Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400)

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  • Sub Brand: Air Steerable
  • Collection Type: Bagless
  • Product Type: Upright Vacuum
  • Amps: 11 amps
  • Filtration Type: HEPA
  • Color: Gray
  • Corded or Cordless: Corded
  • Cleaning Path Width: 12-1/2 in.
  • Self-Propelled: No
  • Auto Cord Rewind: No
  • Swivel Head: Yes
  • Edge Cleaning: Yes
  • Assembled Depth: 13-1/2 in.
  • Assembled Width: 12-1/2 in.
  • Multi-Surface: Yes
  • Motorized Brush Roll: Yes
  • Lightweight: Yes
  • Surface Type: All Purpose
  • Hose Length: 12 ft.
  • Built In Accessory Storage: Yes
  • Safety Rated: UL
  • Accessories: Crevice Tool
  • Cord Length: 30 ft.
  • Brush Type: Agitator
  • Assembled Height: 43-1/2 in.
  • Warranty: 5 year
  • Move from carpet to hard floor with a press of a button
  • Removable D-Grip handle wand
  • Quick Fot hose
  • 14 feet above the floor cleaning reach
  • 2-in-1 crevice tool


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Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400)
 
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Suction power at its best!

This is my first experience owning a Hoover vacuum cleaner. For my comprehensive review, I will compare the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 head to head with the current one I...Read complete review

