A couple of other people have related similar stories to me about their Shop-Vacs. It has become apparent to me that Shop-Vac quality has gone downhill significantly in the past few years or so.
I have an older model, from 2000 or 2001, and it has never failed to work for me. The one I bought last year has been far too unreliable for me to use it with my business.
Ahhhh so you have an older one that has served you well. sounds like the quality is going downhill as you said, that sucks. have to admit I can not blame you for not wanting to rely on a newer model for your business.