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  • Need Motor for wd12000 wet dry vac

    Hello,

    Was working with the kids, shop vac left outside the garage and got rained on.

    Motor is rusty now and its making a racket that is getting worse (and while it is likely the expected result of such neglect) I still need to get it fixed.

    The parts diagram from rigid does not list a part number for the vac motor, it is missing entirely from the pdf. Is this not something that can be replaced?

    David

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    Re: Need Motor for wd12000 wet dry vac

    No one any help here?

    David

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    • #3
      Re: Need Motor for wd12000 wet dry vac

      Probably a case of the repair part costing nearly as much as a brand new vac. Sorry I don't have a better answer for you but maybe a call to a Ridgid Service Center will get you more specific details.
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        Re: Need Motor for wd12000 wet dry vac

        I have replaced the vac motors using vac motors from w.w. grangers, jsut have to look and visulaly match the unit, and by the specifications,

        http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...or&N=0&sst=All

        but the motors are not cheap it may just be as good to look for a replacement on sale.

        I know there was some one else some time ago looking for vac fan replacement and had some problems, I do not know if they ever got it from Ridgid or not.

        you could take to motor shop and see if the bearings are replaceable, or if they can find a replacement,
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        • #5
          Re: Need Motor for wd12000 wet dry vac

          Thanks so much for the info folks. Not exactly what i wanted to hear, but maybe i expected as such. Didnt think of granger.

          The issue is that this vac seems to have a separate path for the exhaust vs the air to cool the motor. The new ones seem to pass the air through it.

          Maybe I am wrong, guess will be buying a new one.

          Thanks again,

          David

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