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The 1.79 Hoover from Goodwill.
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Post# 416377   11/23/2019 at 01:44 by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        

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I decided to go to Goodwill and Veterans day. And I picked up A green empower (U5269-900). I accidentally Broke the tool clip the Thursday after. Otherwise it's in good Condition. It's just missing the Turbo Tool, but this is also my First Maytag Hoover That I used. I'll Post pictures of it tomorrow.




Post# 416416 , Reply# 1   11/24/2019 at 00:28 by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        
Here's a picture of it.

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My Ipad's dead right now. So here's a picture of it from the old Hoover.com. This is also my Profile Picture.

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Post# 416417 , Reply# 2   11/24/2019 at 04:18 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Ooh, nice, those are supposed to be rare! I seen one when I first started getting into vacuums at my Goodwill for $20, but I didn't know it was anything special so I skipped getting it and should not have. 2 years ago and have not seen another one. The one I saw was blue.

Post# 416425 , Reply# 3   11/24/2019 at 12:37 by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        

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I also saw a blue one, I didn't get it because it was in bad condition and was dirty. The screws were even rusty. It was a deep blue model, but I didn't know what model number it was. What shade of blue was it? Was it a deep blue or pageant blue. And did it have black accents on the power boost, baseplate, and switch?

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Post# 416428 , Reply# 4   11/24/2019 at 14:31 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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It was years ago. I took a photo, but I can't possibly tell where it's at right now, maybe later I can try and find the photo. I think it was more of a turquoise blue, like those old iMacs.

Post# 416432 , Reply# 5   11/24/2019 at 16:25 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Was this like an upscale foldaway

or was the fold down handle the only feature they shared in common. Nice score on your green empower!

Post# 416447 , Reply# 6   11/24/2019 at 20:56 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        
Nice!

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There was a green Empower for $20 at a local shop. It was very dirty but it worked. I do not know why I passed it up. Unfortunately it is no longer there. I will keep my eye out! I do think there is a cheap green one on Offerup under something like "vacum" or something close to "vacuum".
~K


Post# 416528 , Reply# 7   11/26/2019 at 10:28 by EurekaFanSquid (California Carmicheal)        

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Didn't those have the "HushTone" Button?

Post# 416534 , Reply# 8   11/26/2019 at 10:37 by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
Those weren't bad vacs

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I bought one for a co-worker of mine. She had long hair and my only gripe about it was you had to remove two covers with screws to get to the agitator. She burned through a couple of belts. I like the fact that the handle folded down.

Post# 416682 , Reply# 9   11/28/2019 at 15:26 by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        
To answer both Kirbyklekter's and EurekaFanSuid's qu

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1. The empower was like a slightly upgraded version Fold Away. 2. The Empower had the Hushtone mode like Hoover's Commercial Hushtone bagged vacuum which was a bagged equivalent to it's commercial cousin. These vacs are actually still being made as a commercial model.

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Post# 416683 , Reply# 10   11/28/2019 at 15:56 by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        

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Also in the post above, there's a comparison between a Household Empower (example-Turbo Empower 4600 U5268-970) and a commercial empower (C1660-900).

Post# 416693 , Reply# 11   11/28/2019 at 17:48 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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My friend used to have one with the clear orange. It had the sliding switch with hush and surge, etc. It was a cool vacuum, but the filters needed cleaning. It didn't have great suction probably because they were dirty.

Post# 416701 , Reply# 12   11/28/2019 at 22:08 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I like the looks of the green one the best. I'd overall say they're decent vacuums for what they are. I like them but I wouldn't use one for myself.

Post# 416704 , Reply# 13   11/29/2019 at 02:08 by EurekaFanSquid (California Carmicheal)        
Some good stuff.

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Couldn't get to compare but who needs that anyways.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO EurekaFanSquid's LINK


Post# 417023 , Reply# 14   12/7/2019 at 12:07 by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        

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The link doesn't work. Also, I fixed the broken tool clip with some Loctite.

Post# 417024 , Reply# 15   12/7/2019 at 15:01 by EurekaFanSquid (California Carmicheal)        

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REGARDING MY OLD POST: bruh i should have uploaded that on yt

Post# 417026 , Reply# 16   12/7/2019 at 16:58 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

Is the "hush tone" button like a "hi/lo" switch for the motor speed? When I purchased my new Hoover Decade 80 the shop owner advised me to avoid overusing the surge setting as it's hard on the motor brushes. As I recall you had to push and hold the switch in surge position,it wouldn't stay in surge position otherwise. On my Kenmore canister EVPC 4.5 which has variable speed control at the pistol grip, you can slow the machine down, and sliding it upwards brings the machine back to the normal running speed as if it were a single speed vacuum. The power nozzle isn't effected by the setting except for the on/off switch. The main motor isn't over taxed by adding more amperage than in regular speed. I wonder if these are a "distant"cousin of R2D2, it appears they share a little DNA,lol.

Post# 417136 , Reply# 17   12/11/2019 at 02:53 by EurekaFanSquid (California Carmicheal)        

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Ok, now this should work.
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Post# 417469 , Reply# 18   12/20/2019 at 23:15 by EurekaFanSquid (California Carmicheal)        

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Post# 418674 , Reply# 19   1/14/2020 at 21:42 by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        
EurekaFanSquid

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All the links don't work, I think there are typos in them or they just don't work.

The 1st one does nothing, The 2nd one takes me to a page not found screen, and the 3rd one takes me to a Vacuumland error page. What are you trying to show me? Can you please take a picture of it so I don't have to click a link that won't work?


Post# 418766 , Reply# 20   1/18/2020 at 19:05 by EurekaFanSquid (California Carmicheal)        

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