For 1 1⁄2" (30 mm) to 4" (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.

Features

  • 3⁄8" (10 mm) cable best for 1 1⁄2" (40 mm) to 3" (75 mm) lines.
  • 1 1⁄2" (12 mm) cable best for 3" (50 mm) to 4" (110 mm) lines.
  • Integrated Transport Cart - allows for easy movement to and from the job site. Heavy-duty, large wheels easily navigate over bumps and up stairs.
  • Integrated Telescoping Handle - provides 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 - 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 380W, 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

      
Catalog Number Model No. Description Voltage (V) Weight
lb. kg
24853 K-400 w/C-32 IW  K-400 Machine w/Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-32 IW 3/8" x 75' Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  68  31.0 
26993 K-400 w/C-31 IW  K-400 Machine w/Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-31 IW 3/8" x 50' 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 
26998 K-400 w/C-45 IW  K-400 Machine w/Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-45 IW 1/2" x 75' Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  81  37.0 
27003 K-400 w/C-44 IW  K-400 Machine w/Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-44 IW 1/2" x 50' Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Kit  115  68  31.0 
27008 K-400 AF w/C-32 IW  K-400 Machine w/Gloves & Std. Equipment: Two-Wheel Cart, AUTOFEED, C-32 IW 3/8" x 75' Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  79  36.0 
27013 K-400 AF w/C-45 IW  K-400 Machine w/Gloves & Std. Equipment: AUTOFEED, C-45 IW 1/2" x 75' Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  93  42.0 
27033 K-400 w/C- 45 IW  K-400 Machine w/RIDGID Drain Cleaning Gloves – C-45 IW 1⁄2" (12 mm) x 75' (23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable – T-260 Tool Set  230  81  37.0 
28103 K-400 AF w/C-45 IW  K-400 Machine w/RIDGID Drain Cleaning Gloves – AUTOFEED – C-45 IW 1⁄2" (12 mm) x 75' (23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable – T-260 Tool Set  230  93  42.0 
28098 K-400 AF w/C-32 IW  K-400 Machine w/RIDGID Drain Cleaning Gloves – AUTOFEED – C-32 IW 3⁄8" (10 mm) x 75' (23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable – T-260 Tool Set  230  79  36.0 

IW (Integral Wound) Solid Core Cables

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 
87582 C-32IW  3/8” (10 mm) x 75' (23 m) IWCable  26.0  11.8 
87587 C-33IW  3/8” (10 mm) x 100' (30 m) IW Cable  34.0  15.4 
91037   Repair End for 3/8" (10 mm) IW Cable  0.5  0.2 
87592 C-44IW  1/2” (12 mm) x 50' (15 m) IW Cable  18.0  8.2 
87597 C-45IW  1/2” (12 mm) x 75' (23m) IW Cable  26.0  11.8 
91042   Repair End for 1⁄2" (12 mm) IW Cable  0.6  0.3 

Tools

Catalog Number Model No. Description Replac. Blade(s)
62990 T-201  Straight Auger, 5" (125 mm) Long 
62995 T-202  Bulb Auger, 1 1⁄8" (29 mm) O.D. 
63000 T-203  Bulb Auger 7⁄8" (22 mm) O.D. 
63005 T-205  “C” Cutter, 1 3⁄8" (35 mm)  97835 
63010 T-206  Funnel Auger, 3" (80 mm) Long 
63015 T-207  Spiral Cutter, 1 1⁄4" (32 mm)  97840 
63020 T-208  Spiral Cutter, 1 1⁄2" (40 mm)  97895 
63025 T-209  Spiral Cutter, 2" (50 mm)  97900 
63030 T-210  Spade Cutter, 1" (25 mm)  97905 
63035 T-211  Spade Cutter, 1 3⁄8" (35 mm)  97825 
63040 T-212  Spade Cutter, 1 3⁄4" (45 mm)  92850 
63045 T-213  4-Blade Cutter, 1" (25 mm)  97795 
63050 T-214  4-Blade Cutter, 1 3⁄8" (35 mm)  97910 
63055 T-215  4-Blade Cutter, 1 3⁄4" (45 mm)  97915 
63060 T-216  Chain Knocker, 2" (50 mm)  98000 
63065 T-217  Drop Head Auger, 4" (110 mm) Long 
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 
12128 T-240  Tool Set (3/8"- K-380): T-202 Bulb Auger, T-211 Spade Cutter, A-13 Pin Key 

