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Hoover U5269-900 EmPower Bagless Upright Vacuum
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Product Description

Helps clear the air by removing pollens and allergens. It's long lasting Teflon coated HEPA filter lasts 3 years under normal use. Twin Chamber system separates large particles from fine particles and this process helps maintain performance. On board pet

With a custom power boost function for serious matting and soiling, Hoover offers their EmPower bagless vacuum for household cleaning needs. The upright 12-amp vacuum offers two power settings and five height levels to accommodate a wide variety of floor and carpet types, while eradicating both deeply embedded debris and light layers of dust. With a long-lasting HEPA cartridge filter, the vacuum also improves an environment's air quality, stripping away dust mites, ragweed, and most grass pollen. In removing and containing these allergens, the newly vacuumed room provides relief for sufferers of seasonal allergies like hay fever and helps minimize the discomfort for individuals with cat or dog allergies.

To ensure a clean carpet, the 15-inch wide vacuum head features a helpful headlight to illuminate soiled patches. The agitation from the vacuum's brush roll uproots dirt from even the plushest carpet, with the option of the push button power boost for heavy-duty cleaning. To accommodate households with sleeping babies, children at study, or other volume sensitive inhabitants, the EmPower model is endowed with a Hush mode, operating on lower power for quieter maintenance. Debris travels through a Teflon-coated HEPA cartridge filter into a sealed dual-chamber dust cup. The chambers are transparent to allow easy monitoring of the dust cup's fullness. The dust cup detaches from the vacuum body for easy emptying. Vacuum tools and accessories include a powered hand tool for pet hair and stair step cleaning, extension wand, upholstery nozzle, crevice wand, and an extra-reach hose. The vacuum handle folds down for compact storage. The power cord on this vacuum spans 31 feet in distance. For the best results, the HEPA filter should be replaced every three years and should never be washed. Hoover offers a one-year warranty for this item. The pre-assembled vacuum weighs 21 pounds upon shipping. --Jessica Reuling

Features:
  • Bagless upright vacuum with 15-inch cleaning path from Hoover; hush mode available for quiet cleaning
  • Teflon-coated HEPA filtration cartridge removes air impurities and allergens; debris collects in removable double-chamber dust cup
  • 12-amp motor features push-button power surge for heavy-duty dirt extraction; 5 height settings available for various carpets and floors
  • Onboard accessories include hand-held power tool for pet hair and vertical cleaning; with a 31-foot power cord and fold-down handle
  • Vacuum weighs 21 pounds upon shipping; 1-year warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Hoover U5269-900 Empower bagless sweeper
    This sweeper is doing a very good job for the money I spent on it. There are only two small problems-the quiet option is not much different than the regular option and some times on the hard wood floors it doesn't pick up large pieces of dirt. Otherwise very easy to use and empty....more info
  • Great buy for the money
    Suction is great. Vac pulls itself across the floor. I am disappointed that you can't turn off the beater bar for when you use the attachments or are on wood floors. I fear that if I leave it running too long in the same place that it might burn a hole in the carpet. Otherwise, excellent vac. ...more info
  • Crappy Vacuum
    When I first saw the commercials for this vacuum, I knew I must have it. Especially with a baby. When I finally got it I was disappointed with the "Hush" button. There was almost no difference in sound. And I definitely couldn't vacuum right next to a sleeping baby like the commercials show. Oh well, I thought, it's still a Hoover. Over the year or so that I've had it, I've become increasingly annoyed with it. The onboard attachments are fairly crummy, half the time the brushes don't spin when you use the upholstery attachment, you have to unwind the cord completely to get to the hose. Then there's the cleaning. I have to clean the tank outside because the dust is SO bad. The little thing in the middle you have to take out to get to the filter makes you get your hands dirty and fingernails since stuff sticks to the screen. Then there's the actual filter. It costs almost $30 and you have to replace it about once a month. I don't even have pets, but it gets dirty really fast and then looses suction. I tried washing it to prolong life and it really hasn't. There is nothing worse than vacuuming and then having it look like you've done nothing. I hate this vacuum. I'm going to get a Dyson and put this one out on the curb with a FREE sign on it....more info
  • Nice Vac, Great Price, Weak Belts
    So far i really like everything about this vacuum except for the fact that the belt broke after using it only 3 times. The belts were not easy to come by locally, i just happened to find some on clearance at Target. Replacement took about 5 minutes and was easy enough, i just think it was ridiculous that it lasted such a short time. If not for that, this would have gotten a 5 star review....more info
  • This vacuum (doesn't) suck!
    I'm not impressed with the sucking ability of this vac...it won't even clean my oriental rugs. I'm even more disappointed that I relied on all my fellow reviewers here. Is Hoover doing these ratings?!?! ...more info
  • Great for a few months then parts start breaking
    I loved this vac when I first got it, light weight, powerful, easy to clean, nice machine. However it started breaking parts one at a time. Belt broke at 1 month, I replaced it, at 2 months the plastic ring that holds the extension pipe broke in half, now I store it separately. Now at 4 months one of the screws that holds the hood on over top of the brush snapped off the plastic piece that holds it in place. Not very mechanical but with this no longer screwed down tight, for some reason brush won't turn on carpets. I now have to replace the entire vac.

