I have owned a Hoover Ultra for about 6 years now. True, I live in a ranch style home with no stairs and a ton of white carpeting. I would not buy an upright if I had to deal with stairs. I perform a bi-annual tune up on the drive belts and HEPA filter. This is a fairly simple procedure. The only problem I have had with the drive belt is when trying to operate the vacuum on a rug that was very thick, I scorched the drive belt. I have not experienced any suction problems, and although I'm sure it does not perform as well as it did new, it still is a good vacuum. My only real complaints are:
* The edge brushes. Originally they were red and now I have red scuffs all over the baseboards. I see the new models sport grey guards. They would be simple to replace, but I never changed them.
* I have some linoleum floors in the laundry area. You need to turn off the self-propelled drive on these, as it will permanently scuff them.
* The self-propelled mechanism did break after about a year, but is was and easy fix at the local non hoover repair shop.
Yes, this was an expensive vacuum. That is relative, because it is no more that the top of the line of any machine you purchase in a store. If you want to see an expensive vacuum, go buy a Kirby!
Yes it is heavy. Yes it can tip over if you stretch the house too far. All that aside, it has been a great vacuum and I still get complements on how white my carpet has remained. I would recommend this product to anyone.
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More Detail For Hoover U6439 900 Self Propelled WindTunnel Ultra Upright Vacuum Cleaner
- Self-propelled locomotion with WindTunnel technology
- Allergen filtration with HEPA filter
- Embedded Dirt Finder system
- Onboard hose and attachments, including powered hand tool
- 14 by 15 by 43 inches
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