Background and Identification
Craftsman manufactured the Craftsman 16 gallon wet-dry vacuum (model 113179930) in the late 1990s. Sears focused this vacuum on the needs of typical homeowners and amateur craftsmen in the United States. The vacuum had an expected lifespan of 20 years. Although this model is no longer available for sale, current models of Craftsman wet-dry vacuums retail for around $140-$150 at big box retailers and home improvement stores.
Use a wet-dry vacuum to:
- Remove dry debris (ie: dust)
- Remove wet spills (ie: water)
Wet-dry vacuums built by Craftsman tend to be sturdy and reliable. There are no outstanding recalls or warnings on this model as far as our research could find. Consumers who want to repair their own Craftsman wet-dry vacuum should check the Craftsman website for the most current recalls.
Look for the serial label with the model number on the front of the vacuum on the upper half.
Best Practices for the Craftsman 16 gallon wet-dry vacuum (model 113179930)
- Filters need to be replaced regularly.
Replacement parts for this model of the Craftsman wet-dry vacuum may be difficult to purchase. Craftsman is no longer making replacement parts specifically for the model 113179930 Craftsman 16 gallon wet-dry vacuum. Contact Craftsman directly to ask if replacement parts made by off-brand suppliers can be used to repair this specific model of wet-dry vacuum.
- Tank size: 16 GAL polypropylene tank
- 20-Foot power cord with cord storage
- 27-Foot cleaning reach with hose and power cord
Note: Converts from wet/dry vacuum to handheld blower
- 12 AMPS
- 6.5 peak horsepower (HP) motor
- 265 MPH blowing speed
Suggested Wet/Dry Vac Accessories
- 9-17862 Dusting Brush
- 9-17863 Crevice Tool
- 9-17868 Car Nozzle
- 9-17825 Dry Nozzle
- 9-17861 (2) Extension Handles
Use the links below learn more about repairing and maintaining your Craftsman wet-dry vacuum.
Sears Parts Direct: Sears Part Direct carries an inventory of Craftsman wet/dry vacuum parts available for sale by Sears Part Direct. Note: Some replacement parts may be unavailable for purchase.
Craftsman FAQs: This website contains helpful information about owners manuals, product warranties, consumer recalls, and ordering replacement parts.
Generic Craftsman Wet-Dry Vacuum Manual: Craftsman no longer publishes the owner’s manual for the 16 gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum model 113179930. This website connects users to a generic Craftsman Wet/Dry vacuum manual. This manual assumes that wet-dry vacuums built by Craftsman have similar basic design and function. This manual does not replace the original owner’s manual.
Exploded parts list from Sears Parts Direct