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Hoover - WindTunnel 3 Pro Bagless Pet Upright Vacuum - Purple

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Hoover WindTunnel 3 Pro Bagless Pet Upright Vacuum: Clean up stubborn pet hair with this vacuum's pet tool accessory pack, and move from hardwood to carpets with the press of a pedal. The bagless container empties out at the touch of a button.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • WindTunnel 3 Pro Bagless Pet Upright Vacuum
    • Pet turbo tool, pet upholstery tool, telescopic extension wand and crevice tool
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1869 out of 2019)

    Features


    Upright vacuum cleaner provides multisurface cleaning

    Turn the brushroll on or off to move from carpet to hardwoods at the press of a pedal.

    Pet hair pickup

    Rubberized pet tool pack includes a pet turbo tool, pet upholstery tool, telescopic extension wand and crevice tool to help rid your home of stubborn pet hair.

    Deep-down cleaning

    WindTunnel 3 technology creates 3 channels of suction to lift surface debris and remove embedded dirt.

    Filter dirt and debris with no loss of suction

    Dual-Cyclonic Air passes through 2 cyclonic stages.

    No bags to replace

    Simply hold the bottom-release cup over your trash bin, and empty the cup with the press of a button.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2019 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great vacuum for the price

      Posted
      ahillig
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased this vacuum when my old one just quit working when I bumped it on the couch while vacuuming. Having two cats I couldn't go very long without buying a new one so I bought this one based on price and reviews. It's easier to list pros and cons so here goes. Pros: -Great suction even with the tools, the mini vacuum hose attachment works so amazingly well! Great for stairs and furniture. -Tool Storage, love how the wands all stack inside of each other -Retractable cord! Huge plus to this vacuum, cord is super long too. -Lightweight, my scrappy 9 year old son carried this to our 2nd floor condo because I had just had knee surgery and he did it with ease. Also, it was light enough that I could vacuum with it after just having knee surgery. -Easy empty cup. Just release the latch over the garbage can and the dirt is gone -Brush head only engages when vacuum is tilted. This is awesome because it doesn't spin when you're using the hose and tools. -Hose is easy to clean. With the powerful suction of this vacuum I've sucked up a few things I didn't intend and it's super easy to disconnect the hose and dump out the unruly passengers. -Hose is really wide which makes it easy for clumps of pet hair to pass through. My cats had a favorite spot under the couch and when I moved it I brushed as big of a pile as I could with my hands just to see how the vacuum would handle it, sucked it up no problem when my last vacuum would've clogged. -Rubber beater brush on the mini vacuum head makes pet hair not stand a chance. The amount of fur left behind by my last vacuum was crazy, this vacuum got it all up with no issues. Cons: -Can be diifficult to push. The height settings on this vacuum are way different than any others. I have just a simple rug in my living room and normally use a bare floor setting on it with every other vacuum I've owned but this one I have to set to a higher pile setting. -Mini vacuum head falls off when just barely touched. It's not very secure in it's storage spot so I've knocked it off more than a few times, wish it had just a bit more holding it in place. -Using it on bare floors sounds like a machine gun. It's super loud to the point where I just sweep and vacuum the pile up with the hose because it's that loud. I know it had been a few days past when I normally would've vacuumed but the stuff this one picked up that my old one left behind is amazing. It cleans so much better and the suction on it is way better than the other purple animal vacuum. I only gave it four stars because the carpet pile setting can be a bit tricky and difficult to figure out. I do have to change it to a lower setting for the bedrooms and a higher setting for the rug which is slightly annoying.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Dust and Odor Control

