Hoover U6630-900 Self Propelled WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

 
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Product Description

WindTunnel technology, self propelled in forward and reverse, large twin chamber bagless system - Electric Blue Metallic

This high-tech upright vacuum is, very simply, for the housecleaner who needs everything. Self-propelled going forward and backward and employing Hoover's most advanced suction technology, the 1440-watt vacuum has every feature imaginable: a sealed, hygienic cup to capture dirt; a powered hand tool for stairs, upholstery, and automobiles; a dirt sensor with two sensitivity settings that displays a red light when large or embedded dirt particles require additional cleaning strokes; a headlight to illuminate the 15-inch cleaning path; a dual-brush agitator with multiple height settings for thorough carpet cleaning (it shuts off with a toe control for bare floors); edge groomers to remove dirt near baseboards and furniture; three filters--a prefilter, an antiallergen HEPA cartridge-filter, and a washable final filter--to ensure clean air returns to the room; and a no-touch system that automatically cleans the prefilter and HEPA filter when the dirt cup is emptied. Accompanying the vacuum are an upholstery nozzle and dusting brush that store in a handy front compartment along with the powered hand tool. A crevice tool stores inside one of the two extension wands that attach to the extra-long stretch hose. (An additional stretch hose that attaches to the first hose can be purchased separately.) The vacuum comes with a 31-foot power cord, assembles in three easy steps with four Phillips-head screws (included), and carries a one-year warranty against defects. --Fred Brack

Features:
  • 1440-watt upright vacuum cleaner with advanced suction technology
  • Self-propelled for effortless vacuuming in forward and reverse
  • Embedded dirt finder; 15-inch cleaning path; multiple height settings
  • Edge groomers; on-board tools; 3 filters; sealed cup to capture dirt
  • Measures approximately 20 by 15 by 45 inches; 1-year warranty
Customer Reviews:
  • Working very well
    My old vacuum was broken, hence I started to shop for a new one. I went to Walmart and after looking at all of the vacuums they had there, I decided to buy the hoover self propelled windtunnel (it was the third most expensive one among them). I was amazed how much dust and dirt it picked up (way much more than my old vacuum). I have a kid and he is crawling around on the carpet all the time, therefore it is very import for me to have a good working vacuum. I am very satisfied with this vacuum. Things you should do:

    1) Empty the container after each vacuum (it is better you take it outside and dump the dirt into a plastic bag or trash can to avoid the dust flying around your house)

    2) Remove the hairs on the brush(es) that jammed on it after each use.


    The reason why I only give it a 4 stars instead of 5:

    1) I just bought it and I need to use it for a while to make sure everything is working properly, before it give it the full five stars.

    2) The dirt sensor is useless, the green light is on even if the carpet is very dirty. I basically ignore it. ...more info
  • Bagless blows (literally)
    I had a Hoover Wind Tunnel self-propelled vacuum that used bags. I was tired of changing the bag after only a couple uses. I decided I would try the bag-less variety.

    What a mistake! Turns out that the new carpet in my new home just gave up way too much material for the first two years.

    Cleaning this thing is a royal pain. Don't even think about doing it in the house unless you want a gigantic dust cloud floating around. Even when I took it out to the garage (not so much fun in the Northern Illinois winters) I wound up getting dust all over the tools I kept out there.

    The "mechanism" that they provide for spinning out the dust from one of the filters is practically useless. The only way to get most of the the dirt out of this thing is to bang the heck out of it against the garbage can. Hence, the dust cloud and usually a sneezing fit.

    I'm back to the bag unit and gladly change the bag on a regular basis. I just don't get the micro filter bags....more info
  • GREAT Vacuum Cleaner!!
    I was amazed!!! Before I bought the Hoover Bagless Windtunnel, I use to use a Filter Queen that I purchased 10 years ago. I vacuumed the carpet with the Filter Queen right before I got the Hoover. Then I vacuumed the same carpet with the Hoover within an hour after using the Filter Queen. The Hoover Windtunnel picked up A TON more dirt after using the Filter Queen. I was shocked!! The green light (that detects dirt being sucked through) on the Hoover practically stayed on. I bought the Hoover based on reviews from a leading consumer ratings website. They were right on the mark!!...more info
  • Exceeded My Expectations
    If there were an organization for the ethical treatment of vacuum cleaners, my household would be on their hit list. This vacuum thoroughly cleans up after desert dust, lots of pets, and a very active household. The most unexpected bonus is that it compacts the collected dust & debris so I don't have to empty the bin nearly as often as I did with Hoover's leading competitor....more info
  • Only BUY if you can maintain it yourself and pet-free
    My 4 Simple Rules for this Vacuum:
    1. High Pile carpeting use only.
    2. Use in only very clean Pet-Free Home
    3. Owner must empty the Vaccuum dirt bin every time it is used
    4. Owner must be handy with tools and machines.

