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Fine Dust Pleated Paper Wet/Dry Vac Replacement Cartridge Filter for Most 5 Gal and Larger RIDGID Shop Vacuums (1-Pack)

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  • Fits most RIDGID wet dry vacuums 5 gallons or larger
  • Durable shop vac filter captures mold and fine powders
  • Replace your filter often to get optimal vacuum performance
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About This Product

The RIDGID fine dust pleated paper filter is designed for your RIDGID wet dry vacuum (5 gallons and larger) to capture fine dust and traps particles such as mold, fine powders and cool fireplace ash. The replacement shop vac fine dust filter can be washed and, if dried properly, reused. Changing shop vac filters often is strongly recommended to increase the vac's performance and to help extend wet dry vacuum life as it protects the motor from harmful dust and debris. This product offers one fine dust filter that fits all RIDGID wet dry shop vacs 5 gallons and larger and should only be used for dry pickup. RIDGID provides other filtration offerings, including VF6000 HEPA Material Filter (sold separately), VF7000 shop vac Wet Filter (sold separately), and VF8000 HEPA Filter (sold separately), depending on the job application and type of cleanup mess. Also, a range of value pack sizes (2-count, 4-count, 8-count and 16-count) are available to accommodate a variety of project needs. With its patented Qwik Lock feature, the filter simply snaps on or off the shop vacuum for easy cleaning and to quickly switch filter options.

Highlights

  • Includes 1 RIDGID Fine Dust Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum Replacement Filter to help capture particles that could harm the motor and decrease performance - dry pickup only
  • Fits RIDGID wet/dry vacuums 5 gallons and larger
  • Replacement fine dust filter ideal for capturing mold, cold ashes, and fine powders
  • Pleated paper filters can be washed and can be reused if dried properly
  • RIDGID always recommends the use of a cartridge filter for dry pickup and to replace filters often for optimal vacuum performance and to prolong the life of the vac
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter makes installing or removing your shop vac filter quick, easy, and secure - no tools or hardware needed
  • If picking up wet debris, RIDGID recommends the wet application filter (VF7000; sold separately)
  • RIDGID offers a range of dry mess filtration options: RIDGID VF4000 general debris filter (sold separately), VF5000 fine dust filter, VF6000 HEPA material filter (sold separately), and a wet/dry mess filtration option: VF8000 HEPA filter (sold separately)
  • RIDGID also offers a line of vacuum dust collection bags that can assist with debris containment and allow easy debris disposal for different size vacs (sold separately)
  • Also available in a 2-count, 4-count, 8-count, and 16-count (sold separately) so you can always have a filter when your project calls for it
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Product Information

Internet # 100075119

Model # VF5000

Store SKU # 335151

Additional Resources

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 7.5 in, W 9.3 in, D 7.3 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

7.3 in

Product Height (in.)

7.5 in

Product Width (in.)

9.3 in

Details

Appliance Category

Appliance Parts

Brand Compatibility

RIDGID

Brand/Model Compatibility

RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums

Debris Type

Cold Ashes, Dust Mites, Fine Powders, General Debris, Mold, Pollens, Sawdust

Filter Material

Paper

Filter Type

Cartridge

Filter Use

Fine Dust Filter

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

Vacuum

Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory Type

Vacuum Filter Cartridge

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

No Warranty

Questions & Answers

624Questions
caret
Q:Is VF4200 the same as VF4000?
by|Jul 9, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hello John, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. Yes, it is the same. The VF4200 is the 2 pack version of the VF4000. If you have additional 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 or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

by|Jul 10, 2024
    caret
    Q:You say that this filter is washable if dried correctly. How do you dry it correctly?
    by|Jul 6, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hello Ronscho! Thanks for your inquiry. Sorry, we cannot confirm if aftermarket brand filters will fit our vacuums. Please note that our filters are washable under running water, and you can just let it air-dried. However, if it is worn out or damaged, it needs to be replaced and replacements are available at any Home Depot stores. Likewise, we only suggest you use RIDGID filters for the vacuums to maintain peak vac performance. If you have other questions, 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

    by|Jul 18, 2024
      1 found this answer helpful
      caret
      Q:How do you replace the filter?
      by|Jul 5, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hello Grandmajanis, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. To replace the filter you need to remove the old filter from your vacuum by pulling it off. Once the old filter is removed, you just need to push in the filter until if it lock in place by the qwik lock stud. 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

