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K-400 Drum Machine

K-400 Drum Machine

1 1/2" to 4" (30 mm to 110 mm) Drain Lines

The Model K-400 offers several unique, user-friendly features to make the toughest drain cleaning jobs easier and hassle-free. Designed with a sleek profile, the Model K-400 is a great fit for drain cleaners, service plumbers, facility and institutional maintenance departments and property management companies.

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Features

  • 3/8" (10 mm) cable best for 1 1/2" to 3" (40 mm to 75 mm) lines.
  • 1/2" (12 mm) cable best for 3" to 4" (50 mm to 110 mm) lines.
  • Integrated Transport Cart - easy movement to and from the job site. Heavy-duty, large wheels easily navigate over bumps and up stairs.
  • Retractable Handle - high-handle height during transport.
  • Cable Control System - causes the drum to stop spinning when the blade becomes lodged in a blockage, limits potential for cable to flip-over in the drum and helps to indicate to operator when blockages are encountered.
  • "Solid Core” Cable - uses tough 3⁄8" (10 mm) or 1⁄2" (12 mm) Integral Wound (IW) solid core cable that is rugged and kink resistant.
  • AUTOFEED® Control - offered as an accessory, this patented, automatic cable feed powers cable in and out of the drain. Reverse the direction of the AUTOFEED and the cable feeds back into the drum.

Specifications

Drum Capacity 100' (30,5 m) of 3⁄8" (10 mm) diameter cable or 75' (22,5 m) of 1⁄2" (12 mm) diameter cable.
Motor 380 watt, motor spins cable at 165 RPM.
Weight (Machine Only) 45 lbs. (20.4 kg).
Dimensions Length 21" (53 cm) 24" (61 cm) with AUTOFEED, Height 23" (58,5 cm) Width 17" (43.2 cm).
All Model K-400 machines are supplied with RIDGID® drain cleaning gloves and operator’s manual.

Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Voltage (V) Weight
lb. kg
52363 K-400 with C-32 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-32 IW 3/8" x 75' (10 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  68  31.0  Buy Now
  • 49002 - Tool Set [3/8" (10 mm) - K-400] Includes: – T-202 Bulb Auger – T-205 “C” Cutter – T-211 Spade Cutter – A-13 Pin Key
  • 87582 - 3/8” (10 mm) x 75' (23 m) IWCable
26993 K-400 with C-31 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-31 IW 3/8" x 50' (10 mm x 15.2 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set Includes: T-202 Bulb Auger, T-205 “C” Cutter, T-211 Spade Cutter, A-13 Coupling Pin  115  60  27.2  Buy Now
  • 49002 - Tool Set [3/8" (10 mm) - K-400] Includes: – T-202 Bulb Auger – T-205 “C” Cutter – T-211 Spade Cutter – A-13 Pin Key
  • 87577 - 3/8” (10 mm) x 50' (15 m) IW Cable
26998 K-400 with C-45 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-45 IW 1/2" x 75' (12 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  81  37.0  Buy Now
  • 49002 - Tool Set [3/8" (10 mm) - K-400] Includes: – T-202 Bulb Auger – T-205 “C” Cutter – T-211 Spade Cutter – A-13 Pin Key
  • 87597 - 1/2” (12 mm) x 75' (23m) IW Cable
27003 K-400 with C-44 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-44 IW 1/2" x 50' (12 mm x 15.2 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Kit  115  68  31.0  Buy Now
  • 49002 - Tool Set [3/8" (10 mm) - K-400] Includes: – T-202 Bulb Auger – T-205 “C” Cutter – T-211 Spade Cutter – A-13 Pin Key
  • 87592 - 1/2” (12 mm) x 50' (15 m) IW Cable
27008 K-400 AF with C-32 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: Two-Wheel Cart, AUTOFEED, C-32 IW 3/8" x 75' (10 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  79  36.0  Buy Now
  • 26773 - K-400 AUTOFEED® Assembly
  • 49002 - Tool Set [3/8" (10 mm) - K-400] Includes: – T-202 Bulb Auger – T-205 “C” Cutter – T-211 Spade Cutter – A-13 Pin Key
  • 87582 - 3/8” (10 mm) x 75' (23 m) IWCable
27013 K-400 AF with C-45 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: AUTOFEED, C-45 IW 1/2" x 75' (12 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  93  42.0  Buy Now
  • 26773 - K-400 AUTOFEED® Assembly
  • 49002 - Tool Set [3/8" (10 mm) - K-400] Includes: – T-202 Bulb Auger – T-205 “C” Cutter – T-211 Spade Cutter – A-13 Pin Key
  • 87597 - 1/2” (12 mm) x 75' (23m) IW Cable
27033 K-400 with C- 45 IW  K-400 Machine with RIDGID Drain Cleaning Gloves – C-45 IW 1⁄2" x 75' (12 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable – T-260 Tool Set  230  81  37.0  Buy Now
28103 K-400 AF with C-45 IW  K-400 Machine with RIDGID Drain Cleaning Gloves – AUTOFEED – C-45 IW 1⁄2" x 75' (12 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable – T-260 Tool Set  230  93  42.0  Buy Now
28098 K-400 AF with C-32 IW  K-400 Machine with RIDGID Drain Cleaning Gloves – AUTOFEED – C-32 IW 3⁄8" x 75' (10 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable – T-260 Tool Set  230  79  36.0  Buy Now
IW (Integral Wound) Solid Core Cables
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
87577 C-31IW  3/8” (10 mm) x 50' (15 m) IW Cable  18.0  8.2  Buy Now
87582 C-32IW  3/8” (10 mm) x 75' (23 m) IWCable  26.0  11.8  Buy Now
87587 C-33IW  3/8” (10 mm) x 100' (30 m) IW Cable  34.0  15.4  Buy Now
91037   Repair End for 3/8" (10 mm) IW Cable  0.5  0.2  Buy Now
87592 C-44IW  1/2” (12 mm) x 50' (15 m) IW Cable  18.0  8.2  Buy Now
87597 C-45IW  1/2” (12 mm) x 75' (23m) IW Cable  26.0  11.8  Buy Now
91042   Repair End for 1⁄2" (12 mm) IW Cable  0.6  0.3  Buy Now
Tools
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Replac. Blade(s)
62990 T-201  Straight Auger, 5" (125 mm) Long  Buy Now
62995 T-202  Bulb Auger, 1 1⁄8" (29 mm) O.D.  Buy Now
63000 T-203  Bulb Auger 7⁄8" (22 mm) O.D.  Buy Now
63005 T-205  “C” Cutter, 1 3⁄8" (35 mm)  97835  Buy Now
63010 T-206  Funnel Auger, 3" (80 mm) Long  Buy Now
63015 T-207  Spiral Cutter, 1 1⁄4" (32 mm)  97840  Buy Now
63020 T-208  Spiral Cutter, 1 1⁄2" (40 mm)  97895  Buy Now
63025 T-209  Spiral Cutter, 2" (50 mm)  97900  Buy Now
63030 T-210  Spade Cutter, 1" (25 mm)  97905  Buy Now
63035 T-211  Spade Cutter, 1 3⁄8" (35 mm)  97825  Buy Now
63040 T-212  Spade Cutter, 1 3⁄4" (45 mm)  92850  Buy Now
63045 T-213  4-Blade Cutter, 1" (25 mm)  97795  Buy Now
63050 T-214  4-Blade Cutter, 1 3⁄8" (35 mm)  97910  Buy Now
63055 T-215  4-Blade Cutter, 1 3⁄4" (45 mm)  97915  Buy Now
63060 T-216  Chain Knocker, 2" (50 mm)  98000  Buy Now
63065 T-217  Drop Head Auger, 4" (110 mm) Long  Buy Now
49002 T-260  Tool Set [3/8" (10 mm) - K-400] Includes: – T-202 Bulb Auger – T-205 “C” Cutter – T-211 Spade Cutter – A-13 Pin Key  Buy Now
Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
41937 Leather Drain Cleaning Gloves  1/2  0.20  Buy Now
70032 PVC Drain Cleaning Gloves  1/2  0.20  Buy Now
59230 A-13  3/8" Cable Pin Key  1/2  0.20  Buy Now
27048   Drum Assembly  10  4.50  Buy Now
92607   3/8" x 1/2" Tool Adaptor  1/2  0.20  Buy Now
92682   3/8" x 1/2" Drop Head Adaptor  1/2  0.20  Buy Now
92687   Drop Head Tool Adaptor 1⁄2" (12 mm)  1/2  0.20  Buy Now
26778   Guide Hose Assembly  0.90  Buy Now
51317 C-9  5/8" (16 mm) x 10' (3,1 m) Heavy- Duty Wind  2.20  Buy Now
K-400 Drum Machine is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 167.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Took just a couple of minutes to assemble. Instructions were easy to understand and read. I had no problem removing the drain clog with the 100' cable, I'm thinking about purchasing the auto feed, just got to convince the better half that a man needs more toys to do the job.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great workhorse. Did the job great. Glad to finally purchase this tool.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I operate an Adult Care Facility for disabled Veterans I own/operate an Adult Care Facility for disabled veterans, 19 years now. Despite preventative maintenance our main drain line stops up about once a year or so (more often if a Resident sends something not meant for a toilet or what-have-you into the drainline). A call to the plumber always runs me about $200+ and sometimes a wait of a day or so for their arrival must be endured. I can tell you that in an Adult Care Facility a stopped up drain system is an apocalyptic catastrophe. Each time I call a plumber I tell them, VIGOROUSLY, that they must bring a drain auger with MORE than 50 feet of cable or they won't reach the (usual) problem area. Despite my warnings they rarely show up with more than 50 feet of cable and inevitably must call another crew or go get more cable or come back at another time, etc. etc. etc. Through the years of dealing with these issues I have considered, and studied up on, the purchase of my own personal drain auger. But reviews of the lower priced ones (around $300) always left me too cautious to buy one. And this class of augers never have more than 50 feet of cable anyway. Profession augers run $2K to $3K. Couldn't bring myself to do that either. Fast forward to today and again I'm faced with a stopped up drain system. Large amounts of drain cleaner and even an entire bottle of lye failed to fix the problem. So I head off to Home Depot in hopes of finding a super-whammy miracle drain cleaner to pour into my system as a last resort to calling the inevitable and expensive and frustrating plumber. As I'm standing in the aisle staring at the liquids, gels and snakes my eyes drift down and spot a box marked "Rigid K-400". It's a power drum auger drain cleaner. It's not an economy model, not an expensive professional model either. And... wait! What does the box say? It comes with 75feet of 3/8 solid core cable! 75feet! Perfect! Try as I might I am unable to justify NOT buying it at $499. I buy it and get it to the facility just before noon. I read the manual and get to work. The main drain line is unclogged in 15 minutes.By 3:pm ALL my drains (not just the clogged main line) have been cleaned and are functioning perfectly. The machine did all that was claimed it could do. And I didn't have to wait for (or pay) a plumber. I am a happy man.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good product, almost rready to use right out of box I have only used this machine on one job since purchasing, but it worked fine. I do not have the power feed on the machine but for occasional use on rental properties mostly, it should be OK. I might consider installing that option later. I would like to have a tool that is a little bigger diameter than what is supplied with the machine to better finish the inside surfaces of 3" line.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good machine for general cleaning I have used Ridgid Drum machine for years never had major problems, this one looks to be the same. My only suggestion would be to increase the quality on the pig tail attachments so they are less prone to breaking. The rest are fine and hold up. This machine with auto feed makes the job easier and cut down the amount of time needed to complete. Very happy with the product.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good little peice of equipment The machine was more rugged than I thought it would be, and worked better than expected the first and only time I've used it thus far. Glad I bought it.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready to use out of the box, it worked great. It was late evening when my drains plugged up. I was thinking of calling a plumber but didn't want to pay a fortune. I purchased the K-400 and it worked great. My only regret is that I didn't purchase the auto feed feature. It was rather difficult to retrieve the cable when 75' is deployed. After taking care of my drain I came to the conclusion that tree roots caused the backup so I was thrilled that the machine cut through the clog. The only issue that I see is the motor is no longer available on the web site for replacement parts. I am a retired maintenance professional and planning for the future I was listing spare parts so I was surprised that the motor was no longer available for a new machine. I don't expect to ever replace the motor, just planing for worst case issues in the future. Thanks for making a great machine that is durable and easy to use.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from K-400 Drum Machine This drum machine is not a very strong product. It did not open the drain and had to call in professionals with a industrial sized machine.
Date published: 2017-05-12
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k4oo can you use it to clean tree roots out of a pipe

