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Model and serial numbers may be found underneath the handle.

You should record both model and serial numbers in a safe place for future use.








• safety

• assembly

• operating

• maintenance

• repair parts

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Sears. Roebuck and Co. Hoffman Estates. IL 60179 U.S.A.

Part No. SP6725 Printed in Mexico


Craftsman One Year Full Warranty

If this Craftsman product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase. return it to any Sears store.

Sears Service Center. or other Craftsman outlet in the United States for free repair (or replacement if repair proves impossible).

This warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase if this product is ever used for commercial or rental purposes.

This warranty does not include bags or filters. which are expendable parts that can wear out from normal use within the warranty period.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. and you may also have other rights. which vary. from state to state.

Sears. Roebuck and Co. Hoffman Estates. IL 60179


Safety is a combination of using common sense. staying alert. and knowing how your Wet/Dry Vacuum cleaner ("Vac") works.

Safety Signal Words

DANGER: Indicates a hazardous situation which. if not avoided. will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING: Indicates a hazardous situation which. if not avoided. could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION: Indicates a hazardous situation which. if not avoided. could result in minor or moderate injury.

When using your Vac. always follow basic safety precautions including the following: WARNING-To reduce

• Do not leave Vac when plugged in.

Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing.

• To reduce the risk of injury from acci dental starting. unplug power cord before changing or cleaning filter.

• Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug. grasp the plug. not the cord.

• Do not use with damaged cord. plug or other parts. If your Vac is not working as it should. has missing parts. has been dropped. damaged. left outdoors. or dropped into water. call customer service.

• Do not pull or carry by cord. use cord as handle. close a door on cord. or pull cord around sharp edges or corners.

Do not run Vac over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.

• Do not handle plug. switch. or the Vac with wet hands.

• Do not put any object into ventilation openings.

Do not vacuum with any ventilation openings blocked; keep free of dust. lint. hair or anything that may reduce air flow.

• Keep hair. loose clothing. fingers. and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.

• To reduce the risk of falls. use extra care when cleaning on stairs.

• To reduce the risk of back injury or falls. do not lift a Vac that is heavy with liquid or debris. Partially empty by scooping debris or draining liquid.

• To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to Vac. use only Craftsman recommended accessories.

• When using as a blower: Direct air discharge only at work area.

Do not direct air at bystanders.

Keep children away when blowing.

Do not use blower for any job except blowing dirt and debris.

Do not use as a sprayer.

Wear safety eyewear.

• To reduce the risk of eye injury. wear safety eyewear.

The operation of any util ity Vac or blower can result in foreign objects being blown into the eyes. which can result in severe eye damage.

This Vac is double-insulated. eliminating the need for a separate grounding sys tem. Use only identical replacement parts.

Read the instructions for Servicing Double-Insulated Wet/Dry Vacs.

Use only extension cords that are rated for outdoor use. Extension cords in poor condition or too small in wire size can pose fire and shock hazards. To reduce the risk of these hazards. be sure the cord is in good condition and that liquid does not contact the connection.

Do not use an extension cord with conductors smaller than 16 gauge (AWG)in size.

To reduce power loss. use a 14 gauge extension cord if 25 to 50 ft. long and 12 gauge for 50 ft. or longer.


• To reduce the risk of hearing damage. wear ear protectors when using for extended hours or in a noisy area.

• For dusty operations. wear dust mask.

• Static shocks are common when the relative humidity of the air is low.

Vacuuming fine debris with your Vac can deposit static charge on the hose or Vac. To reduce the frequency of stat ic shocks in your home or when using this Vac. add moisture to the air with a humidifier.

Observe the following warnings that appear on the motor housing of your Vac:



WARNING: For your own safety. read and understand owner's manual.

Do not run unattended.

Do not pick up hot ashes. coals. toxic. flammable or other hazardous materials.

Do not use around explosive liquids or vapors.

WARNING To reduce the risk of electric shock - do not expose to rain - store indoors.



This Wet/Dry Vac is intended for house hold use. It may be used for vacuuming of wet or dry media and may be used as a blower.

Read this owner's manual to familiarize

Table of Contents

Section Page

Warranty Information

Safety Instructions .. Introduction

Assembly Carton Contents ..

Caster/Caster Foot Assembly

Vac Assembly . Insert Hose

Accessory Storage Operation Vacuuming Dry Materials

Vacuuming Liquids Emptying the Drum Blowing Feature .

Section Page

Maintenance Filter .

