Internet #305174472

Model # WD4051

0648846023632

RIDGID

4 Gal. Portable Wet/Dry Vac

  • Has the power of a vac 3X its size, yet easily portable
  • Perfect car vacuum with 1-7/8 in. accessories for ground-in dirt
  • Includes a dust bag, for a no mess debris disposal
$ 79 98
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Product Overview

  • Has the power of a vac 3X its size, yet easily portable
  • Perfect car vacuum with 1-7/8 in. accessories for ground-in dirt
  • Includes a dust bag, for a no mess debris disposal
This RIDGID 4 Gal. Wet Dry Vacuum 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 12 lbs. design is lightweight and very portable. The wet/dry vacuum's compact, portable design provides ease of use for transporting and storage. Size C (VF3501) dust bag included.
  • 5-peak horsepower motor offers powerful performance
  • 20 ft. cord provides an extensive reach
  • Includes a size C VF3501 dust collection bag, for a no mess debris disposal
  • Long 20 ft. power cord allows wide area cleaning and wraps neatly around carry handle when not in use
  • 1-7/8 in. Dia hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Compact design is easy to carry, transport and store for added flexibility
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity; actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors
  • Peak HP represents a level at or below the maximum horsepower output of an electric motor tested in a laboratory using a dynamometer
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship



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Product Overview

  • Has the power of a vac 3X its size, yet easily portable
  • Perfect car vacuum with 1-7/8 in. accessories for ground-in dirt
  • Includes a dust bag, for a no mess debris disposal
Model #: WD4051
Internet #: 305174472

This RIDGID 4 Gal. Wet Dry Vacuum 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 12 lbs. design is lightweight and very portable. The wet/dry vacuum's compact, portable design provides ease of use for transporting and storage. Size C (VF3501) dust bag included.

  • 5-peak horsepower motor offers powerful performance
  • 20 ft. cord provides an extensive reach
  • Includes a size C VF3501 dust collection bag, for a no mess debris disposal
  • Long 20 ft. power cord allows wide area cleaning and wraps neatly around carry handle when not in use
  • 1-7/8 in. Dia hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Compact design is easy to carry, transport and store for added flexibility
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity; actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors
  • Peak HP represents a level at or below the maximum horsepower output of an electric motor tested in a laboratory using a dynamometer
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • Has the power of a vac 3X its size, yet easily portable
  • Perfect car vacuum with 1-7/8 in. accessories for ground-in dirt
  • Includes a dust bag, for a no mess debris disposal
This RIDGID 4 Gal. Wet Dry Vacuum 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 12 lbs. design is lightweight and very portable. The wet/dry vacuum's compact, portable design provides ease of use for transporting and storage. Size C (VF3501) dust bag included.
  • 5-peak horsepower motor offers powerful performance
  • 20 ft. cord provides an extensive reach
  • Includes a size C VF3501 dust collection bag, for a no mess debris disposal
  • Long 20 ft. power cord allows wide area cleaning and wraps neatly around carry handle when not in use
  • 1-7/8 in. Dia hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Compact design is easy to carry, transport and store for added flexibility
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity; actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors
  • Peak HP represents a level at or below the maximum horsepower output of an electric motor tested in a laboratory using a dynamometer
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Has the power of a vac 3X its size, yet easily portable
  • Perfect car vacuum with 1-7/8 in. accessories for ground-in dirt
  • Includes a dust bag, for a no mess debris disposal
Model #: WD4051
Internet #: 305174472

This RIDGID 4 Gal. Wet Dry Vacuum 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 12 lbs. design is lightweight and very portable. The wet/dry vacuum's compact, portable design provides ease of use for transporting and storage. Size C (VF3501) dust bag included.

  • 5-peak horsepower motor offers powerful performance
  • 20 ft. cord provides an extensive reach
  • Includes a size C VF3501 dust collection bag, for a no mess debris disposal
  • Long 20 ft. power cord allows wide area cleaning and wraps neatly around carry handle when not in use
  • 1-7/8 in. Dia hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Compact design is easy to carry, transport and store for added flexibility
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity; actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors
  • Peak HP represents a level at or below the maximum horsepower output of an electric motor tested in a laboratory using a dynamometer
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
7 ft
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
1.875 in
Product Depth (in.)
19 in
Product Height (in.)
16.5 in
Product Width (in.)
15 in

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes: 1-7/8x7 Tug-A-Long Locking Hose, Car Nozzle, Standard Cartridge Filter VF3400, Dust Bag VF3501
Air Volume (CFM)
103
Amperage (amps)
9
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
20
Filter Type
Cartridge
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
5.0 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
14.5 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
4
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
7 ft
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
1.875 in
Product Depth (in.)
19 in
Product Height (in.)
16.5 in
Product Width (in.)
15 in

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes: 1-7/8x7 Tug-A-Long Locking Hose, Car Nozzle, Standard Cartridge Filter VF3400, Dust Bag VF3501
Air Volume (CFM)
103
Amperage (amps)
9
Color Family
Oranges/Peaches
Cord Length (ft.)
20
Filter Type
Cartridge
Floor Care Features
Blower Port,Built-In Accessory Storage
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
5.0 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
14.5 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Auto Interior,Bare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
4
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

What does 5.0 peak mean?

