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4 Gallon 5.0-Peak HP Portable Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Fine Dust Filter, Hose and Accessories

  • Portable car vacuum with the power of a vac 3X its size
  • Built-in accessory caddy stores all included accessories
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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RIDGID Power & Durability

RIDGID Power. RIDGID Durability.

RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs are expertly engineered to provide the power and durability to help you clean up any mess.

AUTO DETAILING WET/DRY VAC

PORTABLE AND POWERFUL

This portable vac has a high performance motor and has the power of a vacuum 3X its size

Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Backed by RIDGID’s industry leading lifetime warranty, buy with confidence knowing our vacs are built to last.

Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Standard Filter, Dust Bag

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Standard Filter, Dust Bag

Wet/Dry Vac Accessory Storage

ACCESSORY STORAGE

Built-in tool storage securely stores your accessories. Store up to five accessories.

Wet/Dry Vac Cord Storage

CORD STORAGE

20 ft. power cord stores easily using cord wrap.

LARGE REAR WHEELS

LARGE REAR WHEELS

Large rear wheels offer stability and easily maneuver over rough terrain.

4 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

Capacity

4 gallon capacity is portable and storable.

1-7/8 inch Accessories for Wet/Dry Vacs

Accessory Size

This vac is compatible with 1-7/8 in. accessories.

High Performance Wet/Dry Vac

PICK-UP POWER (CFM)

CFM - The airflow rating of the vac. This is a high performance Wet/Dry Vac.

1-layer filtration captures general debris. Included dust bag provides an extra level of filtration and a convenient way of debris disposal.

INCLUDED FILTER

1-layer filtration captures general debris. Included dust bag provides an extra level of filtration and a convenient way of debris disposal.

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

Cord Length

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

7 ft. hose locks onto the vac and is ultra-flexible.

Hose Length

7 ft. hose locks onto the vac and has extra flexibility at each end.

This 4 Gal. wet/dry vac has a 5.0-peak horsepower motor that offers the powerful performance necessary to tackle even the messiest projects. The 20 ft. cord provides an extensive reach and the 18 lbs. design is light-weight and easily portable. The wet/dry vacuum's large rear wheels and casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds and rough floors at jobsites. This is an ideal vacuum for car cleaning.
  • 5.0 peak horsepower motor offers powerful performance
  • 20 ft. cord provides an extensive reach
  • 18.32 lbs. design is light-weight and very portable
  • Large rear wheels and casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds and rough floors at jobsites
  • Accessory storage caddy keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access
  • 7 ft. tug-a-long hose offers clog-free performance
  • Peak horsepower represents a level at or below the maximum horsepower output of an electric motor tested in a laboratory using a dynamometer
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity, actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors
  • Note: Product May Vary by Store
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RIDGID Power & Durability

RIDGID Power. RIDGID Durability.

RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs are expertly engineered to provide the power and durability to help you clean up any mess.

AUTO DETAILING WET/DRY VAC

PORTABLE AND POWERFUL

This portable vac has a high performance motor and has the power of a vacuum 3X its size

Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Backed by RIDGID’s industry leading lifetime warranty, buy with confidence knowing our vacs are built to last.

Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Standard Filter, Dust Bag

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Standard Filter, Dust Bag

Wet/Dry Vac Accessory Storage

ACCESSORY STORAGE

Built-in tool storage securely stores your accessories. Store up to five accessories.

Wet/Dry Vac Cord Storage

CORD STORAGE

20 ft. power cord stores easily using cord wrap.

LARGE REAR WHEELS

LARGE REAR WHEELS

Large rear wheels offer stability and easily maneuver over rough terrain.

4 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

Capacity

4 gallon capacity is portable and storable.

1-7/8 inch Accessories for Wet/Dry Vacs

Accessory Size

This vac is compatible with 1-7/8 in. accessories.

High Performance Wet/Dry Vac

PICK-UP POWER (CFM)

CFM - The airflow rating of the vac. This is a high performance Wet/Dry Vac.