Filter Cleaning Filter Removal and Replacement Cleaning a Dry Filter

Cleaning a Wet Filter Cleaning and Disinfecting the Wet/Dry Vac .. Casters ..

Storage .. Repair Parts


Remove entire contents of carton.

Check each item against the Carton Contents List. Notify your Sears Store or Sears Service Center immediately if any parts are damaged or missing.

Carton Contents List

Key Description Qty.

Mac Assembly Pos-I-Lock _ Hose Assembly Utility Nozzle

D* Filter Nut E* Filter Plate

F* Filter

G* Filter Cage

H* Float

Extension Wands

Caster Foot W/Storage

Caster Owner's Manual

+ These items are preassembled to the Vac power head.


Assembly (continued)

Caster/Caster Foot Assembly

1. Remove the power assembly from the dust drum and set aside.

2. Turn the dust drum upside down on the floor.

3. Insert the caster feet into the bottom of drum. as shown (4 places).

4. Push on the caster foot until the foot is flush with bottom of the dust drum.

5. Insert the caster stem into the socket of the caster foot. as shown (4 places).

6. Push on the caster until the ball on the caster stem is inserted all the way into the socket. You will hear the ball snap into the socket and the caster will swivel easily when positioning is correct.

7. Turn the drum upright.

Vac Assembly

1. Line up front (label and switch side) of power assembly with drain cap and Vac port located on the front of the drum.

Note: Power assembly must be aligned with drum for proper attachment.

2. Place power assembly on top of drum.

3. Be sure power assembly completely covers the top of the drum so leakage does not occur.


Caster Stem

Caster Ball

Caster Foot Dust Drum

4. Upon releasing flexible latches. the power assembly will attach to the drum.

5. To remove the power assembly. lift up on the flexible latches and remove from drum.

Power _/Assembly

Jura Port


Assembly (continued)

Insert Hose

Insert the hose locking end of the "Pos-I Lock®'`hose into the inlet of the Vac. The hose should snap into place. To remove the hose from the Vac. press the release button in the hose assembly and pull the hose out of the Vac inlet. as shown.

Press Release and

Accessory Storage

Your accessories may be stored in the caster feet. The hose may be stored by wrapping it around the unit and plugging the open end into one of the storage locations on the caster feet.

Accessory Storage Location

Hose Power

Open End Of Hose 1=7/8" Accessory Storage Location Push Button End Of Hose


WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire. explosion. or damage to Vac:

• Do not leave Vac running while unattended you may fail to notice important signs indicating abnormal operation such as loss of suction. debris/liquid exiting exhaust. or abnormal motor noises.

Immediately stop using Vac if you notice these signs.

• Do not leave Vac plugged-in when not in use.

• Do not continue running when float has cut off suction.

• Do not operate Vac in areas with flammable gases. vapors or explosive dust in the air. Sparks inside the motor can ignite airborne flammables.

Flammable gases and vapors include: lighter fluid. solvent-type cleaners. oil-based paints. gasoline. alcohol. or aerosol sprays.

Flammable dusts include: coal. magnesium. aluminum. grain. or gun powder.

• Do not vacuum up explosive dusts. flammable liquids. or hot ashes.

• Do not use Vac as a sprayer.

WARNING To reduce the risk of electric shock or injury:

• Do not expose to rain or allow liquid to enter motor compartment.

Store indoors.

• Do not handle plug. switch. or Vac with wet hands.

• Do not service Vac while it is plugged-in.

If your Vac is not working as it should. has missing parts. has been dropped. damaged. left outdoors. or dropped into water. return it to an independent service center or call customer service.

• When using an extension cord. use only outdoor-rated cords that are in good condition.

Do not allow the connection to come into contact with liquid.

• Do not vacuum toxic materials to reduce the risk of inhaling the vapors or dust.

Polarized Plug To reduce the risk of electric shock. this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way.

If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet. reverse the plug. If it still does not fit. contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.

After you plug the power cord into the outlet. turn the unit on by pushing the switch from position "0" to position "1".

The symbols used on the switch actuator are international "On & Off" symbols. is the symbol for "OFF" and "1"is the symbol for "ON".


Vacuuming Dry Materials

1. The filter must always be in correct position to reduce the risk of leaks and possible damage to Vac.

2. When using your Vac to pick up very fine dust. it will be necessary for you to empty the drum and clean the filter at more frequent intervals to maintain peak Vac performance.

NOTE: A dry filter is necessary to pick up dry material.

