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Post# 396235   8/4/2018 at 22:52 by Rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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I don't know Hoovers...so give me your thoughts. is this model similar to a Tri-star canister type? What model is it and what do they sell for? Saw a local CL selling it for $60 new in box. Is it a lower line model or highly desirable?

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Post# 396236 , Reply# 1   8/4/2018 at 22:55 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That's a GREAT price!

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It's a newer model. I believe it's part of the 'silver series'. I don't have one.... wouldn't mind one. Nice hepa filter bags.

Post# 396237 , Reply# 2   8/4/2018 at 22:59 by mariotron (Texas )        

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Its the "Anniversary WindTunnel S3670". I did some research online but really couldn't find much on aside from a 599 brand new one from Amazon and positive reviews.

Looks like a nice buy for 60!


Post# 396239 , Reply# 3   8/4/2018 at 23:11 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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There have been past threads on here about these, try searching for Anniversary Canister. I think these came out around 2007-08 and made for awhile, but I don't think these are still made.

The canister unit is a TTI design, used on a few different brands, and married to a Windtunnel power nozzle.

From what I heard these seem to be pretty good vacuums. The hoses are a bit stiff and hard to work with, but otherwise, seem to be positive experiences. I have never used one.

For $60 new in box I'd say it's worth it.


Post# 396256 , Reply# 4   8/5/2018 at 07:39 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
My useless response

Kelton,

If you're interested in a response based on feelings, and virtually zero practical knowledge; here you go.
My first impression was, "Ooh...I like how it looks!"

I don't know anything about this model, nor about the Tri-Star.
But, as for that comparison:
Hoover...mostly plastic.
Tri-Star...mostly metal.

Not knocking the Hoover, by any means.
As I said, I really like how it looks.
And, based on the responses from others who actually know something about them, it sounds like a pretty wicked good deal. I'd buy it!
If you're in the market for a nice, bagged canister, (apologies if this isn't a "true canister"), or if you're just looking to expand a collection, I'd say go for it.

And, did I mention, I love how it looks? :-)

Barry



Post# 396259 , Reply# 5   8/5/2018 at 07:58 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Kelton: Follow-up

Hey. Sorry. I was thinking in terms of vintage Tri-Stars...hence my reference to "mostly metal."
See? I told you my response was worth the paper it was written on.
The joke being, it's not written on paper, so it's not worth...
Carry on.

Barry


Post# 396273 , Reply# 6   8/5/2018 at 13:57 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
not a tristar sister no futura spirit windtunnel yess

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this vacuum has nothing at all to a TRISTAR COMPACT nothing at all ! its a plastic TTI Hoover Windtunnel Anniverasay vacuum tristar is a desing that dates back to 1936 this one came out mid 2007 or later ... tristar vacuum is a cyclonic action vacuum cleaner this motor pulls air from the bag through the dirt not like tristar who seperate the dust from the air and has a clean section of bag constantly no sorry hun nothing similar to tristar compact this is a futura windtunnel spirit ect are far more resembling to it .

Post# 396274 , Reply# 7   8/5/2018 at 15:01 by blackheart (North Dakota)        
I had one briefly

My aunt had one and tossed it out. So I picked it up. I didn't have any testing tools at the time so i cannot provide any info on it's airflow/waterlift. It seemed okay. I did like it's powerhead though I believe it used a standard 1.25 connection so I paired it with something else. The construction of it felt kinda cheap and i think it had a problem with it's PCB I recall the main unit just shutting down randomly. I know i didn't keep it long due to the electrical issues but i think I held onto the PN for a little longer.

Post# 396332 , Reply# 8   8/6/2018 at 15:57 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Its more of a knockoff of the Miele combines with the previous line of Tacony canisters. Not bad machines, but not anything like a Tri-Star.


Post# 396380 , Reply# 9   8/7/2018 at 12:48 by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Miele copycat

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And best to avoid & not buy. Not a Compact/TriStar copy at all. When this Hoover Anniversary came out, they were mimicking the Miele Solaris S500/S600 series & Miele S5 series canisters that came right after them. Put a Miele S5, like a S5281 Callisto, right beside the Hoover Anniversary, & it's plainly obvious.

However, looks are only skin deep in this case. The powerhead has fixed steering, no swivel steering like a Miele powerhead does, poorly designed attachments, stiff hose, cardboard bag collar with no closure vs plastic bag collar with closure for Miele, & poor quality HEPA filter. In fact, advertising on the box & on Hoover's website at the time indicated it was the HEPA bag that was responsible for filtration, NOT the exhaust filter. Plus, bag costs are ridiculous....$11 for 2 bags, or $5.50 each! That's even worse than Miele bag prices, & for a HEPA bag that's average quality, at best.

There's another much more important reason to avoid this model, though: TTI had HUGE problems with premature circuit board failure on this model. It had to do primarily with a fuse that powered a micro plug on the board which sent power to a micro receptacle on the wiring harness with the powerhead receptacle on the bag door that the electric hose is powered by. Very common to see this model show up 1 1/2-2 years old into the 3 year warranty with a dead powerhead. TTI's answer was to send out a entire replacement canister to the dealer to give the customer, rather than repair it. I owned one that did this, & found a easy solution was to re-wire around the board & take power for one wire from the switch, & the other wire from the cord reel. This particular body style was sold under other names such as Wertheim & Prolux as well, & Oreck & Airway with some slight styling changes.

The Cirrus canister linked below is the direct replacement for the Hoover. It is also sold under the name JohnnyVac Xclusiv XV10 Plus here in Canada, with gold trim instead of silver trim, as well as Vapamore Vento in America, but with a different powerhead, no powerhead on/off switch on hose handle - only on the powerhead, & yellow body with black trim. These new models also have a much better quality HEPA filter that uses much higher quality paper, & is a sealed HEPA system too. I would suggest buying one of these 3 models over the Hoover Anniversary.

Rob


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Post# 396466 , Reply# 10   8/8/2018 at 20:58 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I worked in an Oreck store for a few years and we sold some of these rebadged Orecks in candy apple red. It was very attractive, but cheaply made and usually came back within a year for something or other. It wasn't cheap either although can't remember what they sold for. I hated the way the power nozzle raised up on the floor when you pulled it back to fast. I was relieved when Miele came into the Oreck stores and these went away! Again, 60 bucks for a new one is a great price, but only if you want it for your collection. If you're thinking daily driver or even often, I'd pass it up.

Post# 396475 , Reply# 11   8/8/2018 at 22:46 by Rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
'Thanks everyone for all the info!

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I learned a lot...and am avoiding it

Post# 396494 , Reply# 12   8/9/2018 at 09:04 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland)        

That design of cylinder machine was also sold as Vax in the UK.

Post# 396501 , Reply# 13   8/9/2018 at 12:21 by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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I actually really like mine. I had the same powerhead issue. I just bypassed the fuse with a piece of wire on my board.



Post# 396628 , Reply# 14   8/11/2018 at 19:16 by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
For comparison

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A Miele s538 that I'm fixing for a coworker. Apparently the cord winders fail in this series of Mieles. The cord winder was $100 alone Just thought I would take a comparison picture.


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