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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

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 RIDGID® Leather Drain Cleaning Gloves  1/2  0.20  Buy Now
70032 RIDGID® 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
52343   K-400 AutoFeed Assembly  0.90  Buy Now
K-400 Drum Machine is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 144.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great, HEAVY to Carry Up Ladder Product is GREAT. First use was successful (pipe cleared). Almost paid for itself (instead of calling a plumber) already! I wish that it could be broken down somehow - the drum easily detached? I had to carry up a ladder to my roof. VERY heavy. Not fun.... I lowered it down - much easier. Maybe a "two person operation."
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine easy to set up and use, really like the warranty but especially like that it did the job well
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great machine.. The only problem I have found with this machine is getting attachments for it. If it has a range of 1 1/2 -4 ..there is only a few sizes available.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this machine is easy to carrid , good for use this machine is easy to carrid , good for use. so good,like home depot professional guy introduced this product: home depot country hills blvd n.w. calgary ab .canada ,tks
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money I spent over $500 and the line broke when I was cleaning the main drain now I have to wait on a new one the line for this need to be at least three times bigger to actually get the job done and for how much they charge
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great products Most definitely satisfied with this product. Before purchasing it I was paying a plumber 3 times a year $200 for emergency services to unclog my main drain the last 2 years. Definetely saving until spring time when we will correct the issue. Thanks Ridgid
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from K-400 Drum Machine easy to use and clean. step pressure switch controls the speed of the machine while you hand feed the snake line. You can purchase an auto feeder and attach it to the line for hands free operation.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product which works as intended So far so good, only padded for about 10 days and I've used it twice and have resolved all blockages.
Date published: 2016-12-12
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No, this machine is not rated to clean out Tree Roots. The K750 and K7500 have the capability to do tree roots when using a 3/4" cable though.
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The K-400 specifically says "not for roots." That said, I worked very slowly and carefully and found/cleared roots out of 4 of my drain pipes. Granted, they were not major roots but the K-400 auger cleared them. You must watch the provided video for operation and safety and take it very SLOWLY.
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We have pulled some out but would go up to the k60 for real root removal
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Does not have the power to remove roots
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I THINK IT WILL. i WAS ABLE TO CLEAR OUT A BLOCK OF ICE, A TREE ROOT SHOULD BE EASIER.
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Yes, with the right head.
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I know you can buy 100 ` foot cable, but I don't believe you can add cable
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I purchased 5/8" x 7.5' sectional snakes and added to the front of my K-400. Instead of attaching the snake head, I attached the sectional snake#s# then put the head on the leading section.
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Thanks for the question, chrisl.
If you want to use a 1/2" cable, I'm afraid 75' is the max reach. However, if you can use a 3/8" cable, we do have a 100' option (catalog number 87587).
https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/k400-drum-machine
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Yes yes yes and you will be very happy to go to 100' of cable
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I have used some sections of cable for the K50 machine. But you have to add them at the beginning of the cable. The nice thing here is that you can purchase a couple extra lengths and have them on hand if you need them.
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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?
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No, the only size cables that will work in this machine are 1/2 inch and 3/8. We offer 3 different size 3/8 cables for this machine 50' part #87577, 75' 87582, and 100' 87587. We offer many different cutter heads they can be viewed our our website www.ridgid.com under K400 accessories. We offer C cutters, spade cutters, Spiral cutters, and 4 blade cutters. If you can let us know which option you are looking for we will be able to give you part numbers.

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You can only use a 3/8 or 1/2 cable for the k-400 . You can purchased cutter heads online
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3/8 100' is what you want. That way you can go as small as a 11/2" sink trap. If you want larger go with the 1/2" cable but you are limited to length. Trust us and go with 3/8 100' and use a larger k60 or so for whatever the k400 can't handle.
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K400 DRUM AUGER

HI, HOW DO I REPLACE THE CABLE ON MY DRUM AUGER?
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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.
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To Remove Cable From Drum
1. Pull out excess cable from drum allowing access to
cable bracket.
2. Loosen screws on back of drum that fasten cable
clamps and back plate against back wall of drum.
3. Pull end of old cable from drum and discard.

To Install Replacement Cable
1. To make cable installation easier, completely uncoil
new cable before proceeding. Use caution when removing
the cable from the package. The cable is
under tension and could strike the user. Adding a 30
degree bend about 4 inches from the drum end of
cable will facilitate it entering the drum.
2. Insert about 24 inches of cable through the guide
tube into the drum.
{Cable should coil into the drum in a counterclockwise
direction}
3. Reach inside the drum and maneuver end of cable so
that it is between the cable clamp and back plate. The
end of the cable should extend at least 3" past the
clamp.
4. Retighten the screws to clamp the cable against the
back plate and back wall of the drum.
5. Feed cable into drum.
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Thanks for contacting RIDGID! If you have a K-400 machine then we do offer an auto feed accessory for it. The part number is 26773, and you can special order at your local Home Depot.
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Auto feeder is very slow. Don't buy!
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