This is my first experience owning a Hoover vacuum cleaner. For my comprehensive review, I will compare the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 head to head with the current one I own which is a Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner. The Dyson DC25 has great suction power and the cyclonic technology maintains its no-loss suction. Upon opening the box, the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max needed minimal assembly, the 2-in-one crevice tool attachments goes into the slot and the handle bar/extension wand goes into a slot in the main vacuum unit and you are ready to use it. The vacuum unit is accented with green on mainly dark gray color and the turbo cleaning tool comes standard with the attachments. My thoughts (as compared to the Dyson DC25 All Floors): DESIGN: the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 sports a similar modern design just like the Dyson DC25 All Floors MINUS the ball. In place of the ball is a pivoting hinge where all the twisting and turning is performed in the unit. Both vacuum cleaners are based on the Cyclonic Technology which was pioneered by Dyson and this technology is suppose to maintain a no-loss of suction in your vacuum cleaner. It is both bagless with a dirt cup/dust bin but Hoover's has a much larger capacity, around 25 percent larger than Dyson's. A larger capacity dirt cup translates to less emptying and provides longer cleaning time. Both have a clear, transparent nozzle/cleaning head where you can see the rolling of the brushes. This is very useful where you can visually inspect if the brush has a lot of debris entanglements without turning the unit over. The Hoover which weighs less than 15.6 lbs is a tad lighter than the Dyson DC25 which weighs just over 16 lbs. MANEUVERABILITY/STEERABILITY: this is where things start taking off for the Hoover. Although Dyson "invented" the ball design where the vacuum's directional path can be changed with a simple twist of your wrist, Hoover created a smooth pivoting hinge where swiveling and turning is SIGNIFICANTLY easier and smoother compared to Dyson's ball concept. There is more fluidity in motion with the Hoover in going over your vacuuming path. And Hoover's weight-to-steering ratio compensates for any kind of over-steering as you twist and turn, push and pull the vacuum cleaner. Since the Hoover doesn't have a ball, it is able to reach deeper in tight places with no interference. Hoover has a no brainer advantage when it comes to the vacuum's reach and maneuverability. SUCTION POWER: this is where the WOW factor kicks in. The Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 provides a lot of power despite being light. My rough estimates conclude that the Hoover has at least 30-40 percent more suction power compared to the Dyson. I can attest to this fact when vacuuming, the Hoover sometimes SUCKS THE CARPET IN! And I am talking about permanently placed carpets just like the ones in your living room or bedroom. Despite its light weight and this particular Hoover vacuum is geared towards ordinary household use, it gives out industrial strength suction power. Hands down, the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 beats the Dyson DC25 All Floors in the suction department. And just like the Dyson, it is totally sealed, no dust coming out from the unit. You can tell just by sniffing: there are no "dust-smell" that lingers in the air right after using the Hoover. FUNCTIONALITY: there is an air valve dial in the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 where you can toggle or re-direct suction power from floor to hose. This is a new feature I have seen in a vacuum cleaner and once this feature is engaged, it gives you the ability to concentrate suction strength to the hose, giving an extra kick for those tight in-between cleanings. MAINTENANCE: both the Hoover and the Dyson are bagless, equipped with a dirt cup/dust bin. After your vacuuming chore, simply detach the dirt cup/dust bin and press a button to release all the accumulated dirt. Hoover's dirt cup is larger than the Dyson's. Both has a lifetime washable HEPA filter in it and a pre-motor filter. Though the claims of "lifetime" are a bit of an overkill, most of us know that filters degrade over time and replacing it would be more of a necessity to keep the vacuum cleaner running at its optimum efficiency. Hoover's owner's manual makes a light reference to cleaning the dirt cup by brushing it down with the dusting tool. This is basically the same with the Dyson. But as with the Dyson, Hoover's dirt cup assembly, including the cyclones inside it are made of high-impact plastic materials. After carefully examining it and since Hoover already makes mention in the owner's manual that this can be disassembled, cleaning it under running water totally dislodges any kind of debris accumulation in the dirt cup assembly. All that needs to be done is to let it drip and totally dry it before attaching it back to the main unit. Now, you have a totally clean dirt cup/dust bin, ready to tackle another vacuuming chore. Both units has a nozzle/cleaning head that is transparent, you can visually inspect the roll brush for debris entanglements without turning the vacuum cleaner over. If the roll brush does have a lot of debris entanglements, both Hoover and Dyson made it easy for the consumer to clean it out. Just turn over the vacuum unit on its underside, loosen a few screws, take the roll brush out and clean it, insert it back, tighten the screws and you have clean roll brush. It is easier to take out Dyson's roll brush compared to Hoover's. Dyson's roll brush can be taken out by just loosening one screw and taking the whole roll brush out while in the Hoover, you have to loosen six screws and the roll brush is attached to a belt that makes the brush rotate. You have to detach the belt before you can take the brush out for any kind of cleaning and put it back in the same manner you took it out. It may be complicated at first glance with all the screws and the belt detachment but you get the hang of it fairly quickly. Many vacuum unit nowadays are manufactured to enable owners do their basic maintenance work to keep the unit functioning properly. Not including motor problems which needs to be serviced by a certified technician, being able to do your own basic maintenance work is cost-saving in the long run. CONCLUSION: before getting the chance of owning the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450, I was very much impressed with my Dyson DC25's suction power. I've owned a couple of vacuum cleaners before and they never got close to Dyson's performance of maneuverability and suction power. This particular Hoover vacuum cleaner just changed that belief. I love how easily you can maneuver the Hoover and the suction power just gives you that deep cleaning with an extra kick. In this head-to-head comparison, the Dyson DC25 just doesn't cut it if we solely base this review on maneuverability and suction power alone. Although Dyson pioneered the ball, the twist steering concept and the Cyclonic Technology, I just can't help but be awed by the suction power and steerability of the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450. Hoover got that specific aspect of this comparison right down to pat. Hoover's hose is light, bendable and very easy to manage while Dyson's hose is very stiff. Comparing the hoses between these two brands is like night and day. This is one area where the convenience part of the vacuum was well thought out by Hoover. Another thing worth noting is Hoover's power cord is longer than the Dyson's by 5 feet and the Turbo Tool comes standard with the Hoover where it is an option in the Dyson DC25. Warranty is the same for a new unit which is 5 years. If price is a major consideration, a brand new Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 is 50 percent less expensive than a brand new Dyson DC25 All Floors. WISHFUL THINKING (if the folks at Hoover are reading this): In my opinion (and this is strictly my opinion ONLY), this would have been the best vacuum cleaner ever if they had put headlights on it. After everything's been said, I am now a proud owner of a Hoover!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does not adjust to carpet hights

I just purchased this vacuum with high expectations.  It work great on my dining room area rug which has a short loose pile.  Then I tried it on my living room area...Read complete review

I just purchased this vacuum with high expectations.  It work great on my dining room area rug which has a short loose pile.  Then I tried it on my living room area rug, which as a dense low pile.  Now, you would think I would be thrilled with the strength of the suction, but the suction was so strong, it clung to the carpet.  I had to put my full strength against it to get it to move.  I was wrestling with the vacuum to get it to move.  There is no rug height adjustment, & the call I placed to Hoover was no help.  I told the customer service rep. that it looks like it will have to go back. She agreed.  I bought this vacuum, because the ads made it looks so easy.  It isn't.  Also, there is no light on the front.

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4.0

powerful

By albertina

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I am so happy to have a real vacumn cleaner that is powerful

 
2.0

Roller Brush Motor Performance

By jburton

from Saint Louis

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

The roller brush motor is not strong enough to roll while cleaning carpet of any length. Keep in mind this is better suited for non-carpeted floors.

 
4.0

Great vacuum!

