Model # 34963

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Auto-Clean K-30 Sink, Tub and Shower Drain Cleaner

  • Easy Controls - Foot bulb controls allow for easy, instant on/off
  • Designed to work with pipes sized between 1/4 in. and 1.5 in.
  • Reviewed as reliable and easy to use with good instructions
$159.00 /each

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Use the RIDGID Auto-Clean K-30 to clear clogged tub, shower and sink drains quickly and easily. The machine has a compact and lightweight design, yet it is strong and powerful. Backed by a full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship. The K-30 Auto-Clean is designed for pipes between 1/4 in. and 1.5 in.

  • Stay clean - cable is contained inside guide hose, which eliminates messes and provides protection from the rotating cable
  • Get immediate results - The MAXCORE cable provides strength and for tough blockages
  • All-in-one - the only too you need to clear sink, tub and shower drains
  • AutoFeed - 2-way AutoFeed will power the cable through tough blockages much faster and easier than by hand
  • MaxCore 50 cable - 1/4 in. x 30 ft. core cable provides 50% more cleaning power
  • Lifetime warranty - designed to be lightweight and compact, yet strong and durable
  • Motor is rated at 115-Volt, single phase, AC 1.1 Amp, 60 Hz, 450 RPM
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How did I get this item repaired?

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G. W.
Oviedo Florida
September 16, 2012
I have had this about 4 years and don't have the receipt.
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August 21, 2014
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Home Depot was kind enough to exchange 2 for me but #3 is sitting in shop with a kinked cable. I was unable to secure the MFG Warranty but I did try. Each of mine only worked a few times successfully then went south. I believe the manufacturers web site has a way to send in for repair estimates but you may find the cost leaves you needing another unit unless it is something small like a switch.
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April 27, 2013
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Ridgid site will be very help full that is where I get my parts
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October 27, 2012
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The booklet that comes with it can give you that info. If you have lost that there is a web site for the company and they can direct you with authorized repair people. HOme depot who sells them can also
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September 17, 2012
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This item can be taken to any local repair center or sent back to the Factory Service Center in OH for repair. If you would like a service center in your area you can go to www.ridgid.com under support and service centers. It will ask you your zip code and you can pull up service centers in your area. If you would like to return the item to the Factory Service Center you can either call 888-743-4333 and Read More
This item can be taken to any local repair center or sent back to the Factory Service Center in OH for repair. If you would like a service center in your area you can go to www.ridgid.com under support and service centers. It will ask you your zip code and you can pull up service centers in your area. If you would like to return the item to the Factory Service Center you can either call 888-743-4333 and we can issue an RGA (Return Goods Authorization) number over the phone or you can e-mail RTCCustomerService@emerson.com and we can issue an RGA number by E-mail.
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can i get with 50ft cable ?

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August 20, 2014
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August 22, 2014
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No, this unit has a max cable length of 30 feet.
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No, I think it has a coil length limitation based upon its housing size and cable diameter. Fact is, you should consider a larger unit simply to have sufficient length, force and cleaning capacity at a longer distance (1.5" Lines or larger#; and I suggest you consider 75'-100' if you need over 25' or at least 50'. I further note the smaller units like these have a tendency to cable-kink under resistance Read More
No, I think it has a coil length limitation based upon its housing size and cable diameter. Fact is, you should consider a larger unit simply to have sufficient length, force and cleaning capacity at a longer distance (1.5" Lines or larger#; and I suggest you consider 75'-100' if you need over 25' or at least 50'. I further note the smaller units like these have a tendency to cable-kink under resistance at longer lengths leaving it completely useless. Having returned 2 #thank you Home Depot# and needing a slightly larger unit to reach our septic tank, I'd opt in on the 75'-100' you can use everywhere and save the headaches. Read Less
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August 21, 2014
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I believe the answer to a 50ft cable with this device would be no. Mainly because of the housing size for the cable it comes with. They would probably have to make a thinner cable to accommodate 50ft in the housing, which would probably compromise the ability to be an effective pipe cleaning tool. My guess is that they may come out with a slightly larger model with a 50ft cable sometime in the future...
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can i get it in 50ft cable length

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November 26, 2012
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The fixed length is based upon the 5/16th. cable size and housing dimensions. And you would not want a longer length with this device as the cable kink and crimps when extended making it useless. The best thing you can do is rent a device from Home Depot (I do) for sporadic use or get yourself a slightly larger device with 1/2"-5/8" cable. Despite the fact that equipment cost more, it will be cheaper in Read More
The fixed length is based upon the 5/16th. cable size and housing dimensions. And you would not want a longer length with this device as the cable kink and crimps when extended making it useless. The best thing you can do is rent a device from Home Depot (I do) for sporadic use or get yourself a slightly larger device with 1/2"-5/8" cable. Despite the fact that equipment cost more, it will be cheaper in the long run as you get much better performance and it will last longer. Read Less
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No you can not. Cable would be to big for drum
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November 26, 2012
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No we do not offer it any longer in this tool.
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My husband uy this ,he opened and he didnt know how to use it. .can I returned.

