Model WD4070

The RIDGID® Portable wet/dry vac is designed to deliver powerful performance in a compact size. Its lightweight, small size and large carry handle provide comfortable portability. Large rear wheels and front casters provide great mobility and the accessory storage caddy keeps nozzles and wands close at hand. The vacuum’s 5.0 peak horsepower motor, 20-foot power cord, blowing capability, locking hose, quiet operation and 3-layer fine dust filter will please Pros and DIY’ers alike.

Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP motor provides powerful performance comparable to larger size wet/dry vacs
  • Lightweight vac is extremely portable
  • Large carry handle is designed for convenient portability
  • Large rear wheels & casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds, and rough floors at job sites
  • Accessory storage caddy keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access
  • Tug-A-Long® locking hose won’t pull loose during use
  • 1-7/8" diameter hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Long 20' power cord allows wide area cleaning and wraps neatly around carry handle when it’s not in use
  • Blowing capability allows the vac to convert to a powerful, portable blower when the hose is inserted into the exhaust port
  • 3-layer fine dust filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust

Specifications

Drum Size 4 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 5.0
Voltage 120
CFM 110
Amps 9.0
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3500, V3501
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 12 lbs.

Ordering Information

 
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight Cord Length Air Watts  (G/h)
lb. kg ft. m
31653 WD4070  4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac  17.0  7.7  20  167 
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 208 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by simple features, good product for your money. we work in the jewelry 3D printing service, and we recently purchased 12 vacs, in two 6 unit intervals. so far so good, we had two "burn" out with in 90 days, so we were able to return them for a refund at Home Depot. we will continue to purchase this product. its an excellent solution for our 3D printing needs. we run them on a daily basis March 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice vacuum Vacuum seems we'll made. It is fairly portable with the wheels and just follows me everywhere. It is easy to use with the exception of the hose not being very flexible. Like the locking attachments as they don't fall off during use. Would have gladly paid a few more $ for a better hose. Overall, good unit and I would purchase it again! March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has great versatility! This small but powerful vacuum really sucks! And that is exactly what it was designed to do! March 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by A compact user friendly unit! Extension pipes pull apart easier than I would prefer during use- could be a better fitment at the extension joint- March 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don't let the compact size fool you. The vac has all the power of the big ones. I love the having all the power of a big vac without the large size. This is perfect to take to my job sites without taking up half of my truck space. March 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small but powerfull Exelent, easy to use and clean. Powerfull, ideal sice to transport and storage. Good price for a usefull tool. I recomended 100%. March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by very powerfull sleak light powerfull iasy to handle. easy to store. keeps dust contained March 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by quick change filter is very nice the vacuum has plenty of power. and the rolling wheels are nice. March 18, 2015
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Here are some notes from the manual:
Vacuuming Liquids:
1. When picking up small amounts of liquid the filter may be left in place,
2. When picking up large amounts of liquid we recommend that the filter be removed. If the filter is not removed it will become saturated and misting may appear in the exhaust.
Warning: do not remove the filter cage and float. The float prevents liquid from entering the impeller and damaging the motor. The cage prevents fingers from touching the impeller.
3. When the liquid in the drum reaches a predetermined level, the float mechanism will rise automatically to cut off airflow. You will know that the float has risen because vac airflow ceases and the motor noise will become higher in pitch, due to increased motor speed. When this happens, turn off the vac unplug the power cord, and empty the drum.
4. After using the vac to pick up liquids, the filter must be dried to avoid possible mildew and damage to the filter.

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no you should remove the paper filter before vacuuming up liquids. then wipe out and let the vacuum dry good before putting filter back on
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always use a filter ! read the manual or go to the ridgid sight for answers.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Absolutely! There must be a foam filter on the unit when vacuuming up liquids to prevent debris from getting in to the impeller.
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it seems like all the filters you sell are for the larger vacs, are there any filters available to purchase for this vacuum if we need to replace the stock one or want a different filter? thanks
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The filter for this WD4070 is part number VF3500. This filter should be available at the local Home Depot stores. It can also be purchased either over the phone through our customer service organization at 1-800-4-RIDGID or on-line at www.ridgidparts.com or www.homedepot.com.

If you prefer to order online, please visit the links below:
http://ridgidparts.com/accessories/vacfilters.phtml
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-3-Layer-Fine-Dust-Replacement-Filter-VF3500/100021371?keyword=VF3500

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Yes Home Depot has them
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I bought the bag filter to put in mine for using in the house for cleaning up ashes from the wood stove slips on easily two in a pack .seams to work better than just the round filter a little less suction though because you are using two filters .
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Go to your local Home Depot or if you prefer you can order on-line from HomeDepot.com have the product shipped to your local store for FREE.
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and after removing the filler I noticed that a good amount of dust collects around the filler . I believe this happens when a bag is not used. In which I plan to do. I'm new to the product this will be my first time using it, being so Ied like to clean it thoroughly, for I'll be using inside my house.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

It is encourage using a wet rug and wiping the dust accumulated on the vacuum’s power head rather than washing it directly with water as the water might enter to the motor which will be a safety issue.

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I clean mine with a water hose with a power nozzle and wash the filter and it is as good as new!
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Unless you are using it as a wet vac make sure to use a clean filter that is properly installed, (it's simple), and if need be wipe down the motor housing with a damp, not wet, cloth with the unit unplugged.
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I use this vacuum to clean up liquid spills, I would like some kind of filter as opposed to running without
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We do apologize but, there is no foam filter available for WD4070.

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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

Unfortunately, the accessory storage bin for WD4070 is not available as a service part.
If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected]

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I am guessing it is if you go to Ridgid's website. Ridge's customer service has been very good in my experience.
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