    The Hoover U6630-900 Self-Propelled WindTunnel Bagless Vacuum is excellent for the a homemaker who can meticulously maintain it. What I mean by that is not very complicated but it does require some work. You must empty the dirt canister after you finish vacuuming and check the filters for excessive hair every time you vacuum. I usually find a good bit of hair after vacuuming just one room and I get my hand in to remove it from the filter and the pre-filter every time. I vacuum at least twice per week and every time loads of dirt get picked up.We never wear our street shoes in the home and do not reside in a large city yet in only 3 days time there is still plenty of dirt and dust on our carpets for this vacuum to find. I do Not have pets and I think pet owners would be better off looking for a different vacuum than this. This vacuum really picks up an incredible amount of dirt, dust and hair from carpets even in a pet-free and often cleaned home. I suspect that the hair in homes with pets would clog the filters before you could finish one multi-room vacuum session and that might be a drag and too difficult for pet owners to tolerate. This vacuum picks up loads of hair even in clean pet free homes and I have noticed that the suction will suffer as the hair starts to accumulate on the filters. Those filters,there are 3 by the way, will trap loads of hair and tiny debris even in very clean homes. In a home with pet hair you will probably have to clean the filters after vacuuming just one medium to large sized room if you want to keep good suction for the next room.. You also have to check the brush frequently and remove strings and carpet frags that will roll around the brush. If you dont do this often the vacuum brush action will suffer and the self propel feature may stop. I bought this vacuum at same time as my neighbor also bought hers and she has 3 hairy indoor dogs. Mine works perfectly,has never needed repair, with constant emptying on my part of the dirt canister after vacuuming. My neighbor's vacuum, the same exact model,has had to be repaired 3 times already and every time she was told by the serviceperson that the pet hair was her main problem. She admits to me also that she is not good about emptying the dirt canister. So I think you have to decide if you want to do the work every time you vacuum to maintain this bagless vacuum and just how dirty your floors get when you vacuum.
    The reviews on this site that claim this vacuum is almost garbage from the get go are ridiculous and not accurate. Actually this vacuum has a great deal of power and suction --so much so that if you only plan to use it on oriental carpets or very low pile carpets I would tell you to not buy it. That is because the suction is so strong that it will wear on the pile and low pile carpets could begin to get a rigid and hard feel from being vacuumed with it repeatedly. This vacuum is best for thick high pile carpeting and not very good for low pile or hard floors. I would not tell you to buy it if you plan to use it on hard floors or low pile carpeting but if you have mostly high pile it works great.
    As time has gone by I did begin to have trouble with the one drive belt on the vacuum after owning and using it for about 6 months. It would come off requiring me to get down on thr floor with a screwdriver and replace the belt myself. I found that I had to replace the belt as it had become too large and was thus too loose to work correctly.I used the second belt that Hoover had sent me with the vacuum and it worked great and solved the issue. I did the work myself with just a screwdriver and it took me about 15 minutes. Again, this might be too much for some people who are not handy with tools and machines and if that is you, avoid this vacuum.A service repair shop might charge $40 or more to do this work and that can add up. This Hoover vacuum really requires meticulous care although if you can do that it works well.
    I am amazed at how much dirt it removes from my home's high pile carpeting. I am a clean person who owns no pets and all shoes are removed before entering my home.
    I never use this hoover Windtunnel on my Karistan Oriental 20 by 10 foot carpet as the pile is low and this vacuum would be too rough on that.
    This can be an excellent vacuum if you can and are able to maintain it in a well cleaned pet-free home and have high pile carpeting. I think there are better choices if you own pets or if you want to use it for low pile carpeting or hard flooring....more info
  • If I could give less stars, I would....
    My Kenmore died an untimely death and I turned to COnsumer Reports to lead me through this dilemma. I wanted a good vacuum since I have 2 long haired cats and 4 children under 7. It recommended the Hoover Windtunnel, so I bought it at Sam's including extra filters and other gadgets.

    This was the worst home purchase I have ever made. The vacuum is horribly awkward, break belts often and in general is ALWAYS having some sort of problem that makes it impossible or incredibly annoying to vacuum with. When I took it in to be repaired, the amount of Hoover WindTunnels turned in to be sold as "reconditioned" was ridiculous. The vacuum cleaner guy said that Hoover was essentially paying his bills now due to the overwhelming number of Hoover vacs to be repaired.

    Do not buy this vacuum if you actually want a vacuum that works most of the time!!...more info
  • Hoover ain't what it used to be
    We got this about a year ago, have used it some (alternating with a roomba, so not using the Hoover more than once a week or so), and it's showing itself to be a nice piece of garbage. The on/off switch doesn't always turn it off (which can be dangerous when the vacuum is eating something it shouldn't be), the brush on/off hasn't worked since the first month, the flap that allows the vacuum to switch between floor-rolling mode and hand-tool mode doesn't work right so sometimes clogs up the vacuum cleaner. When it's working it does a nice job, but there are so many things on it that just don't work right that it's always annoying to use.
    Couldn't they just spend the extra five dollars and make switches that actually WORK and last more than a few months? It sure gives the brand a bad name.
    Cheap, cheap, cheap parts and poor design which causes premature wear and tear.
    I don't think I"ll be buying a Hoover again....more info
  • Best vacuum I've ever owned
    This vacuum is quiet and not as heavy as I'd expected. It does a very good job of vacuuming carpets and an OK job on tile floors. The self propelled action is great and make vacuuming a large house much easier. It is important to turn off the self propel when on floors or it goes too fast. You do have to empty the canister frequently because it fills up, but I just see that as evidence that it's actually working. I had some reservations about buying it after reading some negative amazon reviews, but the high Consumer Reports rating convinced me to buy. I am very pleased with this purchase. It's way better than a Dyson (which I returned after one use). The only thing I cannot comment on is long term dependability. I've only had it a few months (so may 8 hours of use). So far it's been perfect, but we'll have to see if it holds up over the years....more info
  • The tale of 4 vacuums
    We had a Dyson it did terrible job on wood/tile floors - gave it to thrift shop. So we purchased 3 vacuums over the last month (Hoover S3765-040, Hoover U6630-900, and a Bissell 37604) from local big box stores. Sorry Amazon too much risk buying expensive items from you when you do not how they will work. The best by far is the Bissell 37604. It is the only one that we did not have to use a stick vacuums to clean the floor where the dogs sometimes sleep. It was the very best on the indoor/outdoor carpet, area rugs, and the tile. Also it is very easy to use and clean. Shows that you do not always need to spend a lot of money.
    ...more info
  • ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR VACUUM REPAIR CUSTOMERS!
    The only reason I gave this vacuum 2 stars was for the cleaning ability. When the machine is new, with brand new belts, the vacuum does a great job!

