Hoover WindTunnel Series U6485900

Self-Propelled Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner with 12 Amp Power, HEPA Filtration, WindTunnel Technology, Self-Propelled Technology, Embedded Dirt Finder, On/Off Brush Roll and 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. Now that's truly a humble beginning.

TheWindTunnel Self-Propelled 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 and maximum satisfaction. The HEPA media bag traps 99.97% of dust and pollens, for a cleaner and more breathable environment. The WindTunnel Self-Propelled Bagged also boasts a filter bag-check indicator for optimum cleaning performance, and it's self-propelled, so it makes cleaning a breeze. The patented WindTunnel Technology utilizes three distinct air channels to lift and remove the hidden, deep down dirt that other vacuums leave behind. Never let a mess get by you with features like the Embedded DirtFinder, a dirt-finding sensor that gets the dirt you can't see. Utilize the On/Off brush roll switch to move between carpet and bare floor cleaning. TheWindTunnel Self-Propelled Bagged is an ally against all dirt, seen and unseen. This vacuum cleaner is sure to be a great addition to your home.
Motor Amps: 12 amps
Motor Volts: 120 volts
Filtration: HEPA
Full Bag Indicator: Yes
Headlight: Yes
Brushed Edge Cleaning: Yes
Assembly Required: Screwdriver
Brush Type: Motorized
On/Off Brush Roll: Yes
Bumper Type: SF
Dirt Cup: No
Auto Cord Rewind: No
Color: Blue
Cordless: No
Handle: Grip
Height Adjustment: 5
Hose Type: S
Nozzle Type: WT
Self Propelled: Yes
Swivel Casters: No
Bagless: No
Brushed Edge Cleaning: Yes
Ready to Use Hose: Yes
Replaceable Filter: Yes
Rotating Pet Power Brush: Yes
Crevice Tool: Yes
Dusting Brush: Yes
On Board Tools: Yes
Turbo Tool: Yes
Upholstery Brush: Yes
Wand: Yes
Powered Hand Tool: Yes
Cleaner Dimensions
Width: 15"
Length: 13 1/2"
Height: 43 1/2"
Nozzle Width: 15"
Hose Length: 72"
Nozzle Width: 15"
Cord Length: 29 ft.
  • Self-Propelled - makes vacuuming effortless whether going forward or in reverse
  • WindTunnel technology - removes embedded dirt1 and minimizes blowback or scatter on carpet
  • Intuitive Power Controls - conveniently positioned where they should be - right at your fingertips
  • Bag made with HEPA media - Media filters and traps 99.97% of dust and pollens down to 0.3 microns
  • Fabulous Filtration - air passes through filters after leaving the bag and before it leaves the vacuum, so you can breathe easy
  • Bag Check Indicator - tells you when to replace the bag for optimal performance
  • Headlight - illuminates dark corners and areas under furniture for thorough cleaning
  • Embedded DirtFinder - sensor turns green when no more dirt is being removed from your carpet or floors
  • 3 Position Carpet Height Adjustment - adjust as needed to clean all flooring types easily and efficiently
  • Custom Cleaning Control - move from carpet to bare floors with ease
  • 29 ft. Power Cord - vacuum a large room without re-plugging
  • No Scuff Bumper - protects furniture when you can't be as careful as you'd like
  • Edge Cleaning Bristles - removes dirt up against edges
  • Limited 3-year warranty
  • On-Board Tools:
  • Air-Powered Hand Tool - puts the toughest cleaning power in the palm of your hand
  • 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 3.3 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (I vacuum once a week on a plush carpet.) The first Hoover went up in smoke after two uses. The replacement lasted five uses before it burned up. My current one just died after three and a half years. Not a total death but increasingly strange noises, loud squeals, and a foul burning odor accompanied the self-propulsion taking lots of short vacations. But what dismayed me the most (and as a woodworker I have reasonably strong hands) was changing the belt. It is VERY hard to stretch and then turn on the drive wheel. It takes me 4 or 5 attempts. My wife, who does not have weak hands, couldn't stretch the awkwardly placed belt at all. Our prior self-propelled vacs (a Hoover and a Eureka) had belts that went around the brush roller and that location allowed for leverage and far easier replacement. 11/17/12
Rated 1 out of 5 by Belt broke right out of the box After assembly, I plugged it in, turned it on, it ran for 5 seconds and then the belt broke. BRAND NEW AND THE BELT BROKE!!!!! Back to the store it will go. Am still deciding if I should get a replacement. 11/25/12
Rated 1 out of 5 by Windless Tunnell I just purchased this machine two days ago and am already very dissatisfied with it as a matter of fact was not happy the minute I got it out of the box and put the handle on it and turned it on for a test run. The self propelling part of it is not easy to use and it make an awful noise when I tried to pull it back towards me plus one of the belts smelt like it was burning. Needless to say I will be taking it back to the store I purchased it from. I have never owned a hoover and now I probably never will. 1/6/13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great suction but details missing featur Found the hose to be way too short (stretched only to 8 ft.), therefore, had to drag sweeper everywhere instead of placing it in one spot and reaching all places in the room. Also true on steps. Couldn't keep vacuum at bottom and sweep to top of steps. Had to drag vacuum up each step. If I stretched hose too much to reach a place, the whole sweeper fell over. Ordered a longer hose, but this should have come with a longer hose. Had I known this, I wouldn't have purchased it. Way too awkward and heavy for me to be carrying around with each move. Also, no way to reduce suction on long tube tool as there was no open/close switch to make adjustments in suctioning. Plastic floor tool scratched tile. A small brushed tool is needed. 4/27/12
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  • Type : Upright
  • Color : Blue


  • Usage : Residential
  • Pets : No
  • Allergens : Yes
  • Wet & Dry Surfaces : No
  • Stairs/Multi-Floor : Yes
  • Steam Cleaner : No
  • Dust Bag : Yes
  • Allergy/HEPA Filter : Yes
  • Swivel Handle : No
  • Swivel Casters : No
  • Corded : Yes
  • Cord Type : Standard
  • Cord Length : 29
  • 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 : 21.2 Lbs.
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