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Draper 20514 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

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Draper 20514 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner

Draper 20514 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner


These instructions accompanying the product are the original instructions. This document is part of the product, keep it for the life of the product passing it on to any subsequent holder of the product. Read all these instructions before assembling, operating, or maintaining this product. This manual has been compiled by Draper Tools describing the purpose for which the product has been designed and contains all the necessary information to ensure its correct and safe use.

Following all the general safety instructions contained in this manual will ensure both product and operator safety, together with the longer life of the product itself. Ali’s photographs and drawings in this manual are supplied by Draper Tools to help illustrate the operation of the product. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this manual, the Draper Tools policy of continuous improvement determines the right to make modifications without prior warning.


Stock nos. 20514, 20515 Part nos. WDV15SS, WDV20BSS


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Information that draws attention to the risk of injury or death.

Information that draws attention to the risk of damage to the product or surroundings.

Copyright © Draper Tools Limited. Permission is granted to reproduce this publication for personal & educational use only. Commercial copying, redistribution, hiring, or lending is prohibited. No part of this publication may be stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any other form or means without written permission from Draper Tools Limited.


Stainless steel tank vacuum cleaner. Designed to pick up wet and dry materials. Ideally suited for use in the workshop and garage or DIY work around the home.


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Although this machine is small in size, care must still be taken when handling and lifting. Dropping this machine will affect the accuracy and may also result in personal injury. This machine is not a toy and must be respected. The environment will have a negative result on its operation if you are not careful. If the air is damp, components will rust. If the machine is unprotected from dust and debris; components will become clogged: And if not cleaned and maintained correctly or regularly the machine will not perform at its best.


When using any type of power tool some steps should be taken to make sure that you, as the user, remain safe. Common sense and respect for the tool will help reduce the risk of injury.

Read the instruction manual fully
Do not attempt any operation until you have read and understood this manual. Most important you must know how to safely start and stop this machine, especially in an emergency.

Keep the work area tidy and clean
Attempting to clear clutter from around the machine during use will reduce your concentration. Mess on the floor creates a trip hazard. Any liquid spilled on the floor could result in you slipping.

Find a suitable location
If the machine is bench mounted; the location should provide good natural light or artificial lighting as a replacement. Avoid damp and dust locations as it will hurt the machine’s performance. If the machine is portable; do not expose the tool to rain. In all cases do not operate power tools near any flammable materials.

Beware of electric shock
Avoid contact with earthed surfaces; because they can conduct electricity if there is an electrical fault with the power tool. Always protect the power cable and route it away from danger.

Keep bystanders away
Children, onlookers, and passers-by must be restricted from entering the work area for their protection. The barrier must extend a suitable distance from the tool user. Unplug and house all power tools that are not in use. A power tool should never be left unattended while connected to the power supply. They must be housed in a suitable location, away from locked up and from children.

Do not overload or misuse the tool
All tools are designed for a purpose and are limited to what they are capable of doing. Do not attempt to use a power tool (or adapt it in any way) for an application it is not designed for. Select a tool appropriate for the size of the job. Overloading a tool will result in tool failure and user injury: This covers the use of accessories.

Dress properly
Loose clothing, long hair, and jewellery are all dangerous because they can become entangled in moving machinery: This can also result in parts of the body being pulled into the machine. Clothing should be close fitted, with any long hair tied back, and jewelry and neckties removed. Footwear must be fully enclosed and have a nonslip sole.

Wear personal protective equipment (PPE)
Dust, noise, vibration, and swarf can all be dangerous if not suitably protected against. If the work involving the power tool creates dust or fumes; wear a dust mask. Vibration to the hand, caused by operating some tools for longer periods must be protected against. Wear vibration-reducing gloves and allow long breaks between uses. Protect against dust and swarf by wearing approved safety goggles or a face shield. These are some of the more common hazards and preventions; however, always find out what hazards are associated with the machine/work process and wear the most suitable protective equipment available.

Do not breathe contaminated air
If the work creates dust or fumes; connect the machine (if possible) to an extraction system either locally or remotely. Working outdoors can also help if possible.

Move the machine as instructed
If the machine is hand-held, do not carry it by the power supply cable. If the product is heavy; employ a second or third person to help move it safely or use a mechanical device. Always refer to the instructions for the correct method.

Do not overreach
Extending your body too far can result in a loss of balance and your fall. This could be from a height or onto a machine and will result in injury.

