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Post# 459143   1/3/2023 at 21:52 by Eureka1998 (New York )        

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Lately it would appear that this particular bagless unit of Hoover is not exactly the easiest to come across, I was wondering if any collector has one, and what your thoughts are on how they are? Lately ive been looking for the one in teal.

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Post# 459177 , Reply# 1   1/5/2023 at 09:00 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Perhaps because you don't have one is why you have no idea how terrible that machine was. The filter clogged immediately, sending much dirt to the motor. I have seen many brought in for repair over the years, all were not worth saving. One of the worst designs for filtration. There's a reason you can't find one today.

Post# 459196 , Reply# 2   1/5/2023 at 18:38 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Nobody does because their filtration is awful. The bagged variants are what you want.

Post# 459197 , Reply# 3   1/5/2023 at 19:23 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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My grandfather had the blue one before, he didn't own it for very long because he ended up giving it away shortly after he was gifted a green Kenmore 2621 canister. He might've kept it still if it was bagged, but the Kenmore is a much more suited vacuum for his log cabin anyways.

And one time I serviced a friend of mine's black one that belonged to her daughter, it was the TurboPower version. I liked her green Hoover Empower better.

Post# 459215 , Reply# 4   1/6/2023 at 14:45 by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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I have a Bagless Tempo which this machine is but in Yellow. It clogs so quickly, but it's a nostalgic machine to me as it was the very vacuum I used at my first job at Fleming's Furniture when I was in High School. I fixed up a Kirby G3 to use in their store and they've used it for the last 10 years. The gave me the Tempo a year or two ago and I went through it. I've used it twice since then, but has been unused for the most part.

Post# 459246 , Reply# 5   1/7/2023 at 17:07 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Did they sell this at Kmart as the Runabout?

Post# 459247 , Reply# 6   1/7/2023 at 22:58 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
The Runabout

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The bagged version was

Post# 459490 , Reply# 7   1/15/2023 at 12:56 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
dysonman1, wstonehockertv

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On par or worse than the Fold Away style of bagless? Im curious. My grandmother had a white Fold Away that lasted her for 10 years surprisingly!

Post# 459491 , Reply# 8   1/15/2023 at 13:45 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

On par. It was Maytag's fault.

Post# 459492 , Reply# 9   1/15/2023 at 14:42 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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The Fold Aways in my humble opinion were better.

Post# 459494 , Reply# 10   1/15/2023 at 17:05 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

How was the Fold Away a better machine despite being made by Maytag, other than the fold-down handle?

Post# 459498 , Reply# 11   1/15/2023 at 20:49 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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The air path on the dirt bin is upward instead on downward so it wouldn't clog up as much. Also the dirt bin seals better where not a whole lot of dust would leak out of the machine.

Post# 459510 , Reply# 12   1/16/2023 at 12:00 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Props to Maytag for doing that.

Post# 459511 , Reply# 13   1/16/2023 at 15:47 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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But still the Fold Aways were not a very good bagless design. Actually I think almost all of the bagless Hoovers by Maytag were terrible in my opinion, the only ones I thought they did got right were the Elites that LG had made for Hoover.

Post# 459515 , Reply# 14   1/16/2023 at 17:17 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

You're right.

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