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Post# 386583   2/22/2018 at 21:24 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hey everybody! Todayís been a really great day for me, because when we got to goodwill, I found a beautiful red,white, and blue sweater but more exciting for me, a Hoover Windtunnel Self Propelled Ultra bagged vacuum! I tested it out before buying it and works great, all it needs is a new agitator belt and lightbulb. Surprisingly the only attachments it came with was the turbo brush and 2 wands, so luckily for me I had a spare brush, nozzle, and crevice tool that originally goes to this vacuum. Plus it needed a little wipe down with my moms homemade surface spray which does the job! And we also stopped at Walmart to buy type y bags.

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Post# 386584 , Reply# 1   2/22/2018 at 21:25 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Brushroll and height settings.

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Post# 386585 , Reply# 2   2/22/2018 at 21:26 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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The brushroll is still in great shape!

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Post# 386586 , Reply# 3   2/22/2018 at 21:41 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Turbo brush

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Post# 386587 , Reply# 4   2/22/2018 at 21:41 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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On/off and self propelled switches.

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Post# 386588 , Reply# 5   2/22/2018 at 21:43 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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The rest of the attachments.

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Post# 386589 , Reply# 6   2/22/2018 at 21:46 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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From looking at the first four numbers, 1001, this was made in October 2001.

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Post# 386590 , Reply# 7   2/22/2018 at 21:47 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Just because.

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Post# 386591 , Reply# 8   2/22/2018 at 21:48 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 386592 , Reply# 9   2/22/2018 at 21:49 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 386593 , Reply# 10   2/22/2018 at 21:53 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I actually used to have something like this before back around 2001, except it was a toy version of this that my mom got for me at ToysíRíus when I was 5. I had fun playing with it till I got rid of it sometime around 2004. :/

Post# 386595 , Reply# 11   2/22/2018 at 21:54 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Oh my god the memories!

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Post# 386596 , Reply# 12   2/22/2018 at 21:55 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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And of course now 17 years later....

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Post# 386605 , Reply# 13   2/23/2018 at 02:38 by henrydreyfuss (Ohio)        
Great find!

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Those Windtunnels do an excellent job, and maintained properly, offer years of deep-cleaning. From personal experience, and from the looks of yours, I would recommend replacing both belts, and the brushroll, as the bristles on yours are worn down (on new brushrolls, the bristles are about twice as long). Because one belt drives the other, replacing both will ensure optimal performance.

Back in my vac shop days, we used a self-propelled Windtunnel to clean the store. We used it, because the carpet-cleaning performance was excellent, and it did a good job on the tile floors too! I hope you enjoy it!

Post# 386606 , Reply# 14   2/23/2018 at 02:40 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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I do believe I seen one of these at the Habitat Restore before and they wanted $45 for it, so I left it.

Post# 386607 , Reply# 15   2/23/2018 at 08:04 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Looks like a nice score! I'm sure you will have fun restoring it :)

Post# 386613 , Reply# 16   2/23/2018 at 09:04 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Luxkid1980, it actually just needed to be wipe down a bit, a new lightbulb and agitator belt that I already ordered, and maybe soon a new brushroll. Thank you for checking out! I also remember when I was young I used to play with the 360 view where you spin the vacuum around, Iím not sure if you know what I am talking about but that was the good old Hoover website.

Post# 386615 , Reply# 17   2/23/2018 at 09:22 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Yeah I often use the 360 view feature when I am looking at products, if the websites have them.

Post# 386982 , Reply# 18   3/1/2018 at 21:22 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I brought a new 20 ft extra long hose from eBay! It was one of the last ones!

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Post# 386987 , Reply# 19   3/2/2018 at 00:49 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I see those

And Elites regularly at the Goodwills here, I gave away the ones I got from Mike Hays, if I'm using a upright, its going to be from the 60s on back, no newer

Post# 387979 , Reply# 20   3/13/2018 at 17:13 by mariotron (Refugio )        
Nice machine!

I used to have one of those many years ago and dont know what happened to it. I remember it used the green Hoover bags.

Do these work better than the modern Anniversary models?

Post# 388067 , Reply# 21   3/14/2018 at 19:39 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

I might have a set of attachments, standard hose, and 2 wands for this (or very similar machine). I salvaged them from a junker my neighbor tossed last year and do not really know why. They are all the dark grey / black color. If interested I will dig them out and send a picture. Just pay for shipping or pick them up (we are both in Dallas).

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