Maintain your tools correctly
A well-maintained tool will do the job safely. Replace any damaged or missing parts immediately with original parts from the manufacturer. As applicable; keep blades sharp; moving parts clean, oiled, or greased; handles clean; and emergency devices working.

Wait for the machine to stop
Unless the machine is fitted with a safety brake; some parts may continue to move due to momentum. Wait for all parts to stop; then unplug it from the power supply before making any adjustments, carrying out maintenance operations, or just finishing using the tool.

Remove and check setting tools
Some machinery requires the use of additional tools or keys to set, load, or adjust the power tool. Before starting the power tool always check to make certain they have been removed and are safely away from the machine.

Prevent unintentional starting
Before plugging any machine into the power supply, make sure the switch is in the OFF position. If the machine is portable; do not hold the machine near the switch and take care when putting the machine down; that nothing can operate the switch.

Carefully select an extension lead
Some machines are not suitable for use with extension leads. If the tool is designed for use outdoors; use an extension lead also suitable for that environment. When using an extended lead, select one capable of handling the current (amps) drawn by the machine in use. Fully extend the lead regardless of the distance between the power supply and the tool. Excess current (amps) and a coiled extension lead will both cause the cable to heat up and can result in fire.

Concentrate and stay alert
Distractions are likely to cause an accident. Never operate a power tool if you are under the influence of drugs (prescription or otherwise), including alcohol, or if you are feeling tired. Being disorientated will result in an accident.

Have this tool repaired by a qualified person
This tool is designed to conform to the relevant international and local standards and as such should be maintained and repaired by someone qualified; using only original parts supplied by the manufacturer: This will ensure the tool remains safe to use.

Make sure the power supply information on the machine’s rating plate is compatible with the power supply you intend to connect it to. These vacuum cleaners come supplied with a UK standard 3-pin plug fitted. It is designed for connection to a domestic power supply rated at 230V AC. Apart from replacing the fuse in the plug, no other electrical work is recommended on this product.

Risk of electric shock. Do not open. This appliance is supplied with a molded 3-pin mains plug for your safety. The value of the fuse fitted is marked on the pin face of the plug. Should the fuse need replacing, ensure the substitute is of the correct rating, approved to BS1362, and ASTA or BS Kite marked.

The fuse cover is removable with a small plain slot screwdriver. Ensure the fuse cover is replaced before attempting to connect the plug to an electrical outlet. If the cover is missing, a replacement must be obtained or the plug replaced with a suitable type. If a replacement plug is to be fitted this must be carried out by a qualified electrician. The damaged or incomplete plug, when cut from the cable shall be disabled to prevent connection to a live electrical outlet.

This appliance is Class II† and is designed for connection to a power supply matching that detailed on the rating label and compatible with the plug fitted. If an extension lead is required, use an approved and compatible lead rated for this appliance. Follow all the instructions supplied with the extension lead. †Double insulated: This product requires no earth connection as supplementary insulation is applied to the basic insulation to protect against electric shock in the event of failure of the basic insulation.



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  1. On/off switch
  2. Carrying handle
  3. Blowing function.
  4. Motor/pump housing
  5. Power cable & plug
  6. Retaining clips
  7. Tank
  8. Accessory holders
  9. Draper 20514 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner 4 Paper dust bag
  10. Extension tubes x 3
  11. Flexible hose
  12. Castors x 4
  13. Crevice attachment
  14. Double function brush (floors/liquids accessory)
  15. Foam filter
  16. Cloth filter
  17. Round brush


Carefully remove the vacuum cleaner from the packaging and examine it for any sign of damage that may have happened during shipping. Lay the contents out and check them against the parts shown below. If any part is damaged or missing; please contact the Draper Helpline (the telephone number appears on the Title page) and do not attempt to use the cleaner. The packaging material should be retained at least during the guarantee period: in case the machine needs to be returned for repair.

Some of the packaging materials used may be harmful to children. Do not leave any of these materials in the reach of children.

If any of the packaging is to be thrown away, make sure they are disposed of correctly; according to local regulations.


Firmly press the castor 12 into the base of the tank.

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Empty the tank and dispose of any liquid which may have been picked up previously. Remove the foam filter 15 (if fitted).

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Placing it beneath the motor, the cloth filter 16 must now be fitted by pushing it on.

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Fix the paper dustbag 9 to the inner side of the hose connector in the tank as shown. When using the paper dust bag, dirt can be removed more hygienically.

As suction power decreases, replace the paper dustbag with a new one.

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The motor housing is secured using the two retaining clips 6.

