Hoover U5140900

Tempo Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner with 12 Amp Power, Allergen Filtration, WindTunnel Technology, 15" Cleaning Width and Filter Bag-Check Indicator


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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. A humble beginning indeed.

The Tempo Bagged upright vacuum cleaner is a top-rated cleaning machine with a great deal to offer. It has a powerful 12 amp motor , which provides powerful cleaning performance. The 4 layer allergen filtration system helps reduce dust mites and pet dander, and the bag traps 99.9% of dust and pollen down to 5 microns. The Tempo Bagged also boasts a filter bag-check indicator for optimum cleaning performance. Not only does the Tempo Bagged have a 15-inch wide path for faster cleaning, it also is the highest rated lightweight/low cost upright.The patented WindTunnel Technology utilizes three distinct air channels to lift and remove the hidden, deep down dirt that other vacuums leave behind.
Product Strengths: Powerful 12 amp motor. 4 layer allergen filtration system. 15 inch Widepath for faster cleaning. Filter bag check indicator. The highest rated lightweight/low cost upright.
Dusting Brush: Yes
Headlight: No
On Board Tools: Yes
Turbo Tool: No
Upholstery Brush: Yes
Wand: Yes
Motor Amps: 12 Amp
Brushed Edge Cleaning: No
Crevice Tool: Yes
Bagless: No
Motor Volts: 120 V
Self Propelled: No
Powered Hand Tool: No
Hose Type: BM
Height Adjustment: 5
Full Bag Indicator: No
Filtration: A
ETL Listed: No
Dirt Cup: No
Cordless: No
Cord Length: 25 ft.
Brushroll Shutoff: No
Hose Length: 60"
Assembly Required: Screwdriver
Handle: Grip
Brushed Edge Cleaning: No
Replaceable Filter: Yes
Ready to Use Hose: Yes
Dirt Path: Side
Auto Cord Rewind: No
Nozzle Width: 15"
Nozzle Type: WP
Bumper Type: SF
Rotating Pet Power Brush: No
Brush Type: Motorized
Available in US: Yes
Swivel Casters: No
  • Features
  • Bag made with Allergen Media
  • Media filters and traps 99% of dust and pollens down to 5 microns
  • Fabulous Filtration
  • Air passes through rinsable filters after leaving the bag and before it leaves the vacuum, so you can breathe easy
  • Widepath Cleaning
  • 15" cleaner width gets the job done quickly
  • 24 ft. Power Cord
  • Plenty of cord to vacuum larger rooms
  • 5 Position Carpet Height Adjustment
  • Adjust as needed to clean all flooring types easily and efficiently
  • Powerful 12-amp motor
  • Provides superior cleaning performance
  • Limited 1-year warranty
  • On-Board Tools:
  • 2 Extension Wands
  • Lock together to extend reach of the hose
  • Crevice Tool
  • Helps clean nooks and crannies
  • Upholstery Tool
  • Helps get furniture clean
  • Dusting Brush
  • For molding, shelving, lampshades and more
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Product Reviews
Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 31 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best value for a household vacuum I've gone through many vacuums over the years. No matter how expensive, how many attachments, or how great the promises on the box are, they inevitably fall apart, lose suction, and become useless. I've owned this vacuum for about 3 years and use it every other day on about 1,000 square feet of carpet. It's utilitarian, a bit on the loud side, and not the most modern looking vacuum out there, but its solid design, hardy components, and straightforward usage is a delight in a world filled with fussy gadgets with short lifespans. I did a lot of research before buying this vacuum, and other reviewers unanimously agree: This is the *best* value for a household vacuum out there. I anticipate I will have this vacuum for years to come, replacing parts from Hoover as necessary. I would recommend buying the cloth Hoover brand "Y" type bags. I bought a pack of generic brand "Y" bags recently, and they are much smaller and thinner. They fill up faster and do not filter dust as well. With my usage, I fill up the Hoover brand bags about every 3 months. 9/19/11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Back to the Bag I tried many expensive bagless machines and I really got tired of emptying them into another bag and breathing dust while I did it. I much prefer the power of a bagged vacuum and the ease of emptying it. I'm really glad I came back to the bag. I should have never left. 9/19/11
Rated 5 out of 5 Owned this vacuum for over 10 years It was the first thing I bought when I moved into an apt with carpet. I have used it forever 9 years. Best suction ever. I wish the hose was longer, but I will tell yah why I am writing now, I just got wood floors and we all know how uprights are with them. So instead of buying yet another vacuum. I have 4( the hoover,eureka baggless upright, dirt devil hand held, and bissel stick). For the hoover ,which is the simplest to take apart and clean,..2 screws,I took the brush & belt off, bought a simple floor brush from [@] for a kenmore tag along. put it on the end, it fit perfect. I now have a Pull along upright to do my hard wood floors. No other vacuum has the suction with a bag. Frankly the baggless are messy cause you have to clean them after use or they lose suction and get gummed up. Yah, Bells and whistles are nice, but bottom line, if it doesnt suck, it may be the one using it. Love it no matter how I use it, you have to take care of it and it will take care of you. 3/12/12
Rated 5 out of 5 I love this vacuum!! I use this vacuum on carpet, hardwood, furniture and blinds. I just love it!! I have never owned a Hoover nor have I owned a vacuum that works so well or takes such little effort on my part. My previous vacuum broke down and I dreaded having to spend what is a lot of money to me on yet another "cheap" vacuum. I am so grateful to Hoover for creating a vacuum I could afford that performs like it cost much, much more. Some of the reviews mentioned the cord being too short as a negative. I love the shorter cord. I would much rather move the cord frequently than constantly have the long one getting caught under furniture, tangled up, tripping me up and getting sucked up by the vacuum. The only possible negative I can forsee is the hose feels like it may not live as long as the rest of the vacuum. Time will tell. Thanks Hoover!!! 3/3/12
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  • Type : Upright
  • Color : Blue


  • Usage : Residential
  • Pets : No
  • Allergens : Yes
  • Wet & Dry Surfaces : No
  • Stairs/Multi-Floor : No
  • Steam Cleaner : No
  • Dust Bag : Yes
  • Allergy/HEPA Filter : Yes
  • Swivel Handle : No
  • Swivel Casters : No
  • Corded : Yes
  • Cord Type : Standard
  • Cord Length : 24
  • Flooring : Medium to High Carpet
  • Smooth Floor : No
  • Carpet : Yes
  • Low Carpet : Yes
  • Medium Carpet : Yes
  • High Carpet : Yes
  • High/Plush Carpet : No

Technical Details

  • Energy Efficient : No
  • Carrying Weight : 18 Lbs.
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