    After approximately one year, the vacuum will start going downhill. This is by far one the most repaired vacuums out there. This machine has a very bad design for the belts. It's a combination of two belts, on driving the agitator brush, the other driving the self-propelled. What happens is as soon as one belt goes bad, it causes the other to go bad.

    You will be having to replace the belts, at least once a year, if not more. One other problem is when customers pick up the machine by the handle (lets face it, this is the most convienent way to carry) it causes the self propelled actuator arm to break. There's too much tension on the arm, and it will rip the screw right out of the plastic actuator arm.

    You need to carry the machine with the carrying handle on the back of the vacuum to avoid this. There's not much you can do to avoid the belt changes, as it is a flawed design by Hoover.

    When the machine is working, it actually cleans very well. It is very heavy, so if you are carrying up and down stairs, this will be a concern of yours.
    ...more info
  • One of the most powerful...
    This is one of the most powerful US made vacuums I have used.Wanting to be a bit more green, I got a bagless version. It is pretty easy to empty, but must be emptied often to work at full capacity. It is best for wall-to-wall carpeting and smooth floors, as well. Smaller rugs have to be done with caution, as, if the fringe or a corner catches, the propelling belt can break, as it is going so very fast. They are cheap to replace- $2.50 for 2 at Loews or Home Depot. Also you do not want to be doing oriental rugs or antique rugs with this, as their nap normally gets brittle with time and this powerful vacuum will remove too much of it, giving you a bald rug. I do my good rugs with this once every year or two. The self propelled feature is not just nice, but really necessary, as this machine weighs quite a bit. A good vacuum....more info
  • Another Bad Experience with this machine
    I wanted to add to the many bad reviews. I bought this vacuum back in December 2006 and the self propelled feature stopped working within 2 months, the brush no longer spins and the suction is poor.

    This is a bad machine. Hoover should stop selling it. ...more info
  • Absolute piece of trash - do not buy
    Don't buy this product unless you want to vacuum the same places over and over again. Great for exercise, terrible for actually cleaning the carpet. Continues to pick up items in one area and drop them off in another. We have had the product for 3 weeks and we are returning it....more info
  • Waste of time and money. Piece of Junk.
    This is my first review, but please save your money. The vacuum is too much work being bagless and is messy. I'm going back to the bag. It's always breaking and the knobs are cheap. Mine just broke off and I've only had this for 6 months. Im going to take this thing back. I thought Hoover was top of the line, but this thing proves otherwise. I wish I had returned it the first month!...more info
  • belt replacement
    I have spent over an hour trying to change the belts on this vacume cleaner. I finallly quit and will go buy a different vacume. NOT a HOOVER!...more info
  • Worked great at first
    It picked up great but one month before the warranty expired the thing made terrible noises and didn't self-propel correctly. Sent it in for repair, took a month. They said "nothing" was wrong and sent it back, but now it works. I wouldn't buy another one. For $300 it should last more than a year before repairs are needed.

    Spend your money on something built better.
    http://www.candle-licious.com

    Sue...more info
  • works great
    I have only had this vacuum for 2 1/2 months, but so far it works great. I have 3 kids, a cat, and a very large long haired dog. ...more info
  • Horrid, Horrid Machine!
    I have never written a review, but if this makes just one person pause before they purchase this machine, it was worth the effort.

    This is the most miserable product I have ever had the misfortune of purchasing. I have had mine for a little over a year, and have had the following problems: broken belts (multiple, I have actually lost count), unit emits burning smell when used, self-propel belt keeps slipping off and disabling the feature (requiring dimantling of machine to repair), dust cup is a nightmare to empty (I mean really, really awful and messy) and fills much too quickly, unit tips over when left alone, and the machine is unusually loud and is getting louder each time I use it.

    I will never buy a Hoover product again! This was not worth any amount of money. If I could give it less than one star, I would. ...more info
  • BAD VACUUM
    Bought the vacuum on oct 1 2005. Brought it back to the store on Oct 7th. The belt broke! Thought it was a fluke. Tried one more...Brought it back after 10 days. A piece went flying after using the hose. the suction on the hose then did not work! Overall the cleaning was great.... while it worked. ...more info
  • Don't buy this piece of junk.
    I bought this vacuum new and used it three times. For those three times, it worked like a dream. Never had the carpet been so clean. It even looked like a professional carpet cleaner had just visited.