By CWkk

from Fitchburg, MA, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Love the Swival Vacuum, cleans great, but needs more attachments

 
4.0

Cleans well

By tomcat260

from Lititz, PA

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I bought this machine because of the ability to turn off the roller to use on bare floors. I find that it cleans very well and the hose is easy to attach and use unlike the first model. This is a replacement unit since the brush roller motor/control card/switch went bad. Hoover replaced the entire unit since it was less than a year old so it's nice to know they honor their warranties.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Eash to Handle

By Streatch

from Painesville, OH, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I have had a Hoover for many years. It broke down. The Beater Bar will not turn on. So I bought a new one to replace what I had.

 
1.0

Motor Burned Out

By Dalllas

from Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Owned this for ten months. One day the motor went down to have speed and began to smell like it was burning. I took the canister off, peered into the motor and turned it on. Sparks were flying from two different places. Had to return it for store credit because it was no longer being carried by the store. Big hassle!

 
3.0

No means to raise or lower the brush.

By jsingleton

from Lexington, SC, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Bought the thing today and there is no mention in the manual of lowering or raising the brush. There is no switch, button, or lever anywhere on the thing by which to raise the brush. Apparently it is an ALL-IN-ONE position and the thing is very hard to move back and forth.

 
4.0

Streamlined look and light weight!

By Divinha

from Kansas, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

We just tried our Hoover tonight. We loved. We really like that it's so light weight and the steering feature really allows for much easier handling! We also loved that we can get under some of our furniture with its streamlined base. So far, we feel we'll really enjoying vacuuming! We might post an updated review a few months from now.

 
5.0

Love Love Love !!

By rebnelz31

from Minneapolis, MN, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Love this vaccum! It picks up everything! The only adjustment I would make is to have the spin brush easier to clean. There is a couple long hair females and dog in my home and it picks up all the hair:) Just wish I did have to unscrew the brush to clean, otherwise LOVE IT.

 
2.0

Bad brush motor

By Ji245

from MN, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Motor has gone bad after minimal use . This site is not helping in locating a new one and the last digits in the motor number are faded!

 
5.0

Great features, steerable and bagless.

By Cordy

from Hyde Park, NY, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I bought this Hoover Air Steerable Vacuum Cleaner and am very happy with it. The best thing about it is there are no bags and all one has to do is empty the contents of the Dirt Cup into the garbage. The see-thru Dirt Cup makes it easy to know when it is full. It is also steerable so is easy to manipulate.

 
5.0

Hoover air wonderful

By Trea27

from Lake Ozark, MO, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Great for families. gets everything out of the carpet

 
1.0

Complete Junk DO NOT BUY THEY DO NOT STAND BEHIND THE PRODUCT

By VACMAN9999

from NC

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Bought this vac a year ago. Been in the shop ever since, keep replacing parts that break but refuse to admit it is a lemon. Won't replace the whole thing. Save yourself a headache and spend wisely elsewhere!

 
1.0

something is really wrong

By lbarr

from Saugerties, NY, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

It is VERY hard to use on carpet! on a semi hard surface, like a soft linoleum, it acts like a suction cup and totally stick to the floor! I works well on hard surfaces where the minimal lift that a pair of small wheels gives it allows some air to enter from that back so it doesn't stick in place: it is unusable.

 
5.0

useable vac

By aamtranz

from nc

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

So far this seems to be a usable vac, easy to maneuver and steer. Good suction, picks up dog hair really well. easy to switch out parts.

 
5.0

uh72400

By tajao100

from Filadelfia, Pensilvania, Estados Unidos

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

amazing product less price, very light for working

 
2.0

Hoover doesn't have FILTERS

By Tiredofterribleproducts

from Vienna, VA, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

My machine needs a change of filter because after two years of use it now will shut down for overheating. It happened once. I called customer service because I thought it had broken down, the lady told me to turn on....and it did turn on. She then explained to me that I had to clean it probably because something is making overheat. I discovered this filter that in the maintenance instructions it did not say anywhere to be cleaning! Anyway, I am pretty good in changing filters. NOW I don't have a vacuum because HOOVER.COM doesn't have these filters in stock! So does this mean that I have to go out in the market and find them? By experience when you go out and buy parts and filters they are NOT real, they are mimics. WHY doesn't HOOVER sell these filters?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy to use

By Rebob

from Vermont

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

We have had the ( uh72400 ) model for almost 2 years before the motor on the beater bar malfunctioned. Hoover sent us a new replacement vacuum, same model at no charge. While we waited for the replacement we used our old bissell to clean our floors and I'll tell you it was like pushing a plow, the Hoover is so much easier to monuver around and was more efficient. We were glad to get it back. Thank you!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

light weight and maneuverable

By Nickname Mom

from New Orleans, LA, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

This vacuum extracts well, steers easily, and is lightweight and affordable. I have purchased two so far.