What does 5.0 peak mean?
Asked by: Gregory
Not really sure how HP works in terms of electrical but this is a great compact vacuum! The meteor is the same size as most of the bigger shop vacs but has less storage. How many times do you really fill up the large sized ones. I’ve owned this vacuum for years and it out performs all the “Shop Vac’s” I’ve owned in the past. It’s a great little machine that is easily stored.
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2019-04-17

when I put in the paper bag filter do I leave the round filter in at the same time?

when I put in the paper bag filter do I leave the round filter in at the same time?
Asked by: Tamara
YES.
Answered by: robrad
Date published: 2018-10-11

I dont see any wheels on it. Are there wheels?

Asked by: cp
No, but it's very light. I just pull it around where I want it to go.
Answered by: GB
Date published: 2017-06-24

Is it electric or battery powered

Asked by: DF
This wet/dry vacuum is electric.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2018-11-09
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Customer Reviews

4 Gal. Portable Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 198.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from do you have dogs I have bought every vacum all high end evan have central vac-but none pick up dog hair like this little sucker with 6 dogs my carpets and stairs look like new best ever,
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very good Bought this a few months ago and have nothing bad to say about it. Works great. Great value.
Date published: 2019-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I am renovating an old house and needed a cleanup vacuum since my old Ridgid fell apart. I figured that this unit's extreme portability would outweigh its disadvantage of having only 4.5 gallons of capacity. Heck i can always empty the cannister. Well, reality was not the same as my vision. This unit has its filter nearly touch the bottom of the cannister. This means that dirt starts piling up around the filter almost immediately. And this means clogged filter, decreased performance from the start. So its capacity should really be measured in cups not gallons. So i changed my vacuuming philosophy, i bought a huge 16-gallon wet/dry and with my old hoses from my expired Ridgid i have nearly 20 feet of hose. Now i plunk the monstrosity in an out-of-the-way place and move just the hose around. Much easier and much quieter than toting this unit. And certainly less emptying and filter cleaning!
Date published: 2007-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Available Parts Home Depot does not show the right parts listing for this model.This model 4050 is not shown on the parts manual download. The parts and filter are not all for the mod.4050. The picture of the filter is correct but VF3500 is not the correct filter. The ID is wrong and the retainer and nut do not fit correctly and the plastic threads can be ruined because the filter is 1/4" too long. The correct filter has a separate mounting plate.The VF3500 has a vulcanized base plate and the filter assembly is too long for the nut to retain the filter correctly. To use this filter the cage that fits the VF3500 filter is needed.
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I PURCHASED THIS VAC ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I HAVE 3 SHOP VACS OF DIFFERENT SIZES AND POWER RATINGS, FOR ITS SIZE AND WHAT IT WAS DESIGNED FOR THIS IS AN EXCELLENT VACUUM. DON'T TRY TO USE IT ON BIG JOBS AS THE TANK IS TOO SMALL...BUT IF YOU NEED A PORTABLE,POWERFUL VACUUM TO CLEAN YOUR CAR OR VACUUM THE BASEMENT IT WORKS GREAT. SOME OF THE REVIEWS SAY ITS JUNK BECAUSE THEY CAN'T VACUUM UP TONS OF TRASH AS IT CLOGS-WELL, IT PROBABLY DOES BECAUSE ITS NOT MADE FOR THAT TYPE OF BIG JOB...IF YOU MATCH THE VACUUM SIZE TO THE JOB SIZE YOU WILL HAVE BETTER LUCK.
Date published: 2007-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Odd hose size. This is a great vac if you are looking for small size and powerfull performance. Like mentioned before, it uses a non-traditional hose size. You can't use the small 1 1/4" size or large 2 1/2" size tools on the end of the hose included with this vac. So if you are like me, and are buying this vac to replace an aging model. You will not be able to use crevice, floor, or other attachments without buying a new standard(1 1/4" or 2 1/2") hose or the few 1 7/8" parts you find online. I highly recommend this model vacuum. I also recommend you include a Wet/Dry Vac Accessory Kit with your order. I chose the: RIDGID 5-Pc 1-1/4 In. Car Detailing Kit - Model VT2524.
Date published: 2006-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 9 yrs old - great ! Been using this vac because my corgi's shed 1-2 sweaters a day. Can't believe it's lasted this long. It's lasted longer than every shop vac i've ever owned.
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ridgid 4 gal 5 hp portable pro vac Excellent. Powerful, yet quieter than other similar vacs that I've used. Compact. Used my son's, then had to get one for myself.
Date published: 2006-06-09
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