Karcher Wet Dry Vac Cleans Vehicle

WET/DRY VACUUM CLEANERS

Kärcher's space-saving wet/dry vacuums clean homes, shops and cars with ease. Thanks to top-mounted filters, you can quickly switch from dry to wet cleaning without removing the filter. With one gallon to six gallon canisters, these small shop vacs are easy to empty and take up little storage space. 

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Karcher WD4 Wet Dry Vac Cleans Basement

Small, powerful wet/dry vacs for your garage and shop

While other wet/dry vacs keep getting larger and larger, we've taken the opposite approach: maximum cleaning power with a compact footprint. We know garage space is at a premium, but you don't want to sacrifice on performance. Our WD series features powerful motors and top-mounted filters for unequaled ease of use. 

Karcher TV1 Wet Dry Vac Lifestyle Image

Finally, a wet/dry vac for indoor home use

Tired of lugging your large wet/dry vac from the garage to clean up spills inside? Our Indoor Wet/Dry Vac is right at home in your kitchen cupboard, bedroom closet or laundry room. Lightweight and easy to hold, it's also great for cleaning stairs, overhead areas and upholstery. 

See what others are saying about Kärcher Wet/Dry Vacs

Trusted Reviews

WD 4 Wet/Dry Vacuum

"Best Wet and Dry Vacuum." 

Trusted Reviews Awards, "Our Best in Class Picks for 2019"

Pro Tool Reviews

WD 5 Wet/Dry Vacuum

"Best Overall Design"

"Design considerations like a filter cleaning mechanism and outside filter access cost more to make and Karcher is a step ahead of the rest in overall quality."

Good Housekeeping US

TV 1 Indoor Wet/Dry Vacuum

"Weighing in at about 6 lbs. with a conveniently placed handle, you can move around with this vacuum without breaking a sweat. It's much more portable and easier to use than typical wet/dry vacuums, and you can easily store it when not in use."

 

Forbes

TV 1 Indoor Wet/Dry Vacuum

 "Best Wet/Dry Handheld Vacuum"

"... if you need the flexibility of cleaning up frequent wet spills, then the Karcher TV 1 Indoor Wet/Dry Vacuum is an excellent choice."

Our compact WD 4 and WD 5/P shop vacuums rule the garage and outdoors

Why choose wet/dry vacuums from Kärcher?

Karcher Wet Dry Vacs Have Easy Filter Changing
Karcher WD Wet Dry Vacs Permit Dry and Wet Cleaning with the Filter In
Karcher Wet Dry Vacs Semi-Automatic Filter Cleaning
Karcher Small Wet Dry Vacs Easy to Empty

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have noticed that wet/dry vacuums seem to be growing in size – getting more bulky and unwieldy each year. Many customers tell us they thought they wanted an extra-large vacuum ... until they owned one.

Supersized wet/dry vacs take up a lot of precious garage space. Even worse, if you actually fill them up (especially with water or fluids) they can be quite difficult to empty, especially without getting you wet or dirty in the process.

Kärcher wet/dry vacuums take a different approach. They offer these unique advantages due to their compact size:

  • Easy to empty, even when full: The manageable canister size, combined with an ergonomic handle, make Kärcher wet/dry vacs extremely easy to lift, tilt and empty.
  • More useable space in the canister: Because the filter is located overhead, and not taking up space in the canister, Kärcher wet/dry vacs allow you to use a greater percentage of the waste container.
  • Small storage footprint: Garage space is always at a premium – our compact wet/dry vacs deliver the same suction power as larger units, but without taking up as much real estate in the garage.

Kärcher WD 4 and WD 5/P wet dry vacuums are designed in Germany and manufactured at our plant in Italy.

The Kärcher WD 5/P wet and dry vac has semi-automatic filter cleaning.

What is semi-automatic filter cleaning? It's a push button that cleans the filter for you. Simply press the button three times to make the dirt and debris on the filter fall down into the canister.

It's never been so easy to clean the filter on a home wet and dry vacuum!

 

Kärcher WD models (without accessories) weigh:

WD 4: 16.3 pounds
WD 5/P: 19.8 pounds

Kärcher WD 4 and WD 5/P wet dry vacs include the following accessories:

  • Filter bag
  • Flat filter
  • Suction hose
  • Suction tubes (2) (3.2 feet each)
  • All purpose nozzle
  • Wet/dry floor nozzle (with inserts)
  • Crevice nozzle

Additionally, the WD 5/P includes:

  • Power tool adapter

Since our filters are positioned overhead (unlike many competitors that place the filter inside the waste container), you can use a greater percentage our container capacity for actual wet/dry pickup:

WD 4: max 3.4 gallons useable wet/dry capacity
WD 5/P: max 4.2 gallons useable wet/dry capacity

The estimated running amp draw (and max amp draw) for each vac is:

WD 4: 9A (max 15A)
WD 5/P: 10A, plus up to 6A for the power outlet (max 15A total)

The sound pressure level generated by each model is:

WD 4: 74 dB(A)
WD 5/P: 73 dB(A)

Blower function by Kärcher model:

WD 4: No
WD 5/P: Yes

No – at this time Kärcher does not offer these models for sale in the US.

At the moment Kärcher sells the following two models in the US:

Please also note that the US-version of the WD 5 has been discontinued.

Should we add other Kärcher models to the US range in the future, they will be included on this page. 

Not yet


But stay tuned ... if we add these products to our wet/dry vacuum range in the future, we'll include them on this page. 

Comparison Chart: WD 4 and WD 5/P Wet Dry Vacuums

Filter Type

WD 4

Flat-Pleated Cartridge

WD 5/P

Flat-Pleated Cartridge


Filter Location

WD 4

Overhead 

WD 5/P

Overhead


Total Capacity

WD 4

5.3 Gallons

WD 5/P

6.6 Gallons


Current

WD 4

15 amps

WD 5/P

15 amps


Air Flow

WD 4

78 CFM

WD 5/P

76 CFM


Hose Length

WD 4

7.2 ft

WD 5/P

7.2 ft


Hose Diameter

WD 4

1.35 inches

WD 5/P

1.35 inches


Blower Function

WD 4

No

WD 5/P

Yes


Power Tool Outlet

WD 4

No

WD 5/P

Yes 


Included Accessories: Wet/Dry Floor Nozzle, Crevice Nozzle, Extension Wand and Filter Bag

WD 4

Yes

WD 5/P

Yes


Power Cord

WD 4

16 ft

WD 5/P

16 ft


Made In

WD 4

Italy

WD 5/P

Italy


Warranty

WD 4

Two-Year Limited

WD 5/P

Two-Year Limited


MSRP

WD 4

$149.99

WD 5/P

$199.99


Why Kärcher?

German Engineering. Quality Tested.
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