If you use your Vac to pick up dust when the filter is wet. the filter will clog quickly and be very difficult to clean.

The optional Craftsman HEPA Rated Material Filter. stock number 9-17912 will do a better job stopping very fine particles than the 9-17816 filter.

Operation (continued)

Vacuuming Liquids

WARNING: Do not operate without

1. When picking up small amounts of liquid the filter may be left in place.

2. When picking up large amounts of liquid we recommend that the filter be removed.

If the filter is not removed. it will become saturated and misting may appear in the exhaust.

3. After using the Vac to pick up liquids. the filter must be dried to reduce the

4. When the liquid in the drum reaches a predetermined level. the float mecha nism will rise automatically to cut off air-flow. When this happens. turn off the Vac. unplug the power cord. and empty the drum. You will know that the float has risen because Vac airflow ceases and the motor noise will become higher in pitch. due to increased motor speed.

IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of damage to the Vac do not run motor with float in raised position.

Emptying the Drum

1. Remove the power assembly.

Push down and pull out the flexible locking tabs to release from drum.

2. While holding the locking tabs out. lift the power assembly up and away from the drum.

3. Lay power assembly upside down on a clean area while emptying the drum.

4. Dump the drum contents into the proper waste disposal container.

5. The Vac comes equipped with a drain for easy emptying of liquids. Simply unscrew the drain cap and lift the opposite side slightly to empty the drum.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of back injury or falls. do not lift a Vac heavy with liquid or debris. Scoop or drain enough contents out to make the Vac light enough to lift comfortably.

Operation (continued)

Blowing Feature Your Vac features a blowing port. It can blow sawdust and other debris. Follow

WARNING: Always wear safety eyewear complying with ANSI Z87.1 (or in Canada. CSA Z94.3) before using as a blower.

_. WARNING: To avoid injury to bystanders. keep them clear of blowing debris.

CAUTION: Wear a dust mask if blowing creates dust which might be inhaled.

Craftsman recommended accessories are available at Sears retail stores and

The Sears 1-7/8" car nozzle.

Stock No. 17839 is recommended for blowing debris.

Push/Pull Handle


1 CAUTION: To reduce the risk of hearing damage. wear ear protectors when using the Vac/blower for extend ed hours or when using it in a noisy area.

1. Locate blowing port of your Vac.

2. Insert the locking end of the "Pos-I Lock ®''hose into the blowing port of the Vac. The hose should snap into place.

To remove the hose from the Vac. press the release button in the hose assembly and pull the hose out of the Vac inlet.

3. (Optional) Attach extension wand to opposite end of hose

4. Turn Vac on and you are ready to use your Vac as a blower.

Swivel End Of Hose Extension Wand (Optional)



WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from accidental starting. unplug power cord before changing or clean ing filter.

NOTE: This filter is made of high quality paper designed to stop very small particles of dust. The filter can be used for wet or dry pick up. Handle the filter carefully when removing to clean or installing it. Creases in the filter pleats may occur from installation but creases will not affect the performance of the filter.

Filter Cleaning

Your filter should be cleaned often to maintain peak Vac performance.

Be sure to dry the filter before storing or picking up dry debris.

IMPORTANT: After cleaning. check the filter for tears or small holes. Do not use a filter with holes or tears in it. Even a small hole can cause a lot of dust to come out of your Vac. Replace it immediately.

Filter Removal and Replacement

1. To remove the filter for cleaning or replacement. unscrew the filter nut from the filter cage. remove filter plate and lift off filter.

IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of damage to the blower wheel and motor. always reinstall the filter before using the Vac for dry material pickup.

2. Carefully slide the filter over the filter cage. sliding it over the center ring covering the 3 slots until the filter stops against the lid.

3. Place the hole in the filter plate over threaded stud of the filter cage.

4. Gently push on the filter plate to seat the rubber ring of the filter inside the circular channel of the filter plate.

5. Place filter nut onto threaded stud and tighten it down. Finger tighten only.

NOTE: Lever of filter nut should be away from plate as shown.

IMPORTANT: Do not overtighten as this may deform or crack the filter plate. filter cage. or filter.

NOTE: Your filter has a red stripe that matches an in-store displayer.

When you visit your local Sears store. just remember the color of your stripe for the correct size filter.