    On the fourth use, the brush abruptly stopped rolling and the motor started smoking. It cost me over $100 to repair. Beware buying this vacuum; repair shop owners will laugh when you bring it in because they see so many of them with broken belts and motors. Ignore what consumer reports says on this one and most definitley do not throw your money away on this piece of junk....more info
  • Yuck!
    First of all I'm a Dyson fanatic....I have a total of three (one on each floor). When we bought our cabin I couldn't stand to give one up and felt too cheap to buy another one (they are pricey) for carpet I'm on five or six times a year so I bought this. At first I was thrilled. It was wonderful. After using it a few times however it has completely lost suction. Keep in mind this is being used in a second home with no kids, pets or real dirt. I would doubt that it's on except that it's noisy and takes off without me. I have bought new filters and looked for blockages but nothing has worked. Also the "dirt container" is sometimes hard to remove and put back. Feels like it's catching on something. What a waste of money. Even in my college days I've never had a worse vacuum. I highly recommend the Dyson instead or even the $50 Dirt Devil I gave my niece as a wedding present- it cleans circles around this thing. To me "Hoover" spells "DISAPPOINMENT"!...more info
  • Piece of Junk!
    This is the WORST vacumm cleaner I have ever had! It has continually broken down since I bought it and is now again dead. It's only 1 1/2 years old! While under warranty (the first year), I went through 5 belts, a roller brush, and the motor burned out. It is no longer under warranty, and of course, it broke down again. It smokes like it's on fire, and I believe that it's the roller brush *again*. Now mind you, my house is only 1600 sq ft, and half of that space is wood flooring, so I don't have an excessive amount of carpet. Nor do I vacuum excessively. Maybe once a week. I complained to Hoover and they basically told me "too bad". And it's not like it's an inexpensive vacuum at $289!

    I will never again buy a Hoover product!...more info
  • Surprised at other reviews
    I have had this vacuum for over two years. Every time I use it, I am sure that I have gotten my money's worth. In fact, I thought it had stopped working a couple of months ago (I had tripped the GFI), and while I thought it was no longer working, I thought to myself, "It doesn't matter, I have already gotten such good use out of it and will just buy another one." Fortunately, it was not broken. I have two large dogs and three cats, and the brushes and suction keep up with all of them.

    The only criticism that I have is the hand brush needs a little more umph for the stairs.

    I have truly put this machine to the test and would recommend it to my friends. ...more info
  • Bought 1 year ago - warrantee expired - so is cleaner
    After just over one year, this cleaner began just pushing around the debris rather than picking it up. Checking/cleaning all filters and dust bags didn't change anything. Checking all belts showed none non-functioning or defective.

    This is the second Hoover "WindTunnel" we've had in about 3 years and they've proved themselves to be far too expensive based on their lifetimes. If they'd last more than a year or two they might be ok, but this is rediculous!

    Look for something else; I know I'm am......more info
  • THE WORST VACUM "EVER"
    I purchased this vacum less then 3 yrs ago and after having it repaired about 8 x's ,,it is now in the garbage....Hoover is the worst company. They do not stand by their products.I had written to them complaining many many times & never received any response. I URGE anyone thinking about buying this vacum or any other Hoover product"DONT"........more info
  • DO NOT BUY THIS HOOVER. IT SUCKS... LITERALLY
    This is the most disappointed that I have been with a product. It's been in the repair shop twice in one year for the same thing (bearings keep overheating and bind up). I've talked to Hoover Corporate and they say it's the way that I'm vacuuming. Yah, right! I went out and purchased a Dyson (GREAT PRODUCT... Highly recommend every Hoover owner to dump their Hoover and buy a Dyson)....more info
  • Disappointed
    I bought my Hoover U6660-900 two years ago.

    It has been in the shop four times for repair.

    There is a valve at the bottom of the hose. When you turn the unit on, the valve is supposed to open when you pull the vacuum handle back to vacuum. The valve should close when the unit is upright. The valve is where the dirt goes from the beater brush to the main hose. When the valve doesn't open the dirt has nowhere to go but just a few inches then it plugs up.

    Needless to say I am terribly disappointed in Hoover.

    Beware of this machine.

    I don't want anyone to have to go thru the trouble of their Hoover Self Propelled bagless vacuum getting plugged up all the time....more info
  • Probably the worst vacuum cleaner ever
    I ordered this vacuum and received it about a month ago. I have used the vacuum cleaner maybe 12 -15 times or so, as I vacuum every few days and it has already malfunctioned in two ways. The self-propel mechanism has already started failing intermittently and the switch that is used to turn the brush off has broken off. Broken off is not exactly the correct phrase, as the plastic didn't break, the switch just came apart and fell into the body of the vacuum. Do yourself a favor and do not buy this vacuum.

