Hoover U8361-900 WindTunnel 2 Cleaner Reviews

Hoover U8361-900 WindTunnel 2 Cleaner

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  • Nothing "sucks" like a Hoover

    May 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lifetime belt,large canister,powerful suction
    Cons: reliability,over-engineered,expensive

    Summary: My wife and I decided to get a new vacuum.She had a problem constantly burning up belts with the Hoover Bagless that we had(she always leaves the carpet height adjustment too low)and the replacement belts are tough to find because it is not a ... read more

  • Suction better than Kirby... but doesn't last

    Jan 16, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Removed pet hair that older Kirby had obviously missed for TWO years
    Cons: Machine only worked 4 or five times before motor stalled

    Summary: Having had Kirbys all my adult life (am 65), I was horrified that my 86 yr old Mom was scammed into buying a new one at inflated price. So, purchased the Hoover Windtunnel instead. Was AMAZED at the amount of pet hair removed from our area rugs (our ... read more

  • I love my vacuum more than the past ones

    Aug 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: strong suction, easy to clear clogs
    Cons: heavier than most vacuum's

    Summary: My Fantom vacuum cleaner was on it's last leg and after doing much research I came across the Hoover Wind Tunnel 2, U8361-900. I instantly fell in love with all the features this vacuum had to offer. Not only did it come with an hose extender, pet hair ... read more

  • Great Vacuum!!

    Oct 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great suction. Easy to empty. Easy to put together
    Cons: kinda heavy

    Summary: Bought this instead of the Dyson. I've had a dyson before, and it broke on me. But I liked the hard surface cleaning of the dyson and missed it, so I went to the store to buy one. I saw this vacuum for half the price of a dyson and it said it cleaned ... read more

  • My worst experience with Hoover yet

    Aug 22, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: WindTunnel Technology, stretchy hose, attractive
    Cons: Suction power, Self-cleaning HEPA filter, Powered hand tool

    Summary: You know, I’ve been a Hoover fan for about 12 years now and I’ve grown up with Hoovers, but new Hoover models that have the same type of technology put into them like this model seems just a little too ridiculous that it doesn’t work at all. ... read more

  • Adventures in Vacuuming

    May 29, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good cleaning; handy tool configuration
    Cons: Extremely poor engineering; shoddy construction

    Summary: Last February, my 10-year-old Hoover Wind Tunnel began to slowly disintegrate - the hose cracked, the case came loose, etc. So, I decided it was time to treat myself to a new vacuum cleaner. I pulled out my trusty Consumer Reports and began reading ... read more

  • I wanted to love this machine.

    Feb 2, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent cleaning power, easy to use hand-tools.
    Cons: Heavy. Clogged dust filter releases clouds of dust beyond the imagination.

    Summary: Got it at Lowe's for $299.00. Got it home. Easy to assemble. Started using it. Heavy, but amazingly effective. I have some woven wool kilims from Ikea that normally hold onto dog hair as though it were woven into the fabric of the rug. This Hoover ... read more

  • Hoover Windtunnel 2 with Surface Command- This vacuum SUCKS

    Dec 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great suction Very expensive
    Cons: Hiring a professional maidservice to clean up the mess left behind this vacuum.

    Summary: Retail price at Best Buy: $339.99. Number of units bought and exchanged in 30 days: 3. Owning a Hoover suck-device, PRICELESS. I bought the first unit in late October, took it home, threw some carpet powder (brand immaterial)on the floor and went to ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Piece Of JUNK!

    Mar 8, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Nothing!
    Cons:  This model vacuum has many well documentated issues! Do your research.

    Summary: Took vacuum to service center for times before was relaced with a new identical unit.  Problem was the filter would not rotate.  Second unit I received started doing the same exact thing.  I would not recommend this vacuum.  When I ... read more

  • Hoover U8361-900 Wind Tunnel

    Dec 27, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Stylish
    Cons: Poor quality, heavy, messy, unreliable

    Summary: Too many brittle plastic parts on this machine. I had it for a couple days when plastic parts started failing. Self cleaning HEPA filter is a joke. The filter stopped rotating almost immediately. Now it only serves to clog the vacuum path. You need a ... read more

  • DON'T BUY IT!

    Jul 6, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Bagless is easy to dump and no extra cost for bags when filter is clean.
    Cons: Filter does not release all fine dander; dust, filter sucks, and does not self clean.

    Summary: I had a Hoover Wind Tunnel bagless machine and it finally gave out. I loved that machine so the first thing I did was look for the same machine. I bought the newer version that was upgraded to a self cleaning filter. The filter does NOT self clean. ... read more

  • What a load of crap!!

    Nov 27, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: clogs and spits dust out after using for short periods of time

    Summary: Clogs and spits dust all over after about 3 months of use. Do Not Buy this piece of junk. ... read more

  • Never a Hoover again !!!!!

    Sep 4, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Worked for 9 months
    Cons: Not made well!

    Summary: It was working for the first 9 months and then all downhill. The workmanship and cheap plastic didn't hold up and the front lower housing broke. Went to Hoover's service center or service rep and they told me that it broke from miss use and that to ... read more

  • The one and only "Self Breaking HEPA Filter"

    Aug 1, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Powerful, attachments easy to use
    Cons: Poor engineering

    Summary: I'm not surprised reading the other reviews - I wish I had read them before purchasing the Wind Tunnel 2. HEPA filter clogs and stops working after a couple of weeks. After several trips outside to remove the clogs of dust and pet hair the filter ... read more

  • Waste of Money

    Mar 9, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Suction
    Cons: Reliability, awkward tools, price

    Summary: Bought this vacuum specifically because I have shedding animals. Have had it less than 6 months and it is in the shop! Circuit board is burned out! Attachments keep falling off back. Filter is clogged...messy to empty. $300 purchase. Wish I had ... read more

  • Great Purchase!!

    Feb 3, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Overall great vacuum with many features.
    Cons: Somewhat bulky.

    Summary: I love this vacuum!! I decided on a Hoover simply because the last Hoover I had died - but only after 10 years of great use. The WindTunnel 2 sounded like it had everything and more so I decided to give it a try. I am glad I did, it works great! I love ... read more

  • DO NOT BUY!!!!

    Jan 19, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Telescoping Quick-Release Wand
    Cons: That stupid selfcleaning filter thats does not self clean it cloggs.

    Summary: Bought WindTunnel™ 2 Bagless Upright and its a good vac tell the self cleaning filter that turns stops turning becouse its cloged all up, took the first one back thinking it was defective and this one does same thing vac a room and turning filter stops ... read more

  • i cannot believe this is a hoover

    Dec 31, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: none
    Cons: everything

    Summary: This is the most poorly designed machine I have ever seen. It is continually clogging both filters and the hepa filter becomes filled with dirt quickly causing loss of all suction. I replaced it with the dyson dc17, which is awesome. Do not buy this ... read more

  • Hoover Windtunnel 2 with Surface Command.......JUNK !!

    Dec 26, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great Suction for about 10 minutes
    Cons: Clogs, loses suction, self cleaning filter does not work.

    Summary: Do not buy this vacuum, unless you enjoy throwing $300+ in the trash. The suction is impressive for about 10 minutes. That is about how long it takes the self cleaning hepa filter to clog. All the dust and dirt vacuumed up ends up in the filter, ... read more

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