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

  • 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.

5 Layers offer advanced filtration of extremely fine particles and allergens.

5-Layer Filtration

5 Layers offer advanced filtration of extremely fine particles and allergens.

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.

The RIDGID 5-layer pleated paper allergen filter is made from HEPA-rated material that traps pollen 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 1 Filter

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
1
Package Quantity
1
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

129Questions19Answers

I am looking for a filter for a model #WD19500 / wet. dry vacuum. Where can I buy a filter for this model?

Asked by Hugley May 7, 2021
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Answers

Hello Hugley, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. You can buy the filters at Home Depot stores or online at www.homedepot.com or store.ridgid.com. We have different filters for different jobs. For standard or typical basement or garage dirt, you can use the VF4000. For fine dust, such as drywall or cement dust, you must have the VF5000. We also have a filter made of HEPA rated material known as VF6000. This filter is best recommended for picking up pollens and allergens. Lastly, we have VF7000 foam filter specifically designed only for liquid pick-ups or water-borne debris. 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

Are you still making this model?  If not, do you have another model similar in size, Hp. Tools and filters?  Need it in a couple of weeks.  

Asked by Amcse April 9, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Amcse, Thank you for your inquiry about our product. Yes, we are still making this model but currently out of stock and plan to have it back in stock in the future. We do not have an exact date when it will be available at your local Home Depot or online. Please check back on HomeDepot.com or the app for the most up-to-date status. You may also use Home Depot Notify Me option on their website. We have another 10-gallon vac, but it has a stainless steel drum. Model number is WD1060 found here: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-10-Gal-6-0-Peak-HP-Stainless-Steel-Wet-Dry-Shop-Vacuum-with-Filter-Hose-and-Accessories-WD1060/301070987 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

what is the merv rating for this filter?

Asked by Curiousboy April 6, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Curiousboy, Thanks for your inquiry. We're sorry our filters do not have a merv rating. If you have other questions, please 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

The wheels won’t seem to click in. Do I not just turn it upside down and push down on the wheels until they click? Only one would click down and it’s loose. 

Asked by Justinb99 April 3, 2021
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Answers

Yes. They are supposed to click in, mine were very hard to get in and had to tap in with a hammer CAREFULLY without damaging wheel or holder. They were tight then. Not ideal.

Hlw much to purchase?

Asked by EWCS Cash April 1, 2021
1
Answer

Hello EWCS Cash, Thank you for your inquiry about our product. We sell these vacs at Home Depot stores. To view the price, click here: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-10-Gal-5-0-Peak-HP-ProPack-Plus-Wet-Dry-Shop-Vacuum-with-Filter-Expandable-Hose-and-Accessories-WD1022/300673805 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

To change over to wet vacuum what do I need to do

Asked by Creekbank March 29, 2021
3
Answers

Simply open the lid and remove any paper filter. i.e. bag or RIDGID type. If you have a foam filter, you can leave it however, I chose to remove it also.

Can I use the Rigid 9-gallon Cordless shop-vac both in my shop and my home. I have some pre-sales questions below: #1. Can I use 3rd party heads? What size is the hose on the wand where the cleaning heads attach? #2. Can it be used as a blower?

Asked by PeterO March 19, 2021
3
Answers

Dear PeterO, Thank you for your questions! Yes, you may use this particular vacuum both for your shop and your home. Generally, our RIDGID wet/dry vacs can be used for anything that is not toxic or hazardous in the environment. Also, this vacuum has a built-in blower feature. To make it work, you will need to attach the hose on the blower port located at the back side of the lid near the cord entry, plug the unit and turn it on. Additionally, this vacuum comes with 1-7/8-inch accessories and hose. Please take note that we only suggest you use RIDGID accessories as we can't confirm compatibility of the accessories from other manufacturers. If you have further 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

I am petite with a back injury and cannot pick up over 10 pounds. I am in need of a new shop vac that I do not have to lift the motor off the top. Only I do not see the weight of this 12 gal. product. How much does it weigh? And do you sell a 6 gal?

Asked by InjuredGirl01 March 14, 2021
2
Answers

The Ridgid shop vac weights about 23 Lbs. Just the motor head weights about 12 Lbs. I do not know of a shop vac with a motor on the bottom. One if the home style canister vac would have a removable bag that may work for you. We have a Kenmore that is easy to empty, that my wife uses. Dave

Where do I find the box number on the box to register and 9 gallon ridgid wet/dry vac found all other but not this one

Asked by Joey94 March 12, 2021
2
Answers

To register your 18V vacuum you need to search under vacuums. It is not under the 18V power tools

How long is continuous running time with both batteries for interior cars?

Asked by Sloppy joe March 12, 2021
2
Answers

Hello, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. As the manufacturer of the Vacuum (not the batteries) we're only able to give you rough estimates on how long this vacuum might last of a new battery. This can vary based on a wide variety of attributes from actual capacity of the battery, the number of charge cycles the battery has been put through, electrical draw from each vacuum, temperature of the battery, how the machine is being used to vacuum and the type of debris to name a few. The vac will run for approximately 3 to 3.5 per Ah (Amp hour) contained within the battery. Thus, with one 9Ah battery, the vac may run for 27 to 31.5 minutes and 54 to 63 minutes with two 9Ah batteries. Hope this helps. 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

  • 4.6
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Great vacuum, built a stand and use with separator
I bought this around Black Friday and it’s been great. I built a stand out of pvc and plywood to mount a bucket and dust separator and it’s been great. I will buy a longer and likely upgraded hose but as it comes out of the box, it’s effective.
by Ryno
10 gallon shop vac
I had to replace my old shop vac of 36 years. Sad to see it go, but this new one is a delight to use. I would highly recommend
by MrMoose
Does an awesome job. Got the accessories kit also
Have used it for vacuuming the car and indoor carpeted steps. Could not had gotten a better one for the buck
by Siggs
Great cordless vacuum
I bought this vacuum to vacuum bees up in my bee business. Definitely helps me when there is no power to plug in to.
by Beekeeper0422
Just like a corded vacuum!
I've had this for about 4-5 months now and I love it. It's real nice to not have to plug it in so the time. That said, I do wish that it was a hybrid that gave an option to plug it in, cause I don't always have available batteries with enough juice. Also, get yourself a couple 9Ah batteries. They give it more power and they last A LOT longer! I ended up buying 4 9Ah batteries so I can keep rotating them. It makes a world of difference compared to the 4Ah batteries that I started off with, with this vacuum.
by mjleas23
Lightweight and portable
This vacuum is great for portability and movement. The fact there are no cords helps you get around and do your job without getting tangled up. Two things it could use as upgrades is a drain plug and an option to plug in if the battery drains. I bought two 9AH batteries so I never really run out. This vacuum is a revolutionary item to have in your tool shed/garage.
by Cordless Vacuum
Great product!
Excellent performance thank you ridgid for making the best products at an affordable price.
by Aldogg
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
great vacuum with upgraded hose/wands/tools
i have this vac for a while & quite powerful vac! i upgraded the 1 7/8" hose & wands to the 2 1/2" hose, wands & tools; & also bought the car cleaning kit, filter bags & hepa filter. i used the vac for vacing car interiors, home remodeling & clearing flooded kitchen (kitchen sink drain pipe burst) this vac outcleaned my other 'household vac' so it gets daily use vacing carpets & above floor. it even picked up a lite switch w/o clogging. the only downside is noisy; esp when using a turbo brush nozzle for vacing carpets upholstery & car interiors
by flooramatic
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
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