Maintaining Your Garage Vac

This system uses a sealed HEPA type bag. The mass of dirt and debris is picked up by your vacuum and deposited into the bag inside your dirt canister.

Emptying your Dirt CanTo remove accumulation, follow these steps:

  1.  Remove the lid by lifting straight up. There are no hinges or clamps. (Fig. 1)
  2. Remove the bag by sliding the rubber gasket that surrounds the hole in the paper bag off the plastic inlet stem that protrudes through the front of the canister. (Fig. 2)
  3. Once the bag is off of the inlet stem, seal the bag by removing the backing from the tab and cover the hole with the flap. Press the flap so that it securely seals over the hole (Fig. 3). This will help prevent dirt and dust from escaping. Now, lift the paper bag from the dirt canister and place in a suitable trash container.

Installing a New Bag

  1. Take a new bag and extend it fully (Fig. 4).
  2. Place it in the canister, and slide its rubber gasket onto the inlet stem until the rubber gasket drops into place in the ridge that is around the inlet stem (Fig. 5).
  3. Carefully replace the lid onto the dirt canister to ensure that it seals properly. Not doing so could cause a vacuum leak and reduce the cleaning efficiency of your system.

If bag breaks…
In the event of a bag breaking while in the unit, it is necessary to lift the plate located under the bag and clean the small screen.The bag should be changed or cleaned when there is 3-6 inches of dirt or anytime there is a noticeable reduction of air fl ow at the cleaning

Initially, the dirt canister should be checked or emptied weekly until some idea can be obtained as to how long it takes to half fill the canister under your normal cleaning routine. All vacuum systems will function more effectively if they are emptied frequently. Under no circumstances should you allow your dirt canister to become more than 3/4 full before emptying.