Model # VF4000

Internet #100021159

Store SKU #335149

RIDGID 1-Layer Everyday Dirt Pleated Paper Filter for 5.0+ gal. RIDGID Wet Dry Vacs
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RIDGID

1-Layer Everyday Dirt Pleated Paper Filter for 5.0+ gal. RIDGID Wet Dry Vacs

  • Fits RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons or larger
  • Durable, 1-layer filter material resists clogging
  • Patented QwikLock Filter Fastening System for easy filter changes
$16.97 /each

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The RIDGID 1-layer pleated paper filter is designed to capture everyday dirt and debris such as sawdust, dirt and typical debris found in a basement, garage or vehicle. The filter fits all RIDGID wet dry vacs 5 gallons and larger. With its patented QwikLock feature, the filter simply snaps on or off the vacuum for easy cleaning.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does the WR4000 filter include the cap that the nut tightens onto?

Asked by: Anonymous
Keep the nut you already have... they are reusable forever.
Answered by: SnowDeer
Date published: 2017-01-01

What is the right way to wash these filters?

Asked by: Whitey
Everyone says they are not washable and conventional wisdom definitely says you probably shouldn't wash paper filters. But I tried anyway just to see results. I ran under cool to warm water for about 5-10 mins, turning and running my fingers and a soft brush between the pleats. I'm sure some dirt got pushed into paper but the filter definitely held up and definitely still works after drying out. The filter was originally clogged so much you could feel the loss of suction. I wouldn't say I have full suction back, but definitely improved and close enough to original performance for me that I'm happy. Did this because I was going through a filter a week picking up sawdust from some remodeling. After buying over $50 worth of filters I had to try something. Satisfied and will continue to wash for now. These are "everyday dirt" and not HEPA or anything. For my purposes, washing works just fine.
Answered by: tony
Date published: 2016-12-05

Do I take the filter off when I am using it as a wetvac?

Asked by: artieb
yes the paper filter is removed
Answered by: dpcontserv
Date published: 2017-02-09

Are Rigid VF4200 1-Layer Pleated Paper Filters really WASHABLE and reuseable according to the description?

Asked by: Anonymous
My old one was sort filthy and clogged up, it wasn't worth washing. Possibly if I had checked it more frequently, it might have been salvageable.
Answered by: Fred
Date published: 2016-12-06
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Customer Reviews

1-Layer Everyday Dirt Pleated Paper Filter for 5.0+ gal. RIDGID Wet Dry Vacs is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 355.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from These filters fit well and hold up reasonably well. Unfortunately like all shop vac filters they... These filters fit well and hold up reasonably well. Unfortunately like all shop vac filters they are obscenely expensive.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We have had our RIGID garage vac. between 25 and 30 yrs. at least. The key to vacuum long life i... We have had our RIGID garage vac. between 25 and 30 yrs. at least. The key to vacuum long life is changing the filter regularly. I use my RIGID garage vac., almost weekly. I use it to sweep the garage, carport and patio, mostly leaves and debris. I also sweep the leaves out of the flower beds, and at the street curb. This filter works great because my cleaning is in the garage with the doors open or outdoors. This time, when I went to purchase it, I saved time and money by buying the 2-Pack.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Product I bought this filter the first time about 8 years ago, and just today bought another to replace it. For those of you who don't know, it can be cleaned repeatedly with a stiff bristled brush and used over and over. You can extend its life even further by wrapping it with a (washable) foam pre-filter. Save yourself some dough by purchasing the foam filter media for as little as a buck, cutting it to size and loosely wrapping it around the pleated filter with rubber bands.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from With restrictions I would recommend it. The filter does not work well if you use your vac for we... With restrictions I would recommend it. The filter does not work well if you use your vac for wet as well as dry pick up. Even if you only use it for dry pick up it is difficult to clean and needs to be replaced relatively frequently. It picks up most dirt in the shop. but fine sawdust clogs it and should be something you could shake or brush out in order to reuse the filter. You can use it for about five or six times that the vac has to be emptied.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always purchase in a two pack. I have purchased these in the past for my Wet/Dry Vac and they work great. I usually purchase in the two pack so when I remove one of the filters I will always have a spare ready. There is nothing worse then trying to vacuum something and have a full filter without a new one to replace the used one. The two pack is the only way to go. Plus they are cheaper then buying a single filter.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The original filter disintegrated the first time I used it for a wet clean up. Replacment works f... The original filter disintegrated the first time I used it for a wet clean up. Replacment works fine and has (so far) much greater vacuum suction. I haven't used it for any wet pick up, nor have I cleaned it yet. The original filter did nto clean well with an air compressor.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's too bad that the Local Home Depot no longer carries filters for the vacuum cleaners that the... It's too bad that the Local Home Depot no longer carries filters for the vacuum cleaners that they have sold in the past. Thank goodness for on line ordering and reps that know what they are doing. As far as the filter goes, there's not much to say, it's a filter.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Filtered Hard to accurately rate since the cost of the filter was one-third the cost of my entire wet/dry vacuum. This was the lowest cost option, though, which means I'll be replacing it again at Christmas unless it's cheaper to buy a whole new vacuum setup
Date published: 2016-09-06
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