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3-Layer Fine Dust Pleated Paper Filter for 3 to 4.5 Gal. RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums

  • Fits RIDGID shop vacuums 3 to 4.5 gallons
  • Durable, 3-layer Fine Dust Filter material resists clogging
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter fastening system for easy filter change
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Filter designed with 3 layers of filtration that captures fine dust and debris.

FINE DUST

Filter designed with 3 layers of filtration that captures fine dust and debris.

3-Layer Fine Dust filtration for fine particles such as dust, drywall sanding and cold ash.

BEST FOR

3-Layer Fine Dust filtration for fine particles such as dust, drywall sanding and cold ash.

Pairing RIDGID filters and vacuums helps protect the motor from harmful dust and debris, extending the vacuum's life.

EXTEND VACUUM LIFE

Pairing RIDGID filters and vacuums helps protect the motor from harmful dust and debris, extending the vacuum's life.

Detach the lid and place the motor upside down in the drum. Locate the filter cage.

EASY TO INSTALL

Detach the lid and place the motor upside down in the drum. Locate the filter cage.

This filter will fit your vacuum if your filter cage height is 4.5-5.5 inches.

FILTER SIZE

This filter will fit your vacuum if your filter cage height is 4.5-5.5 inches.

Place filter on top. Press down near the center of the filter with both thumbs until the rubber opening of the filter locks in securely.

HOW TO INSTALL

Place filter on top. Press down near the center of the filter with both thumbs until the rubber opening of the filter locks in securely.

Press one thumb on the plastic tip and simultaneously pull up on the filter from the side tabs.

HOW TO REMOVE

Press one thumb on the plastic tip and simultaneously pull up on the filter from the side tabs.

Filter can be lightly washed for reuse. Allow filter to dry before using again.

Washable Filter

Filter can be lightly washed for reuse. Allow filter to dry before using again.

Filter installs easily with our patented Qwik Lock® system.

Quick Install

Filter installs easily with our patented Qwik Lock® system.

3 Layers offer filtration of fine dust.

3-Layer Filtration

3 Layers offer filtration of fine dust.

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 3 to 4.5 gallons

Compatible Vacuums

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 3 to 4.5 gallons

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF3600 HEPA Media, and VF3700 Wet Filter.

Filtration Options

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF3600 HEPA Media, and VF3700 Wet Filter.

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

Replace

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

The RIDGID 3-layer pleated paper filter is designed to capture fine dust and features a double-pleated design that captures particles such as dust, drywall sanding and fireplace ash. The filter fits all RIDGID wet/dry vacs 3 Gal. to 4.5 Gal. With its patented Qwik Lock feature, the filter simply snaps on or off the vacuum for easy cleaning.
  • Ideal for capturing fine dust, such as drywall dust
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter fastening system makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy and secure, no tools or hardware needed
  • Pleated paper filters can be washed and reused, if dried properly
  • Captures fine particles such as drywall dust and fine powders
  • RIDGID always recommends the use of a cartridge filter for dry pick-up. If picking up wet debris, RIDGID recommends the VF3700
  • Includes 1 Filter

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6.75 in
Product Height (in.)
6.75 in
Product Width (in.)
6 in

Details

Appliance Category
Appliance Parts
Brand Compatibility
RIDGID
Brand/Model Compatibility
RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums
Color
Blue
Color Family
Blue
Filter Material
Proprietary
Filter Type
Fine Dust Filter
Floor Care Features
No Additional Features
HEPA Filter
Yes
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Model Compatibility
Fits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 4.5 Gal. and Smaller
Number of Pieces
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
.5 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Vacuum Accessory Type
Other
Vacuum Attachment Type
Other
Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory Type
Vacuum Filter Cartridge

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
No Warranty

Questions & Answers

71Questions13Answers

I need a filter for a model WD06250 vacume. Which one do I need?

Asked by Bkkkk June 2, 2021
1
Answer

Hi Bkkkk, Thank you for your inquiry. We have four filters available to fit your 6 gal wet/dry vac. The VF4000 is for general purpose dirt, the VF5000 is for fine dust like drywall dust or sawdust, and the VF6000 is designed for very fine filtration such as allergens, pet dander, and mold spores and VF7000 for liquid pickups. You can buy the filters at your local Home Depot store or on-line at https://store.ridgid.com/us/en/vacuum-filters The replacement filters found at your local Home Depot store are taller than the filters that we had manufactured in the past; and comes with integrated rubber plate, they will fit your RIDGID® wet / dry vacuum without using any adapter. Please follow the following installation tips: 1. Carefully slide the filter over the filter cage and press down on the outside edge of the filter until the rubber gasket on the bottom of the filter seats securely around the base of the filter cage and against the lid. 2. Align the small center hole in the top of the filter cage over the threaded bolt on the filter cage. You may need to press firmly on top of the filter near the bolt to allow the filter nut to twist. We hope this information helps. If you need further assistance, feel free to send your email to info@ridgidvacs.com. Regards, RIDGID® Customer Support

I have a Wd30500 small shop vac. Will this filter fit my vac?

