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5-Layer HEPA Media Pleated Paper Filter for Most 5 Gal. and Larger Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums (3-Pack)

  • Fits RIDGID shop vacuums 5 gallons and larger
  • Captures allergens, pet dander, pollen, and fine powders
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter fastening system for easy filter change
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Product Overview

Filter designed with HEPA rated media offering 5 layers of filtration.

HEPA MEDIA

Filter designed with HEPA rated media offering 5 layers of filtration.

5-Layer HEPA Media is best for fine particles, pet dander, pollen, and allergens.

BEST FOR

5-Layer HEPA Media is best for fine particles, pet dander, pollen, and allergens.

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 8-9 inches.

FILTER SIZE

This filter will fit your vacuum if your filter cage height is 8-9 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.

Buy more and save. Significant savings when purchasing the 3-Pack.

3-Pack

Buy more and save. Significant savings when purchasing the 3-Pack.

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons and larger.

Compatible Vacuums

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons and larger.

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF7000 Wet Filter.

Filtration Options

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF7000 Wet Filter.

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

Replace

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

This 3 pack of RIDGID 5-layer pleated paper allergen filters is made from HEPA-rated material that traps pollens and pet dander as well as everyday dirt and fine dust particles The filter fits all RIDGID wet/dry vacs 5 gallon and larger. With its patented Qwik Lock feature, the filter simply snaps on or off the vacuum for easy cleaning.
  • Ideal for capturing allergens, such as pet dander and pollen.
  • 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.
  • Filter made with HEPA-rated material but does not meet EPA or RRP guidelines for certified HEPA filtration.
  • RIDGID always recommends the use of a cartridge filter for dry pick-up. If picking up wet debris, RIDGID recommends the VF7000.
  • Includes 3 Filters
Filter designed with HEPA rated media offering 5 layers of filtration.

HEPA MEDIA

Filter designed with HEPA rated media offering 5 layers of filtration.

5-Layer HEPA Media is best for fine particles, pet dander, pollen, and allergens.

BEST FOR

5-Layer HEPA Media is best for fine particles, pet dander, pollen, and allergens.

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 8-9 inches.

FILTER SIZE

This filter will fit your vacuum if your filter cage height is 8-9 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.

Buy more and save. Significant savings when purchasing the 3-Pack.

3-Pack

Buy more and save. Significant savings when purchasing the 3-Pack.

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons and larger.

Compatible Vacuums

Compatible with RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons and larger.

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF7000 Wet Filter.

Filtration Options

RIDGID offers alternative filtration options including the VF7000 Wet Filter.

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

Replace

Change filter when vacuum performance decreases.

Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Appliance Category
Appliance Parts
Brand Compatibility
RIDGID
Brand/Model Compatibility
RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums
Color
Green
Color Family
Green
Filter Material
Proprietary
Filter Type
HEPA Filter
Floor Care Features
No Additional Features
HEPA Filter
Yes
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Model Compatibility
Fits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 5 Gal. and Larger
Number of Pieces
3
Package Quantity
3
Product Weight (lb.)
1 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

36Questions28Answers

Will this fit my old model WD16650?

Asked by MacCookie August 2, 2020
1
Answer

Hello MacCookie, Yes, this VF6000 will fit your WD16650 16-gallon with detachable leaf blower vac. If you have any other 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

How small must an item be in order to be filtered by your HEPA filter. For example will bacteria or virus be caught in this filter thank you

Asked by Barrow May 14, 2020
4
Answers

I tried to make a mask out of it but had difficulty. If you have any plans or drawings to show how you make a mask out of it please share. Also, I don't like the green color, I was thinking of black with fake rhinestones. Thanks.

Will this fit shop vac lb600c? Thanks

Asked by shez April 19, 2020
2
Answers

This HEPA is a good one.

Do these contain fiberglass?

Asked by Ed April 8, 2020
2
Answers

They do not contain fiberglass. We use this filter in our machine to clean a room that houses 16 extremely dusty parrots. This filter does a great job!

Is this a hepa filter?

Asked by Kmbert March 30, 2020
3
Answers

Yes.

will this filter fit a craftsman

Asked by ben March 18, 2020
4
Answers

Hepa filters are the best. Removes debris and cleans the air while doing all jobs! Great product

Will using this filter reduce the amount of dust exhausted by the vacuum while in use in confined...

Asked by TSully980 December 22, 2019
2
Answers

yes, excellent filter will reduce amount of dust when used in small confined area.

