Genie Wet/Dry Vac Instructions

The Genie Vacuum Cleaner Company is a small vacuum-repair and sales store in Manchester, New Hampshire. The company sells many different brands and models of vacuums, including wet-dry vacuums. The usage instructions for a Genie vacuum cleaner are straightforward and simple. The biggest problem that occurs with the use of a Genie vacuum is when safety precautions are not followed, such as using the vacuum in a pool of water. The vacuum can clean wet and dry materials, but the vacuum should be emptied of the materials before vacuuming a different material.

Dry Use

Step 1

Connect the hose coupling to the hose inlet on the side of the vacuum. Twist gently clockwise until you hear a small clicking sound. Connect the floor nozzle to the other end of the hose. Make sure the squeegee is not attached to the nozzle.

Step 2

Plug in the vacuum to a wall outlet. Turn on the vacuum using the switch on the side of the vacuum lid and motor housing.

Step 3

Vacuum up the dry materials with the nose nozzle. Make sure to not try to vacuum up anything that is larger than the diameter of the hose.

Wet Use

Step 1

Connect the squeegee to the end of the hose nozzle. Turn the squeegee clockwise until you hear a small click. Make sure the other end of the hose is attached to the vacuum.

Step 2

Clean the inside of the vacuum of all solid materials, such as dust and debris. This will make it easier to dispose of the liquid later.

Step 3

Plug the cord into a wall socket. Make sure there are no liquids around for the cord to drag through. The cord and the vacuum should sit in a dry area throughout the vacuuming process.

Step 4

Turn on the vacuum. Drag the squeegee slowly over the liquid on the floor. Use as many passes as necessary to soak up the liquid. If the vacuum gets full before all of the liquid is vacuumed, the vacuum will shut off automatically. Empty the vacuum of all liquids when finished.


Never operate the vacuum in a pool of water. Doing so may cause shock or electrocution, leading to serious injury or death. Always place the body of the vacuum away from the liquid that you are vacuuming to prevent the risk of electric shock.