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K-400 Drum Machine

K-400 Drum Machine

1 1/2" to 4" (30 mm to 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.

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Features

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

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Voltage (V) Weight
lb. kg
52363 K-400 with C-32 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-32 IW 3/8" x 75' (10 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  68  31.0 
  • 49002 - 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
  • 87582 - 3/8” (10 mm) x 75' (23 m) IWCable
26993 K-400 with C-31 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-31 IW 3/8" x 50' (10 mm x 15.2 m) 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 
  • 49002 - 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
  • 87577 - 3/8” (10 mm) x 50' (15 m) IW Cable
26998 K-400 with C-45 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-45 IW 1/2" x 75' (12 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  81  37.0 
  • 49002 - 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
  • 87597 - 1/2” (12 mm) x 75' (23m) IW Cable
27003 K-400 with C-44 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: C-44 IW 1/2" x 50' (12 mm x 15.2 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Kit  115  68  31.0 
  • 49002 - 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
  • 87592 - 1/2” (12 mm) x 50' (15 m) IW Cable
27008 K-400 AF with C-32 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: Two-Wheel Cart, AUTOFEED, C-32 IW 3/8" x 75' (10 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  79  36.0 
  • 26773 - K-400 AUTOFEED® Assembly
  • 49002 - 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
  • 87582 - 3/8” (10 mm) x 75' (23 m) IWCable
27013 K-400 AF with C-45 IW  K-400 Machine with Gloves & Std. Equipment: AUTOFEED, C-45 IW 1/2" x 75' (12 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable, T-260 Tool Set  115  93  42.0 
  • 26773 - K-400 AUTOFEED® Assembly
  • 49002 - 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
  • 87597 - 1/2” (12 mm) x 75' (23m) IW Cable
27033 K-400 with C- 45 IW  K-400 Machine with RIDGID Drain Cleaning Gloves – C-45 IW 1⁄2" x 75' (12 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable – T-260 Tool Set  230  81  37.0 
28103 K-400 AF with C-45 IW  K-400 Machine with RIDGID Drain Cleaning Gloves – AUTOFEED – C-45 IW 1⁄2" x 75' (12 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable – T-260 Tool Set  230  93  42.0 
28098 K-400 AF with C-32 IW  K-400 Machine with RIDGID Drain Cleaning Gloves – AUTOFEED – C-32 IW 3⁄8" x 75' (10 mm x 23 m) Solid Core (Integral Wound) Cable – T-260 Tool Set  230  79  36.0 
IW (Integral Wound) Solid Core Cables
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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
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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 
Accessories
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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  3/8" Cable Pin Key  1/2  0.20 
27048   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 Assembly  0.90 
51317 C-9  5/8" (16 mm) x 10' (3,1 m) Heavy- Duty Wind  2.20 
52343   K-400 AutoFeed Assembly  0.90 
K-400 Drum Machine is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 134.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use. Well worth the money spent. I have frequent problem with sewer blockage. Frequent calls for service, but problems reoccur. Each time I call would cost close to $100 plus tax. Decided to purchase this machine and glad to see it almost ready to use except for the wheels to be assembled which was so easy just following the simple instructions. I am so happy with this little investment. Would gladly recommend K 400 drum machine. Just make sure it comes with automatic feed .It makes it effortless to use. I actually bought it for my husband who had used Ridgid-375 in the past.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from K-400 did the job! I was tired of hiring others and paying more than $200 to perform simple annual cleaning of my 4" storm drain from my backyard to my front yard. Purchasing the Ridgid K-400 was an excellent choice. Very easy to use and it did the job. I expect to get years of service from it.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use This was fast assembled, easy to use instructions and cleaned e The pipes right up love this machine!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well made and sturdy This is a very well built machine, but the cable is a little stiff to feed by hand and can wear you out in a hurry, I wanted to get the optional auto feed attachment for it to make it a lot easier, but was very disappointed when I went to order one and found out that it is not available anymore.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and work great. I like it because very easy to use. I bought this for home use only because I keep have problems with plumbing issue. It is solved most of my plumping issue in the main sued line.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Complete junk dont waste your time or money!!! We just bought this sorry excuse for a tool about a month ago and within the first 15 min the front hose broke off and then the barrel cracked and that makes it off balance so it binded up. After that the belt started slipping so much it woukdnt even turn to feed the cable with no load. By the way the feed part didnt work either. It bent up and metal shavings have been coming off the parts. All around in the overall quality and satisfaction of buying this and using it i believe we got ripped off and would been better off paying some guy off craigslist to do the job we had. We only used this thing 3 times now and its practically unusable.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from To weak on cable Needs an autofeed and a better design to change drums quicker. Overall a good design except the drum has no holes to drain excess water to prevent it from rusting the cable. 3/8" cable it to week to do anything. There should be an option when buying the machine to pick the cable size.
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well and very easy to use My main drain line was clogged and didn't want to call out a plumber on the weekend so I went to Home Depot and bought a K-400 drum machine. I knew I was going to need it for future drain issues. I read the directions and proceeded to unclog my main drain line. I ran the bulb auger first than I ran the spiral cutter. I turned on the washing machine and it drained perfectly. The rest of the house drained perfect. It's been 3 weeks and everything is still draining nicely. It was easy to use, fast and the K-400 is built to last. I would definitely recommend the K-400 drum machine.
Date published: 2016-06-24
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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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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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We have pulled some out but would go up to the k60 for real root removal
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Does not have the power to remove roots
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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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Yes, with the right head.
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I know you can buy 100 ` foot cable, but I don't believe you can add 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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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 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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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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You can only use a 3/8 or 1/2 cable for the k-400 . You can purchased cutter heads online
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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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K400 DRUM AUGER

HI, HOW DO I REPLACE THE CABLE ON MY DRUM AUGER?
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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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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
direction}
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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Thanks for contacting RIDGID! If you have a K-400 machine then we do offer an auto feed accessory for it. The part number is 26773, and you can special order at your local Home Depot.
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Auto feeder is very slow. Don't buy!
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