The VF7000 is designed for high-volume liquid pickup. This filter adds protection for your vac during wet pick-up by keeping water-borne debris out of the motor. With its patented Qwik Lock™ feature, it simply snaps on or off the vacuum for easy cleaning. The filter fits all RIDGID wet/dry vacuums 5 gallons and larger.


  • For High-Volume liquid pick-up
  • Qwik Lock™ Fastening system
  • Fits all RIDGID brand vacs 5 gallons and larger
  • Washable and reusable
  • Includes 1 filter per package


Best for Wet Pick-Up Only
High-Volume Liquids
Water-borne Debris
Fits Vac Sizes 5-20 gallons

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40158 VF7000  Wet Application Filter  Buy Now
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Rated 5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cleaned up water backup into the house Due to a clog in the main line the shower stalls overflowed and water flooded into two rooms and three closets. Since I already had a Ridgid wet/dry vac I bought this filter at Home Depot. The vac with wet filter made cleanup a snap. By the way, guess what the plumber used to clear the line? Ridgid AutoFeed Rooter with 100' cable. If the professionals trust Ridgid then we serious DIYers should too! December 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWESOME Product This is an excellent product! Cleans the pool great and is so easy to use! Would definitely recommend (: November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Enables you to take advantage of the "wet" side of the vac Really expands the use and value of the vac when you have this wet filter in place. It's been great for cleaning gutters or inside outdoor equipment that's gotten wet. Filter is sturdy and will last a long time. November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does a very good job at filtering. I bought this filter to use with my 12 gallon wet/dry vacuum when I clean out my backyard pond. Works extremely well at keeping leafs and other debris out of the motor and does not affect the suction. Cleaning it is very simple, just rinse off with clean water and leave out in the sun to dry. Well worth the $17 investment for your vacuum if you plan on using it in deep water with larger debris. May 6, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

This VF7000 will not fit the WD4522 vacuum. Please take note that the VF7000 Wet Filter only fits the 5 – 16 gallon RIDGID vacuums. Currently, the only filter that we offer for the WD4522 is the VF3500 High Efficiency filter.

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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