I have a Shop Vac wet/dry vac. The shutoff switch that shuts off the
when the water level goes high has broken. I called shopvac and they
not sell me the switch, they will sell a new head unit for $120 which
more than I paid for the whole vacuum. Does anyone know where I can
switch? If not, does anyone have any ideas on how to fabricate one? If
cannot repair it, I will not buy another shop vac, does anyone know if
other brands will sell parts?
Thank you very much,
Garage sale season is starting. Most weekends, I see 2 or 3 shop vacs
sell for anywhere between 5 and 20 dollars. Goodwill and Salvation Army
are other good sources. They usually lose/break the hoses or
accessories, and when they find out they can get a new vac for the price
of the replacement parts, they go that way. ShopVac company is very good
about making the internal stuff backward-compatible. I was pleasantly
surprised that the new plastic one I bought used the same filters and
such as the 30+ year old tin one I bought at a garage sale at least 15
years ago, which I killed by sucking dirt and drywall dust through it.
If I can find another one at a sale this summer, I will buy it for
basement use (using parts from the old one if needed) and keep the
pretty plastic one pristine, to use on the car and upstairs carpets.
Don't forget that ShopVac makes a lot of the house brands, so don't
worry too much about the brand on the outside. Pop the lid and see if it
looks like yours.
Yeah, the only one I could find that wasn't a shop-vac was a Ridgid
and HD, and if they don't know how to spell Rigid, how good can they
I was very happy with customer service at Shop-Vac, which is located
in Pennsylvania, and manufactured there I believe. So if they won't
seell the switch separately, I'm going to figure there's a good
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