Model WD1680

This newly designed RIDGID® 16 gallon wet/dry vac is a multifunctional powerhouse. Its powerful motor and large drum size allow it to perform extremely well as a conventional vac. In addition, the vacuum’s power head detaches and quickly converts into a 180 peak MPH handheld blower with a locking blowing wand that outperforms most dedicated leaf blowers. The quick-release cord wrap lets you spend less time unwrapping the 20’ cord, and more time on the job. The caddy conveniently keeps your accessories and hose close at hand. It’s like two incredible tools in one.

Features

  • Detachable hand held blower provides 180 mph wind for removing debris from walkways, decks, yards, driveways, job sites, tools, etc. Performance meets or exceeds that of dedicated lawn & garden leaf blowers.
  • New, dedicated blowing wand positively locks into the blowing port so it won’t blower loose.
  • 6.5 peak horsepower motor provides maximum power for the heavy-duty pickup of water & debris in the shop, basement, garage or on the job.
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac.
  • Four swivel casters provide 360°, freewheeling maneuverability of the vac when pushed or pulled in any direction.
  • 7' Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Innovative accessory storage provides space for 7 individual items. No more searching or fumbling to find accessories.1-Layer Standard Pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt.
  • 1-Layer Standard Pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt.
  • 20’ Extra long power cord accommodates wide area cleaning.
  • Large built-in drain located at lowest point of drum for emptying of water.

Specifications

Drum Size 16 Gallons (US)
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000, VF3502
Accessory Size 2-1/2"
Shipping Weight 29 lbs.
Net Weight 25.5

Motor

Peak Horsepower 6.5
Air Watts 286
Voltage 120
CFM 172
Amps 12.0

Ordering Information

 
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
40108 WD1680  16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac w/Detachable Blower  29  13.10 
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 140 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by love it Love the removable motor to use as a blower. best 16gal wet/dry vac on the market August 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good good good It has a strong vacuum and the detachable blower is great. I got it a little early but the autumn leaves will be falling soon. It is a buy. August 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Don't like the attachemnt holder I wish the wheels would at least roll over it's own cord. Attachment holder is cumbersome. I pick mine up and carry it a lot. It's in the way. Sucks and blows like a champ. August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 great tools in 1 package The Ridgid 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac with Detachable Blower is one of the best tools I have ever purchased. The performance of the vacuum certainly lives up to Ridgid's reputation for high quality. Even better, the detachable blower is easy to handle and has plenty of power. Best yet, my wife loves this vacuum/blower so much that she uses it more than I do. if you're looking for the best 2-in-1 vacuum/blower, look no further than Ridgid. August 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful equipment This has to be the most fantastic vacuum/blowers that I have ever owned. I have had 3 different blower vacs...this is the best one that I have ever owned. Keep up the great work Rigid..Even your competition can call to find out why thier units suck. July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Removable blower is awesome. Constructed with the expected Rigid quality. Great combination of features. July 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vac is very sturdy I use the detachable blower as much as I use the vacuum. The blower pipe can be inverted. Works great on gutters that have lots of debris. Would have given 5 stars but hose connection at main body calapes,when vacuuming, and can get clogged easier. I would recommend and will purchase Rigid again in the future. July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by good product All my main tools are ridgid. Good product and the company stands behind what they sell. June 29, 2015
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hi ... have the wd1665 model of the 16 gallon wet/dry vac. this unit has been great, but now notice that when i switch the unit ON, sometimes I have to giggle it a little to get it to start.
Any ideas on how to correct?
Do these switches wear out?
thanks.
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If the power switch of the WD1665 is not operating properly, we can send a replacement switch no charge under warranty. You should be mechanically inclined to replace the switch. Please call us directly at 1-800-474-3443 so we can place the order. You should have the serial number of the vac once you contact us.

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Sounds like your switch is "going"...I suggest you contact Customer Service because you have a life-time warranty.
I don't recommend you trying to fix it on your own.
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Switches can go bad and wear out. It could be just a loose connection also? I would first spray some alcohol into the switch itself and around the switch housing because sometimes the contacts of the switch get dirty. Let this dry for a minute or two and then try it and see if it works. If not then If the machine is not under warranty you should be able to take it apart by removing some screws and the unit should separate into two pieces. This should also give you access to the switch. From their you can determine if it's a loose connection or a bad switch? Hope this helps?
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drain hose attachment

I am wondering where I can get a hose to fit on the drain outlet... or an adapter from the vac to a garden hose?
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The part number you will need is VT2519 hose to drain adapter.

They can be purchased at www.ridgidparts.com or through your local distributor. Please let us know if you need a distributor in your area.

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Have you looked at your local Home Depot or on there web site to see if their is a adapter for the drain outlet? I don't know if rigid has a web site but you could see if they do and maybe get one from there? Hope this helps!
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My blower has, what looks like a vent, where the attachment should go. I cant seem to remove the vent part.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

For our WD1680 vac, there is no part needed to be removed from the blowing port to use it as a blower. I sent an owner’s manual on the email address provided so you can have a reference on the parts included on the vac and the instruction on how to use this vac as a blower.

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Did you get or can you locate your owners manual for your vac? You might even be able to go on the rigid web site and download the owners manual for your device? This should tell you how to hook up an attachment to your blower. You might even be able to find a YouTube video on it? Who knows their are videos on just about anything these days? My blower attachment locks into the blower port. Mine works like this I push the blower attachment into the blower port and then turn it clockwise until it locks into place which is great because you don't have to worry about it falling off or the blower blowing it off like on my older sears model I have. Hope this helps!
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