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Hoover T-Series WindTunnel Pet Bagged Upright, UH30310
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338 of 343 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2011
I bought this vacuum last month after doing some home work. I was a little worried because of some negatve reviews on how light it is. I love this vacuum and it does an incredible job with removing the hair of two large long haired dogs.
I previously owned hoover vacuums and loved them. My last Hoover finally died after 15+ years and probably would have been fine if I hadn't tried to vacuum up pebbles from the kids shoes. I bought a bissel pet hair eraser thinking it might do better on pet hair. The hand tool stopped working after a month and the suction continued to get weak despite the constant filter cleaning. My carpet looked dingy and the nap would no longer pick up. Although the bissel still works, it will be retired to my office where the demands of a vacuum are not so tough.
After one use of the new hoover on my living room carpet, the nap picked back up, the dingy look (black dog) disappeared and it looked like my carpet was at least 2 shades lighter. The bag did fill up after one day but this is not something I would expect after regular use since the bissel didn't pick up much.
The rubber on the rollers does a great job of attracting the dog hair and lint. The suction in the hose is very powerful and I like how it locks into place so that it is not hanging in my way when not in use. The bags are easy to attach and release and the cord in a nice long length. This vacuum is a great value for the price!
UPDATE: After using this vacuum for a few months now I still love it! The light weight is easy to use on stairs and the suction is still as powerful as day one. The rubber on the attachments has made my sofas pet hair free. I don't get as much kick back on bare floors as I have with other vacuums. I'm thinking about purchasing another one to keep on a different floor since I have 3 floors and like to have quick, easy access if company comes over. Great purchase, well worth the money.
NEW UPDATE: I don't normally keep updating reviews but found another feature about this vacuum that may be helpful. I use the rotating hand tool often and never had problems with it. One day it stopped rotating and I thought it was either a loss or if I had the patience, would take hours and multiple tools to fix. I was pleasantly surprised to find that on the back of the hand tool has two easy sliding clips that allows access into the rollers. After a few seconds of clearing trapped furr in the gears and rollers, I popped the back on, fastened the clips, and went back to vacuuming. No tools needed! Hope this helps others!
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108 of 112 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2010
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I love this vacuum. It works great and it is easy to use. I really like the fact that my old Hoover attachments fit this vacuum as well. I held on to an old dust brush which I love to use on lampshades, etc. and it fits this vacuum as well. Same goes for my extension wands.
I used to have a Dyson Animal which I absolutely HATED! What a pleasure to use this vacuum instead.
Only one criticism - only one short extension wand came with the vacuum. Need to use my old Hoover extension wands to reach the baseboards, etc.
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156 of 173 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2012
I research purchases--to death! It took hours of research and reading reviews before I settled on this unit. And since I relied so much on what others had to say, I felt I needed to return the favor.

After half a dozen uses, I am very disappointed in the performance.

I wanted a unit that was light, but powerful enough to keep up with 3 dogs and TONS of hair on both carpet and hard surfaces. It had to be bagged, because no matter what the manufacturers say, there is no way the hair of 3 dogs is going to just drop out of a canister into the trash.

Here's my principle objection, the unit has no suction. The brush roll does the work--what I mean by that is that the unit depends on the brushes to pickup hair and have it be suck off the rolls by a very small area of suction, the diameter of a hose(it actually is the hose, read on). So, how does it pick up other debris and dirt that may not get flicked up into the suction by the brush roll? I don't know.

With the vacuum running, if I hold my hand under the unit (I turned off the brush roll so I didn't scratch my hand), there is no suction. If I remove the bottom plate, you can stick your fingers into area of suction (the "hose" opening) and tell that, right there, there is good suction. Is that the "patented Wind Tunnel technology," I don't know. Put the bottom plate back on and there is none. Whatever the technology, I'm not a fan. BTW, have checked for clogs and to ensure the belt is in place.

I had used the unit 3 or 4 times before I took it onto a hard surface where it is definitely a non-performer. With the brush roller disengaged, and the aforementioned absence of suction, it failed to vacuum the hard surface (vinyl flooring). That's when I turned it over and started inspecting.

Another reviewer mentioned the path the debris has to travel to reach the bag as a potential failure point -- after being "sucked" into the unit, the debris actually travels a path through the hose, including a tight turn at the top of the hose hanger, into the bag. The hose itself has GREAT suction, what you would expect (and should get) from the main unit.

A final point is with respect to the brush roll...as I'm vacuuming, I find that as I push forward, the brush roll sometimes will momentarily stop turning, presumably because of the downward pressure exerted by the forward push (you can watch the brush roll through the clear cover). I'm an average size woman, no extra muscles here!

I actually purchased the unit at Home Depot, because I knew that I didn't want to have to deal with returning it to Amazon, were I not happy. Much easier to drive to Home Depot for the return.