      Posted
      18406ej
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Although this unit is a relatively new purchase I have to give it five stars for it's dust collecting ability and amazing odor control abilities alone. Our previous vacuum was manufactured by a firm with a long tradition of selling vacuum cleaners that could literally last a lifetime. That unit was paired with disposable paper vacuum bag contained within a permanent machine-mounted fabric bag. The manufacture claims that both the disposable paper bag and the fabric bag are Hepa-rated filters. We have two large Labrador Retrievers equipped with the prolific shedding cycles particular to that breed. Despite frequent changing of the vacuum's paper filtering bags and regular washing of the fabric outer bag, we couldn't use that vacuum for more than two cycles before that well-known dog hair/vacuum odor would present itself again. Adding to the odor condition is the presence of dust within our home. Although our combined furnace and A/C forced-air system employs regular disposable air filters paired with an electronic air cleaner, our family likes to have our windows open as often as possible and of course has the heavy dog-dander factor as well. Both of these conditions add to the level of dust that collects over time in in our carpet, regardless of the fact that we have the carpets professionally cleaned at least twice a year. Then entered the Hoover WindTunnel Pro Pet Hepa Bagless Vacuum. It was both fascinating and unsettling to see the enormous quantity of fine dust and pet hair which collected in the Hoover's clear plastic collector after vacuuming just one bedroom. Despite the large load with extreme fines there was absolutely no odor that emanated from the Hoover. The container removes from the unit quickly and easily for the dumping of vacuum-collected matter. The Hoover is also equipped with a thick HEPA filter which contains any odor-causing particles, leaving the exhaust air of the unit fresh and clean. Hoover recommends removing and washing the HEPA filter once every two months, a quick and simple process, although with our dust load I have washed the filter once every month. The Hoover is equipped with a permanently mounted and connected hose which is easily deployed, and the onboard variety of attachments perform a number of useful tasks. These are both handy features and can be used for non-carpet related uses as well as being used for cleaning of baseboards and crevices as one goes about a room vacuuming the floor. Along with the mentioned features the vacuum is lightweight, and despite having a body comprised primarily of plastics appears to be sturdy and built with an eye toward durability. A very fine vacuum overall.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good vacuum with a few drawbacks

      Posted
      Craig
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought this vacuum as part of a black friday sale and have used it a few times. First the positives: For a vacuum, the overall noise level of this machine is relatively quiet, my cats don't even run away when I turn it on. Also, the cleaning power is pretty great, I have ugly, light colored carpet that shows dirt very easily, but this vacuum made the carpet look practically new again with all the black cat hair sucked up. The power cord pulls right back into the machine so you don't have to worry about wrapping that back up or having a pet chew it after you are finished. Now the negatives: If you do not want to assemble a vacuum and are not handy, this may not be the vacuum for you. It took me less than 2 minutes to put together, but the instructions are not very clear and a screwdriver is required. One other negative, this vacuum is pretty heavy, it does take some muscle to move this thing and it would definitely be a pain to take up and down stairs. If you are elderly or disabled, or are buying this for someone elderly or disabled, this is not the vacuum for them. Overall I give this 5 stars as the two negatives I found do not apply to me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      So far, so good...

      Posted
      1111
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      It's been about a month, and I like the performance so far, I will update this review in future if anything came up, as of now, it's good, it has very good suction through the hose accessories, helps with furniture and hard 2 reach areas, it's also good with pet dander, helps me breathe better! I also use 20x20x1 3m filters on my box fan to pull away airborne pet dander, dust, bacteria, mold, etc... It makes walking on my carpet feel pure, my white socks are not collecting dust and dog hair anymore, so thats a plus. The permanent HEPA filter requires every 2 months of cleaning, but I clean it out after every use, I remove the blanket of excess dust, then I run cool/warm water on the opposite side of the filter (to push dust away and not into the insides of the filter), then I place it upright on my box fan, and it air dries in about 20-30 mins on high air. I noticed that cleaning the HEPA filter after every use, actually helps that wind tunnel effect properly function, when the round HEPA filter is loaded with dust, the suction is not as powerful, keep that in mind. Does not pick up fine diatomaceous earth dust too good, but perhaps it's because it has been sprayed and bonded in the carpet fibers, as it does glue down with water. Keeping it clean is fairly easy, although you have to deal with unscrewing screws if trying to get deep inside the upper enclosure area, where the HEPA filter is housed, and I wouldn't bother, it's not too detectable, but I keep my unit clean, I don't have any other issues with it so far, hope this helps readers in search of a quality vacuum, I appreciate your time in reading my review.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding Hoover Vacuum !

      Posted
      Mrcubby1
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      We have had this vacuum about a month now and are completely satisfied with the features and ease of use that this vacuum is producing. It was very easy to assemble from very easy to understand instructions. The owners manual provides the necessary information needed to explain the features and how to use them. We have used this vacuum quite a few times since our purchase and the performance is outstanding. We have a thirteen hundred square foot apartment which is all carpet except for the kitchen and two bathrooms and the ease in witch this vacuum performs enables me to complete the job in a very short time. I have the vacuum setting set a No. 4 which seem to meet our needs very well. This vacuum cleans bare floors very well not leaving any dirt behind or just pushing it around. The bristle shut off feature is a plus to have. The wind-tunnel suction draws out dirt and hair that our old vacuum never even came close to. The dirt cup is very easy to use. Just unhook it from the main body with a easy to use un-hook clip, hold it over a trash can, unhook the clip that holds the bottom and the dirt and hair falls easily into the trash without one needing to get their hands dirty. The bottom re-hooks to the dirt cup very easily and the dirt cup latches back to the main body with just a very easy snap hook. The auto re-wind of the power cord is really a big help and saves the trouble of a manual re-wind. I highly recommend this vacuum ! One will not go wrong in the purchase of this item. Best Buy was extremely helpful in the purchase and customer service of this item. I also recommend purchasing the extended warranty from Best Buy as it is reasonably priced as was the vacuum also.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Awesome, but heavy!

