20 Most Recent Craftsman 17762 Wet/Dry Vacuum Questions & Answers

replace the seal. make sure its not trickling down from the hose and that it doesn't have a hairline crack in the lid.

Craftsman 17762... | Answered on May 27, 2014

The filter is for dry pick-up only. Remove it for wet pick-up.

Craftsman 17762... | Answered on Oct 18, 2013

Hi dskordas...
Remove your air filter...you only have to worry about the "floating ball" if you get too much water in your vacuum...it will then **** water into the blower and motor of the vacuum ...not good.
Dump your vacuum and you will have no problem with the water getting too high and causing problems.
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Craftsman 17762... | Answered on Sep 18, 2011

It sucked up some of the muddy water into the impeller while you was using it. Then it dried out and turned to dust. After you get done using it for wet pickup take a water hose and let a little clean water **** into the impeller, with it off the tub. That will clean it then let it run till dry. That will keep it from getting moldy also. And always put a filter on before using for dry stuff. They make a universal filter that is like a satin bag. That is what I use instead of paper one. Even for water.

Craftsman 17762... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010

make sure that the filter is cleaned out its most likley dusty

Craftsman 17762... | Answered on Jul 13, 2010

Sears hardware,if you have one near you. Or go onto the internet

Craftsman 17762... | Answered on Apr 16, 2010

are you using a water , foam material filter?

Craftsman 17762... | Answered on Aug 01, 2009

you did take the filter off before useing it wet didnt you make sure the check ball in the filter housing is down in the cage and that the top is locked down properly

Craftsman 17762... | Answered on Mar 31, 2009

some filters just pull straight off, while others have a large plastic knob that unscrews to remove the filter. if it is a foam filter, it is just a stretch fit and pulls off, though it usually tears.

Craftsman 17762... | Answered on Jun 12, 2008

then it might need a new on/off switch

Craftsman... | Answered on Jun 29, 2019

I don't know exactly but if it has one it will usually be found in intimate contact with the motor.

Some vacs were fitted with a bimetal breaker which is also sited close to the motor, but sometimes there is so much dust around once they open they fail to make a good contact again when the cool and close.

Older vacs weren't fitted with any safety devices.

Craftsman... | Answered on Nov 11, 2017

Yes, you need to take it apart. Maybe ask a friend who knows Mechanics or Electrical.

Craftsman... | Answered on Sep 01, 2017

Most wet dry vacs have a ball float that blocks the vacuum when it is full of liquid. Yours sounds as if it is full or the ball has gotten stuck in the up, or blocking position.

Craftsman... | Answered on Jul 04, 2017

Absolutely yes. If not, the filter will be saturated with water and ruined.

Craftsman... | Answered on Nov 02, 2016

First check if the bag is full. Then check if hose is clogged or attachment is clogged.

Craftsman... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015

Either the bulb blown or not wired right when installed. should have one red wire, one black wire and a ground wire, green or copper.

Craftsman... | Answered on May 27, 2014

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