Hoover SH40060

Canister Vacuum Cleaner with Telescoping Wand, Bottom Release Dirt Cup, Edge to Edge Cleaning and Automatic Cord Rewind


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The Hoover story begins in 1907. Murray Spangler, an inventor who worked nights as a janitor, had an asthma problem. He called upon his inventor's creativity to find a solution to the dust that aggravated his asthma as he swept up at night. Spangler gathered a tin soap box, a fan, a sateen pillow case and a broom handle, and assembled an odd-looking, cumbersome contraption that managed to pull the dust away from the air he breathed. He quickly realized that this "suction sweeper," as he called it, had enormous sales potential, and he began seeking financial backing. W.H. "Boss" Hoover, owner of a leather goods manufacturing shop, bought the patent from Spangler in 1908, retained him as a partner, and soon had six employees assembling six units a day in a corner of the leather goods shop. Now that's a humble beginning.

The Hoover Multi-Cyclonic Bagless Canister provides no loss of suction performance. It's multi-cyclonic cleaning system with a Hepa media filter cleans as good as the first time, every time. The bagless design means there is no need to worrying about constantly buying and replacing your bags, and the included filter can be easily rinsed in your sink to increase its effectiveness and longevity. The motorized swiveling power nozzle brushroll loosens and lifts out deep down dirt while easy to maneuver and cleans right up to your baseboards. The extendable telescoping want allows for an extended cleaning surface when trying to vacuum tough to reach areas, such as under furniture or in tight corners. The convenient cord rewind lets you store your cord neatly inside the vacuum. The included dusting brush for detailed cleaning is stored right under the handle, so it is always easy to reach and there when you need it. The brushroll controls are conveniently located right where they should be- at your fingertips. Available at AJ Madison.
Bagless: Yes
Brushroll Shutoff: Yes
Headlight: No
On / Off Power Switch: Yes
Air System: Multi-Cyclonic
Filtration: HEPA
Power Nozzle (Canisters Only): Yes
Product (Hand) Weight: 20 Lbs
Nozzle Width: 11"
Cord Length: 17'
  • Automatic Cord Rewind
  • 17' cord retracts quickly and easily at the touch of a button.
  • Telescoping Wand with Easy Disconnects
  • Edge to Edge Cleaning
  • Cleans right up to the skirting board edge.
  • Bottom Release Dirt Cup
  • Simplifies dirt disposal.
  • Easy Care
  • Tool free maintenance with lifetime filters.
  • Available at AJ Madison
  • www.ajmadison.com
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Rated 1.8 out of 5 by 52 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by POORLY DESIGNED INEFFICIENT VAC This vacuum is the worst we have ever purchased in our near 50 yrs of marriage. We can't understand why Hoover would produce such a useless product. Sorry we didn't read the other reviews before we purchased it. Hoover will not do anything to help, so we are stuck with it and will probably donate it to Goodwill of some other charitable org. If any consumer reads this, all we can say is DO NOT BUY THIS VACUUM. 1/23/13
Rated 1 out of 5 great for a couple of months after six months all of the fittings would come off when pulled. the back handle looks convenient for lifting the unit but the canister just dissingages and drops the rest of the unit. at 17 months the power head failed. 12/4/12
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dissapointed I purchased this product on Oct 28/12, it lasted 2 months and the roller has seized. After reading the other comments perhaps dust got in the bearings, the motor still works but I cannot move the roller. I was brought up with hoover products in the UK, I bought this because I was relying on the brand. It now does not work and can only use the floor setting to vaccum my carpets. I read in another comment a new powerhead is $98..... The instructions say nothing about cleaning the roller bearings, or removing the dust. I remove all the hair that gets caught around the roller ( I have girls with long hair). I am very dissapointed, I am a single mum that had to save for this vacuum that now does not work. 1/18/13
Rated 1 out of 5 by Congenital Brush Defect At 9 months the roller brush end clip melted and seized. Just a tiny amount of dust or hair getting into the ends of the roller brush will cause it to melt. Plastic is too weak for this crucial part. A replacement brush is $98, nearly the same as a new unit. Too bad because without this fatal flaw this is an excellent vacuum. Do not buy. 11/24/12
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  • Type : Canister
  • Color : Blue


  • Usage : Residential
  • Pets : No
  • Allergens : No
  • Wet & Dry Surfaces : No
  • Stairs/Multi-Floor : Yes
  • Steam Cleaner : No
  • Dust Bag : No
  • Allergy/HEPA Filter : Yes
  • Swivel Handle : No
  • Swivel Casters : No
  • Corded : Yes
  • Cord Type : Retractable
  • Cord Length : 17
  • Flooring : Multi-floor
  • Smooth Floor : Yes
  • Carpet : Yes
  • Low Carpet : Yes
  • Medium Carpet : Yes
  • High Carpet : Yes
  • High/Plush Carpet : Yes

Technical Details

  • Energy Efficient : No
  • Carrying Weight : 20 Lbs.
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