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Hoover Power Nozzle Compatibility
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Post# 208540   12/3/2012 at 04:11 (2,682 days old) by Melissa8 ()        

I bought a Hoover Futura Canister vacuum for my son to take to college. It only included the bare floor nozzle. I have found a nozzle on ebay and am wondering if it will work with the Futura??

Thank you!

I've included a link to the nozzle on ebay and a photo of my son's model number.

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Post# 208541 , Reply# 1   12/3/2012 at 05:04 (2,682 days old) by director12 ()        

If I read the serial number, it was made in August of 1994.

Post# 208713 , Reply# 2   12/4/2012 at 00:11 (2,681 days old) by Melissa8 ()        

Will the power nozzle for sale on ebay work with this Futura model?

Thanks for your help.


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Post# 208714 , Reply# 3   12/4/2012 at 00:16 (2,681 days old) by Davinator1977 ()        
yes and no

it will if you change the cord to a 2 wire this nozzle appears to have a 3 wire cord

Post# 208716 , Reply# 4   12/4/2012 at 01:25 (2,681 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        
Do you have Electrified hose??

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According to schematics, and amperage, I don't believe that Futura came with a power nozzle. Therefore you may not be able to run one period on that machine. Does your hose have electrical wiring in it, you'll be able to tell if there is a recepatacle on the underside of the handle?

The power nozzle above is a Windtunnel nozzle. It comes with a 3 prong cord, the cord that you need is 2 prong. If your suction unit is compatible to running a Power nozzle, which I don't think it is, then I'd still wait for another one to hit eBay or try this one in the link. The one in this link will work.

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Post# 208717 , Reply# 5   12/4/2012 at 01:27 (2,681 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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If you can take a picture of the top of your suction unit, there would be connector inside the handle area where electrified cord would go for running power nozzle. Some Futura canister models accepted a PN and some didn't. The amperage of the machines running one on the manufacturer sticker would up around 9.8 Amps and not 7.6.

Post# 208723 , Reply# 6   12/4/2012 at 03:37 (2,681 days old) by Melissa8 ()        
Photo of Top

I will post a photo of the top of the canister.

I really don't want to spend a lot of money. The link above would cost almost $100.00 shipped. Yikes!

Thanks for all of your help.

I will post the photo as soon as I can get my son to email one to me.


Post# 208733 , Reply# 7   12/4/2012 at 07:28 (2,680 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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Photo must include where hose attaches to suction unit and handle area. See if he can take a picture of the hose as well. Just trying to help!

Post# 208916 , Reply# 8   12/5/2012 at 17:14 (2,679 days old) by Melissa8 ()        
Photos of my son's Hoover Futura

Thanks for looking at these photos. I hope you can advise me if this model is able to have a power nozzle connected to it.


I have a total of nine photos.

Post# 208917 , Reply# 9   12/5/2012 at 17:15 (2,679 days old) by Melissa8 ()        
Photos of my son's Hoover Futura 2


Post# 208918 , Reply# 10   12/5/2012 at 17:16 (2,679 days old) by Melissa8 ()        
Photos of my son's Hoover Futura 3


Post# 208919 , Reply# 11   12/5/2012 at 17:17 (2,679 days old) by Melissa8 ()        
Photos of my son's Hoover Futura 4


Post# 208920 , Reply# 12   12/5/2012 at 17:18 (2,679 days old) by Melissa8 ()        


Post# 208921 , Reply# 13   12/5/2012 at 17:19 (2,679 days old) by Melissa8 ()        


Post# 208922 , Reply# 14   12/5/2012 at 17:20 (2,679 days old) by Melissa8 ()        
Posted 6 Photos


I posted 6 photos, not 9.

Thanks for all of your help!

Post# 208929 , Reply# 15   12/5/2012 at 18:23 (2,679 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

From those pictures it looks like that is a suction only machine. You cannot fit a power head to that machine.



Post# 208930 , Reply# 16   12/5/2012 at 18:55 (2,679 days old) by Melissa8 ()        

I was afraid of that!

Thank you,


Post# 208931 , Reply# 17   12/5/2012 at 19:08 (2,679 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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However, if your son is happy to use a suction driven air turbo brush, any 32mm or 35mm floor head should work. Im sure there are a few on or try Either way best to measure the open taper/entrance or diameter of the suction pipe.

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Post# 208942 , Reply# 18   12/5/2012 at 21:50 (2,679 days old) by DURANGO159 (State College, PA)        

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No this Hoover Futura would not be capable of running an electric power head.

Hoover canisters only take Hoover attachments. You would need to find an adapter to change over and user other manufacturer tools. As much as I love these canisters I'm sure how well it would do with an air turbine head though. A Windtunnel one would be fine but a Futura might not handle that well. There's a big difference in the suction power on these canisters compared to what a household installed central vacuum system would be produce to run those turbine nozzles.

I'll forward over to this thread any good deals I find.

Post# 208946 , Reply# 19   12/5/2012 at 22:52 (2,679 days old) by DURANGO159 (State College, PA)        
Hello Melissa8!

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Not really any particular order here but going through San Diego and Los Angeles Craigslist using searches I use since I'm particular to certain things, these are all machines that in your situation I would recommend. I don't know where your son lives so my search is based off the location listed in your profile. Some of these sellers may be willing to ship as well. These are all models that clean well and are reasonably durable and are priced reasonably. Many are around $40 or less, the most expensive is I believe $150 but again for those machines in good condition it's probably worth it, if that's in your budget!! There's quite a list here from Hoover uprights, an Electrolux older model canister, Hoover Futura canister very similar to the one that you bought your son, but this model with a power nozzle. Lots to review. Feel free to contact me personally through email for further questions on any particular machine if you want.

Good luck!! Rob Hoover Futura canister
WITH power nozzle $15 Temecula Hoover Futura upright- $20 LA Craigslist Hoover Breathe Easy upright $29 LA Craigslist Hoover bagged Windtunnel T upright $35 Pasadena Hoover PowerDrive bagged upright great vacs--$25 Chatsworth Eureka Boss upright $35 basic and reliable Eureka Boss Smart vac upright $25 Palmdale Hoover Preferred upright $30 Oceanside Panasonic power nozzle canister brand new $120 San Diego Samsung power nozzle canister $40 North County Sanitaire commercial upright-- metal hood, long lasting. $15 Arcadia Panasonic Jet Flo bagged canister with power head $40 Murrieta Royal Lexon SR20 canister-- awesome vacs $120 Brea Kenmore Progressive power head canister $15 Fontana Kenmore power head canister $45 Downey Electrolux power nozzle canister-- these run forever $150 El Segundo Kenmore power nozzle canister $80 San Dimas

Post# 208951 , Reply# 20   12/5/2012 at 23:29 (2,679 days old) by Melissa8 ()        

Thanks everyone, especially Durango159, for the responses to my thread. I appreciate your time and efforts!

If I need any further help and advice regarding vacuums, I know where to ask! You are vacuum experts!

Happy Holidays to all!


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