Asked by Cowboy boot fan May 9, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Cowboy boot fan, Thank you for your inquiry about our product. No, this VF5000 will not fit as this is for our larger vacs mostly 5-16-gallon vacs except the Ash Vac. You could buy the VF3500 for your WD30500. You can find it here: https://store.ridgid.com/us/en/vf3500 If you have further questions or concerns, you may call Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

Does this fit model #4000RVO?  If not what part # would?

Asked by MRSRL April 21, 2021
1
Answer

Hello MRSRL, Thank you for your inquiry! No, this will not fit the 4000RV. The filters for your vacuum are VF3400, VF3500, VF3600 and VF3700. These can be purchased at any Home Depot stores or online. For any other questions, please call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support

will this fit wd 20600

Asked by Cyndi April 14, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Cyndi, Thank you for asking! Yes, this cartridge filter will fit your WD20600 model. For any other concerns, please call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support

Does the VF5000 fit the model HD12450?

Asked by Rastus March 18, 2021
1
Answer

Hi Rastus, Thank you for asking. Yes, the VF5000 3-Layer Fine Dust Filter will fit your vacuum model WD12450. Please follow the following installation tips: 1. Carefully slide the filter over the filter cage and press down on the outside edge of the filter until the rubber gasket on the bottom of the filter seats securely around the base of the filter cage and against the lid. 2. Align the small center hole in the top of the filter cage over the threaded bolt on the filter cage. You may need to press firmly on top of the filter near the bolt to allow the filter nut to twist. We hope this information helps. If you need further assistance, feel free to send your email to info@ridgidvacs.com. Regards, RIDGID® Customer Support

Will this fit a 4 gallon dewalt wet dry vacuum dxv04t?

Asked by Kevin March 15, 2021
2
Answers

Not likely. This is designed to fit the Rigid 4 gallon only

IS THE VF5000 FILTER THAT CAME WITH MY NEW RIDGID HD1402 WET VAC OK TO PICKUP WATER LIKE IT SAYS IN THE MANUAL OR DO I HAVE TO GET THE VF7000?

Asked by RACER83 February 24, 2021
1
Answer

Hello RACER83, Thanks for your question! For small amounts of liquid such as a glass of water, you may leave the supplied filter on your vacuum. However, for large quantities of water, we recommend you getting the VF7000 Wet Foam filter. For any other questions, please call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support

Will the VF5000 fit onto my Ridgid HD12000?  Thank you.

Asked by SportsCar February 1, 2021
1
Answer

Hello SportsCar, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. Yes, the VF5000 3-layer fine dust filter will fit our HD12000 12-gallon NXT wet/dry vac. If you have further questions or concerns, you may call Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

Will this work on 4 gallon shop vac?

Asked by Manga January 15, 2021
3
Answers

Yes. It was delivered promptly and installed very easily by popping the old one off and putting the new one on. No tools needed!

Where can I purchase  vf3400 per vf3500 or vf3600 filters in the Boston, Massachusetts area

Asked by Rcbdedham December 14, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Rcbdedham, Thanks for your inquiry about our product. Home Depot sells these products for us. However, they normally have the VF3500 in the stores. VF3400 and VF3600 are only sold through www.homedepot.com to be shipped to the store for pickup or can be shipped to your home. If you have further questions or concerns, you may call Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 789 reviews
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Is a good filter for drywall dust....
Is a good filter for drywall dust.
by Willy
1 person found this helpful
its a filter
its a filter
by Jp
This product works really good when its new. Once the dust gets into the creases it looses its su...
This product works really good when its new. Once the dust gets into the creases it looses its suction. I bang out the dust and reuse it several times. I've purchased about 5 of them in the last 2 months working on a new building. I give it a 3.
by LRE
1 person found this helpful
It does the job for what it was designed to do.
I do a lot of drywall sanding.I need to to a lot of clean up. It captures all the fine sanding dust.
by TheMasterMudder1
1 person found this helpful
by Ronnie
Outstanding filtration and can be cleaned over and over again for continued use. I currently chan...
Outstanding filtration and can be cleaned over and over again for continued use. I currently change filters every 3 to 4 months
by Reno56
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Filter cartridge does an adequate job with routine trash pickup,...
Filter cartridge does an adequate job with routine trash pickup, but tends to clog & lose efficiency too quickly with drywall sanding dust
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
The filter works fine and fits well for my rigid...
The filter works fine and fits well for my rigid vacuum. I will note the top and bottom is made of some type of rubberized compound that is firmly attached to the fabric filter pleats so it’s unlikely to separate when you mount the filter on the center post.
by Bill1234
Great for routine shop vac issues. Works Great, but I would recommend the water variety if you ne...
Great for routine shop vac issues. Works Great, but I would recommend the water variety if you need to vacuum any water!
by HomeDepotCustomer
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