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4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac

WD4070

4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac

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.

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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.

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Ordering Information

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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 
  • 31723 - Crevice Tool
  • 31728 - Extension Wand
  • 31733 - Utility Nozzle
  • 31713 - 1 7/8 x 7 Wet/Dry Vac Hose Kit
4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 400.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful little unit! This portable Vac is easy to pull around, gets the sand dust off my floors nicely. Very pleased with this purchase. Much better than pulling around the 12 gallon unit.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little vacuum; sucks up the water off the floor in my garage that melts off my car; easy to empty; just what i needed! Very handy but powerful little vac & on wheels so good to move around in tight spaces.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The product is overall great and easy to use I would recommend getting bags as it doesn't come with any and most do so get bags. Also I have never ever had a vacuum that blew air straight at me while I used it ? Weird but overall the product is good and you cannot beat the warranty seeings how I burn one out about every year or two
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ergonomic, Lightweight, and Powerful! Is easy to carry and use in tight places. the convenient storage area keeps attachments neatly together; and reasonably sized for more involved vacuuming. A great utility vacuum that is also sophisticated!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far good suction and ease of use functions seem to be well thought out Good product ease of use excellent rolls nice and the attachments work well
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful suction, nice features and manageable size I needed a powerful vacuum that wasn't huge. This one fits the bill perfectly. Lots of suction and a reasonably compact form factor. Has lots of good tools and is quite versatile. Very happy with this purchase. An excellent value!!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good vacuum but no longer has the compact stretch hose. This vacuum has good performance for its size. The compact size together with better than average suction makes this a great go-to vacuum for jobs big and small. A big disappointment for me was finding out after I bought it that the compact stretchable hose that previous iterations of this model came with has been abandoned for a long unwieldy fixed length hose that is difficult to store. I will probably return this vacuum for that reason. I rated this overall as average because of the hose.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good vacuum; strong for it's size I bought this wet/dry vac for Christmas 2016. Even though it is a smaller size for capacity, it still has a great amount of suction. The reason I didn't give it five stars for Ease of Use is because I think the design could use a little more work for better storage of the accessories (i.e. the hose extensions). They stick out of the back storage compartment such that they are higher than the rest of the unit. This can sometimes be an inconvenience when you are working in smaller or cramped spaces. Aside from that, it is a great vacuum with very strong suction. It is a well built product and I would buy it again.
Date published: 2017-01-06
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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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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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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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always use a filter ! read the manual or go to the ridgid sight for answers.
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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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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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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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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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The filter and the way it mounts on to the vacuum is exactly the same as many other brands. So though I have not done so myself. I am pretty sure there is a foam filter out there under another brand that will fit.
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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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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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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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Yes, I located one at Home Depot; although the one I found that would fit a 1=7/8 inch hose was available only with a 'crevice nozzle' attachment as well. It seems the price for the two attachments was about $14.00 and some change.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID! We have two brush accessories available. The round dusting brush (part number VT1701) and a floor brush (part number VT1714).

There are several ways to purchase 1 7/8” accessories for your RIDGID® wet / dry vac. Your local Home Depot store might stock it or not. If they do not carry 1-7/8” accessories, you can special order it at their Special Order’s Desk.

Moreover, you can also order the accessories through our Customer Service organization over the phone 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or on-line at www.ridgidparts.com and www.homedepot.com.

If you prefer to order online, please click on the link below to see the list of 1-7/8” accessories.
http://ridgidparts.com/accessories/vacacc_eighth.phtml

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