      Posted
      XVinny84X
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      Bought this just after we moved to the new house. Our old Hoover gave up on us (though we had cheaper model - under $100 - it served us well for 6 years or so) and we had a lot of cleaning up to do at our both old and new place. I cant recommend this enough to all of us guys out there (no offense to women, but I will get to that in a second). Really handy, suction is good,emptying it is a breeze (did not try to clean it yet, though can't imagine it will be any different), cable is nice and long, additional tools are nicely set in place and don't fly all over the place when you vacuum/carry the thing. We have 2 dogs in house and baby on the way, but this vacuum cleans everything right up. No repeats of same place necessary and 5 settings make it easy and fast to use on any surface, though why anyone would want to turn brush off is beyond me, that thing is beast (haha). On the downside, unit is pretty heavy. I actually bought it for my wife once she goes on maternity leave and all, but it looks like I will end up having to vacuum after all. It's not the lightest thing to carry around and even vacuuming takes a bit of strength (on carpets only - floors are a breeze thank to nice wheels). Another downside is power cable. Switch to roll it back is conveniently located at the bottom so you can press it with your foot, but (at least my unit) if cable is not straight it barely works and goes at turtle pace. It's actually so annoying, that I have to help it with my hands.. Little thing, but noticeable enough. All in all great vacuum for the price and I would recommend it to any and all.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great suction on carpets

      Posted
      03781
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      I got this machine based on its reviews for pet hair clean up in carpets. I give it 5 stars for that. However, trying to clean bare floors is almost impossible! There is over an inch gap between the beater bar and the wall which leaves a lot of debris behind. My house has old wooden floors and there are gaps between the boards. As much suction as this machine has, it still leaves those gaps full of dirt and dog hair. I tried using the attachments on the hose to get it out. Due to that hose coiling up, and the extension only being two feet long, I had to resort to sitting on the floor and sucking out each crack! I have a pretty big kitchen!! I will also say the hose and extensions dont really help for anything up high. Again, the hose retracts and the extensions aren't nearly long enough. Another negative is the lack of a soft bristled brush for the end of the ext. Yes, you get the pet hair one, but that doesnt help in hard to reach corners in the house. Its also not good for hard surfaces. I have also tried to clean my camper with it and found that to be almost impossible due to all of the things mentioned above. I would recommend this to people who only have carpets, no small spaces and have no major need for the accessories.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Oreck VS Hoover 5+ years & still going!

      Posted
      Waszak1977
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      This is more of an updated and improved review as I still have this same model vacuum from hoover that's 5+ years old! I used to spend a LOT more money on the Oreck Vacuums and this was due to a whim feeling that maybe it was time to go back to a 'Bag' vacuum from my old bag-less. About 7 years ago I decided to trash my average brand bag-less vacuums and go "high end" brand? When I bought the Hoover Windtunne 1st generation 5+ years ago I through my Oreck in the corner of my garage after It just came back from a "Tune-up" and I vacuumed my living room. That day my wife brought home the hoover windtunnel 1st gen. And I vacuumed right after using my Oreck! The windtunnel was far superior and pulled so much more! Jump ahead now 5+ years and my original Hoover Windtunnel is still working! The cord is finally freeing a bit from being rin over and the auto cord retract is finally starting to weaken, but that's minor, it just takes an extra tug and let it go and that's it..... The new Hoover Windtunnel we just bough was for 2 reasons. #1 time for an update, #2 The attachments will reach far under the bed! We have 2 long hair dogs! The original Hoover Windtunnel not only cleans loose stuff & hair but a startling amount of sand and micro-particles. I wasn't shocked to find that the NEW windtunnel outperforming the old windtunnel but was shocked at how much more it still seems to grab! I loved that the motor is much quieter! I love the addition to dump the waste out of the bottom of the collection cup instead of twisting and taking off tops! This Vacuum is worth every penny and will last you a very long time!

      I would recommend this to a friend




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