    I'm not a heavy user, I live in a house trailer and normally only vacuum the living room every day. Rest of house once a week. I'm sad to see it go but I won't be buying another one.
    ...more info
  • Strong, but Big
    We mainly have wood floors and jute-type area rugs, but we also have a very hairy dog. This Hoover does the job, has a fantastically long power cord, and is easy to clean out. My only complaint is that it's very, very heavy and difficult to maneuver....more info
  • Good vacuum for the price.
    I do like this vacuum for the price because it does seem to have a lot of power behind it but I find it very, very messy to empty the dust out of the compartment and it always seems to get stuck (the dust that is) so it requires a lot of taping or using your hands to remove. Also the crevice wand is way too short and leaves you bending over way too much. An extension wand would have been a plus. Oh and the hush mode doesn't seem any quieter as many have stated.
    ...more info
  • It's fine... for a couple of months....
    We got this vac in late December 06 and started using it in mid January 2007. It is now early October 2007 and it's already on the curb. Why? Because it just gradually stopped working.

    We don't have many rugs (hardwood throughout), so the machine was used weekly on 5 throw rugs (you can't turn the beater off, so it was useless for hardwood). It started off strong, but within two months we found that we had to go over a spot several times to pick up the pet hair etc. Over the course of the following months, it got harder and harder to really clean a carpet. By the end of September, the hose/accessory function had completely ceased working as well.

    We replaced this vac on Oct 3rd with a Bissell Healthy Home vac. In cleaning the 5 throw rugs in the house for the first time, we produced 1.5 grocery bags of dust and pet hair that was left in the rug by the Hoover. Ick.

    I do not recommend this product for anyone....more info
  • Great Vacuum for the price
    As soon as I got the vacuum I put it to use and all I have to say is wow. I have a small dog and I was amazed at all the hair the Hoover picked up. It has great suction and leaves my carpets clean. I have had it for about a month and it still works as well as the first day I used it. Wonderful product for the price. I would recommend it....more info
  • Great for the price
    I've had it for a few weeks and it does a really good job getting all the dog hair up from carpets. Not that impressed with its performance on hard surfaces and with some of the attachments. The only one I use is the brush one for dust on hard non-floor surfaces. It works fine for that....more info
  • pretty good for the price
    so i have had this vacuum for about a year now. i like it alot. the only thing is now i have been smelling the motor over working. i dont know if i just need to replace the belt or what( it could just be the extra dust and pollen in the air filter.. and it is due to replace the filter now). but it works very well. ive been keeping up with the easy maintenance of it. also, people seem to not be very creative with the hose attachment storage. put the long darker attachment inside the long lighter color attachment, then put in on the side with the darker edge on the bottom rest. when you have it, you will know what im talking about. i dont understand why no one else thought of this. all and all, great vacuum. ...more info
  • This Vacuum really Sucks - and thats a GOOD thing
    Bought this vacuum based on consumer reports reviews as well as customer reviews and have not been disappointed at all. The vacuum is easy to handle - seems lighter than some of my previous vacuums. Bagless feature is great and easy to take off, empty, and put on again. Fold down handle is also a plus as we live in an apartment and storage is an issue - fits perfectly in small utility closet. Overall we are extremely pleased for the price you just can't beat it....more info
  • Great Vac!
    I'm by far not an expert at vacuums but when my last one started to smoke I knew the time had come to get a new vac. I was interested and researched that "expensive" model since I have 4 cats and 2 birds - anything made specifically for "pets" was attractive - except for the price. This vac seemed to have a similar design and for the price I figured I'd give it a try. It was amazing. I tend to be a packrat but always thought my home was quite clean - until I used this vac. Now I know it's clean - I couldn't get over how well it picked up cat hair.