Pro
1. Long cord.
2. Ability to turn off brush roll for hard surfaces, if only there was suction.
3. Good hose suction

Con
1. It's all cheap plastic -- like so many products these days. It's only a matter of time before something breaks or cracks.
2. Short hose
3. Only one extension wand for hose
4. With the brush roll off, the suction...well, sucks.
5. Hose extension wand keeps falling out of it's little snap in holder.
6. Brushes stop turning sometimes

Consider these points
1. I knew this unit didn't have the cord winder feature, but I didn't think I'd mind not having it. But after a few weeks of use, I've decided I miss that feature.
2. Keep your old vacuum's dust brush, if you use one.
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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on September 18, 2010
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This is proving to be a great vacuum cleaner for sucking up the cat hair we have all over the house. Our rugs look much cleaner than they did when we were using the old Panasonic vacuum cleaner. Great suction. In our cats' night-room, we have a queen bed that is covered with an old quilt. The Hoover pet hair tools clean the quilt in about 20% of the time we used to spend with a typical vacuum brush attachment.
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81 of 89 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2010
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We now have 2 vacs. The older is a 12 year old Kenmore made mostly of metal and this unit made mostly of plastic. Both materials are durable. The Hoover comes with a pet attachment we use to vacuum the stairs (we have no pets) and it works well. The unit as a whole works well. The hose is tough yet flexible - more flexible than the Kenmore. However the Kenmore can open completely horizontal so it may be easily pushed under a raised bed. This unit seems to bump into the hose connection when opened almost to the horizontal. If it went all the way down we'd give it 5 stars. One thing we've learned about vacs over the years is the really inexpensive ones (<100 bucks) are usually junk, however a high price doesn't equate to quality. Read CR for more info.
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2012
This is an awesome vacuum. I bought this for my wife about a year ago and she loves it. The attachments are great and the capacity turn off the bush is good for sucking up all the hairballs our dog leaves without blowing them everywhere.

Be careful about the belt though. We bought the 40201160 belt that is currently listed as bought together but THIS IS THE WRONG BELT. We only recently needed to replace the belt and pulled out the set we purchased together thinking it was the right belt. Somehow it it didn't stay aligned properly and ruined the brush roller housing and tension guide (appx $40 worth of parts after shipping and taxes). The correct belt is a flat belt that DOES NOT STRETCH. The correct belt number is 562289001.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2010
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I received this 3 days after ordering it from Amazon, in perfect condition. I put it together in about 5 minutes, and started using it right away. Here are my opinions:

PROS:
1. Extremely easy to put together!
2. Very light - I had a very nice Bissell bagless which had terrific suction but was quite heavy and plain nasty to clean out. So I have switched back to a bagged vacuum.
3. Maneuverable - Goes nearly everywhere.
4. Suction is awesome - living with 3 cats, there is loads of cat-hair to pick up as well as litter that inevitably goes everywhere in the house.
5. Nice, long cord.
6. Seems to have a good assortment of tools. I haven't used any yet so may update this review after trying them out.

CONS:
1. I don't like how the setup is done for winding the cord up. It is also where the vac hose goes on the back of the machine. I just wound up the cord & stuck it in the handle area & that seems to be fine. It's only going to be in a closet 'til I use it again & then of course the cord will be in use.
2. It didn't go as flat as I'd hoped it would so didn't go all the way under beds/desks. But that's not a huge drawback for me.

Overall I really, REALLY like this vacuum cleaner so far! I have recurrent metastatic cancer & often I'm on chemotherapy which makes me quite weak. I think this will be easy to use even when I am getting infusions. YAY can keep house & get treated!!!
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2011
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The WindTunnel T-series pet upright is a great machine for the price. This is my second one and I have pets. This machine picks everything up in one pass,great suction. It is light weight and user friendly. Picks up fine cat hair from my two pets on one pass. I have arthritis and can not squeeze my hands around the handle of most vacuums, but the WindTunnel is very light weight so there is no fighting with it to clean. It glides along. I love the fact that it has bags. Believe me, I had a bagless before and the mess and dust of cleaning the container is horrible..not worth the trouble. Just empty the bag and it is out of sight and a clean one goes in the vacuum without any dust or fuss. I have been cleaning for over forty years and have tried all the vacuums out there, nothing beats Hoover...
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2011
I bought this about a year ago through amazon and it has been great. I got tired of bagless vacs with the dust and cleaning the filters and replacing them. I put this thing through the wringer when I moved it with my lady, and I am happy to say it did great. I don't like power paws in general but at least this one you can easily dissemble to fix it when it gets tangled with hair, my last vac didn't have that you just threw it away : The only reason I didn't give this a 5 stars is that where you insert the bag it isn't a rubber seal but still it does its job. Also it has a gauge to tell when it is full, well when it turns a little red (signaling full) it really is full don't keep vacuuming waiting for it to go all the way red or you will end up with a time consuming mess...
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2010
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I first bought a Bissle Bagless vacuum cleaner, but the brush roll did not shut off and it blew dirt all around my kitchen floor. I returned it. Then I bought a Hoover Windtunnel Bagless and thought the brush roll turned off, until I read the fine print *only available on certain models. I also found the bagless to be dirty and gross when dumping the canister. Dirt and "stuff" all caught in the cone filter and I had to stick a screwdriver into the small hole to try to clean it out. I returned it. Finally I bought the Widntunnel PAWS Pet approved and really like it! The brush roll has a turn off option which I really needed. You can shut it off when you use the hand tools and when you vacuume on hard floor surfaces. The second nice thing is that it uses bags and I don't have to deal with the gross mess of dumping the filled canister. This vacuume has a nice "bag full" feature which tells you when the bag is full. The noise on this vacuume is the same as most others, moderatly loud. The tools are easily accessible, although, it only comes with one wand, so I use an extra from my old vacuum and attach it to make it longer. I would recommend ordering from Amazon! They had the best price and shipping was fast! I could not have found a better deal!
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