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Worked great out of the box, but...
from Lincoln, NE, United States
Comments about Hoover T-Series Windtunnel Upright Vacuum:
Have had 2 years now, it worked great out of the box, but after about 6 months it was pretty much useless for anything other than dust. Have cleaned the washable filter twice as often as suggested but no improvement. Cleaned hepa filter with soft brush and it helped for about 2 uses. Without good suction the handheld beater brush attachment was worthless and I really needed that! My 30 year old Hoover is awesome, wish I could just get parts for that now instead of wasting my money on this one.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Hoover handled me well....
from St. George, UT, United States
My T-Series Windtunnel was my most favoured vacuum until suddenly, after only seven months, the plastic casing around the motor cracked and things seemed to go seriously downhill after that. However, after I complained to Hoover, they extremely promptly sent me a replacement, which is the updated model from my original vacuum. I am so impressed with their respect, patience and good customer service. I recommend working with Hoover to EVERYONE! Great product, and great customer service!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I bought this a few weeks ...
from Wheat Ridge, CO, United States
I bought this a few weeks ago and really like it. I had a Hoover before this and it finally gave out. This one is lighter and of course bagless but works very well. I would have to agree with one of the other reviews that the self winding cord could be longer. I hope this Hoover lasts as long as my other one!
from Indiana, United States
I had my first Hoover for over 14 years and it was a great vac. I naturally decided to purchase another Hoover when it died. I was attracted to the Wind Tunnel for several reasons: the bagless cannister, the hepa filter, and the cord rewind. After using the vac for about a year, the cord rewind broke. I was disappointed because I had spent an extra 10 or 20 dollars for this feature alone. The next problem is that the hepa filter started popping out every 5 seconds and was followed by a high pitched noise. I replaced the filter thinking that maybe it was just dirty, but the new filter did the same. I have to shut my vac off every 10-30 seconds to replace the hepa filter! As for the suction, I have no complaints. Yes, it is messy emptying the cannister, but I would expect that. Over all, I would not recommend this product due to my frustration!
Does an excellent job on carpets
from Atlanta, Ga
I've used an Electrolux vacuum (canister with a beater bar and power head) for over 15 years. This Hoover appears to do as good of a job, if not better. The carpet actually feels softer after using the Hoover on it. And I got it for a fraction of the cost of most other vacuums.
s-shaped tube clogs often
This vacuum lost suction after approximately six uses on 250 sq ft of carpet (no pets). There is an s-shaped tube on the back of the vacuum that clogs frequently, I have to unscrew it to clean it out every few uses. Once the tube is clear the vacuum works fine. I'd recommend looking for something better designed.
Not bad, it's just not good either.
from Maryland, United States
I'll just start off with my view of the pros and cons first: Pros: Powerful suction, good carpet agitation, moderately light weight, easy dirt disposal and access to filters for cleaning. simple design when it comes to accessing the brush roll, not overly loud. It does its job of picking up off of carpet well. Cons: No headlight, the rewind mechanism makes the cord short and the canister smaller, increasing the need to empty it more regularly (although this also increases the air velocity in the canister, possibly assisting suction/prefiltration, to an extent...), the detachable hose is very short and its high attachment point creates a tipping hazard <--- there are regular attachments for the hose, but its length reduces their usability, the brushroll can't be turned off, prohibiting use on bare floors. Finally, as with most Hoover vacuum cleaners, this particular model features antiquated "dual" cyclonic filteration, which uses only a single large cyclone to spin dust out of the airstream, before going through the filters and exiting. There are two main issues with this design: #1 One large cyclone will never work as well as multiple smaller ones (hence their fanatical use and succesful boasting of by Dyson in commercials) in filtering out small debris. #2 The plastic particulate screen around the cyclone has holes positioned vertically rather than horizontally. This causes fluff to collect all around it, quickly deadening suction power (this design has been revised in some of the newer models, like the AIR SERIES, which includes more cyclones and a horizontal screen. I would recomend one of those over this model, a T SERIES). I've been around Hoovers/ vacuums all my life and know them inside out, and this is a good model *if you plan on vacuuming relatively small areas on a normal basis*, but with the design flaws, this model is not suited for pet hair, high places or tile/wood. As a long term review, I've used this successfully for over two years, and only had to replace both filters this year from natural wear and tear. Overall, this is a good vac.
Might as well use a broom
from Missoula, MT, United States
I bought this and was so excited for a vacuum that would actually work. After 3x of using this vacuum the belt broke and I had to replace it. Even before replacing and since replacement it hasn't picked up ANYTHING. The hose does wanders, but that leaves me to go foot by foot on my hands and knees using the hose. I could go over the same tiny shred of paper 20x and it still pitifully sits there.
Hoover Wind Tunnel T Series
from Fair Oaks, CA, United States
I purchased this Hoover because I needed a new unit for another house, not wishing to remove either of the two Hoover units that I've used for my primary residence for a number of years. I've been very happy with the two older Wind Tunnel models (with bags). However, since purchasing this unit about three years ago, I've had nothing but trouble with just average, weekly use on carpet and hard floor surfaces. It becomes clogged frequently and overheats. I'm very frustrated! This is my first online review of a product, but I'm so disappointed with it that I felt compelled to share what we've experienced.
Works well and easy to maintain
from Central Pennsylvania
We've had this vacuum for at least 2 years now and it's really a nice machine in general. It's very lightweight, fairly easy to maneuver and picks up quite well. I've yet to have to replace a belt or do anything other than to replace the washable filter (the gasket was torn). What I really think sets this vacuum apart is how serviceable it is. You can get to the beater brush assembly and the belt within seconds. It is very easy to trace the suction hose through the body and into the dustbin should something get stuck. Additionally, the lift-off dustbin/cyclonic assembly comes apart very easily for cleaning. Normally, you'll just need to dump the rubbish out of the bottom of the unit. But occasionally, I've found clogs inside the cyclonic parts - it's not a big deal - because you can have it apart in seconds and hose it out easily. We've owned many vacuums in our time as homeowners, but this unit is easily the most balanced and serviceable. My only criticisms are with the hand tools (the extension wand just isn't long enough), the rear wheels don't seem to do a great job of keeping the body from dragging on the floor, and you WILL lose suction if you don't keep a keen eye on the main filter and ensure the cyclonic assembly stays clog-free.
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