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Wet Debris Application Foam Wet Dry Vacuum Filter for Most 5 Gallon and Larger RIDGID Shop Vacs (1-Pack)

$24.97
  • Fits most RIDGID wet dry vacuums 5 gallons or larger
  • Shop vac wet vacuum filter designed for high volume liquid pickup
  • Patented Qwik Lock Filter Fastening System for easy changes
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About This Product

The RIDGID Wet Application Filter is designed for your RIDGID wet/dry vacuum (5 gallons and larger) to use when picking up high volume liquids with debris. 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 debris. This product offers one foam filter with a structured core that fits all RIDGID wet/dry shop vacs 5 gal. and larger and should only be used for wet pickups. RIDGID provides other filtration offerings, including VF4000 General Dirt Filter (sold separately), VF5000 Fine Dust Filter (sold separately), VF6000 HEPA Material 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 Wet Application Foam Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum Replacement Filter for wet messes
  • Fits RIDGID wet/dry vacs 5 gallons and larger
  • Shop vac replacement filter is best for heavy-duty liquid cleanup
  • Washable and reusable foam filter with resin core cleans easily with water
  • Adds protection for your vac during wet pickup by keeping water-borne debris out of the blower wheel
  • Using RIDGID shop vac filters helps protect the motor from harmful debris, extending the vacuum's life
  • Patented Qwik Lock filter makes installing or removing your shop vac filter quick, easy, and secure - no tools or hardware needed
  • 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 (sold separately), 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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Product Information

Internet # 202554976

Model # VF7000

Store SKU # 929965

Store SO SKU #1000707365

Additional Resources

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 9 in, W 6.75 in, D 6.75 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

6.75 in

Product Height (in.)

9 in

Product Width (in.)

6.75 in

Details

Appliance Category

Appliance Parts

Brand Compatibility

RIDGID

Brand/Model Compatibility

RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums

Debris Type

Wet Debris

Filter Material

Foam

Filter Type

Cartridge

Filter Use

Wet 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.)

.4 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Vacuum

Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory Type

Vacuum Filter Cartridge

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

No Warranty

Questions & Answers

501Questions
caret
Q:Do I need this filter for gutter cleaning? Specifically to suck up all the stagnant standing water in the gutter
by|May 16, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Dear Jeff, Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that when picking up small amounts of liquid the paper filter may be left in place. When picking up large amounts of liquid we recommend that the paper filter be removed. If the filter is not removed it will become saturated and misting may appear in the exhaust. The VF7000 wet filter is recommended for high volume liquid pick-up. This filter also adds protection for your vacuum during wet pick-up by keeping water-borne debris out of the motor. Filter is available at Home Depot stores or online https://store.ridgid.com/us/en/vacuum-filters . If you have any questions, feel free to 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 and we'll be glad to assist you. Regards, RIDGID® Customer Support Thanks, RIDGID

by|May 16, 2024
    caret
    Q:Doesn't it seem a bit deceptive to advertise this as being a Wet/Dry Vac Filter when it can't be used for anything wet?
    by|May 6, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hello CraigT, Thank you for reaching out and we sincerely apologize for any confusion regarding the usage of our Wet/Dry Vac Filter. Our paper filter, including the VF4000, is indeed designed for both wet and dry applications. For small amounts of liquid (2 - 4 inches (5 - 10 cm) of liquid in the bottom of the drum), the paper filter may be left in place. However, when dealing with larger amounts of liquid (more than 4 inches (10 cm) of liquid in the bottom of the drum), we recommend removing the filter or using the wet foam filter VF7000 to prevent saturation and misting in the exhaust. When this happens, take the filter out and let it dry before reinstalling. Note that when picking up large volumes of liquids, the liquid in the drum may reach a predetermined level and the float mechanism will rise automatically to cut-off airflow. This occurs to avoid liquids from entering the power head. When this happens, turn off the vac, unplug the power cord, and empty the drum. Before storage, the filter must be dried to avoid possible mildew and damage to the filter. We recommend that you clean the filter and then let the filter air dry overnight. Make sure that after each cleaning, you check the filter for holes or tears. You will need to replace your filter if it has any damage. Please remember to never leave your wet /dry vac running unattended and to always use your wet/dry vac in accordance with the owner’s manual. If you have other questions, you may also 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. Thanks, RIDGID

