Hoover U6439-900 - Plum Purple - Upright Cleaner Reviews

Hoover U6439-900 - Plum Purple - Upright Cleaner

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  • A good value for the money, but be careful of recalls!

    Jan 28, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Suction EXTREMELY powerful, tools conveniently "on board", cleans well, handy hose.
    Cons: Heavy weight, Hose not long enough, very loud. Warning: Has been RECALLED! Check Hoover website!!!

    Summary: ********* UPDATE May 2006 *********** Well folks, I have some very bad news. My Hoover Windtunnel blew up last month. Literally. I was about to vacuum the rug and it suddenly made a popping sound and then the motor started to die, and grey smoke came ... read more

  • Don't Buy a Hoover!!

    Mar 24, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Really nice when it works (unfortunately that's VERY rare)
    Cons: BELTS, BELTS, BELTS, and yes... BELTS! (Are you listening to any of us Hoover?)

    Summary: Buy this if:1) You're lonely and want something that makes you a "regular" at your local repair shop.2) You love to experience the frustration of buying something that you thought was synonymous w/ quality but is now more closely related to ... read more

  • Can't get to the gym? Need a workout? Then this vacuum is for you!

    Jan 16, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: nice design, sleek
    Cons: heavy as all get out

    Summary: When my old Bissell stopped working due to an accidental run in with what was left of my Christmas tree, I decided to go searching for a nicer, more suck-ing friendly, probably more expensive vacuum. I don't know if it's the economic downturn, but there ... read more

  • P.O.C. Vacuum (Piece Of Crap)

    Sep 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Liked the self-propelled feature.
    Ran great for 2 years.
    Cons: Will barely outlast the 2 year warranty.
    Dangerous.
    P.O.C.

    Summary: Purchased 9/06 and it "Died" 9/08... Worked great for 2 years (length of the warranty) and I only ran it once a week. Then, suddenly, a burning rubber smell alerted us to a problem. We replaced the belts and checked for clogs and then turned it back on. ... read more

  • Re-consider Hoover, especially before Dyson

    Jun 2, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fairly priced, powerful, outstanding filtration.
    Cons: Short attachment hose

    Summary: I wrote a review about the Dyson Animal which I returned (see my Dyson Animal review) and later purchased the Hoover Wind Tunnel self propelled. This web site is designed to aid consumers in the purchase of products. I welcome comments and questions to ... read more

  • Attractive at first, tnen, problems, problems, problems.

    Dec 30, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Suction; Red/green dirt indicator lights show areas that have dirt in them; Self-propulsion feature.
    Cons: Poor reliability; belts stretch too soon. Quality once seen in Hoovers now is gone.

    Summary: The Hoover Self-propelled Windtunnel vacuum cleaner (U6439-900) we bought about a year and a half ago was attractive, as the other reviewers have commented upon, especially for the suction the unit creates. We bought ours because we THOUGHT Hoover had a ... read more

  • Hoover Windtunnel U6439-900

    Oct 9, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Pet Hair Removal Bag Full Indicator Light Clean Indicator Light
    Cons: Noisy Tool Holder Lid Falls off easily

    Summary: My wife and I have a border collie that sheds a lot. Although we owned several vacuum cleaner brands, nothing seemed to work. When guests would visit, we would have to vacuum the carpet and then rake the dog hair out with a pet slicker brush. We thought ... read more

  • Took it back for a refund

    May 28, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great suction, Long cord, Stylish appearance.
    Cons: Heavier than most. Extremely loud(earplugs should be used).Hose is short.

    Summary: I have been a Hoover vacuum owner for many years and naturally went back to them for a new one.I read the positive Consumer's Report and the mostly negative reviews from actual customers at several websites. I bought it thinking it could not be that bad ... read more

  • Purchase 2 years ago; 3 major breakdowns. Costly repairs.

    Apr 22, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans very well. Dearly wish it was not prone to costly breakdowns.
    Cons: Prone to breakdowns even with a gentle and careful owner. Costly repairs.

    Summary: My last vacuum lasted 17 years without any repairs. Bought the U6439900 2 years ago and have spent over $200 on repairs. About 2 months after purchase an INTERNAL plastic part broke; not a part that could be damaged by user. Hoover would not pay for ... read more

  • Great inexpensive vaccuum

    Mar 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: durable and reliable, great suction, lightweight and attractive
    Cons: short hose.