Asked by: ccray61
I THINK IT WILL. i WAS ABLE TO CLEAR OUT A BLOCK OF ICE, A TREE ROOT SHOULD BE EASIER.
Answered by: Zuke
Date published: 2015-03-21

can i add cable to my k-400 drain cleaner 75' is not quite long enough for my clog

Asked by: chrisl
I know you can buy 100 ` foot cable, but I don't believe you can add cable
Answered by: SuperMario
Date published: 2015-11-11

replace 3/8" cable with 5/8" cable?

I have a Ridgid K-400 drum machine. Will a 5/8" cable work with the K-400 machine? Also, is there a replacement cutter head available for the Ridgid 3/8" cable?
Asked by: reddog
You can only use a 3/8 or 1/2 cable for the k-400 . You can purchased cutter heads online
Answered by: SuperMario
Date published: 2015-11-11

i have a older k 400 machine. can i add a autofeeder to it? where can i buy one?

Asked by: Jlaw21
Auto feeder is very slow. Don't buy!
Answered by: Guido
Date published: 2016-03-09

K400 DRUM AUGER

HI, HOW DO I REPLACE THE CABLE ON MY DRUM AUGER?
Asked by: VG2122
Easy, just don't tangle it. Go to a large area and pull the cable out, then you will run into a clip that retains the cable at the very end. Use a flat head to loosen the screws in the back of the drum and the cable comes out.
Answered by: Bbsbackflow
Date published: 2015-01-31
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