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I've been using a Hoover Windtunnel power head and hose with our central
vac. Although it looks like garbage, we had a very expensive Stealth power
head from Europe and a Eureka power head and the Hoover is definitely
superior on carpeting and has held up over 5 years. The expensive Stealth
unit was beautifully engineered and quiet but the bristles were too short to
get deep into the carpet and only did a mediocre job of cleaning carpet.

In any case the Hoover is finally dying because the contacts in the handle
that accept the plug from the power head are overheating and melting the
plastic handle and burning the contacts. The interesting thing is that
Hoover was forced to recall a bunch of upright cleaners from similar
vintage for a similar problem.

I filed a complaint with the Consumer Product safety commission and Hoover.
Hoover gave me the brush off. In the mean time I ordered another Hoover
unit but I plan on putting the old one in a closet in case Hoover is ordered
to recall these too. If anyone out there has the same unit and has had a
problem, it might be a good idea to report it before some of these units
from that vintage catch fire as did the uprights.


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On Sat, 1 Mar 2008 03:28:08 -0500, "Art"
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I've been using a Hoover Windtunnel power head and hose with our central
vac. Although it looks like garbage, we had a very expensive Stealth power
head from Europe and a Eureka power head and the Hoover is definitely
superior on carpeting and has held up over 5 years. The expensive Stealth
unit was beautifully engineered and quiet but the bristles were too short to
get deep into the carpet and only did a mediocre job of cleaning carpet.

In any case the Hoover is finally dying because the contacts in the handle
that accept the plug from the power head are overheating and melting the
plastic handle and burning the contacts. The interesting thing is that
Hoover was forced to recall a bunch of upright cleaners from similar
vintage for a similar problem.

I filed a complaint with the Consumer Product safety commission and Hoover.
Hoover gave me the brush off. In the mean time I ordered another Hoover
unit but I plan on putting the old one in a closet in case Hoover is ordered
to recall these too. If anyone out there has the same unit and has had a
problem, it might be a good idea to report it before some of these units
from that vintage catch fire as did the uprights.



Sounds typical of Hoover. This company is well-known for poor
customer support and scored low for employee relations. You might
want to contact the state General Attorneys office to file a
complaint. I have an 11-amp Panasonic vacuum that is going on 18
years. It has three filters which really helps cut down on dust. The
only repairs done was a belt replacement and an attachment holder.
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wrote:
I've been using a Hoover Windtunnel power head and hose with our central
vac. *Although it looks like garbage, we had a very expensive Stealth power
head from Europe and a Eureka power head and the Hoover is definitely
superior on carpeting and has held up over 5 years. *The expensive Stealth
unit was beautifully engineered and quiet but the bristles were too short to
get deep into the carpet and only did a mediocre job of cleaning carpet.


In any case the Hoover is finally dying because the contacts in the handle
that accept the plug from the power head are overheating and melting the
plastic handle and burning the contacts. *The interesting thing is that
Hoover was forced to recall a bunch of upright cleaners from *similar
vintage for a similar problem.


I filed a complaint with the Consumer Product safety commission and Hoover.

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On Mar 1, 3:28*am, "Art" wrote:
I've been using aHooverWindtunnelpower head and hose with ourcentral
vac. *Although it looks like garbage, we had a very expensive Stealth power
head from Europe and a Eureka power head and theHooveris definitely
superior on carpeting and has held up over 5 years. *The expensive Stealth
unit was beautifully engineered and quiet but the bristles were too short to
get deep into the carpet and only did a mediocre job of cleaning carpet.

In any case theHooveris finally dying because the contacts in the handle
that accept the plug from the power head are overheating and melting the
plastic handle and burning the contacts. *The interesting thing is thatHooverwas forced to recall a bunch of upright cleaners from *similar
vintage for a similar problem.

I filed a complaint with the Consumer Product safety commission andHoover.Hoovergave me the brush off. *In the mean time I ordered anotherHoover
unit but I plan on putting the old one in a closet in caseHooveris ordered
to recall these too. *If anyone out there has the same unit and has had a
problem, it might be a good idea to report it before some of these units
from that vintage catch fire as did the uprights.


I probably have the same unit! It is exactly five years old also.

I have been experiencing problems with the Hoover Windtunnel. I read
your message and went and looked at the plug on the power head, the
contacts, and the plug on the hose. The plastic around the plug on
the hose is melted!!! It also has a burn mark. The plug contacts are
rusted looking.

Please let me know more information on this, if you have it.

Thanks!
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Report the defect he

https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

It will only take a few to force a recall. They don't like appliances
catching fire.



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On Mar 1, 3:28 am, "Art" wrote:
I've been using aHooverWindtunnelpower head and hose with ourcentral
vac. Although it looks like garbage, we had a very expensive Stealth power
head from Europe and a Eureka power head and theHooveris definitely
superior on carpeting and has held up over 5 years. The expensive Stealth
unit was beautifully engineered and quiet but the bristles were too short
to
get deep into the carpet and only did a mediocre job of cleaning carpet.

In any case theHooveris finally dying because the contacts in the handle
that accept the plug from the power head are overheating and melting the
plastic handle and burning the contacts. The interesting thing is
thatHooverwas forced to recall a bunch of upright cleaners from similar
vintage for a similar problem.

I filed a complaint with the Consumer Product safety commission
andHoover.Hoovergave me the brush off. In the mean time I ordered
anotherHoover
unit but I plan on putting the old one in a closet in caseHooveris ordered
to recall these too. If anyone out there has the same unit and has had a
problem, it might be a good idea to report it before some of these units
from that vintage catch fire as did the uprights.


I probably have the same unit! It is exactly five years old also.

I have been experiencing problems with the Hoover Windtunnel. I read
your message and went and looked at the plug on the power head, the
contacts, and the plug on the hose. The plastic around the plug on
the hose is melted!!! It also has a burn mark. The plug contacts are
rusted looking.

Please let me know more information on this, if you have it.

Thanks!




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Just thought I would add that while I filed a complaint on the old Hoover
windtunnel central vac kit, I purchased a new one because other than the
overheating connector it was the best powerhead I've seen for a central vac.
In any case, the new version is even better. Much quieter, better hose.
All around improved.



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I've been using a Hoover Windtunnel power head and hose with our central
vac. Although it looks like garbage, we had a very expensive Stealth
power head from Europe and a Eureka power head and the Hoover is
definitely superior on carpeting and has held up over 5 years. The
expensive Stealth unit was beautifully engineered and quiet but the
bristles were too short to get deep into the carpet and only did a
mediocre job of cleaning carpet.

In any case the Hoover is finally dying because the contacts in the handle
that accept the plug from the power head are overheating and melting the
plastic handle and burning the contacts. The interesting thing is that
Hoover was forced to recall a bunch of upright cleaners from similar
vintage for a similar problem.

I filed a complaint with the Consumer Product safety commission and
Hoover. Hoover gave me the brush off. In the mean time I ordered another
Hoover unit but I plan on putting the old one in a closet in case Hoover
is ordered to recall these too. If anyone out there has the same unit and
has had a problem, it might be a good idea to report it before some of
these units from that vintage catch fire as did the uprights.



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