    The only "minuses" are that it's rather messy to empty the container (so I do that outside) and I haven't figured out how to "clean" the filter yet as the directions say not to get it wet. At the moment I'm just tapping it on the deck railing.

    My mom always had a Hoover in the house and I'll surely stick with this brand and design in the the future. I've been very pleased....more info
  • Great Vacuum
    I bought my daughter one of these about 2 years ago, and it was such a great little vacuum that we bought us one. My mother recently borrowed ours and liked it so much, that we bought her one. It vacuums as well as expensive vacuum cleaners I have owned in the past. It is a great vacuum at a low price....more info
  • Amazing product
    I bought this as a replacement for a 6-year old Dirt Devil that just wasn't doing the job anymore. This is light, powerful, and made a visible difference to my carpeting - layers of dog hair came out effortlessly - and we have a yellow lab that always seems to be shedding. It is substantially quieter than my previous vacuum and is light enough to use fairly easily on stairs. The upholstery cleaning attachment is great....more info
  • Don't do it!
    Learn from my mistake and buy another vacuum cleaner! I wish I could return this, but I waited too long and no longer have the box it came in. Two broken belts, and it doesn't hold much at all. Have to empty it twice each time I use it. Miss my old Eureka Boss! Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. I wish I had. What a waste of money!...more info
  • Best vacuum for the price.
    When I make a purchase, I like to find a price I'm willing to pay for an item and maximize function and features for that price range. When I went to buy this vacuum, I told myself I would spend in the arena of $100 for a good, new vacuum. After an exhaustive search of what would be the best value for $100, I settled on this.

    I have been using this vacuum for 4 months now, and I must say it hasn't let me down yet. It's so powerful and easy to use. I don't remember if it said "self-propelled" in the description, but it definitely is. The only thing the operator has to do is guide it.

    I have wood (well, laminate) floors and I have not attempted to use it on them, nor will I. As a professional cleaner/organizer, I would have to say using any vacuum on bare floors is simply not the best idea. There is a feature on this vacuum to lower it to the bare floor level, but I think that function should be restricted to carpeting that is extremely flat, like outdoor carpeting perhaps. If you really want to clean bare floors, a dust mop and/or regular mop is the best way to go. I don't believe anyone could be 100% satisfied with the performance of any vacuum when it comes to bare-floor cleaning. So to judge a vacuum on those standards isn't warranted, in my opinion.

    That being said, I will once again reiterate the cleaning power of this vacuum on carpeting. For $100, I don't believe you'll find a better vacuum on the market, especially in any retail store. The versatility of this vacuum is top notch. I can go effortlessly from carpet-cleaning to furniture cleaning with a twist and a pop.