1-layer filtration captures general debris. Included dust bag provides an extra level of filtration and a convenient way of debris disposal.

INCLUDED FILTER

1-layer filtration captures general debris. Included dust bag provides an extra level of filtration and a convenient way of debris disposal.

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

Cord Length

20 ft. power cord provides MAX reach.

7 ft. hose locks onto the vac and is ultra-flexible.

Hose Length

7 ft. hose locks onto the vac and has extra flexibility at each end.

Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
7
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
1.875
Product Depth (in.)
14.0 in
Product Height (in.)
16.3 in
Product Width (in.)
20.1 in

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes 1-7/8" x 7' Tug-A-Long Locking Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility nozzle, Car Nozzle,Cartridge Filter and Dust Bag
Air Volume (CFM)
110
Amperage (amps)
9
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
20.0
Filter Type
General Dirt Filter
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage,Casters,Portable Design,Wet/Dry
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
5
Recommended Surfaces
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
4
Voltage (volts)
120

Questions & Answers

331Questions20Answers

Will the inlet tube work with the bag filter. It was a replacement due to COVID. It is longer and doesn't have the two ridges as seen in the diagram. I can't seem to get it attached.

Asked by bigfish May 3, 2021
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Answers

Hello bigfish, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, to properly install the filter bag you'll need to poke a hole along the perforated line on the cardboard or push the cardboard cap into the bag before trying to install onto the inlet to punch a hole in the paper. Insert the cardboard with the rubber gasket over the inlet tube carefully. Push the cardboard collar all the way forward against the drum, making sure the rubber gasket moves over the rib that is present on the inlet port. If you have any other questions or concerns, you may call us 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

Does this unit require a vacuum bag?

Asked by Brie April 16, 2021
3
Answers

No, it has a round pleated filter that can be cleaned or replaced when needed. The dirt just fills the machine and you just dump it out

How long is the warranty?

Asked by Libbyg April 14, 2021
2
Answers

One year

Ridgid WD4070 4 gal wet/dry vac: takes up about 1 gal water then stops. How to fix?

Asked by Bejart April 7, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Bejart, We’re sorry to know what you have experienced with the vac. This is not typical with our vacuums. If you purchased the vac from Home Depot within the last 90 days, you may return it to the store with the sales receipt. If it's past 90 days, our RIDGID® wet / dry vacs have a full lifetime warranty against manufacturing and material defects. Please note that failures due to misuse, abuse or normal wear and tear are not covered by this warranty. You may submit a warranty claim online at https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/wet-dry-vac-warranty or call our customer service at 1-800-474-3443. Note that our normal business hours are 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

this shop vac stopped working how can I get this repaired?

Asked by Sophia April 4, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Sophia, We’re sorry to know what you have experienced with the vac. This is not typical with our vacuums. If you purchased the vac from Home Depot within the last 90 days, you may return it to the store with the sales receipt. If it's past 90 days, our RIDGID® wet / dry vacs have a full lifetime warranty against manufacturing and material defects. Please note that failures due to misuse, abuse or normal wear and tear are not covered by this warranty. You may submit a warranty claim online at https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/wet-dry-vac-warranty or call our customer service at 1-800-474-3443. Note that our normal business hours are 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

My question is. Will the rigid car detail kit work with this vac

Asked by Joe419 April 3, 2021
3
Answers

Yes it will. The fittings are the same size. 

Why is the 4g the same price as the 12g?? Shouldn't the smaller one, be cheaper?

Asked by annoyed April 1, 2021
3
Answers

It’s not smaller just a different model I recommend

I am assembling the vacuum and can not get the castors into the holes and casings where they are supposed to go no matter how hard I try

Asked by Jobo March 31, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Jobo, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry for the inconvenience. To further assist you, 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

I need to order a couple of filters for my Ridgid 4 gal 5.0 peach wet/dry vac. how can i go abou...