Accessories

Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
41937 RIDGID Leather Drain Cleaning Gloves  1/2  0.20 
70032 RIDGID PVC Drain Cleaning Gloves  1/2  0.20 
59230 A-13  Pin Key For 5⁄8" (16 mm) Cable  1/2  0.20 
26773   K-400 AutoFeed Assembly  0.90 
27048   K-400 Drum Assembly  10  4.50 
92607   3/8" x 1/2" Tool Adaptor  1/2  0.20 
92682   3/8" x 1/2" Drop Head Adaptor  1/2  0.20 
92687   Drop Head Tool Adaptor 1⁄2" (12 mm)  1/2  0.20 
26778   Guide Hose  0.90 
51317 C-9  5/8" (16 mm) x 10' (3,1 m) Heavy- Duty Wind  2.20 
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 89 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by out of the box ready, just add the wheels. easy was having trouble with the the toilet in both bathrooms not flushing or flushing into the bath tub and shower. Decided to take toilet off and run the k-400 through and it only took one try to unclog what ever the problem was. (hair?) It was quick and easy, the long part was cleaning out the backed up water and breaking down the toilet for removal. and putting it back. I would definitely recommend this product. I like that it comes with attachments of different types. July 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Got the job done. purchased a 1/2" cable separately for cleaning 4" pipe. Motor seemed too have all it could handle with bigger cable. The good thing about that is, there is no way I'll twist the cable.Got the job done so I have no complaints. July 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tired of renting equipment! Did alot of research before making this purchase and it was worth doing so! This machine is exactly what I needed! Woohoo!!! No more renting equipment! As you can tell, I'm very happy with this purchase! Sometimes you got to spend a little extra now to save in the long run...Highly recommend. July 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Works as designed! I would have liked to seen some larger tips for larger pipes. I replaced another unit that died after many years. It came with a variety of tips and 2 larger tips for larger pipes. They made fast work of our clogged/blocked drain pipes. The medium tip worked and cleared our blockage but would have felt better using a larger tip, clearing a larger circumference. Ran smoothly and cleared the blockage without issue. Still need to completely put it all together because I purchased in an emergency! I guess I'll be looking for some larger tips! Could not rate durability because I just purchased it, only time will tell about durability! V/R Glenn July 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect The perfect answer to a clogged drain. Now I have the same tool that the roto rooter man has and charges me $275 for a single house call. July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by It got the job done!! The sewer if flowing freely.We never could have done it without you modelk-400 It got the job done!! The chute is free and clear. Thank you model k-400 June 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT COMPACT MACHINE I alway thought of purchasing a drain cleaner after watching my sewer guys clean my drain. When I urgently needed my root clogged drains cleaned, I called the "pros" TWICE; they never called back or showed up. So I bought the K-400 & ordered the attachments. Hey, it worked great; you don't have to be a journeyman plumber to use it. Read the directions, read 'em again & follow the directions. (Watch a few online videos of drain cleaning). My only complaint, the wheels should be larger. The K-400 should pay for itself in two years! April 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by a must for 1/5 - 2 inch pipe Seams like a nice unit that will last. Used only 3 time with good result in all ueses. Does take a bit of work to work the line in and out manually. The auto feed would correct this. But nice unit quite and gets the job done. March 31, 2015
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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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We have pulled some out but would go up to the k60 for real root removal
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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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I THINK IT WILL. i WAS ABLE TO CLEAR OUT A BLOCK OF ICE, A TREE ROOT SHOULD BE EASIER.
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Does not have the power to remove roots
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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 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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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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K400 DRUM AUGER

HI, HOW DO I REPLACE THE CABLE ON MY DRUM AUGER?
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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
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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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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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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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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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