    by|May 6, 2024
      caret
      Q:Can I use the Hepa (orange) filter for wet debris? I know the black foam one is for wet stuff, but the Hepa one shows it can do wet too. Will they work the similarly?
      by|May 2, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hello ajmj, Thank you for reaching out, and we appreciate your interest with our products. Yes, for picking up small amounts of liquid (2 - 4 inches (5 - 10 cm) of liquid in the bottom of the drum), the HEPA filter may be left in place. When picking up larger amounts of liquid (more than 4 inches (10 cm) of liquid in the bottom of the drum) we recommend that the filter be removed or use the wet foam filter VF7000. If the filter is not removed, it will become saturated and misting may appear in the exhaust. When this happens, take the filter out and let it dry before reinstalling. Note that when picking up large volumes of liquids, the liquid in the drum may reach a predetermined level and the float mechanism will rise automatically to cut-off airflow. This occurs to avoid liquids from entering the power head. When this happens, turn off the vac, unplug the power cord, and empty the drum. Before storage, the filter must be dried to avoid possible mildew and damage to the filter. We recommend that you clean the filter and then let the filter air dry overnight. Make sure that after each cleaning, you check the filter for holes or tears. You will need to replace your filter if it has any damage. Please remember to never leave your wet /dry vac running unattended and to always use your wet/dry vac in accordance with the owner’s manual. 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

      by|May 3, 2024
        caret
        Q:How do I get a filter nut
        by|Apr 26, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Hello, Thank you for your inquiry about our product. If you are residing in Canada, you can order the VT2561 Filter Nut & Drain Cap Kit on the Home Depot Canada website at homedepot.ca. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-474-3443. We are available Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time. Alternatively, you can also reach out via email at info@ridgidvacs.com, and we will be more than happy to assist you promptly. Best regards, RIDGID Customer Support

        by|Apr 26, 2024
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          • 95% recommend this product
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          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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            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?
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            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
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                      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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                      HEPA replacement
                      I have an old 6-gallon Ridgid vacuum, and this filter is a perfect replacement. This filter is HEPA-rated, and there is a metal grid on the inside for support. One of my photos shows the difference between HEPA and non-HEPA. Detailed instructions are provided with the filter. A bit of overkill for installing and removing a vacuum filter. However, the instructions do provide information on cleaning the filter. This filter can be washed which will increase the life of the filter.
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                      A good quality filter
                      This filter is a well constructed filter. The frame work of the filter is a pliable rubber allowing it to seal well to the vacuum unit with no leaks. The filter material appears to be a good quality material with many pleats. The inside of the filter is supported with a wire mesh. The outside pleats are open for easy cleaning. The filter comes with instructions for installing on different Ridged vacuums. Using the vacuum with this filter shows no sign of reduction of vacuum force caused by a restriction of air flow. The filter does a good job of collection fine dust.
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                      RIDGID HEPA filter # VF 8000 for shop vacs 5-16 gallon
                      This RIDGID VF8000 HEPA filter is a perfect fit for my 9 gallon RIDGID wet/dry shop vacuum. Made much better than my old filter, It's a snug fit and will fit 5 gallon to 16 gallon RIDGID shop vacs. Locks in place and is a very snug fit to catch all the debris you are vacuuming up. This filter is 8.75 in high x 6.75 O.D. in diameter. This filter has a wire mesh on the inside to keep the filter from collapsing like my old filter did. This filter is washable and can pick up water, saw dust, pollens, dust mites, mold, cold ashes, fine powder, pet dander, drywall dust and many more things that this filter will catch. Filter can be removed when picking up liquids. This is NOT a paper filter, it's like plastic fins on the outside which makes it washable. ( my photos show the old and newer filter ) When washing out you can soak it in a container with some dish detergent for an hour or 2 then take out and hose it off and let fully dry before using it again, DO NOT use compressed air to blow off the filter, high pressure of air can damage the filter. Once again a great upgrade from the older filters that come with shop vacs from the manufacturer. Well made with silicone gaskets instead of the old rubber seals from the older filters. Great filter, pick one up for your RIDGID shop vac !
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