    I probably won't buy this vacuum again--because I have a feeling it's going to last for a really long time!...more info
  • Great vaccuum, great price
    I research everything before purchasing. This one had high reviews when I bought it ~ 2 years ago. I was fed up with my old Bissell, which had run out of suction and had battle scars from where I had thrown it out of frustration. Somehow we ended up with a flea infestation, for which the best remedy is constant vaccuuming. I was so thrilled with this vaccuum, it literally glided over my carpet, so it did not seem like such a chore to vaccuum the entire house twice a day. I also had to empty the thing after each job, to get rid of the fleas. I take the canister outside and empty it into a trash bag - not a problem. The fleas were gone within a week. Then I used the vaccuum on my van. I live at the coast, and I sucked up a beach full of sand with this thing, and my van looked so clean afterward. I have limited storage space, so I keep this in the corner of my living room with the handle folded down - it's not even noticable. The only drawback is that the handle that holds the extension attachment broke - due to my son snapping it off. Not a big deal, I just store that attachment separately. The only other vaccuum that I considered after my research was the Hoover Windtunnel, but I remembered hearing my sister complaining about hers when it was brand new. I called her to ask about it, and she said she was on her third one after returning the first two right out of the box, and that she hates it. I'm sorry, but I do not remember her specific complaints about the Windtunnel. I am very happy with the EmPower, and highly recommend it....more info
  • To bag or not to bag that is the question!
    The performance of the cleaner and the attachments is excellent. The problem is the cleaning of the dirt container and the filter after each use. You can just empty the container of the large particle then rinse it out. With the filter you have to knock it to get the dust to drop from it's folds, this is best done while holding it inside a bag. So now it is not bag-less is it. The vacuum and the attachments pick up pet hair really well from the floor and from furniture....more info
  • Best I've Ever Had
    This is a great vacuum. It picks up everything on every surface. A must have for pet owners ...more info
  • AWESOME!
    I am so pleased with my EmPower Bagless! It is my first bagless, and it is replacing my uber expensive and uber useless Oreck! The first time I vacuumed my apartment I got so angry and disgusted at the amount of schmutz the Hoover picked up. I was so grossed out by all the what-not and dust and general Yuck that the Hoover was able to get and the Oreck was not! I have never been more pleased with a household appliance!...more info
  • Belt woes
    The suction of the vacuum was excellent and it does pick up, however, with owning it for just 15 days, the belt broke for no apparent reason. To get another belt, lets just say, service is horrible was never told it was on back-order and then when it did come in, it is taking another 7-10 days to receive this product (belt). Why a belt would break that quicky, I don't know, but I would never buy a Hoover again because of the "customer service" and availability of parts. ...more info
  • works for me
    I use this vacuum on my RV and am satisfied with the results. It picks up the usual dirt as well as small rocks, sticks, grass and assorted campground debris. The small power head attachment is especially useful since the RV has numerous areas too small for the full vacuum to reach.

    The cord is long enough to reach from end to end of our 45' RV without unplugging and re-plugging, a plus. A longer hose for the attachments would be nice but it still gets the job done; just need to move the vacuum more often....more info
  • Not sure if I would recommend this product....
    I think for the price this is not a bad vacuum. I don't like the short hose or that the extra edger does not have a storage compartment - unless I have missed it. It has good suction and does great over carpet or hard flooring. It does not do a good job edging. It doesn't get close enough to the baseboards for the suction to grab hold....more info
  • Noisy but it gets the job done
    For the price you can't beat this vacuum. It has good suction, a good variety of tools and works as advertised. There are 2 drawbacks that keep this from getting an outstanding rating. It is very loud and the noise reduction button is worthless. The agitator keeps going when the vacuum is upright making it a bit klugey to use in tool mode....more info
  • no brainer
    This was an easy purchase with no hassles. The product arrived with no shipping costs in perfect shape. I could not believe the amount of "dirt" that it picked up on an area vacuumed alot. It has nice attachments and NO BAGS!!! ( although you must dump the dirt to ensure good performance- not hard to do ) It was a no-brainer choice and the choice very competitive....more info
  • Don't Waste Your Money
    This is one of the worst vacuums I have ever owned. Suction is terrible, clogs all the time, and for a bagless vacuum it does not prevent stale air. The filter is useless and when you detach the hose to do crevises, the suction is even worse. Replacing it after only 6 months....more info
  • Great vacumn
    Was very satisfied-everything it says it was. Once again, Amazon is amazing...more info
  • ?
    it works better than other vacuums i have had. cost less than one i bought at the store. less than a year ago. it broke. it came fully assembled. it has a large tray that holds what was picked up. easy to use. ...more info
  • Overall, a good buy
    I bought this vacuum after reviewing lots of vacuum's in consumer reports- this one met my needs for the price. It's easy to use, easy to store. It's not that easy to do stairs with and it's not as quiet as I had hoped, but overall for the money it was worth it- so far. I have only had it for a couple months. It picks up pet hair well, so if you have pets and don't want to spend a small fortune on a vacuum, this will do fine....more info
  • Best vacuum for the price.
    When I make a purchase, I like to find a price I'm willing to pay for an item and maximize function and features for that price range. When I went to buy this vacuum, I told myself I would spend in the arena of $100 for a good, new vacuum. After an exhaustive search of what would be the best value for $100, I settled on this.

