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  • WD1665 Wet/Dry Vac Stopped Working

    Hi, We're taking a wall down and had the vac running for about 20 min to vacuum up dry wall debris and dust, and it started to sound weak and then suddenly shut off. Now it makes NO SOUND at all when you turn it on- dead. Anyone know what's wrong and if it's repairable?
    Thanks-

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    Re: WD1665 Wet/Dry Vac Stopped Working

    Originally posted by mleelu View Post
    Hi, We're taking a wall down and had the vac running for about 20 min to vacuum up dry wall debris and dust, and it started to sound weak and then suddenly shut off. Now it makes NO SOUND at all when you turn it on- dead. Anyone know what's wrong and if it's repairable?
    Thanks-
    dont be offended, was filter on the vac? People do crazy things.

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      Re: WD1665 Wet/Dry Vac Stopped Working

      yes, filter was on, but when we opened it we saw a paper towel was stuck around it, not covering the whole thing or anything, but do you think that killed it? Anything we can do? I can't seem to find any postings on fixing this thing.

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        Re: WD1665 Wet/Dry Vac Stopped Working

        stopping or hindering the air flow through a vac will kill em in a hurry. Most of the Ridgid vacs have a life time wtty but not through a regular service center as it is a diffenent division. you will have to ship the head in they will evaluate it and ship you a new unit if they decide it is a defect. Unless a vac motor is extremely dirty there is no definitive way of knowing why it overheated.

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          Re: WD1665 Wet/Dry Vac Stopped Working

          Probably of no help at this point, but dust does eventually plug up a properly working filter... that's what it is there for, to filter out all the debris. But in so doing, air flow will become more and more restricted as the dust accumulates.

          If the unit isn't checked for over heating, or by paying attention to the sound of the motor straining, you can (and perhaps have) burn the motor out.

          The finer the dust, the more restrictive it can be and thus the need to check the vac operation and filter accumulation often. Dry wall dust is extremely fine, much more so than sawdust or normal environmental dust.

          Sorry that you have had the problem,

          CWS

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