Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 492
Rated 3 out of 5 by Isabella Good suction but so hard to reassemble
I bought this about 3 years ago. Cleans well and is light. I empty after every cleaning. SO HARD TO GET BACK TOGETHER. The top part with the handle does not easily fit back onto the plastic cylinder. And great frustration lining the top up with the base top. Today I am ready to search for a new vaccum.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Duke of Bronx Windless Upright Bagless - Roller issues
I have had numerous clogging problems with the power roller. Currently will not turn on at all!! Waiting on the Hover phone service for 40 min with NO answer!!!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Displeased Owner TWICE sukz
This Vacuum SUKZ
Literally, not figuratively. Sucks
Rated 1 out of 5 by NurseNMaryland Exhausting to use!
I just got this in the mail today and was so excited to use it. My previous Windtunnel model lasted for about 4-5 years. My son broke it, so I had to replace it. However, I will be returning this one! When vacuuming, it propels forward very easily; but when I pull back, it's a struggle. I'm a physically fit person. I read the instructions to see if there was some setting that was wrong, but, nope! It's just a very bad vacuum cleaner. I would not buy this if I were you. Also, it seems like a toy. It seems flimsy and cheap. The suction is good, but if you can't pull it toward you, it's not worth the effort!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Meow Doesn't Work Well
I bought this vacuum in November during a sale for Black Friday. I was really excited to get a good price on this vacuum because I always thought of Hoover as a good brand and loved finding an affordable model. When I brought it home I could hardly wait to get it out of the box and try it out. It worked great! It had better suction than most vacuums I had used before and I was amazed by how much dirt and pet hair it got out of my carpets.
Then after only a few uses it overheated and turned off. I had been keeping the bin empty, so I didn't understand the problem. I took apart the filter cone and saw that cat hair and litter were completely covering the filter. I cleaned it off and washed the filter very thoroughly with cool, running water. I had hoped that it was a one time issue, and that with the clean filter it would run well again.
However, ever since that incident, after using the vacuum only 3 or 4 times, I now have to completely dismantle it and clean it every use. It does not store any of the hair or dirt it picks up in the receptacle, it all gets sucked up the tube, lodging cat hair in the holes and having more stuck to the filter. I have washed the filter multiple times since then and it has stopped helping. Now I am lucky if I can use the vacuum for 10 minutes without the filter being blocked.
I only have 2 cats and I vacuum 1-2 times a week so there should not be this much of a problem with the hair. I have had bagless vacuums in the past and have never had this sort of problem with the hair. It's really frustrating and I end up angry every time I try to clean my home, because I have to spend 20 minutes taking apart my vacuum and cleaning hair out of it. I appreciate that it has such good suction, but they need to have a way to keep the hair and dust in the receptacle, instead of floating up the red tube to get stuck in the filter.
Today I finally threw away the filter, because washing it just doesn't help. But I believe I will be purchasing a new vacuum from another brand instead of buying a new filter.
Rated 2 out of 5 by GrammyL cheap plastic
Really liked this vacuum until a piece of cheap plastic broke on the inside of the canister cap and the "vacuum" is gone, useless, no sucking at all. I think for $200 it should be made to last more than 18 months! Won't buy any more hoover products, that's for sure.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Foune77 Great product and easy to manage!
After a thorough research of different types of vacuums, I finally decided to purchase the Hoover model 70400. It is lightweight with powerful suctioning properties. It is just what I needed in a vacuum and the price is affordable.
Rated 1 out of 5 by like to clean Plastic parts all breaking
I have had my Hoover for about a year and really love the way it cleans. However, not long after I bought it, the plastic clip broke that holds the bottom hose in place for upright cleaning and for using the attachment hose. With a small metal pipe and duct tape, I was able to rig the cleaner so it will still work. However, the plastic clip on the attachment hose has since broken as well as the plastic clip that opens and closes the dirt cup. Now when I empty the dirt cup, I have to hold the bottom closed until I get it over the trash can. If the parts had not all been made out of very breakable plastic, this would be a great product. As it is, it was made very cheaply and not worth the money I paid for it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by FloridaBeachFan Powerful. Lightweight. Great for multi pet households.
Reliable. Powerful. Quality item. Lightweight enough for my elderly mother and powerful enough for me to really clean. Use multiple times a week and works like the day I got it (over 2 years ago). Attachments easy to switch between and also to switch back to upright vacuum. Recommend purchasing additional attachment tools available.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bjr47 Review
Works great on all sufaces good suction powerful easy to use like retractable cord
Rated 1 out of 5 by housewifey Meh
I have had this unit for less then a year. I have had issues for about the last six months. The ends of the hoses fall off constantly. I have glued the ends back together several times, but they just keep coming apart. Its so frustrating. I cant get them to stay together. I cant seem to find replacement parts anywhere, All the major retailers in my area don't sell replacement hepa filters for this particular model. Its frustrating that they only carry parts for the newer models of hoovers, while mine is less then a year old. I would expect it to be a little better quality for the price. I'm beginning to think I need to switch to a different brand after owning several Hoovers. I'm really disappointed in this purchase.
Rated 2 out of 5 by bad back Hard to control, not manuverable
This vacuum is not maneuverable like the demo implied, very misinformed . The head does not pivot with a twist of your wrist. I had to lift the vacuum up off my rug in order to move it in another direction. This makes it very difficult for people with bad back problems like I do, my whole body ached just from vacuuming my carpet. Good on bare floors, not on carpets.