    On the positive side, it does have a really good hand tool....more info

  • Hoover Bagless? We call it the Hoover Worthless!
    We quickly discovered our Hoover Bagless machine had problems, but not until the store's 30 day return policy had expired. Repeated e-mails asking for advice/help turned into repeated e-mails from us complaining of problems with both the product and the total lack of response from Hoover. We've attempted to discuss our problems with Hoover, but we've received no response back. The Hoover has been relegated to cleaning the floors in the garage where I keep my antique car collection. We bought a different brand for the house.

    Each time we started the Hoover, we first had to position the suction hose near the dirt cannister to catch the dust that flew out whenever the unit was first turned on. With 2 cats, we too were lured by advertising hoopla into the idea that this unit could handle the cat hair. Sure it can, but it means replacing an expensive ($30) filter about 6 to 8 times a year. You do the math - in a couple of years the cost of filters exceeds the cost of the Hoover!

    Cleaning the "bagless cannister" is very messy, make sure you do it outside and on a calm day! We'll take a "bag type" anyday!
    We've noticed that in all the Hoover bagless advetising we've seen on tv, The person using the bagless Hoover is picking up what looks like confetti. That's right, little pieces of paper. Not dirt, pet hair. etc. Any vac can pick up pieces of paper!...more info

  • Great picker upper but.........fragile
    We have 2 St. Bernards and our other vacuum was not picking up all the hair and our carpeting was not looking like it was even vacuumed. I read some very good reviews from dog owners and decided to go with it. It was the greatest thing since sliced bread for the first 6-8 months. Now all is does is break. I have had it to an authorized service 6 times in the past 8 months and I still have the same problems so now I am stuck with an expensive vacuum that has to go for a regular maintenance every 4-6 weeks. Love the pick up but not the problems!!...more info
  • Not worth the money
    We just returned our second Windtunnel Bagless yesterday. The first two both broke within 6 months. We also just got new carpet with a thicker pile and the agitator got stuck in the fibers burning the carpet and breaking the belt on the motor. We replaced it with a Kenmore Canister Vac. Should of bought one the first time I returned it.

    To top it off the canister is filthy, the filter needs cleaned every time you vacuum and the agitator constantly had something stuck in it.

    Glad to get rid of it!...more info

  • Not too shabby!
    We received this vacuum about a year ago, and I am very glad. It picks up even the most difficult things (like cat hair!) from our super-short rugs - our previous vacuum couldn't handle the short rugs and only worked on carpet. It is so nice to not have to run to the store and spend hours finding vacuum cleaner bags (which were always out of stock). I can just empty this one after each use. The self-propel feature is a lifesave right now as we are expecting a baby and I am less mobile. The only thing that keeps me from giving this a five-star rating is that the hose attachment is not as powerful as the floor portion, so i cannot get that pesky cat hair off of the couch without resorting to a traditional, non-tech lint roller. Otherwise, we are very pleased with this product....more info
  • Beware of a Good Thing
    I've decided that the people who have given this vacuum more than 2 stars are the people who like me, bought it, tried it, loved it, then promptly went to the computer to brag about how great it is. Give them a couple of months and I promise you they will have changed their minds....more info
  • Hoover Wind Tunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
    I hate this vacuum cleaner. It is messy to empty and the filter has to be cleaned with every use. There is something to be said for having a bag to replace. I didn't realize until I bought this vacuum cleaner how much the bag itself acts as a filter. Now I'm stuck with a machine that I hate to use....more info
  • Hoover 6630 - Constant belt problems
    When this machine works, it's terrific - great suction. However, after normal use for less than a year, the main belt melted and broke. No problem, bought a genuine Hoover replacement. Ever since, the machine runs about 5 to 10 minutes before the belt slips off and it no longer sucks anything. Must remove 4 screws on the bottom, remove the bottom plate, put the belt back on, re-attach the screws, and it's good to go - for another 5 to 10 minutes. For any machine - but especially one this expensive - this is unacceptable. Don't waste your money on a Hoover like this one....more info
  • It's Unbelievable!
    This vaccum is the best one I've ever had. I've had 2 other Hoovers and this is the best by far. My others I still use and the are good too, but I love this one for the fact that every time I use it I can empty the dirt and start fresh the next time. We have two dogs in the house that shed terribly and it amazes me to actually see what this vaccum picks up. It was worth every penny! My very 1st Hoover went to college with my daughter when I got a new self propelled one and I now use it in my basement and it still is running like a top. My other extra one is used at our vacation home in Wisconsin. The first vacuum I ever had was an Electrolux and I would never go back. Thanks Hoover for making such wonderful products!!...more info
  • Hoover's Even Better the Second Time
    Up until 1997, I didn't give vacuum cleaners much thought. Then I saw the Hoover Wind Tunnel TV commercials, bought a Wind Tunnel, and came to appreciate what a difference a good vacuum cleaner makes.

    Now, 6 years later, it was time to get a newer vacuum to take advantage of features such as bagless and self propulsion. After comparing specs and reading reviews, including those in Consumer Reports, another Hoover seemed to be the logical choice. I ended up getting the U6660-900, which is the same as the U6630 with the exception of an extended warranty and an additional flex hose.