 
3.0

Agitator gear melted

By Mike RD

from Maryland, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

The vacuum does a great job with suction. The detachable extension rod is nice to clean stairs with, although the hose keeps pulling the vacuum body over. The plastic gearing for the agitator brush literally melted into a solid blob. I cleared the jam, but had to chisel out the bearing race and rig up a bushing to keep the vacuum functional until parts can be ordered.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

unhappy

By mommashell05

from Chesapeake, VA, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I purchased this vacuum less than 9 months ago and the motor has gone out in it. I am very disappointed with this vacuum.

 
4.0

Bought as replacement for Hoover lemon

By WestCO

from Meeker, CO, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

There was no paperwork with this model in the sealed box. I went online and just figure out how to register it, but it was a pain! I like the vacuum so far, it was a replacement for one very similar that was only 6 mo's old and had quit. Taking a chance on this one. I hope it works better than the last one.

 
5.0

easy to operate

By cat2578

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

just purchased a few hours ago. However my daughter has had hers for a while and I 've used it. loved it. had to have my own.

 
4.0

Runs hot

By Babs777

from Ventura, CA, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Great suction on this vacuum and I love the way it looks; however, the second I turned it on, it blew out really hot air. I'm not sure if that's normal, but when it's already hot outside, it doesn't make for a pleasant vacuuming experience.

 
5.0

Love it!

By Savannah53

from College Station, TX, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I seriously love this vacuum. It is so versatile and does its job extremely well. As a college student, life can get messy, but the various attachment options like the short handle and longer wand allow me to clean harder to get to areas with ease and comfort. I'm no longer stuck using a long wand to clean a shelve or chair that is right in front of me. The short handle allows for up close cleaning that doesn't feel as awkward. Also, the suction on this vacuum is really nice. After vacuuming with the Air, I feel so satisfied knowing that all the tiny dust and dirt particles are off the floor and trapped away.

 
3.0

Disappointed

By Laurielu

from Danbury, CT, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Pros: -Lightweight -Swivel bottom makes turning corners around furniture a breeze -Attachments on unit -Hose attachment doesn't let particles out -Easy to maintain/clean different parts -Washable filter (not the HEPA filter) -Style Cons: -Price for quality/poor suction for floors (Better suction than my Eureaka for attachments because the seal for the hose seems airtight) -No upholstery attachment (has only one attachment a crevice tool with a bush that can be used or slide out the way) -No automatic cord storage I bought this model more than a month ago. I had been looking at the Air models over 3 years now. I was a newlywed and couldn't afford it so I got a Eureaka instead. The SUCTION was great! It literally would suck up our 3x2 area rug deep into the unit and lift it off the floor. So when I was finally able to afford the Hoover Air I thought the suction would be insane and loved the idea of having a model with a HEPA filter. The suction isn't great, actually it's mediocre. It didn't even match the Eureka and was more than double the price! Unfortunately I prematurely gave away my Eureka so I'm stuck with this since I can't return it to the store because I lost my receipt. I'm so bummed. From the moment I used it I knew I made a mistake. A very expensive one.

 
2.0

Hose attachment trouble

By Dolores and Joe

from Holland, MI, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Trying to use the hose and attachments. Very loud "relief valve" sound comes from the top cap and it loses suction. Everything is hooked up right so we are not sure what is wrong with ours.

 
5.0

Worked great

By juanrod13

from Perris, CA, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Just barely got it yesterday in the mail and I tried it out with great success. My unit was a refurbished one but it worked flawlessly. My my only complain was that the handle hose arrived damaged but it still worked for now.

 
1.0

Loss of suction, Burning smell

By KimberlyW

from Fort Collins, CO, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Lost suction, burning smell I have had this vacuum for less than a year, and have keep up on regular maintenance... i.e. emptying the canister, cleaning the rinsable filter, clearing any debris out of the spin brush, etc. About a month ago we lost suction on the entire vacuum, and have wasted time and money replacing the belt and both the hepa filter and the rinsable one. Still little to no suction and now it has a burning smell. Very disappointed that we spent all this time and money on a vacuum we were confident would last us at the very least a couple years just to have it break within the first 12 months. Won't be making this mistake again :(

 
4.0

Excellent product. Seriously flawed Owner's Guide.

By adr8

from Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I have never seen such a fundamental mistake in a user's guide. The assembly instructions show four parts: 1. Handle, 2. Wand, 3. Vacuum Base, and 4. Tool. The assembly instructions are quite clear, but wrong. According to the guide, step one is to insert handle into the base. No. It seems to almost fit -- but rotates and does not lock. The correct procedure is to insert the wand into the base first and to then attach the wand to the handle. I was ready to return the product until I finally figured out the correct sequence.

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