    I have been using this vacuum for 4 months now, and I must say it hasn't let me down yet. It's so powerful and easy to use. I don't remember if it said "self-propelled" in the description, but it definitely is. The only thing the operator has to do is guide it.

    I have wood (well, laminate) floors and I have not attempted to use it on them, nor will I. As a professional cleaner/organizer, I would have to say using any vacuum on bare floors is simply not the best idea. There is a feature on this vacuum to lower it to the bare floor level, but I think that function should be restricted to carpeting that is extremely flat, like outdoor carpeting perhaps. If you really want to clean bare floors, a dust mop and/or regular mop is the best way to go. I don't believe anyone could be 100% satisfied with the performance of any vacuum when it comes to bare-floor cleaning. So to judge a vacuum on those standards isn't warranted, in my opinion.

    That being said, I will once again reiterate the cleaning power of this vacuum on carpeting. For $100, I don't believe you'll find a better vacuum on the market, especially in any retail store. The versatility of this vacuum is top notch. I can go effortlessly from carpet-cleaning to furniture cleaning with a twist and a pop.

    I probably won't buy this vacuum again--because I have a feeling it's going to last for a really long time!...more info
  • just doesn't last
    The vacuum was okay at first. I agree with another reviewer that it is incredibly messy to empty. However, my problems concerned the attachment hose. When not using the hose, the end of it is attached to the vacuum but there is nothing to keep it attached and with wear it began to pop off all the time. Even worse, the other end of the hose that is supposed to be permenantly attached to the back of the vacuum, came off. It appears that the hose kind of screws into the back (instead of being secured) and I can not get it reattached no matter how patiently and determinedly I try. I then reattached it to the best of my abilities and used duct tape to hold it in place. That only worked for a very short time and lead to even more frustration. It is such a waste because the vacuum still works but without secure attachment of the hose on either end, the vacuum is unusable. Very cheaply made! I would not recommend this vacuum under any circumstances!...more info
  • Good Power, Bad "Quiet Mode"
    This vacuum has good power and a useful Power Boost Mode that works very well. The noise is pretty loud, however, and although it does offer a "Quiet Mode," you must strain your ears to even here the slightest difference in sound. I received the vacuum in a timely fashion and was pleased with the packaging and return policy. Over all, it was a good experience buying this vacuum from this company. The only disappointment was the sound....more info
  • You get what you pay for
    This vacuum is cheap in cost and cheap in quality. It has pretty low suction, but it would be adequate if I didn't have two dogs who shed so much. The filter gets very dirty even though it's in a separate compartment and it takes forever to clean decently. The power attachment is useless, even though I haven't had any problems with it not spinning. What works better is just to forgo using the power brush attachment and not use anything at all. I would not buy this vacuum again, and only give it two stars because of it's cheap price and that it picks up decently, even though it takes two or three passes to get really clean. Just FYI: Do Not use a powdered carpet freshener with this model. If you need to freshen after vacuuming, use some febreze.

    Edit: I wanted to add that I am writing this review 6 months after purchasing the vacuum and so have used it much longer than people who have reviewed this product after one use....more info
  • nice cleaning and best price
    Condition of the machine is nice and the price is best.
    I am new to use the Vacuum cleaner, and it works very nice...
    I have looked around for its purchase including Walmart, Home Depot and the like and finally decided the buying form Amazon.
    I will continut to shopping at Amazon for other items..
    Thanks..
    ...more info
  • Four out of Five Stars
    Overall this vaccuum is a good buy. It is rather light weight and the tools/settings are easy to use. I hesitate to give it 5 stars because the suction was not as good as I hoped. However, I believe its a good investment for the money and I would but it again. ...more info