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16 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac

WD1640

16 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac

WD1640

The RIDGID 16 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum features a 5-peak HP motor that provides powerful suction for heavy-duty cleanups. The blowing port is ideal for blowing leaves from walkways and decks, and the polypropylene drum resists dents, rust and corrosion. The vacuum has an accessory storage space at the top of each caster for quick access to attachments and includes a built-in drain for easy emptying of liquids.

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Features

  • Large capacity & powerful - great for everyday messes.
  • Includes accessory storage, 2 wands, nozzle, and a 7 ft. hose.
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty.
  • Powerful, 5-peak HP motor.
  • Blowing port is ideal for blowing leaves or grass clippings away from walkways and decks.
  • Integrated handles in the polypropylene drum make moving or carrying the vacuum a breeze.
  • Includes 4 caster feet with accessory storage, 2 wands, utility nozzle and 7 ft. x 1-7/8 in. hose.
  • Comes with 1-pleated paper filter for everyday debris.
  • Accepts replacement filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000 and VF7000.

Specifications

Drum Size (Gallons) 16
Cord Length 15 ft.
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 23.2 lb
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain Yes
Casters Yes
Includes Vac, Utility Nozzle, Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Filter
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
Included Filter VF4000
U.L. Listed Yes

Motor

Peak HP 5
Air Volume (CFM)  115
Amperage (amps)  9
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

1 7/8" Accessories
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
72887 VT 2501  2 1/2" Dusting Brush (VT2501)  Buy Now
72902 VT 2508  2 1/2" Extension Wand - VT2508  Buy Now
72907 VT 2509  2 1/2" Utility Nozzle - VT2509  Buy Now
72912 VT 2510  2 1/2" Wet Nozzle - VT2510  Buy Now
72922 VT 2514  2 1/2" Floor Brush - VT2514  Buy Now
72932 VT 2502  2 1/2" Crevice Tool - VT2502  Buy Now
72937 VT 2503  2 1/2" Blower/Car Nozzle (VT2503)  Buy Now
Kits/Hoses/Etc.
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Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570)  Buy Now
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit   Buy Now
32703 VT 2575  Heavy Duty Cleaning Kit: 12 Piece Kit w/Stainless Steel Extension Wands (VT2575)  9.80  4.40  Buy Now
41598 VT 2561  Filter Nut/Drain Cap Combo (VT2561)  Buy Now
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571)  Buy Now
72897 VT 2520  2 1/2" x 7' Universal Vac Hose (VT2520)  Buy Now
Filters and Dustbags
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Catalog Number Description Weight
lb. kg
VF3502 Replacement Filter Bag (2)  Buy Now
VF4000 Qwik-Lock™ Pleated Paper Filter  Buy Now
VF5000 Qwik-Lock™ Fine Dust Filter  Buy Now
VF6000 Filter Assembly 8.23 Hepa Green  Buy Now
VF7000 Filter Assembly 8.23" - RIDGID  Buy Now
16 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 169.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hose is too ridgid the hose on this unit can be a lot more flexible. The motor whines a little bit more than I am use too. Still getting use to this vacuum as I had a very small Stanley vac that this has replaced.
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big help in an emergency When our basement flooded with water coming from the floor drain, a quick clean up was necessary. Fortunately, our local Home Depot had the RIDGID 16 gal. vacuum on sale at 50% off. It was easy to assemble, light, and compact. I'll be getting some of the accessories for use in the future. The wet dry vacuum is a tool I have long wanted and this incident motivated me to finally make the plunge (no pun intended).
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great brand and a great product The product for the price was a great investment considering that the rigid brand name stands for durability and long-lasting. The Shop-Vac moves around with ease and the horsepower for the vacuum is absolutely wonderful. The accessory attachments alone are a plus, I highly would recommend this product two others.
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product REALLY SUCKS!!! (And BLOWS!!, depending on use) I have had my Wet/Dry vacuum for years. It ran well until the wire to the motor burned itself off. It could have been an easy fix if I did not encounter any trouble removing the motor from its housing. The bottom screw broke apart and I cannot remove it to access the wire that burnt off. If I could have done that, then I would have a working vacuum. Now all I have is parts and a wish to see if the vacuum is covered under warranty. RIDGID should really specify what is covered under its manufacturer's warranty and what is NOT. Peace
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A useful tool Suction is strong,machine is easy to move around. I like the smaller,lighter hose.
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I always had ridgid wet/dry vacs for all my DIY projects at home and family. Worked out perfectly. Always owned ridgid wet/dry vac. Love them. Great price, accessories and ease of used. I bought one for my son for xmas last year, He wanted to do two bathroom upgrades and worked out perfectly. Picked up all debris without any problems. The suction power for the 5.0 hp motor is great. Easy to clean and the filter even thought i bought extra, was able to clean and wash it and let dry and back to business. Definetly would recommend to a friend.
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of power easy to move around. Got a great price on Black Friday discount ; this replaces my old Craftsman shop vac which served me very well - hope this one can match it
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handles easily-- to empty water from basement Pleased with 16 gallon Wet Dry Vac thus far. Have had to use only once, after flooding in basement. Easy to handle, rolls, and has low drain for ease of emptying into basement floor drain.
Date published: 2019-01-02
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Wondering what can I use to clean carpet with this vacuum. There's lots of accessories with different fitting sizes available that got me confused?

Asked by: Imran
If you apply any type of cleaning solution to the carpet I suggest you vacuum it up with the wide nozzle and then use a watering can sprinkling fresh water over the area to rinse and vac that up as well. We used this method to clean concrete before laying concrete sealer then tile and it worked great.
Answered by: Handeman
Date published: 2018-02-14
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