The Ultimate Guide of Filter Options For RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums

June 1, 2021

RIDGID Wet/Dry vacuums range from four to sixteen-gallon capacities with proprietary motor and blower combination for maximized performance. Designed with rugged polypropylene drums, these wet/dry vacs are impact and corrosion resistant.

Known for superior quality, technology and quality, the RIDGID wet/dry vacs are the go-to choice for any clean ups as it is meticulously engineered with long-lasting construction and thoughtful on-board storage.

Each wet/dry vac contains high-efficient dust bag or filter that preserves it cleanliness and extends its life. These filters are great for maintaining and keeping the inside of the drum clean. They are easy to install, replace and discard when it already has fully accumulated dust and dirt. Additionally, they are perfect for cleaning dry and even wet debris on various worksites.

For every type of RIDGID wet/dry vacuum, there is an applicable filter to compliment it. Check out below a quick guide of available filters options for the RIDGID wet/dry vac:


VF3400 - 1-Layer Everyday Dirt Pleated Paper Filter for 3.0 to 4.5 gal. RIDGID Wet Dry Vacs


The RIDGID 1-layer pleated paper wet/dry vac filter is ideal for everyday dirt such as sawdust or other typical debris found in a work area in the basement, garage or dirt found in car.

Its durable filter material resists clogging. It also features a patented Qwick Lock feature that allows you to simply snap this filter on or off the vacuum for easier cleaning. You can also maximize its usage as it is washable and reusable.

The VF3400 can fit 3 to 4.5 Gallon of RIDGID Wet/Dry vacs.

VF3500 - 3-Layer Fine Dust Filter


The RIDGID 3-Layer fine dust replacement filter has 3 layers of filtering material that can capture 99% of the smallest particles of dust, ½ micron and larger that can be seen by the naked eye. 

Featuring a double-pleated design, it offers a large surface area to trap superfine dust and dirt. This is recommended to be used for picking up cold fireplace ash, fine dust and even everyday dirt.

The VF3500 also has Qwik Lock capability for easy removal and replacement of filter without the need for extra tools. It is compatible with most of the RIDGID Wet/Dry vacs from 3 to 4.5 gallons and can also be re-used multiple times as it is washable.

VF3600 - 5-Layer Allergen Pleated Paper Filter for 3.0 gal. to 4.5 gal. RIDGID Wet Dry Vacs

The RIDGID 5-Layer replacement allegen filter is the most versatile filter that is made from HEPA-rated material (but does not meet EPA or RRP guidelines for certified HEPA filtration) and can capture 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns and larger from the air.

It also boasts of a patented Qwik Lock feature for easy snapping on or off of the vacuum for a much efficient cleaning.

This filter works best for saw dust, typical dirt found on the basement, garage or car dirt, dry wall dust, cement dust, cold ashes in the fireplace and BBQ grill, fine powders like flour, talcum powder, baby powder and chalk, pet dander, pollens, allegens, and other fine indoor particles found in upholstery, dust mites, mold spores, dryer lint, furnace filter and the like.

Just like the other filters, the VF3600 is washable and reusable. It also fits 3 to 4.5 gallon of RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs.

VF3700 - Wet Application Foam Filter for 3.0 gal. to 4.5 gal. RIDGID Wet Dry Vacs


This Wet Application Foam Filter is intended for high-volume liquid pickup only. This filter features added protection for your vac when utilized on wet applications through keeping water-borne debris out of the motor or blower wheel.

It also has a patented Qwik Lock Filter Fastening System that makes installing or removing of filter quick, easy and well-secured.


The VF3700’s foam filter with resin core can be cleaned easily with water and is also reusable for 3 to 4.5 gallon of RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs.

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