    Summary: When we moved into our new house we also got a big change... instead of hardwood floors, we had carpet. The previous owners had a big pitbull and the carpet was all coated in the fur. My first job was to run out and get a vaccuum. I first called ... read more

  • A Quality Cleaning Machine

    Sep 6, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful suction, good length on the hose and power cord. Easy assembly. Reliable.
    Cons: Blow-through dust is not good for allergy sufferers.

    Summary: We bought the 6439-900 after reading about it in "a leading consumer magazine", where it was very highly rated. We paid $239 (a regular price at a discount store)after shopping around. Assembly was quick and easy, with clear instructions. Only a few ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Not well designed for practical use

    Sep 6, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: It does pick up animal hair.
    Cons: heavy, belt pops off, big, loud, poorly designed

    Summary: This machine is very heavy and difficult to maneuver around. If there is a string or even rug fringe the hose belt pops off. It has also started to pop off whenever I vacuum under the couch for some reason, even though there is nothing under it to ... read more

  • This Vacuum is JUNK

    Oct 14, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It worked fine for the first 3-4 months of ownership.
    Cons: Switch problems. The brush stopped spinning when pushing forward. It clogged monthly.

    Summary: Do not buy this vacuum. I owned it for 2 years before I decided to cut my losses by throwing it away. It was in the shop for faulty switches...twice. The vacuum was clogged once a month (we have no pets). Finally, the vacuum brush would only spin ... read more

  • BIGGEST PIECE OF JUNK I EVER OWNED!

    May 16, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: nothing
    Cons: everything

    Summary: Sorry Consumer Report but you got it all wrong. Every vacuum I have owned in my lifetime has lasted at least 3-4 yrs or more. I have had this vacuum for less than 6 months and it has given me nothing but constant problems and now the self-propel ... read more

  • Nothing but problems after warranty expired

    Jul 29, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: features, self-propelled, power hand tool
    Cons: poor quality, broken parts

    Summary: I've had this vacuum for about 4 years and the quality is very poor. It never had a sturdy feel and it keeps getting more wobbly. It also has a loud whining sound. First the light that tells you the floor is clean stopped working. It was still under ... read more

  • Plastic

    Apr 20, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good Suction, side exhaust.
    Cons: Plastic foot latch breaks, noisy.

    Summary: We have had this vacuum for two years. It picks up well, but the foot latch just about broke off. Plus, its heavy and noisy. Next time, we think will get a Bissell.(When our Hoover breaks.) It does very well on carpet and bare floors and the bag changes ... read more

  • Don't Waste Your Money! Don't Ruin Your Back!

    Apr 9, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great suction (almost too much). Easy to find bags.
    Cons: Extremely heavy. Hose ridiculously short. Unit tips over when using attachments. Loud motor noise.

    Summary: After reading several great reviews from two reputable consumer research sites, I decided to order this vacuum on line. After two months of use, it already needed to go to the repair shop!! It started making a terrible whining noise. The brush was ... read more

  • Never again! We went through 3 in a year during warranty period.

    Feb 17, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cleans well, easy to use.
    Cons: Constant breakages of switches. Poor customer support.

    Summary: Manufactured in Mexico, this vacuum was great while it worked. We treated them well, yet they suffered: a broken power switch, a broken self-propel switch, & a broken brush level switch 3 among other defects. Customer support required that we lug them to ... read more

  • WORTHLESS

    Jan 5, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Suction, when it works.
    Cons: Everything else.

    Summary: I have returned 4 of these units, all brand new. Each one had 1 of several problems. Either the belts burn up, the brush won't move, or it will not run unless the unit's carpet height is set 3 inches above the ground, thereby not picking any dirt up. ... read more

  • Most Powerful Vacuum Ever...

    Dec 31, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The thing will suck a 20 pound fish through a 1 inch pipe.
    Cons: It weighs a ton, throws belts, and is made of plastic that breaks.

    Summary: It is, and it sucks everything up then it throws the belt. This takes 15 minutes to fix. The thing is made of plastic so the part that holds up the handle broke and it falls to the floor. This thing weighs a ton so you better workout to get bulked up ... read more

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