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Post# 367118   2/19/2017 at 08:01 (214 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

A Hoover Twin Chamber Bagless. Remember how many problems that gave you? Well, some dimwit at Hoover decided to rebage the EmPower for a commercial environment. Commercial environments have dust. A lot of dust. How do you think that terrible Twin Chamber system would be at filtering, when it can't handle a little bit of dust? Plus, this thing would probably fall apart within six months.

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Post# 367119 , Reply# 1   2/19/2017 at 08:07 (214 days old) by senornathan (Massachusetts)        
Six months?

That thing looks like it'll fall apart as soon as you flip the switch.

Post# 367127 , Reply# 2   2/19/2017 at 09:40 (214 days old) by fantomfan57 (Austin, Texas)        
Good one, Nathan!

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Gave me a good chuckle. Thanks!

Post# 367136 , Reply# 3   2/19/2017 at 11:00 (214 days old) by jscarlato (Clairton, PA)        
Got rid of it.

I had one of these models a few years back and got rid of it. This was a Hoover foray into making a cheap plastic vac.

Post# 367145 , Reply# 4   2/19/2017 at 14:23 (214 days old) by panasonicvac (Seattle, Washington)        

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I don't think these were not bad at all but it's definitely not the greatest vacuums in my opinion. I think the cleaning performance is good overall but not as good as the regular bagless windtunnels and the filtration is not as pathetic as the bagless Tempos or Widepaths. These actually got approved by the Carpet and Rug Institue on the bronze level in their testing program which is good. I would take these anyday over a Bissell Powerforce bagless.

Post# 367170 , Reply# 5   2/19/2017 at 17:38 (214 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        
Just looking at it

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I'm betting that massive filter would need to be changed often and is expensive.

Post# 367172 , Reply# 6   2/19/2017 at 18:20 (214 days old) by Ctvacman (CT)        

The one at my girlfriends work just "stopped picking up" for the second time, I think it's the end though. The short cord coming from the unit apparently has exposed wires. The handle release just broke too, I had her bring it to my vac guy and we installed a new brush belt and filter. The height adjustment wheels are long gone, guess whoever was using that day just picked them up when they fell off and threw them in the trash.

Now they need another machine to replace it, she is the practice manager at a vet clinic so bagless probably makes the most sense. The new building has a vacuflo 960 but the less than smart installer only put direct connect valves upstairs in the office section and not downstairs where they need to use a powerhead on the typical entry mats. I think the Hoover actually is just at the two year mark so it's managed to survive some really dumb, lazy people using it, granted it's missing some pieces but nun the less .

Post# 367212 , Reply# 7   2/20/2017 at 11:34 (213 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        
Why Though????

Why does it only last two years? Their Convertibles and Constellations lasted forever, But these poop out in two years! Their downfall was started when they were bought by Maytag. My uncle used to work at Hoover and when Maytag bought them he became a coal miner.

Post# 367213 , Reply# 8   2/20/2017 at 11:36 (213 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That clearly does not reflect

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Hoover's "Finest Hour".

Post# 367215 , Reply# 9   2/20/2017 at 11:46 (213 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

Hoover hasn't had a "finest hour" in over two decades. LOL.

Post# 367262 , Reply# 10   2/21/2017 at 02:47 (212 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Remember these a few years back at the vac shop--MOST of them had clogged filters.HORRIBLE design!!!The filter gets hopelessly clogged only after a few minutes of use.Can't see this machine lasting very long in the commercial sector-they were bad enough in home use--they ended up gasping their last life in the vac place dumpster or the customers curb.

Post# 367270 , Reply# 11   2/21/2017 at 09:05 (212 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Plasticrap...nothing but plasticrap. For me, it needs to be metal and have a bag. Otherwise, it's not a proper vacuum cleaner. Period.

Post# 367325 , Reply# 12   2/21/2017 at 21:23 (212 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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I had one of those and it did a fantastic job on home carpet, provided it was kept cleaned out. Fairly quiet, lightweight, powerful. As I recall, it did a better job and seemed more solidly built than the Empower. I recently sold it to my Grandpa's church (fairly small church) and I haven't heard any complaints.

Post# 367329 , Reply# 13   2/21/2017 at 23:32 (211 days old) by jimjimmunster (Hammond, Ind.)        
Another abomination, By TTI

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Another cheap TTI vacuum. What an abomination.

Post# 367440 , Reply# 14   2/23/2017 at 22:45 (209 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
They bought

A bunch of these at work in Commercial Drag, none lasted a year!..I told them not to but they never listen, now they are buying Windsors and are having no problems.

Post# 367532 , Reply# 15   2/25/2017 at 17:14 (208 days old) by icee (Indiana)        

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They can clean pretty well, but that mesh between the chambers clog up almost instantly, and of course the pleasted filter was another problem too with clogging up quickly on its own. I actually managed to salvage one from being thrown away. New brush roll, belt, and filters and it runs perfect like if it was new. I'll never say it's the best out there, but there are definitly worse out there.

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