    This is a wonderful vacuum cleaner! Self propulsion makes this 24 lber feel like it only weighs 5 lbs. The amount of dirt it picks up is remarkable - the dirt finder feature gives you the confidence that you have thoroughly cleaned an area. Bagless is the only way to go - emptying the canister is very easy. The filtration system is most effective - you don't get that vacuum smell associated with 'dirty air' cleaners. Plus, the frequency with which filters need to be replaced with this model is much less than other makes (3 years for the Hepa filter).

    Other nice touches include the ability to turn off the brush roller when cleaning floors; the turbo tool that does a nice job on upholstery; the 35' power cord that minimizes the need to change outlets; and the thoughtful placement of the on board tools and extension hose.

    Overall, you just can't go wrong with this top of the line Hoover product. Based on the good experience with my previous Wind Tunnel, I expect this model will also provide years of trouble free service....more info

  • Dirtiest vaccuum I have ever used!
    This vaccuum is not what you want if you prefer a clean house when your through. It vaccuums great, however when you go to empty it, dirt and dust bunnies go everywhere, there is no neat way to empty this thing, kind of defeats the purpose of vaccuuming!...more info
  • Kirby vs. Hoover
    I bought a Kirby vacuum cleaner for a hefty price over 20 years ago. Although, it's made to last a lifetime, the weight of it makes it very cumbersome & it's a real pain to attach the attachments. With regular maintenance, it's lost it's suction power. My husband bought me a Hoover Self-Propelled Bagless Windtunnel almost a year ago & I LOVE it! It has great suction power (even when using the hose), the Self-Propelled feature is wonderful, I love not having to buy & change bags & the onboard attachments are real convenient. I have to empty the canister & clean the filter about once a month. If you have major dirt, animal hair, etc., you may have to clean it more often. The downside to this vacuum is the hose for the attachments doesn't stretch enough & the small brush attachment is too small. The bristles need to be longer & thicker....more info
  • Not What You Think
    After careful consideration I purchased the Wind Tunnel...At first it worked like a dream, although it was very heavy and quite loud but I decided that must be necessary. The fact that it has so many rollers is both good and bad in that the vacuum is unable to pick up larger items such as pennies. Because of this fact, I believed it would be impossible for me to "brake" the vaccum. You see you must first gather by hand all items that won't be picked up. After 3 months of bragging what a great vacuum it was one of the rollers quit turning. My husband took it apart and discovered the ends were attached with plastic which literally melted apart. ?????? What a stupid design flaw. I promptly took it back to COSTCO and bought a cheaper, quietier and better vacuum for...less....more info
  • Buyers Beware
    This vaccuum worked wonderfully... for about 5 min. It definately sucks. Literally and figuratively. It was amazing how much dust it sucked up when we first used it, but the filter soon clogged. It seemed like every 5 minutes we had to take the canister apart, empty it, shake out the hepa filter, and then reassemble. Talk about messy. By the time all was said and done, it took 45 minutes to perform a 5 minute task. After about 3 weeks, it stopped working completely. Buyers Beware!!!...more info
  • Best one yet ...
    My first vacuum was a Fantom Thunder. I loved that thing. My grandparents used it one day and refused to give it back. I love the grannies so I went out and bought a new vacuum, rather than make them cry.

    The second one was a Fantom Wildcat and the piece of ... lasted all of 6 months before I got fed up with it and put it out for the trashman. What a disappointment. The extension had no power after the 3rd use. I still have marks from kicking myself over it. Rule of thumb-- read the reviews first!

    This is what took it's place. I am glad I got this Hoover.

    First, the company is still in business... That's a plus.

    Second, the machine is neat. Here are my thoughts.

    It is self propelled- and thank goodness, because that bad boy is so heavy you'd swear it didn't have wheels if not for the self-propelled part. I definitely get a work out when I turn that feature off.

    The vacuum is the most powerful I have ever used. I was really impressed with my first Fantom, but this is so much more incredible. Make my original Dirt Devil look like a Dust Buster.

    You do need to clean filters, but I got used to that .... Expensive things that are worth keeping need cleaning and maintenance. The bagless part means you see and touch the dirt, but I'd rather that than using a bag and having less suction. I do have allergies, but since I am careful when I dump it-- I don't wave it about with silly flourish-- I don't get a dusty room from it. If you are the type to do things with grand gestures, go outside to do it.

    And speaking of suction-- the power of the extension is so strong that if you cover the end, it sucks so hard against it that it sucks the tube completely taut. THAT impresses me, for some reason.

    Overall, I like how my carpets look when I am done vacuuming. I have a 3- and a 1-year old who like cereal and crackers and shredding paper, and when I clean the floors you'd swear they were outside all day long instead....more info

  • Best one yet (and most expensive)
    My first vacuum was a Fantom Thunder. I loved that thing. My grandparents used it one day and refused to give it back. I love the grannies so I went out and bought a new vacuum, rather than make them cry.

    The second one was a Fantom Wildcat and the piece of junk lasted all of 6 months before I got fed up with it and put it out for the trashman. What a disappointment. The extension had no power after the 3rd use. I still have marks from kicking myself over it. Rule of thumb-- read the reviews first!

    This is what took it's place. I am glad I got this Hoover.

    First, the company is still in business, unlike what I hear about Fantom. That's a plus.

    Second, the machine is neat. Here are my thoughts.

    It is self propelled- and thank goodness, because that bad boy is so heavy you'd swear it didn't have wheels if not for the self-propelled part. I definitely get a work out when I turn that feature off.

