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Post# 414348   9/28/2019 at 11:25 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Any information about this vacuum cleaner would be great! TIA. PS, just Dusty and stretched belt,a few cabinet marks.

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Post# 414352 , Reply# 1   9/28/2019 at 11:48 by EurekaFanSquid (California Carmicheal)        

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Its like the maytag windtunnel but black.

Post# 414353 , Reply# 2   9/28/2019 at 12:24 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
suckolux

I've got the Windtunnel Deluxe #5462 clear red, not self propelled. They look like the same models. Where yours says 4.0 there in front mine says 26.0 cleaning efficiency. Other than that pretty much the same. I really like mine, although it's heavy at about 23 lbs. I rescued it from a dumpster about 10 years ago. It was in great shape, the bearings in the roller were dry,dirty and loud. I was able to clean and re-grease them which reduced the noise by about 90%! When the brushes wear down, I'll buy a new roller. It does a good job of cleaning. I'm not sure when they produced these, I remember laughing at a commercial showing the dirt sensor, but I actually like having it now that I have it! The suction at the hose is good. Hope you like yours too.

Post# 414354 , Reply# 3   9/28/2019 at 12:31 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I'm thinking it's probably 12 or 15 years old it seems very light usage though everything is fine

Post# 414361 , Reply# 4   9/28/2019 at 14:37 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
TurboPOWER--

--was labeled for Sears in about the 90s.

Post# 414363 , Reply# 5   9/28/2019 at 15:03 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Gotta love that curbside discount!

Post# 414366 , Reply# 6   9/28/2019 at 15:36 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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This is one of the more expensive models Windtunnels with the dirt finder option. Windtunnels can be noisy and heavy, but can't be beat in cleaning power. I have one of the first Windtunnel models that later had a recall issued on the handle trigger for it overheating and catching fire, mine hasn't done that so far. It works great on getting weather-beaten dirt out of outdoor patio rugs.

Post# 414368 , Reply# 7   9/28/2019 at 16:08 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Noisy and heavy is true but it certainly does have some power

Post# 414370 , Reply# 8   9/28/2019 at 16:35 by fan-of-fans (USA)        
12-15 years

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Pretty close the 0200 at the start of the serial number means February 2000.

Post# 414372 , Reply# 9   9/28/2019 at 16:40 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Ok, almost 20! Same as the car.

Post# 414377 , Reply# 10   9/28/2019 at 20:37 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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12 amps? O_o
That's like... 1440 watts.
That's like, only 60 less than the maximum allowable small appliance wattage (1500w).
That's a lot of power.


Post# 414378 , Reply# 11   9/28/2019 at 20:41 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Consumption, yes.

Post# 414385 , Reply# 12   9/28/2019 at 21:55 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        
MadMan

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Oh yeah, Hoover really went maximum levels of insane at making these. They took no prisoners at designing the "most-sucking" vacuum ever.

To put it into perspective, most outdoor residential central air conditioning units use anywhere from 15-30 amps!

My Windtunnel when it blows the hot air out of the motor it acts as a foot warmer too, lol Feels nice in the winter months to use it.


Post# 414389 , Reply# 13   9/28/2019 at 22:47 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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When it seemed like suddenly every manufacturer was touting 12 amps it reminded me of the engine call out signs we had in the 60s on the fenders hey look at me

Post# 414390 , Reply# 14   9/28/2019 at 23:13 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

Like the race flags with 396 on Chevrolets and Chevelles front fenders

Post# 414391 , Reply# 15   9/28/2019 at 23:23 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Right

Post# 414419 , Reply# 16   9/29/2019 at 16:06 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Yeah the amp rating on vacuums in the mid 90s was very much like touting horsepower on cars - it was all about who was more powerful. The more amps - the more cleaning power it had - so the thought was. It was a whole big competition. If you watch a lot of commercials from the time - companies were so aggressive with that marketing and took pot-shots at each other's vacuums left and right. lol






Post# 414421 , Reply# 17   9/29/2019 at 17:01 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Yes, to a degree it worked! A friend of mine had a small cleaning business, she likes Hoover, she actually said it's a 12 amps that's what you want! I said no Bert, that's how much power it will consume,6-7 is plenty! She would not believe me.

Post# 414443 , Reply# 18   9/29/2019 at 23:27 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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I'd have a sleeper 1969 SS 454 only a few hundred produced. I'd also take baby blue convertible blue 442 Hurst 1970 model.
With eurekas and Hoover's older models may preform better because 1990s vacuums eats rugs. Slow motor down good admiration. You wouldn't have to turn vacuum off to get across s rug.
I like new and old. I have a Royal 400 watt which is 3.3 amps. It's quiest and cleaned very well.
Les





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