Asked by Don March 30, 2021
2
Answers

Follow the link below: RIDGID 3-Layer Fine Dust Pleated Paper Filter for 3 to 4.5 Gal. RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-3-Layer-Fine-Dust-Pleated-Paper-Filter-for-3-to-4-5-Gal-RIDGID-Wet-Dry-Shop-Vacuums-VF3500/100021371 SKU# 100021371

We have the 4 gallon wet/dry vacuum. We put the hose in to vacuum and noticed that the place to put the blower hose blows air really hard when we're trying to vacuum. Is the blower end supposed to blow air when you're not using it? Blew dust everywhere

Asked by Dianep2213 March 25, 2021
2
Answers

Hello Dianep2213, Thanks for your question and we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. There are several reasons why the unit may have dust discharge out of the blower port. Please note that this particular unit (WD40700) only comes with VF3400 filter for standard dirt pickups. If you are trying to vacuum up fine particles, such as drywall dust or cold ashes, you need to use the VF3500 filter as stated in the owner's manual. This 3-layer material paper filter is specifically made to filter fine dust and should prevent any dust to shoot out of the blower port. If you have questions or concerns, you may call us 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

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 4,367 reviews
  • 92% recommend this product
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Has a lot of power!
Best purchase... I am so pleased with the Ridgid Portable Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with accessories. It does everything they said it does!
by Laurelle
Major Design Flaw
Design flaw makes this vacuum frustrating to use as the exhaust port and suction port are on the same side, thus everything you try to vacuum gets blown away before you even get the chance to suck it up. Rigid, what were your engineers thinking??
by Jay
Response from RIDGIDFeb 25, 2021
Hello Jay, That's odd. The suction port of this vac is in front located on the orange drum while the exhaust port is on the opposite side near the accessory storage bin. Did you perhaps have the lid placed backwards onto the drum? If you need assistance, you may call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
7 people found this helpful
Perfect size to use with a Dustopper as dedicated dust collection for a miter saw!
I paired this small shop vac with a Dustopper and 5 gallon bucket to provide dedicated dust collection for my miter saw, this combination collects all of the saw dust in the 5 gallon bucket and not in the vacuum. This combined with a cart I built to house the setup and my miter saw allows me quick and easy access to cut wood and not make as big of a mess (miter saws don't collect 100% of the dust but my Festool does collect a majority). I also added a power switch that turns the vacuum on when the saw runs and off 10 seconds after the saw stops drawing power, this makes it so I only have to plug one cord in and not have to manage or run the shop vac continuously. Overall I am very happy with this shop vac.
by Steven
3 people found this helpful
Great Warranty
Received a new vacuum when old one quit working after several years. Vacuum works great and company stands behind lifetime warranty.
by Notie
What were they thinking when they made it?
4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac because it is small I use it to clean up sawdust and small construction debris One has to wonder why they put the intake and exhaust on the same side The exhaust blows out where one is trying to clean up saw dust it gets blown around by the exhaust.
by Stew45rm
Response from Customer ServiceNov 4, 2020
Dear Stew45rm, Thank you for your review and we're sorry to hear about this. The intake port of this particular unit is located on the drum while the exhaust port is at the back side. From the picture you posted, it appears the powerhead is placed backwards onto the drum. The exhaust port should be on the same side as the accessory storage bin. If you have 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
A handy little beast!
A few noteworthy things about this vac: Wet vacuuming: As others have noted, you need to remove the paper filter and put a VF3700 foam filter on. I also highly suggest buying the Rigid diffuser/muffler to put on the exhaust port. Using both will control the mist that will inevitably come out the exhaust port when wet vacuuming. Noise: I don't like noise. If I'm going to do a lot of vacuuming, I wear ear plugs. It's loud but not horrible. Buy the muffler. It helps quiet it down a bit. That muffler/diffuser: also a good thing: Without the diffuser, the strong breeze coming out the exhaust port ends up blowing things around the room! Emptying it: It does take some hand strength to pop the cover latches open. Tip: Lean on both latches with your palms on the cover, then use those fingertips to pop the latches. A slight bit of downward force on