Hoover Air Product Review Update – Is it a Lasting Love?

It’s been a little over a year since I bought my Hoover WindTunnel Air Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72400.  When I published the review post, I had no idea how it would perform in the long run.

Would the maintenance and cleaning by too hard and tedious?

Hoover WindTunnel Air Steerable

I’m here to say, it’s still a top-notch performer!

A few people told me they bought this model* after seeing the review post, and I hope they like theirs as much as I like mine.

PAM (Painter Artist Mom) asked several months ago if I’d written a post about cleaning the unit.  I figured everyone could read their owner’s manual for that.

As I cleaned my Hoover recently, I realized something important.  Those who haven’t bought this light-weight but hardy machine might like to see how easy it is to maintain.

So, here goes…

The canister that holds all the vacuumed-up junk snaps off easily.  After each vacuum session, grab the handle you see below and push the lime green button on top.  That releases the canister.

Removing Vacuum Canister

Hold the canister over a trash can and press the lime green button you see on the bottom right of the canister above.  Most of the “junk” drops out.

For deeper occasional cleaning (every month – or four – yikes!), remove the lid portion by turning.  Inside is the washable filter you see below.  Remove that from the main filter housing.

Removing Washable Filter

Rinse thoroughly, squeeze, and allow to dry for 24 hours.  Waiting to vacuum for 24 hours is the hardest part of this whole process!  I suddenly want to clean when I know I can’t.  Ha!

The main filter is what’s under the washable filter – the inner unit below.  Simply lift it out of the canister.

Removing Main Filter

Do that over a trash can because dust bunnies will fall out!  Shake, shake, shake.  Wipe the outside with a damp cloth, then wipe dry.

Cleaning Main Filter

The filters are replaceable.  As long as you clean your canister occasionally as I’m showing you today, the filters should last indefinitely.

Wash the canister housing itself with warm, soapy water and rinse clean.  Dry with soft towel.

Parts of Canister

When the washable filter has had 24 hours to dry, put everything back together again.  Believe me.  It’s not a Humpty Dumpty type of thing.

It doesn’t take all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to put this canister together again.

This DIY is simple!  The parts snap back together easily.   Now there’s just one more thing you need to do.  Since I vacuum around my sewing machine, my vacuum may need this next part more than yours.

Cut (and pull) away all those thread strands, floss, hair (yuk!), everything that’s wrapped around the roller/beater.  It’s no different than with other vacuum cleaners…just takes a little patience.

Cleaning Roller/Beater

Nice and clean, ready to go again!  I feel so much better when things are clean, including my small appliances.  How about you?


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  1. Judy says

    Bought one on your recommendation. Suction is so good that using it is little hard for me. Became curious about weight. Well, eccentric me weighted it. Yes, 14 lbs. Great cleaning power. Thanks for promoting this Hoover. So enjoy your post.

    • says

      Thank you, Judy. This machine seems to not eat throw rugs like it did at first. It must have been a learning curve because I can now vacuum over the same rugs with little problem. My previous vacuum didn’t have the suction power this one has, but I feel it does a much better job. I’m glad you are enjoying your vacuum. 🙂