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Great for pet hair
This vacuum is great for pet hair. We own a 80lb German shepherd that sheds everywhere. With a new baby in the house that crawls everywhere, it is imperative to keep the carpets...Read complete review
This vacuum is great for pet hair. We own a 80lb German shepherd that sheds everywhere. With a new baby in the house that crawls everywhere, it is imperative to keep the carpets clean. I was surprised how well it did. The cleanliness indicator was pretty sweet. I had no clue the vacuum was self propelled too. It was an added bonus. Bottom line: This is an EXCELLENT vacuum for the price. We have only owned it for 3 weeks. So time will tell how it holds up in the long run.
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Trouble from the start
It's so powerful in pulling me around, my arm gets tired from pulling it back. I'm afraid to use it on my Berber carpet; it might cause a snag/pull on a loose...Read complete review
It's so powerful in pulling me around, my arm gets tired from pulling it back. I'm afraid to use it on my Berber carpet; it might cause a snag/pull on a loose carpet thread at the joined area.
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from Tampa, FL, United States
Comments about Hoover U5491900 Anniversary WindTunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum:
When vacuum first purchased the suction was questionable, however now there is no suction to speak of. I have removed and made sure all the tubes are clear, the brush rotates but does not seem to touch the carpet, even from the lowest setting. Also made sure all the tube connections were tight. I have two pets and the vacuum will not pick up any of the pet hair accumulated on the carpet. Don't know what else to try!! VERY FRUSTRATED CUSTOMER!
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Nothing to brag about. Just a piece of cheap junk.
from Plains, KS, United States
I wish we had not of purchased this nightmare. Purchased this on 3/29/15 and have used it approximately 6 times. The light comes on, but the motor will not come on. Due to the light coming on we know it is plugged in correctly. When it did work it never sucked up all of the dirt out of the hose. Quite a bit of dirt would fall out of the hose onto the carpet, therefore you had to try to vacuum up that mess. I think we got a lemon. It didn't even last a full 5 months. It was only used to vacuum our offices (3) and entry area.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Can't handle anything but VERY short pile rugs!
Had it too long. It has powerful suction, but gets stuck on anything but very short height rugs regardless of carpet height selection. And you need the extension hose, an extra, for cleaning anything taller than ~5 feet.
Worked for a year
from New York
Now all I smell is burnt. It won't vacuum and the only suction is form the hose. It won't pick up anything. Now the front housing broke the bottom two clips when shutting it. I tried replacing the belt still only problems. Would wish for a vacuum that lasts longer than a year.
I WISH I could give it 5 Stars!
from Stow, OH, United States
I'm glad I didn't have to pay for this one! (I inherited it.) The filters are just silly! When they get dirty the machine starts blowing dirty dust everywhere and I can't get the Hepa filter door to shut tightly! I'm 60, been using Hoover & Electrolux for 52 years. (That's right, 52 years, I was the one that kept our house cleaned up when I lived at home.But, my mom always used Electrolux & still does! With NO complaints!) When I moved out I bought a new Electrolux, of course, and I loved it so much I bought another one for my Aunt. But, as I got older I thought I'd try Hoover.(Kept the Electrolux canister for cleaning edges, furniture, cars, etc.) I loved my first Hoover, a Concept 2 Power Drive with ALL the bells and whistles, (and that was before they used the term "bells and whistles"!) It's STILL running after 35 years of HEAVY use, but the handle won't stay together & it's so old I can't get another one. So it's in the closet waiting for me to get up enough nerve to trash it. ;( But this new Hoover, The WindTunnel, well, it picks up ok, but the filters are too much trouble and I agree with everyone else here - when I use the hose it causes the machine to fall over-even when I turn it around and pull it backwards! AND the cord is ALWAYS in the way - and yes Virginia, I know how to put it on the little hook - but it doesn't stay on the little hook! All in all I think I could find a better machine with fewer annoyances for the same amount. But I still like Hoover and Electrolux products.
Good cleaning on carpets.
from Brooklyn, NY, United States
I had this vacuum since 2007. It never crashed. Once every couple of months the belt would rip, but can get fixed right away. Very easy to use and for the price.
from Goleta, CA, United States
We have had our Hoover Windtunnel for almost six years. We have never had to replace anything. For the first time in the history of its use, we noticed a slight decline in suction and smelled a burning odor. We opened it up, and found it very easy to remove parts, clean and reassemble. The sweeper works as good as new now. Looking to many more years of this reliable and affordable sweeper!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Excellent vacuum for the money.
By darth vacuman
About Me Frequent User
Comments about Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum:
Fast delivery, nice product.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Have had it for 2 years
I have had it for years and have always loved it. You wonâ€™t find thie vaccum in a repair shop. Itâ€™s easy to maintain. There is just only one concern I have. I have never even changed the â€œsecondary filterâ€� on this website I went to go order one and the one it tells me is for this is actually for a â€œself propelledâ€� vacuum. Under the â€œspecifications of this vacuum it says that it is NOT â€œself propelledâ€� so is the website wrong. I am a little confused. Even with me not even realizing I needed to change this â€œsecondary filterâ€� it has done a really great job for me!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from DANA, KY
The first one worked wonderful, except I have to unclog it every few months. It did not have the self propelled option. Transferred it to my small office and purchased this one for home. After 11 months a wheel fell off and the brush stopped turning. I call customer service and was told only the motor was under warranty. I got my papers out and it states that the machine has a full 3 year warranty. I am calling a service center to see what they tell me. It is a 70+ mile trip (one way) for the service center and I would not be willing to do this and pay. I have purchased Hoover for over 20 years including the carpet cleaners for my rentals. If this is not resolved, this will be my last.
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