How often should the filter be replaced

Asked by Ralph December 7, 2019
2
Answers

Hello Ralph, For a normal use, it is highly recommended to replace the filter once every 6 months. 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

What does it mean when you say: "Filter made with HEPA-rated material but does not meet EPA or RR...

Asked by CleanAirGuy October 3, 2019
3
Answers

I would say they are just being truthful. Just because it's made of HEPA-rated materials, doesn't mean it will meet HEPA standards. I know I stating the obvious but without contacting the filter manufacturer, that's the best information I can give. On a side note, I use this filter on a Vac that I clean my 3 pellet stoves, it stops the very fine ash from getting out of the Vac.

Will this work for cold ash?

Asked by AZ3 September 28, 2019
5
Answers

Yes, I use this filter when cleaning my 3 Pellet stoves. Been using it for 3 years with no leakage of ash.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 348 reviews
  • 94% recommend this product
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Yes, this filter worked perfectly. No fine debris exiting the vacuum. By fire debris, I'm talking...
Yes, this filter worked perfectly. No fine debris exiting the vacuum. By fire debris, I'm talking thin set that we busted up and sheet rock dust from our remodel. The first filter worked poorly, where this captured everything that was missed making for a nice clean work space to complete painting and putting down new wood plank ceramic tile.
by SkyMac
2 people found this helpful
My first time to purchase with Filter made with HEPA-rated material for my wet & dry shop vacuum ...
My first time to purchase with Filter made with HEPA-rated material for my wet & dry shop vacuum that is craftsman. { My very old wet & dry shop vacuum. } It fit in fine in first time. I like that no odor from wet & dry shop vacuum. Cud smell nice in the air after using it. Really pleased with it but pricey.
by VR
1 person found this helpful
Worked great for drywall dust from sanding new drywall.
Worked great for drywall dust from sanding new drywall.
by schneider
I bought a new RIDGID wet/dry vac in 2011 and just recently changed the filter and bag. I decided...
I bought a new RIDGID wet/dry vac in 2011 and just recently changed the filter and bag. I decided on buying the more expensive Allegen pleasted paper filter because I am going to sand drywall and I needed the extra filtration. This filter does a fantastic job. With the basic paper filter like the one that came with the vacuum, dust would come out of the exhaust port. But now, no dust at all. And the new paper bag filter works great also. It is definitely work the money. Recently I bought a new WEN 6301 Electric Detailing Palm Sander. This replaced my old Black & Decker Mouse sander. The WEN has a vacuum port and I didn't particularly care for this when I bought it, but it ended up being a great addition because I am able to attach the RIDGID flex hose onto the WEN sander port. It's not a perfect fit, but that doesn't matter. Yesterday, I sanded for two hours and easily 99% of the dust from sanding the drywall was picked up by the vacuum hose. I attached a picture. If you look at the floor, there is hardly any drywall dust. Normally, I would have to vacuum the edges, but in this case, there wasn't any to vacuum.
by SdJ
3 people found this helpful
suprisingly good
I would recommend this filter for any one doing inside work. Had extremely fine metal dusting after sanding down antiques. Did not expect it to work as good as it did
by Roofer
Great filter! Bought online because this filter isn’t sold in...
Great filter! Bought online because this filter isn’t sold in the stores!
by VIRGINIA
is this actually a HEPA filter??
Why do all these filters have “NO” listed in the specifications under “HEPA filter”? It says they are made out of HEPA material, but are they rated as HEPA filters? If they are, fix the specifications!! Every single size has “NO” listed in the specifications. Seems like some trickery going on here.
by Brian
Response from RIDGIDMar 29, 2021
Hello Brian, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to have learned your disappointment. The material of the VF6000 RIDGID filter is HEPA rated; however the complete filter assembly system is not individually certified to HEPA standards.Note that this filter can be used for anything that is non-toxic or non-hazardous in the environment. If you have any questions, 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
Works well with Rigid Wet/Dry Shop vacuum. Using it for very fine particles and we do not get an...
Works well with Rigid Wet/Dry Shop vacuum. Using it for very fine particles and we do not get any blow through. The filter indicates it is washable and reusable. I haven't tested this, but I am skeptical with a pleated paper filter. Time will tell. My only complaint is $30 for a filter is expensive.
by HillbillyinMA
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Filters very well, seems to have slightly less airflow than the 3 layer filter.
Filters very well, seems to have slightly less airflow than the 3 layer filter.
by Putz
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