    The vacuum is the most powerful I have ever used. I was really impressed with my first Fantom, but this is so much more incredible. Make my original Dirt Devil look like a Dust Buster.

    You do need to clean filters, but I got used to that with the lousy Wildcat. Expensive things that are worth keeping need cleaning and maintenance. The bagless part means you see and touch the dirt, but I'd rather that than using a bag and having less suction. I do have allergies, but since I am careful when I dump it-- I don't wave it about with silly flourish-- I don't get a dusty room from it. If you are the type to do things with grand gestures, go outside to do it.

    And speaking of suction-- the power of the extension is so strong that if you cover the end, it sucks so hard against it that it sucks the tube completely taut. THAT impresses me, for some reason.

    Overall, I like how my carpets look when I am done vacuuming. I have a 3- and a 1-year old who like cereal and crackers and shredding paper, and when I clean the floors you'd swear they were outside all day long instead....more info

  • WARNING!! Do Not Buy This Machine!
    Over the past 30 years, I've owned several vacuums, and this is by far the most miserable of them all. I bought mine last August, and it's already in the shop, totally dead. And it's not alone! Eight others, exact same models, are lined up for repair before mine.

    Like so many, I was drawn to this Hoover's "everything you could possibly want" features. But here's what I experienced when I got it home:

    1. Self-propulsion: A great idea, especially on carpets, but NEVER use it on bare floors. Both my hardwood and vinyl floors are indelibly marred from the hyperactive wheels. And I do mean indelibly.

    2. Bagless: Cool come-on, but wait till you have to empty the container. It's a ... mess--and you'll have to do it often. Dust will fly when you dump the container; you'll have to dig your hand in to get everything out, and then you'll probably feel compelled to wash (and, of course, dry) the whole system because it's such a mess. If you're trying to eliminate allergens, send everyone outside on vacuum-dump day.

    3. Turbo hand tool: The only thing turbo about this toy is it's whirring sound. If you use too much pressure--and "too much" equals anything more than a light sweeping motion--the brush stops spinning, and you have to manually "jumpstart" it. The brush also stops when it gathers the least amount of hair, requiring you to stop and "unstring" the thing.

    4. Extension hose: Tighten real hard, or by the time you get to the top of the stairs, the hose will be disconnected.

    5. "Blowback:" Expect a third of the dirt you're removing from a bare floor to reappear behind you.

    6. Height control knob: Hard to use; breaks easily. Several in the shop needed this repair.

    7. Dirt finder display: Trust your own instincts instead.

    This Hoover does have great suction and does a fine job on carpets. But isn't that the least you'd expect for its price? If you're willing to spend that [money], check out the lesser known but higher quality brands, such as Miele, Sebo, and Lindhaus. A great place to go for information about these brands (and some Sharps, Panasonics, Hoovers, and others) is ristenbatt.com.

    Ristenbatt also offers extremely valuable information about what makes a good vacuum. Today, I'm less interested in gadgets and more focused on ball bearings; cog-type belt designs; multi-fan, multi-filter construction; steel axles, etc. More than even amps and wattage, those are what deliver true high performance and efficiency, durability and reliability. And you can still add all the gadgets you desire.

    Meanwhile, my next vac is going to be the [money]Sebo X1 Automatic S-Class 12".

    Check it out, dudes....more info

  • WARNING! Do Not Buy This Machine
    Over the past 30 years, I've owned several vacuums, and this is by far the most miserable of them all. I bought mine last August, and it's already in the shop, totally dead. And it's not alone! Eight others, exact same models, are lined up for repair before mine.

    Like so many, I was drawn to this Hoover's "everything you could possibly want" features. But here's what I experienced when I got it home:

    1. Self-propulsion: A great idea, especially on carpets, but NEVER use it on bare floors. Both my hardwood and vinyl floors are indelibly marred from the hyperactive wheels. And I do mean indelibly.

    2. Bagless: Cool come-on, but wait till you have to empty the container. It's a bloomin' mess--and you'll have to do it often. Dust will fly when you dump the container; you'll have to dig your hand in to get everything out, and then you'll probably feel compelled to wash (and, of course, dry) the whole system because it's such a mess. If you're trying to eliminate allergens, send everyone outside on vacuum-dump day.

    3. Turbo hand tool: The only thing turbo about this toy is it's whirring sound. If you use too much pressure--and "too much" equals anything more than a light sweeping motion--the brush stops spinning, and you have to manually "jumpstart" it. The brush also stops when it gathers the least amount of hair, requiring you to stop and "unstring" the thing.

    4. Extension hose: By the time you get it to the top of the stairs, it's popped off the base unit.

    5. Kickback: Expect a third of the dirt you're removing from a bare floor to reappear behind you.

    6. Height control knob: Hard to use; easily breaks.

    7. Dirt finder display: Trust your own instincts instead.

    Finally, let me add a tip. If you're willing to spend (Money) for a vacuum, check out the lesser known but higher quality brands, such as Miele, Sebo, and Lindhaus. A great place to go for solid information about these brands (and even some Sharps, Panasonics, Hoovers, and others) is ristenbatt.com. The site also provides extremely valuable information about what makes a good vacuum. Today, I'm less interested in "gadgets" and more focused on ball bearings, belt designs, multi-filter, multi-fan construction, steel axles, etc., because those are what deliver true high performance and efficiency, ease of use, durability, and reliability. And I can still add all the gadgets I want.