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August 27, 2016
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You can try but I don't think so. My box came with a large notice saying it could not be returned once opened.
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Hello, thanks for contacting RIDGID! You will need to contact your local Home Depot store that you purchased this item from for their return policy. My apologies I wasn't able to assist you further with an answer.
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 165 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well worth the buy!! Bathtub/shower clogged up, I tried using a manual auger (cheap hand operated one) but no joy. Plumber quoted me a bill for 250.00 and I said No thank you. I bought this little baby for around 160.00 and in less than 10 minutes after taking it out of the box, the drains were cleared. I have always been a huge fan of Rigid tools and equipment and this one is no exception. Well worth the buy and remember, to feed the line back into the drum, DO NOT put it into reverse. That mistake cost me a some time. October 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by An outstanding machine If you work with tools, this is your alternative to save big bucks in plumber's charges and it works. I bought it to unclog a lavatory and a tub and saved over $300 on plumber's charges. I was done in 50 minutes and I clear both the lavatory and the tub for half the price and I have the tool for the next event if ever needed. October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by K-30 Drain Cleaner Used this Drain Cleaner to remove a stubborn plugged pipe. Cleaned it right up. It was easy to assemble and the control to go forward and reverse is just a rocker system with ball bearings. All I did when using this unit is take some paper towels to clean the cable in reverse mode so it would be clean when I use it again. I like it because the cable is enclosed, so you’re not dealing with spatter and cleanup. Should have bought it sooner. September 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by great idea Instructions were clear on how to set up and machine east to manipulate. September 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great little machine I tried this today at work my worker called on me to unglogg a tub so no better time than this to give this k30 a chance to prove it's self i fed it in the drain about 6 feet in i hit the clogg and boy did it grab it the feeder worked pritty good when i pulled back the cable it had that clogg and didn't let go tub drain was clear in short it paid for its self on that one use great little machine August 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Was skeptical I am no plumber by any stretch of the imagination, but I refused to pay for someone to come to my house and resolve this. I initially tried liquids (failed) and a hand auger (failed), the blockage was 10-15 feet from sink drain. Looked this unit up, and bought on Wed. night, Thursday AM opened it and put it together. Read the directions three times to understand it (and you should too). Guess what, it cleared my blockage easily. I did it twice, and each time I re-installed the trap and ran HOT water through to confirm. BUT this unit is missing some fundamental things: 1) no distance gauge (so when your in reverse you have no idea of how much is left out) 2) it's all encapsulated in the container, but how do I clean all that junk/water out that was brought in from wire 3) I wish the power cord extension was longer initially Over all Yes worth the money, I have never tried any of the others so not sure how it measures up. September 15, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pricey but works It does not differ much from using a manual auger with a drill attachment. It has the word 'auto clean' but that is a bit of a misnomer because the machine needs a lot of hand holding. You must manually insert the snake and back it up when there is twisting. I personally could not figure out how the scrunchy tube worked and left it off. It allowed more line to go down the drain and the back-up in my kitchen drain was about 20' down. Got the clog cleared but it took 2 hours and I used Drano to soften the clog. I wish there were more cost effective options. Upgrading from this model is a big jump in price. Pros: 1) efficient and built-in motor 2) small and easy to store in a house 3) works but requires effort 4) works best for small drains with clogs that are within 6' of the surface Cons: 1) expensive 2) a manual snake with a drill attachment does the same job 3) small snake diameter (1/4" just does not cut it) 4) begins to wane past 15' or so and does not spin very well 5) only one attachment (the bulb) while the pricier models have 4 or more August 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Quick Resolution to a Backed-up Sink After the purchase of several jugs of drain cleaner and a 1/2-inch round snake that wouldn't fit around the 1-1/2" diameter plumbing pipe bend, this machine was purchased. The machine's 1/4-inch round snake easily made that corner and the stoppage was located about 20-feet down the pipe. After running the snake back and forth several times at that location, the blockage was removed. Took the extra steps of removing the plastic cone head off of the unit, allowing the snake to be removed. Everything was completely cleaned and wiped dry before easily reassembling the unit. Machine should be ready the next time it's required (hopefully not for a long, long time). June 28, 2016
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