Filter Nut Lever Filter Plate



Filter Cage

Maintenance (continued)

NOTE: If filter cage needs to be removed. or replaced. use a flat blade screwdriver and insert the blade near one of the tabs between the filter cage and the center ring of the lid. Pry the tab out of the slot. Tilt the cage and lift away from the lid. Replace in the following manner:

1. Place the float over the opening in the center of the lid with the words "This Side Towards Lid" laying face down over the hole.

2. Line up filter cage tabs with slots in the center ring of the lid.

3. Push on the filter cage until the tabs snap into slots for a secure fit.

Filter Cage _.

Tabs (3) - .

Float -.. Power

Solid End Assembly

Cleaning A Dry Filter

Some removal of dry debris can be accomplished without removing the filter from the Vac. Slap your hand on top of the power assembly while the Vac is turned off.

For best cleaning results due to accumulated dust. clean the filter in an open area. Cleaning SHOULD be done outdoors and not in the living quarters.

After filter removal from Vac. remove the dry debris by gently tapping the filter against the inside wall of your dust drum.

The debris will loosen and fall.

For thorough cleaning of dry filter with fine dust (no debris). run water through it as described under "Cleaning A Wet Filter".

Cleaning A Wet Filter

After filter is removed. run water through the filter from a hose or spigot.

Take care that water pressure from the hose is not strong enough to damage filter.

Maintenance (continued)

Cleaning and Disinfecting the Wet/Dry Vac

To keep your Wet/Dry Vac looking its best. clean the outside with a cloth dampened with warm water and mild soap.

To clean the drum:

1. Dump debris out.

2. Wash drum thoroughly with warm water and mild soap.

3. Wipe out with dry cloth.

Before prolonged storage or as needed (i.e. waste water pick up) the drum should be disinfected.


If your casters are noisy. you may put a drop of oil on the roller shaft to make them quieter.

Storage Before storing your Vac. the drum should be emptied and cleaned. The cord should be wrapped around the push/pull handle and cord wrap. as shown and the hose should be stored as described in this manual. Accessories should be kept in the same area as the Vac so they can be readily available. The Vac should be stored indoors.

To disinfect the drum:

1. Pour 1 gallon of water and 1 teaspoon chlorine bleach into the drum.

2. Let solution stand for 20 minutes. carefully swishing every few minutes. making sure to wet all inside surfaces of the drum.

3. Empty drum after 20 minutes.

Rinse with water until bleach smell is gone.

Allow drum to dry completely before sealing the motor on the drum.


Cord Wrap

WARNING: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY. repairs and adjustments should be performed by a Sears Parts & Repair Service Center. always using Sears replace ment parts.

Repair Parts

12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Model No. 113.177690

Always order by Part Number Not by Key Number


In a double-insulated Wet/Dry Vac. two systems of insulation are provided instead of grounding.

No grounding means is provided on a double-insulated appliance. nor should a means for grounding be added. Servicing a double-insulated Wet/Dry Vac requires extreme care and knowledge of the system. and should be done only by qualified service personnel.

Replacement parts for a double-insulated Wet/Dry Vac must be identical to the parts they replace. Your double-insulated Wet/Dry Vac is marked with the words "DOUBLE INSULATED" and the symbol F (square within a square) may also be marked on the appliance.

To reduce the risk of injury from electrical shock. unplug power cord before servicing the electrical parts of the Wet/Dry Vac.

Key 12 Gallon No.

Pa No. 828952 813213 829971-12 830275 829693 819260-13 829718-5 509819 820563-4 818961 818413-2 315534-1 826817 820563-5 829692-1 823200 823201 17816 16937 16938 829971-15 73185 832836 331605 17835 17834 830674 SP6725

Description Actuator. Switch Switch. Toggle Cover w/Labels Duct. Exhaust Motor (Includes Key No's. 11. thru 14) Lead Assembly Cord w/Terminals

Lid Assembly Screw. Pan Hd. Ty. "AB" 10 x 3/4 Ser.

Spacer Blower Wheel Washer

Nut. Hex Flange 5/16-18 Screw. Pan Hd. Ty. "AB" 10 x 1-1/4 Ser.


Float (Includes key No. 17) Filter Cage Filter (Filter Stripe) Filter Plate Filter Nut

Drum (Includes Key No. 22) Cap. Drain Foot. Caster w/Storage Caster

Utility Nozzle Extension Wand Pos-I-Lock ®Hose

Owner's Manual (Not Illustrated)

1-Stock Item - May Be Secured Through The Hardware Department Of Most Sears Retail Stores


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Part No. SP6725 Form No. SP6725 Printed in Mexico 06/09

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