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HEPA Material Pleated Paper Wet/Dry Vac Cartridge Filter for Most 5 Gallon and Larger RIDGID Shop Vacuums (1-Pack)

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  • Fits most RIDGID wet/dry vacs 5 gallons or larger
  • Captures allergens, pet dander, and drywall dust
  • Replace your filter often to get optimal vacuum performance
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The RIDGID pleated paper filter is designed for your RIDGID wet/dry vacuum (5 gallon and larger) to capture allergens and trap particles such as everyday dirt, drywall dust, pollen and pet dander. The replacement 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 vacuum life as it protects the motor from harmful dust and debris. This product offers one HEPA Material 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 VF5000 Fine Dust Filter (sold separately), VF7000 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 range 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.
  • Includes 1 RIDGID HEPA Material 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 vacs 5 gallon or larger
  • Replacement filter ideal for capturing allergens, pet dander and drywall dust when paired with a RIDGID Dust Collection Bag (sold separately)
  • Filter made with HEPA-rated material but does not meet EPA or RRP guidelines for certified HEPA filtration
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter makes installing or removing your shop vac filter quick, easy, and secure - no tools or hardware needed
  • 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
  • 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 (sold separately), VF6000 HEPA material filter, and a wet/dry mess filtration option: VF8000 HEPA filter (sold separately)
  • RIDGID also offers a line of shop vac dust collection bags which can assist with debris containment and allow easy debris disposal (VF3502 - 12 to 16 gal; sold separately and VF3503 - 5 to 10 gal; sold separately)
  • A variety of RIDGID dust collection bags and smaller size filters are available to fit your size vac (sold separately)
  • Also available in a 2-count, 4-count, 8-count, and 16-count (sold separately)
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Dimensions: H 6.75 in, W 9.25 in, D 6.75 in


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


Appliance CategoryAppliance PartsBrand CompatibilityRIDGID
Brand/Model CompatibilityRIDGID Wet/Dry Shop VacuumsDebris TypeAllergens, Cold Ashes, Drywall Dust, Dust Mites, Fine Powders, General Debris, Mold, Pet Dander, Pollens, Sawdust
Filter MaterialPaperFilter TypeCartridge
Filter UseHEPA Material FilterIncluded AccessoriesNo additional accessories included
Model CompatibilityFits RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums 5 Gal. and LargerNumber of Pieces1
Package Quantity1Product Weight (lb.)1 lb
Returnable90-DayTools Product TypeVacuum
Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory TypeVacuum Filter Cartridge

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Manufacturer WarrantyNo Warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:I would like to know the real dimensions of the Rigid NXT 12 and 14 gallon wet/dry vacuums. On the net the 12 gal. is BIGGER than the 14 gal. IE: 24x24x24 vs. 20x22.5x22.5. Is that correct?
by|Nov 11, 2023
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A:  Hello Michel, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. Here are the dimension of the vacuum itself. Length is 17.75", width is 17.75" and the height is 24.125". 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|Nov 13, 2023
    Q:Will this fit a E43484?
    by|Nov 2, 2023
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    A:  Hello John Garcia, Thank you for reaching out to us regarding our product. We appreciate your interest! To ensure compatibility with your vacuum, we would need the model number. However, it seems that the model number you provided, E43484, is not valid. Not to worry though, our VF6000 filter is designed to fit most RIDGID wet/dry vacuums that are 5 gallons or larger. If you have any further questions or concerns, our dedicated Customer Service team is available to assist you. You can reach them at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Central Time. Alternatively, you can also send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com. Thank you once again for considering our product. We look forward to helping you find the perfect filter for your RIDGID vacuum! Best regards, RIDGID

    by|Nov 3, 2023
      Q:Does the 5 layer filter require running a bag in tandem as a semi 2 stage collector? Just tried a 6000 filter first time for my decade old 12gal. It burned out as well as fried my circuit breaker within 5 minutes of cleaning my shop floor.
      by|Oct 12, 2023
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      A:  Hello Nicholas, Thank you for reaching out to us regarding our product. We appreciate your interest! Our pleated paper filter is a must-have accessory for your vacuum, especially when it comes to dry pickups. It plays a vital role in capturing dust, dirt, and debris, ensuring a thorough and efficient cleaning experience every time. But that's not all - we also offer optional filter bags to further enhance the performance of your RIDGID vacuum. However, please note that not all RIDGID vacuums are compatible with the dust bags. Our vacuums with the inlet port on the drum are the ones that can utilize this additional feature. Regarding the unfortunate incident with your old vacuum, we're truly sorry for the inconvenience it caused. Our RIDGID wet/dry vacuums come with a full lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship and material. It's important to note that while our warranty covers any manufacturing defects, it does not extend to failures due to misuse, abuse, or normal wear and tear. However, rest assured that we have designed our vacuums to withstand even the toughest cleaning tasks. If you encounter any issues with your RIDGID wet/dry vacuum that fall within the warranty guidelines, we encourage you to submit a warranty claim here: https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/wet-dry-vac-warranty 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|Oct 13, 2023
        Q:Is this necessary for clearing small water rain puddles from a basement floor? Some reviewers mention only removing the original vac filter for clearing water. Please advise when exactly this water filter would be needed to be installed. Thank you
        by|Oct 11, 2023
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        A:  Hello HDShop, Thank you for reaching out to us regarding our product. We appreciate your interest and would be delighted to assist you in finding the ideal filter solution for your needs. When it comes to handling small amounts of liquid, our original pleated paper filter is a suitable choice. It effectively captures liquid without compromising the performance of your vacuum. However, for larger liquid volumes, we recommend removing the filter to prevent water misting and ensure optimal functionality. Whether you frequently encounter dirty water or regularly use your vacuum for wet pickups, the VF7000 is specifically designed to handle these situations with ease. No more worrying about clogged filters or subpar performance – our high-quality filter guarantees exceptional results every time. Should you have any further questions or concerns, our dedicated Customer Service team is here to assist you. Feel free to reach out at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Standard Time. We appreciate your interest in our product and look forward to helping you enhance your vacuuming experience! Thanks, RIDGID

