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Hoover Windtunnel Self-propelled model help
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Post# 410247   6/9/2019 at 09:41 (299 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        

I recently got this Hoover Windtunnel Self-propelled from craigslist and the model sticker is missing and I'm curious as to what model number this vacuum is it's the blue color so i know it's rather recent just trying to figure out if it's a pre discontinuing model or the anviersery model, any help is appreciated if you're unsure

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Post# 410251 , Reply# 1   6/9/2019 at 10:20 (299 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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It is a model U6485-900 anniversary model and could have been manufactured as recent as a year ago. AFAIK Hoover just recently discontinued the power drive Windtunnel.

Post# 410255 , Reply# 2   6/9/2019 at 15:14 (299 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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Wow, this is the model I've been looking for too!

But buying a less than year old vacuum off Craigslist with the model label removed....leads me to believe you bought a stolen vacuum?

Post# 410308 , Reply# 3   6/10/2019 at 16:34 (298 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I like the look of these self propelled Windtunnels. Especially these late ones with the blue color, also some with an alien green color, and the older ones in hunter green. These are one of the few newer Hoovers I'd want to collect. The only thing I don't like about these, is as with many plastic Hoovers they are very loud.

Post# 410309 , Reply# 4   6/10/2019 at 18:18 (298 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        
Yes it is loud

It is pretty loud even louder then my Kirby though it's certainly not too terrible that I'd need ear protection another thing that bothers me with plastic vacuums in general is i worry they will get brittle and crack so I'm extra cautious when using it and make sure I don't use it too long

Post# 410312 , Reply# 5   6/10/2019 at 20:57 (298 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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Keep in mind that the Anniversary edition Windtunnel is built the same way as the original '98 models. It will be loud, dusty, and cumbersome, but that is why it's a heritage model and it is a throwback to when they were great and what made them great. Nothing cleans like a Windtunnel vac. This model is not another "plastivac". They still sell new for $170-$200 in some stores. I haven't been able to find one online for less than $120. It's worth every penny to me.

Post# 410314 , Reply# 6   6/10/2019 at 22:42 (298 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I used to see them at Sears and maybe Walmart up until about a year ago. They turn up in thrift stores once in a while, but usually missing attachments.

Post# 410350 , Reply# 7   6/11/2019 at 21:25 (297 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        

Yes they're absolutely great vacuums ofcourse they're cumbersome but when my second vacuum is a Kirby Diamond it's clear I don't mind a cumbersome vacuum it does clean great I'd still say a Kirby is better but that windtunnel is really a terrific vacuum worth the money it certainly out cleans many more high priced vacuums (notably out cleans a Dyson) my one complaint is the stretch hose is pretty worthless since it wants to suck back into the vacuum but it's usable for quick pickups and couches where im not stretching it too badly as for the noise I don't mind and with the HEPA Bag and the final filter that I've changed to the HEPA final filter the Dust isn't too bad

Post# 410351 , Reply# 8   6/11/2019 at 21:27 (297 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        
I guess there's a consensus

I guess the consensus is that this is the anviersery model

Post# 410370 , Reply# 9   6/12/2019 at 12:59 (296 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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I have one too 😈

Post# 410383 , Reply# 10   6/12/2019 at 17:01 (296 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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There's more than just one anniversary self propelled model, they've also sold these in gray as well which is the color that I personally prefer the best on these newer UH self propelled models. They were also sold as maroon, green which is my personal favorite, and shadow gray which that one is on a bagless model. Those weren't really considered as anniversary models.

Post# 410385 , Reply# 11   6/12/2019 at 18:24 (296 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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Yes, yours is the U6485900 because it has the two slide switches for Carpet Height and Floor Type Selector.

There was also the lower-end Hoover U5491900 Anniversary model which only had one carpet height selector.

Post# 410386 , Reply# 12   6/12/2019 at 18:26 (296 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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Oh also, I forgot to add - the U6485900 is also self-propelled. The U5491900 is not.

Post# 410439 , Reply# 13   6/13/2019 at 22:16 (295 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I believe the earliest of these blue Anniversary self-propelled models in late 2000s had a clear door over the turbo tool and used an older version of it.

Post# 410441 , Reply# 14   6/13/2019 at 22:55 (295 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        
Separate I'm looking for an upholstery tool for this vac

I've posted in the super market section but in case it's missed I'll mention here that I'm currently looking for an upholstery tool for this vacuum have had an incredibly hard time finding it I'd be willing to pay if it's genuine, already been screwed on one knock off that fit on the wand but not into the hose

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