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Hoovers which take Type A bags
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Post# 383997   1/10/2018 at 07:24 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Something unique about the Hoover Type A bag is that it spans several vastly different vacuums. Convertibles, Guardsmans, Conquests, Concepts, Powermax, Elites, Legaies, Runabouts, etc. The list goes on.

Just for fun: Which vacuums do you have that take Type A bags? What is your favorite Hoover which uses them?

I currently have 3 vacuums which require type A bags. My U3317 Hoover Concept I, my Hoover C1403, and my Kenmore High Performance "Kenvertible." I use the synthetic HEPA ones.

My ultimate favorite, though, is not one I own. It's the Hoover Legacy, soft bagged, in the charcoal color.

On a side note, aren't Type Y and Type Z bags virtually the same as Type A bags, just shorter? How do they differ?

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Post# 383998 , Reply# 1   1/10/2018 at 07:46 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Y/Z bags use the same collar, they are just a few inches shorter. An A will work in place for a Y/Z but a Y/Z will not work on place of an A. The weight of the bag will tear the collar.

Post# 384000 , Reply# 2   1/10/2018 at 08:08 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Decade 80 and my Concept 1, that is a long time favorite

Post# 384004 , Reply# 3   1/10/2018 at 08:36 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Don't forget the Hoover B style. It also is basically an A bag used on the Oreck/Tacony knock off called the clean and light and I believe the Sovereign as well.

Here's a fun thought. What other band of vacuums can you think of that will use Hoover A bags.
Kenmore power center, royal metal upright, Singer/Bissell uprights of the 90's and more.

I have Several Convertible, Concept, Elite, powermax, and decade machines as well as Innovation, Sovereign, and runabout that take A bags.

Post# 384007 , Reply# 4   1/10/2018 at 09:22 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I believe I have every machine that

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takes "A" bags. My favorites are: Convertible, of course, Decade 80 and 800, and Concept.Elites are good, but not my favorite.

Post# 384042 , Reply# 5   1/10/2018 at 23:32 by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Phillip, the Hoover B bag is the same basic size the Hoover Y bag is, BUT the collar is a little bit smaller than the Hoover A/Y/Z collar. if you try to put a Hoover A bag on a vacuum that uses the Hoover B, it will not stay on properly & cause a mess.


Post# 384043 , Reply# 6   1/10/2018 at 23:35 by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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If I remember correctly, I think there was a Sanyo soft bag direct air upright that used the Hoover A bag as well.

Post# 384044 , Reply# 7   1/10/2018 at 23:41 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Which bag is longer, the Y bag or the Z bag?

Post# 384056 , Reply# 8   1/11/2018 at 11:54 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland)        

Hoover UK's 'H4' bags are suitable for the 'Turbopower 1', 'Turbomaster' and 'Turbolite' which was the imported USA 'Elite' in disguise.

Thus I would think that the USA bags suitable for 'Elite' would also fit the 'Sovereign' and the 'Innovation'.

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Post# 384067 , Reply# 9   1/11/2018 at 13:32 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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One Design difference between the Hoover A&Z and the Y is that the wise for a bypass machine and typically two or three layers. The A and Z or for direct air machines.
I do use a HEPA Y bag on my concept one you just need to be careful that you don't feel it too much being that it's a smaller bag.
A good gym to find is that there were Hoover HEPA A bags made by Tacony in the mid-2000s

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