FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN HOME-N-SHOP VACSo
if within one year from date of purchase, this Craftsman Home-N-Shop Vac fails due to a
defect in material or workmanship, Sears will repair it, free of charge.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY SIMPLY CONTACTmNG THE NEAREST SEARS
STORE OR SERVICE CENTER THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state tO state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Sears Tower, BSC 41-3, Chicago, IL 60684
SAFETY INSTRUCT! ONS
Rules for Safe Operation
1. Know Your Vac.
Read and understand the owners manual and
labels affixed to the vac. Learn its applications
and limitations as welt as the specific potential
hazards peculiar to this vac.
2. Use the proper extension cord to prevent fires
and wiring damage.
NOTE: The use of any Extension Cord will cause
some loss of power. To keep the loss to a
minimum and to prevent overheating and motor
burnout, use the table below for the MINIMUM
wire size Extension Cord.
Extension Cord Length Wire Size
0- 50 Feet No. 14
50- 100 Feet No. 12
Use only three wire extension cords which have
3-prong grounding type plugs and 3-pole
receptacle that will accept the plug on your VAC.
3. WARNING: To avoid fire or explosion caused by
the igniting of vapors or dust due to the arcing of
the motor brushes:
a. Do not operate this VAC in areas with
explosive vapors (such as lighter fluid,
cleaners, oil-base paints, gasoline or gasahol)
or dust (such as coal, magnesium, grain or gun
powder) in the air.
b. Do not vacuum explosive dust, flammable,
volatile liquids or hot ashes.
c. Do not use VAC without the filter in place.
d. Do not use VAC with a torn filter. Replacefilter
e. Do not use VAC as a sprayer for any flammable
f. Tie back long hair.
4. Sears Service Center can repair your vac should
the need ever exist. However, if you choose to
service the vac yourself please read and under-
stand MAINTENANCE instructions before
changing brush assembly.
WARNING: Taking apart this VAC can result in
dangerous electrical hazard if any leads (wires)
are pinched against metal surfaces when VAC is
put together again.
5. NOTE: Static Build-up -- A stationary electrical
charge may sometimes build up around your vac
hose and housing. This is common in dry areas
anda slight shock may be gotten much the same
as walking across a carpet and touching a wall
switch. This is onty temporary and doesnot affect
the use of the vac.
Aspecial 2-1/2 inch diameter hose and extension
handle Kit which may reducetheamount of static
build up, Service Part Number 73100, can be
purchased through your Sears Service
Additional Safety Instructions
1. Plug VAC into 110-120v. grounding type outlet
protected by 15 amp. fuse or circuit breaker.
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE THAT YOUR OUTLET IS
PROPERLY GROUNDED, HAVE IT CHECKED
BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
if the outlet you are planning to use for your VAC
is of the two prong type DO NOT REMOVE OR
ALTER THE GROUNDING PRONG IN ANY
WAY. It is recommended that you have a qualified
electrician replace the two-prong outlet with a
grounding type 3-prong.
As an alternative you may use an adapter as
shown being sure to connect the grounding lug
to a known ground.
3-PRONG \ ÷ |/_'j, ! MAKE SURE THIS IS
NOTE: The adapter shown is for use only if you
already have a properly grounded 2-prong
WARNING: IF NOT PROPERLY GROUNDED
this Vac can cause the potenUa! hazard of
2. Empty drum and clean filter often to keep motor
cool and running at its best.
WARNING: Unplug power cord before cleaning
or changing the filter.
3. Replace both brushes when either is worn to
about 1/4" in length or after about 500 operating
4. Use filter at all times to avoid damaging motor.
5. Check gasket on lid after emptying drum for
wrinkling or pulling away. Replace if badly worn
6. Grasp plug to remove from wall socket, not by
7. Don't use VAC unless filter is in correct position.
8. Don't oil or grease motor or blower bearings.
These are sealed bearings.