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Anyone bought a Maytag Satellite??
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Post# 413996   9/18/2019 at 18:29 (294 days old) by rodknock95 (Salem, Missouri)        

Has anyone bought the maytag knock offs of the constellation?

Post# 414004 , Reply# 1   9/18/2019 at 21:36 (293 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        
Not really a knock-off

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The Maytag Satellite is a rebadge of the Hoover Constellation. The reproduction Constellation yes, but not really a knock off. They were still Hoover.

Post# 414015 , Reply# 2   9/19/2019 at 08:50 (293 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
Cole is right

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Hoover was owned by Maytag at the time.  The Satellite was a rebadge of the constellation.


Love mine by the way, just wished they had given it a power nozzle option.

Post# 414022 , Reply# 3   9/19/2019 at 13:53 (293 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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I have the stainless steel Constellation.

Post# 414241 , Reply# 4   9/25/2019 at 00:25 (287 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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It was not a knockoff - it was an anniversary tribute. They took the classic Constellation design and then loaded it with modern tech and made it shiny chrome. They flopped when they came out and they didn't sell what they hoped, a lot of them got clearanced out like crazy. Great vacuum if you like Constellations - they did a great job on upgrading it.

The UK called it the Maytag Satellite, but in the USA it was kept the original Hoover Constellation name.

Here's a video of it being pitched on QVC UK.

Post# 414247 , Reply# 5   9/25/2019 at 13:38 (287 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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As I understand it, the Maytag branded ones were sold mostly in Europe, over here we got it as a Hoover Constellation. I have that same exact stainless and black machine shown, but itís called a Constellation.

Post# 414248 , Reply# 6   9/25/2019 at 14:53 (287 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Love them. They did a poor, poor job of marketing this "comeback". It could have been so good. I have both the white one and the S steel. They are badged Constellation. The bristle brush is the best in years.

Post# 414259 , Reply# 7   9/25/2019 at 20:36 (286 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Here's a quick video comparison of old and new.

Post# 414270 , Reply# 8   9/26/2019 at 09:43 (286 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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The extreme heat coming off the "new" constellation's chinese single fan motor is scary hot. Don't let your 'new' constellation float in one spot for more than a minute. It will heat the carpet severely and might loosen the backing. Remember, it's still exhausting the heat and air into the rug so any dirt, dust, freshener, etc. will be spewed into the air of the room. When I use mine, I turn it on its side so it doesn't melt or damage the carpet.

Post# 414285 , Reply# 9   9/26/2019 at 20:13 (285 days old) by rodknock95 (Salem, Missouri)        
European Plug

I bought a Uk one and forgot about the plug on it and the fact it has a 240 volt motor

Post# 414309 , Reply# 10   9/27/2019 at 16:10 (285 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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No problem. Just buy a step-down voltage converter transformer.

They look like this, but there is many different prices and sizes, so you have to do some calculations on the vacuum's power usage on how big of one you need. I believe you need one that is twice the power of the vacuum, but it's been awhile so I forget if that's correct or not.

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Post# 414342 , Reply# 11   9/28/2019 at 01:04 (284 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I have one of those GoldSource power supplys-use it to run 240V 1000W Hid lamps.If I should ever get a 240V vacuum-this should run that just fine.

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