        by|Nov 21, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

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          Awesome Vac
          Check out this picture. As you can see it sucked up until there was no more room at all!!
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            Be careful - the latches/handles snap off!
            I purchased the 10-gallon stainless WD1060 vacuum. I was handing the vacuum down from an attic opening with my friend below. The vacuum had bacteria (Zoogloea) laden water inside as I have just sucked out an air conditioner drain line that was completely clogged. As I was lowering the vacuum down through the attic hatch, with my friend holding the vacuum from below, the plastic latch/ handles gave out and the drum crashed down onto the stepladder, tilted over, splashed the contents (which is fairly disgusting) all over my friend and then down onto the hallway carpet. Quite the disgusting mess and my friend drenched.... Looking at the design of the handles, it is VERY easy for the handles to pop off of the very small round plastic pins when there is some weight in the drum. The handles do not lock in on the pins (they slip on) and look like they are designed more for easy assembly at the factory than ensuring something like what happened to us doesn't ever happen. I probably had two gallons of water in the vacuum, so not that heavy, but not that light either. Very disappointing design. I modified the handles by drilling a pilot hole into the round pins and adding a washer and screw to lock in the latches. After adding the screws I filled the drum with water up to the vacuum hole and I could lift the vacuum by the handle securely. The latch/handle is OK being plastic, but the other parts should be metal. I have added pictures of how I added the screws. I used 3 drill bits to make the hole to make sure I didn't split the plastic.
            Response from RIDGIDJul 18, 2023
            Hello Rich M, Thanks for writing a review and we’re sorry to know your disappointment about the product. Rest assured that our RIDGID Wet Dry vacuums are made of high quality materials and we have had a number of years with it. We understand your feedback and suggestions and we are always looking for ways to improve our products, and a customer feedback is by far our most valuable source of improvement ideas. If you have 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
              Rigid gets it done
              These was easy to put together and works well. Use it mainly to vacuum water in our building that doesn't have drains. It is great having the large capacity. Filter changes are a snap also.
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              Powerful and versatile
              I have another corded Ridgid vac. However, I wanted something to take with me on jobs or outside the home where I would not need to reply on a power cord. I specifically use this cordless vac when I do wood working. I built a nice little rolling cart to hold this vacuum and a dust separate thing. See photos. I can hook up the vac to any of my powertools that create sawdust and the cordless vac is very powerful and strong enough to elimate all dust. The separator I use in conjunction with the vac, traps all the sawdust into a container so it never even makes it into the vacuum. I also installed the Ridgid HIPA filter and the little noise compressor thing from the exhaust of the vacuum. nNotice in the pic I used the Ridgid black and orange colors on the wood cart and even spray painted the metal on the wheels with the orange color.
                • Recommended
                Powerful vac when the inlet port stays attached
                I bought this month ago and after the first 2 or 3 uses I noticed the inlet port had come out of the dust drum. I attempted to fully insert the inlet port but it will not stay. The lock tabs will not expand to secure the port. What say you Ridgid?
                Response from Customer Support Jul 15, 2022
                Hello Westy, We are sorry to know what happened with the inlet port of your vacuum. If the locking tabs on the inlet port of your vacuum is no longer expand to lock the inlet port in place we can send out a replacement for the inlet port at no cost. Please contact our 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 in order for us to make the request for the replacement inlet port. Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support
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                Very powerful
                I bought it 2 months ago and I like it and very happy with it.
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                • Recommended
                Overpriced piece of foam
                This thing is literally just a glorified hollow piece of foam that is glued to the plastic Ridgid adapter. It is literally way too expensive for what it is.
                  10 found this review helpful
                  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.
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                  • Recommended
                  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
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                  • Recommended
                  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
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