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Post# 393388   6/17/2018 at 14:20 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Hello All,

Some of you may have read my thread from a couple of months ago where I shared the, um, "different experiences" I have had with the new plush carpet we had installed in our house recently.

Long story short: The carpet makes vacuuming a true chore. Vacuums get harder to push and the carpet tends to place a significant load on the brush roll. This works vacuum cleaners quite hard. In the worst cases, your vacuum could even be overheated or damaged. I learned this the hard way with my Fantom Thunder. I thought this vacuum cleaner would be a good match for my new carpet, with its soft bristles and all, right until the spindle-side motor bearing went noisy. In my history of collecting vacuums, I have purchased and repaired many vacuums with noisy dry bearings, but never before have I actually CAUSED a bearing failure! The Fantom was smooth when I bought it, but now it sounds scratchy. The belt spindle got so hot from the extra load on the agitator that the volatile components of the 20 year old grease in the ball bearing literally got cooked out, leaving the bearing lacking lubricant. So, now I'm going to have to do a bit of surgery to replace this bearing. It's a bit of an inconvenience, but no biggie.

Where am I going with this? I need a new vacuum to "drive daily" which would a) not damage the carpet and b) not damage itself. Ideally, this vacuum would be from Shaw Carpet's list of "recommended vacuums" so I wouldn't face carpet warranty issues.

The solution: A Hoover "Windtunnel Rewind Pet" UH70210. Much like the Fantom Thunder, this vacuum is dual cyclonic, but it should fare better with my carpet. It's at the top of Hoover's T-Series lineup, which has been approved by Shaw for my carpet probably because the T-Series cleaners have soft bristles and manual height adjustment control. Hoover, too, says this vacuum is suitable for plush carpeting.

This model comes with all of the features available, including a brush-roll shutoff, a cord winder, a folding handle with fingertip switch, and all of the pet attachment goodies. After a rollback and a coupon, I was able to order all of this from for only $111, not a bad price for a vacuum cleaner which I believe sold for over $200 back in the day.

I didn't even realize the T-Series cleaners are still available (maybe even still produced?) until I searched around for a solution to my carpet conundrum. I could have had the green UH70120, but for a couple of bucks more I wouldn't have to sacrifice the brushroll shutoff, folding handle, or pet attachments.

The cleaner should be arriving in two days, but I won't be opening it for a couple of months because I am out of town. In the meantime, you all can feel free to share with me your experiences with T-Series Hoovers. Expect unboxing pics in this thread when I get home and try this thing out.

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Post# 393459 , Reply# 1   6/18/2018 at 00:40 by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        

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I had a more basic T series for a bit, that was actually the newest Hoover that I've used. I haven't had it for a few years and I also had no idea the T series machines were still in production. It was decent I suppose, I bought it primarily for my mom as something easy for her to use but I used it occasionally.

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