    Meanwhile, my next vac is going to be the ...Sebo X1 Automatic S-Class 12".

    Check it out, dudes....more info

  • This Thing Really Works
    a man likes a tool, or a machine, that works.
    something that does what the manufacturer says it will do, and more.
    this Hoover Bagless fits that bill.

    let me tell you about this thing.
    first of all it works.
    the suction is stong, and you can actually see what you've getting out of your rugs and carpets.
    i own 4 Seal Point Himalayans, and an electric litter box.
    so we're talking cat hair, and premium litter tracking,
    24 hours a day.
    this Hoover Bagless keeps me out in front of the ever present
    potential for being overhwelmed.
    and i am grateful.

    it comes with lots of toys.
    hoses and attachments all neatly housed in the body of the cleaner, for easy access.
    i don't use them much, since i deal exclusively with the floors,
    carpets and rugs. but i have found them handy for corners, and other places off the floor.

    now i have to tell you, this is not the perfect product.
    there are a few things about it, that at the very least, have to
    be taken into consideration.

    Hoover ( and all the other Vacuum manufacturers for that matter)
    talks a lot about the number of filters the product contains, and
    how well they work.
    but it seems the suck technology has far outstripped the filter technology here.
    the filters are quickly overwhelmed on any good cleaning job, and their efficiency rendered null and void, until
    you empty the filter chambers and start again.

    you pay a price for the powerful cleaning performance here.
    cleaning the chamber and filters can be a real mess.
    you want to be in an open area, preferably outdoors, when you
    "tap" the filter clean.
    so if you have allergies, you probably want to pass on this one.

    you might think that you can get your rugs and carpets even cleaner
    by lowering the height of the vacuum to the carpet.
    bad move.
    i've gone through two belts already, thinking that i can get down
    deeper by lowering the setting.
    so if you have it running, and don't hear the brushes turning, or more importantly, you smell burning rubber, you've got the setting too low.
    believe me, you'll get maximum suction and cleaning power with
    the height set where it should be.

    trying to do area rugs is a hassle.
    again, it's about the suction. this thing sucks the rug right off
    the floor. you'll need someone to stand on the ends of the rug
    for you, to get them done.

    it's a little heavier than say, the Oreck, and a little pricey.
    ... but a bargain is where you find it.

    all tolled, this though is an excellent vacuum.
    worth every penny. worth every hassle....more info

  • excellent choice for the money
    After using both types of vacuum uprights, (bag vs bagless), I have found this one to be an excellent unit. The paper (nylon?) filter is washable, and is only ..., and the end stage hepa filters are about ... for a two pack. So if you have to replace them, you won't be in debt to your elbows, unlike those cheap phantom lines.
    The only drawback I have, if you are cleaning a large area, you might want to stop mid-way, and turn the filter to knock loose excess dirt to retain the vacuum power. Also, the design of the first chamber is poor; too much material is sucked to the divider screen, and it clogs the screen between the chambers.
    The self-propelled feature on this unit is awesome, have used a kirby machine before, this unit is much lighter, and does not spin on the rug (or cord) and presents less risk to burning a hole in the cord (long story). Being able to turn this feature off or on manually makes it nice; with the feature off, it is still possible to move the cleaner without strain, unlike the cumbersome kirby vacuums.
    Another thing about vacuum cleaners I have found: either they have good hose suction, or a good floor cleaner head, not both. This model has both a great floor cleaner head, and excellent hose suction.
    Regarding the hand-held turbo tool...wiser to use a hand-held vacuum such as the dirt devil, a vacuum powered device cannot compete with a belt driven brush like the hand-helds. The turbo tool is a good idea, yes, but needs improvement.
    I like this model very much, would recommend spending the extra money for this unit. While it is a bit pricey, it is rated near the top of the line.
    As a side note, any man should know better than to give a vacuum cleaner as a surprise gift and expect to sleep anywhere else but the couch. But if your mate is looking for a good vacuum cleaner, then this is the one to buy him (or her). And if you get this model, you can be sure not to sleep on the couch again, ever....more info
  • a person who hates to vacuum
    I bought this because of the powered hand tool. I thought this was going to make the steps so much easier to do, but I was absolutely wrong! Any amount of pressure you put on it makes the brush stop spinning. It doesn't suck hard enough through the hose attachment for the messes that 3 kids make. But... I still love it because the acutal sweeper does suck up excellent. I was leary over the bagless part, because i thought yuck!! It is convenient not to change bags. Seeing how much dust I suck up everytime is encouraging to vacuum more than I like to. Im very pleased with it except for the hand tool thing!...more info
  • Amazing machine
    This is the most powerful efficient machine I have ever used. I love being able to purchase an extra accessory hose and attach the two together to reach a total of 20 feet, in fact as many as you desire could be attached. The efficiency of the machine is all that is reported. I find emptying the canister a little messy but it helps me know that I have really removed a great deal of dirt, and the upside is that if you clean the cansiter each time then you will know how much you have removed which is a real incentive for cleaning....more info