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Hoover WindTunnel S3670
 
Approximate retail price:
$250
Summary: This 24-pound canister from Hoover is bag-equipped and has a brush on/off switch and a 25-foot, retractable cord.
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Type: Bagged canister vacuums
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User Reviews

 
2.0
If you have another choice.....
7/2/2014
Pros
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Noisy
Best Uses
Carpet
Stairs
Comment:
The power on switch might be defective. Since I've owned it,about 2 years, I have to keep my foot on the switch for about a minute before it's on.<br /><br />Once it's on, it's OK. Several days ago the motor in the floor attachment stopped working. I checked the voltage coming out of the canister and it is Zero Volts. The main suction motor comes on and it is strong.<br /><br />Since it still works, I'm going to keep it for use without the floor attachment. But, I'm going to be buying a different model.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Repair within Three Years
8/11/2012
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Does Not Last
Major Repair Cost
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
VEHICLES
Comment:
Bought the Hoover Wind Tunnel Model S3670 in October 2009. As of August 2012 the vacuum has performed exactly as specified by Consumer Reports. I have been happy with it and used it weekly for normal household cleaning. Have had a little trouble with the retractable cord off and on not fully extending, but it always seemed to right itself after a while. This vacuum is difficult to use on stairs but comes with a small rotating brush attachment, which cleans the area adequately. Just recently the power nozzle shorted out and will have to be replaced while all of the canister components are still working just fine. Power Nozzle motor alone is $60-$100 and there does not seem to be a fully assembled power nozzle Hoover wants to sell me. The vacuum cleaner cost me [$] and looks like it is going to cost me $100-$150 or more to fix. Sure wish Consumer Reports would include longevity in their testing criteria. That would have saved me the expense I am now going to go through to replace this [*] vacuum. Doesn't seem worth it to spend over $250 on something that is going to need major repair inside of three years. The last Hoover I bought was an upright in 1988 and lasted until 2009. Now look at what you get from them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Do Not Buy
3/19/2012
Pros
Efficient
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Comment:
In 6 months it has been back to the shop two times for the same problem. My repair person says he sees a lot of these, and this is in a rural area.<br />It's a defective design prone to shorting out.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Hoover WindTunnel S3670 is part of the Vacuum cleaners test program at Consumer Reports. The Hoover WindTunnel S3670 Vacuum cleaners features and specs include Manual-pile adjust, Easy on/off, Weight (lbs.), Brush on/off, Bag. In our lab tests, Vacuum cleaners models like the Hoover WindTunnel S3670 are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Pet hair, Carpet, Emissions, Handling, Bare floors, Tool airflow. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Hoover WindTunnel S3670 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Hoover WindTunnel S3670 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Hoover WindTunnel S3670.
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