      by|Jul 8, 2024
        caret
        Q:Hi, can the VF8000 be used in conjunction with the VF3602 cyclonic bags - using VF3602 with a VF6000 is mentioned but not with a VF8000.
        by|Jul 3, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Hello ggoldman, Thanks for your inquiry about our product. Yes, you may use the VF8000 filter together with the VF3602 cyclonic bags. If you have 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 or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

        by|Jul 3, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5

          • 4.6 out of 9,177 reviews
          • 93% recommend this product
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          Bags suck blow out
          The ends of the bag blow out after 15 min of vacuum use. Blower has fine dust filter. Garbage quality. I stapled the ends with paper stapler, this makes them last about an hour or 1/3 of bag size then the bag blows out at the corners, clogging the blower filter. Then suction is useless. Rigid you need to add real life testing, or we have a quality issue. I used 6 bags within 4 hours of trying to clean up, that's a lot of wasted money at $13 per bag. Hardly any dust in the bag and they burst
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            • Recommended
            No more sawdust!
            We recently cleaned out the garage and found sawdust everywhere. I figured it was time to get a vacuum that connects to my saws because sweeping up afterwords was not cutting it. It takes a minute to set it up, but so much nicer. Plus it can do other things like be ready for a water spill.
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            • Recommended
            Prefilter helps
            To help make these filters easier to clean and last longer I used two dollar The Frost King 15 X 24 air conditioner filter to make a sleeve that slides over the vacuum filter. One A/C filter makes two slip covers, which are CA or rubber cemented at the seam and can be washed and dried as needed. My first set up lasted ten years. I own three Ridgid shop vacs, so filter could get expensive.
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              • Recommended
              9 found this review helpful
              New Ridgid filter falling apart.
              Attached are pix of my Ridgid vac filters. The one that looks used, but fine is 22 yrs old and came with my Vac. The 2 pix of a squished one is a brand new filter I bought to to use when the old one was drying from being hosed down. I hosed off the new filter 1 time. This is what it now looks like after 1 cleaning. This is junk. What's wrong?
              by
              Response from RIDGIDMar 18, 2024
              Hello Bill15029,

              Thanks for writing a review and we’re sorry to learn your disappointment. While RIDGID filters are washable, please make sure that it is completely air dried before using it again. We wanted to further assist you with this concern, please feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443) or you may send your email to info@ridgidvacs.com or info.info@emerson.com with the attached photos of the filter.

              Regards,
              RIDGID® Customer Support Ridgid
                1 found this review helpful
                DVO5000 Vacuum
                I received this vacuum a few years ago for Christmas. It is used to clean out my wood stove. Great Little vacuum cleaner.
                by
                  • Recommended
                  The best wet and dry vaccuum
                  i bought ridgid vaccuum 1 year ago and still in good condition even im using it everyday in my cleanig business. very handy and useful in every type of cleaning business
                  by
                    • Recommended
                    RIDGID VF8000 wet dry hepa filter.
                    This filter is amazing. It does everything it says, Cleans easily just with water due to its nonstick surface please filter. Has a nice durable rubber material. Filter is an all in One which is awesome a lot better than the paper filters. I had bought four for all my Ridgid wet Dry vacuums. It fits my older first generation ridgid WD16300 from 2001.
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                      • Recommended
                      2 found this review helpful
                      Bag broke in vacuum, made huge mess. Very inconvenient and waste of money. The other bag in the package came with a hole already in it!
                      by
                      Response from RIDGIDDec 8, 2023
                      Hello Paidin,

                      Thank you for your time to write us a review and we're sorry to hear about this. We would like to know more about the issue so we know how can be of help. 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 or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you.

                      Thanks,
                      RIDGID Ridgid
                      • Verified Purchase
                      1 found this review helpful
                      Awesome Vac
                      Check out this picture. As you can see it sucked up until there was no more room at all!!
                      by
                        • Recommended
                        Great filter replacement, easy to install
                        Wet dry vac filters are a maintenance item that can be easy to neglect as they are out of sight but important to the long term performance of your vacuum. I had gone a little too long before replacing mine and picked up the one. Installation is as easy as opening the vacuum, pulling down the wings on the old filter to remove it, and pushing the new one on. I used it to vacuum drywall and tile dust and debris that had fallen into my crawl space from a remodel above and the filter performance was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this and be buying in the future for my vacuum.
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                        Debris Type

                        Cold Ashes, Dust Mites, Fine Powders, General Debris, Mold, Pollens, Sawdust

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                        Filter Use

                        Fine Dust Filter

                        HEPA Material Filter

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                        Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory Type

                        Vacuum Filter Cartridge

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