the top section makes it far easier to work 'em. See the pictures! If you still can't figure out what I'm trying to explain, perhaps you should consider not using a vacuum. Capacity: If you know you are going to do a lot of wet vacuuming you might want to consider one of the models with a drain plug at the bottom. This unit does not have one, so you must open it every time to dump out the water. That gets rather old after awhile. Speaking of that drain that isn't: Since there is not a drain, you can't buy the nice Rigid VP2000 drain pump. That allows you to continuously wet vacuum without stopping. But again, you can't use it with this model. Though I have pondered the possibility of making an in-field modification to see if I can add a drain port. Then I could use the pump, and that would be great for those special flood occasions! Hose: The big standard hose is like trying to vacuum with an anaconda. It's too rigid and causes the vacuum to shift around as you work. See my comment above about blowing stuff around the room... Consider replacing it with one of their better hoses. But the big hose will suck up large trash quite nicely. If you know you are going to be cleaning up smaller debris, buy the VT2534 car kit with the nicely flexible 1-1/4" hose. Just don't suck up drywall trash or wood shrapnel! It's not good at that, and will get clogged, at which time you stop and shove a broom handle down it while telling AGAIN to whomever didn't listen "DON'T SUCK UP CHUNKS!" Filters: You can get a lot of use out of a paper filter by popping it off and cleaning it when you are emptying the vac. Bowl it down the driveway numerous times, getting lots of skip in your throw. Strum your fingers across all the pleats, like you are petting it violently. Lots of dust will come out and immediately head straight to your face. It's inevitable. I have no idea why. A twister could be blowing from behind me, and the dust would still come for my face. Okay, option three is to use an air hose, outside (if that's not obvious) and blow the dust out from air applied to the inside of the filter. Note that filterologists always say to not blow air against the outside. It will just drive dirt into the filter. Gripe: There is a handy storage compartment molded as part of the lower section of the vacuum. When it's time to empty your beast, you remove the motor top and set it aside. Then you take the bottom and dump it in a trash can OUTSIDE. Then you realize you just dumped the tools in the storage compartment into the trash. Reach in to the resulting cloud of dust and grab the tools, coating your arms in the process. This design flaw makes the handy tool pocket not so handy methinks.
by haef
46 people found this helpful
hose to vacume
love this product. but hose to vacume always come free not a good snap. thank you.
by papo
7 people found this helpful
Sweet little vac
Been wanting one for awhile I use it to detail vehicles, I already have a 16 gallon vac for garage work etc, I also purchased the car kit because the hose that comes with it is garbage. Be aware the attachments that come with it will not work with the new smaller orange hose. This is small and light with plenty of power to vacuum vehicles with ease.
by Idetail
5 people found this helpful
warning - 3 layer filter has been removed!!
See picture - they have removed the 3-layer and replaced with standard filter. This should have been clear on the website, and is thus the wrong price - frustrated !!
by frustratedprouser
Response from RIDGIDJun 23, 2020
Hello, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to have learned your disappointment. The WD4070 wet/dry vac product we are selling presently comes with the standard white filter, VF3400. This is a temporary component change due to COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mask support.

We are temporarily replacing the 3-Layer filter (VF3500) component. Due to raw materials that are normally used in our production of the 3-Layer Fine Dust filter component (VF3500) being redirected for PPE mask manufacturing support, we are unable to provide the filter previously included with this product. We are providing customers with a 1-Layer Filter (VF3400) component and a dust collection bag. Please note the dust collection bag was not typically included with this purchase. This filter and bag are shown in the images on this page and indicated under the Product Overview. If you have further questions or concerns, you may call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
18 people found this helpful
Very powerful suction, long cord and hose.love the low center of gravity it has so it won’t tip o...
Very powerful suction, long cord and hose.love the low center of gravity it has so it won’t tip over. The only complaint I have is the attachments that come with it are slightly difficult to attach.
by Frapi125
7 people found this helpful
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