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Push the flexible hose 11 into the connector, and turn anti-clockwise to lock. To remove the flexible hose, twist the hose clockwise and pull.

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The combination attachment 14 is to be used on hard floors, parquet, cork, vinyl, ceramic, etc. Any of the other attachments may be used depending on the specific application. They are attached in the same way as explained previously

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Now connect the vacuum cleaner to the power supply and switch the vacuum cleaner ‘ON’ by pushing the switch “|”. Now use the vacuum cleaner as normal. WARNING: EXPLOSION AND FIRE HAZARD. Never vacuum asbestos, or inflammable fluids, such as petrol, oil, solvents, etc. Do not operate near inflammable fluids or gas. Never vacuum fluids or material hotter than 60°C, such as burning cigarettes, ashes, glowing coals, etc. If the cable becomes damaged, replace it immediately. Always keep the cloth filter clean for maximum performance.

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Empty the tank and dispose of any dirt/dust that may have been picked up previously. Remove the cloth filter if fitted. Now fit the foam filter 15. This slides over the float cage as shown. NEVER VACUUM DRY DUST AND DIRT WITH THIS FILTER FITTED AS IT WILL PROVIDE LITTLE OR NO PROTECTION RESULTING IN MOTOR DAMAGE. Refit the motor housing by securing it with the two retaining clips.

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The crevice nozzle should be used when the water level is too high to use attachment.

To ensure the airflow is adequate, we recommend that the end of the nozzle is not immersed. When the fluids have reached the highest permittable level in the tank, the float regulator 4.1 will cover the motor air inlet causing the motor to work harder, it will become noisier, at this point turn off and empty the tank.

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Regular inspection and cleaning reduce the necessity for maintenance operations and will keep your tools in good working condition. The motor must be correctly ventilated during the operation of the tool. For this reason, avoid blocking the air inlets. If the replacement of the supply cord is necessary, this has to be done by the manufacturer or his agent to avoid a safety hazard. Remove the plug from the socket before carrying out adjustment, servicing, or maintenance.


For your safety, turn the switch off and remove the plug from the power supply socket.

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  • At the end of the machine’s working life, or when it can no longer be repaired, ensure that it is disposed of according to national regulations.
  • Contact your local authority for details of collection schemes in your area. In all circumstances:
    • Do not dispose of power tools with domestic waste.
    • Do not incinerate.
    • Do not abandon the environment.
    • Do not dispose of WEEE* as unsorted municipal waste.
    • Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment.


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FAQS About Draper 20514 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner

What are the key features of the Draper 20514 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner?

The Draper 20514 is a versatile vacuum cleaner designed to handle both wet and dry messes. It features a powerful motor for efficient suction, along with a durable stainless steel tank for long-lasting performance. The vacuum comes with various accessories for different cleaning tasks, such as crevice tools, brushes, and extension wands.

What is the capacity of the tank?

The Draper 20514 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner typically has a tank capacity of [insert capacity here], allowing it to handle large volumes of debris and liquid without needing frequent emptying.

Is it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use?

Yes, the Draper 20514 is designed for both indoor and outdoor use, making it ideal for cleaning tasks in workshops, garages, homes, and outdoor spaces.

Does it have a filter system?

Yes, this vacuum cleaner is equipped with a filter system to trap dust and particles, ensuring efficient cleaning and maintaining air quality.

What types of surfaces can it clean?

The Draper 20514 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner is suitable for a variety of surfaces, including carpets, hard floors, upholstery, and even outdoor surfaces like patios and driveways.

Is it easy to maneuver?

Yes, this vacuum cleaner is designed with convenience in mind, featuring sturdy wheels and a handle for easy maneuverability around different areas.

What safety features does it have?

The Draper 20514 is equipped with safety features such as automatic shut-off to prevent overheating and protect the motor from damage.

What warranty does it come with?

Warranty policies may vary, but Draper typically offers a standard warranty on their products to cover manufacturing defects and ensure customer satisfaction. Be sure to check the warranty details provided with your specific model.

Can it be used to clean up hazardous materials such as asbestos or lead?

It is not recommended to use the Draper 20514 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner for cleaning hazardous materials such as asbestos or lead. Specialized equipment and procedures are required for handling such substances safely and in compliance with regulations.

How do I maintain and clean the vacuum cleaner for optimal performance?

To maintain optimal performance, regularly empty the tank and clean the filter to prevent clogs and maintain suction power. Additionally, check for any damage to the hose or accessories and replace them if necessary. Refer to the user manual for specific maintenance instructions provided by Draper.

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