My Hoover U8371900 WindTunnel 2 Review

Hoover U8371900 WindTunnel 2I just picked up one of these Hoover vacuums and wanted to write up a quick review on my blog. 

The Dirt Finder sensor is once again used, as it has proven a valuable aid in the fight against dust and dirt. The green light will let you know when an area is finally clean, and you can move on.

By cleverly ducting away dirt particles from the spinning agitators to ensure they’re captured in the bagless dirt cup, the vacuum pick up more dirt than other vacuums, and this technology is called Wind Tunnel by Hoover.

The 12 amp motor provides plenty of power, and the HEPA filter ensures that all allergens and dust particles are collected from your carpets.

It has a 31 feet power cord which is more than enough for rooms of all sizes, and the large cleaning path means you have to vacuum less, to clean a large sized room, than you would with another vacuum.

The Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Upright has received numerous poor reviews due to its poor build quality and heavy weight. The problems that previous models had with the filters, are present here as well.

Suction power

The 12 amp motor is more than enough for most users, as the suction power provided is much more than users were expecting from it. Users warn others that for this suction power to remain the same, the filter must be cleaned after every use, or the dust will gather and seriously reduce its effectiveness. This isn't necessarily the best hardwood floor vacuum, but it does work ok on hard surfaces.

Noise level and build quality

Users report that the noise level is quite high, and they don't think they'll ever get used to it. Build quality is once again the number one cause for poor reviews. Users also have a problem with the auto-cleaning HEPA filter which is prone to breaking, and the messy cleaning process still remains a problem.


The cord length is more than enough for all users, and even large rooms are easily cleaned without moving the vacuum to a different plug. Users find the Dirt Finder sensor to be excellent, and report that it really functions and knows precisely when a carpet is finally clean.


The Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Upright has almost no improvements over the previous model, yet is more expensive and suffers from the same design flaws. Once again, users would not recommend this vacuum to others, saying that while it does a fine job of cleaning your house, it fills it with dust even quicker, when trying to be cleaned.

Understanding all the Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Upright Models:
Features Model: U8361950 Model: U8371900 Model: UH40020
12 amp motor X X X
15 amp motor      
13" cleaning path      
15" cleaning path X X X
31' cord X X X
35' cord      
Dirt Finder sensor X X X
Self Cleaning HEPA Filter X X X
  • liant Headlight Cord
  • ind Lifetime
  • t Soft Wheels
  • dded DirtFIN
  • System Pet Hair Cleaning To
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Review Date: October 17, 2008
Reviewer: anime girl 70, Florida
This is a great vaccuum. It even tells you when your carpet is clean. The only problem I have with it is finding the bags. I have only been able to find them at Best Buy. It is the best vaccuum I have ever used at such a reasonable price. I didn't want the bagless type because they are messy and hard to clean but the bags on this close when you take it off and you just toss it away.


Hoover U8371900 Windtunnel 2 Complete Bagless Upright Vacuum. Patented WindTunnel 2 Technology, located in the floor nozzle, forces the rotating brushes and airflow to work in harmony. It lifts and traps the dirt, so it will not scatter back into your carpet. Dirt ends up in your cleaner, not on your floor. Surface Command electronic carpet height adjustment and brush shutoff for hard surfaces - move from surface to surface without stopping. Simply turn the dial for the desired setting. Real-Time tool system with Tag-Along grip makes tool use easy with handle that instantly converts to telescopic wand and Tag-Along grip to guide the cleaner. Self-cleaning HEPA filter cleans itself every six seconds to maintain cleaning power. You never have to touch or replace the filter. Embedded DirtFinder display alerts the user to areas of the carpet that may need more cleaning attention. Pet hair cleaning tool - powerful suction and rotating brushes easily clean stairs and upholstery. Adjustable handle height - easy for people of all heights to use comfortably. Brilliant headlight illuminates the cleaning path. Telescoping quick-release wand and super-stretch hose combine for 12 of cleaning reach. The wand reaches all the way to the floor. Bottom-release dirt cup - no bags to replace. Simply remove the cup and empty contents into the trash. Automatic brush shutoff automatically stops the brush when in the upright position - all the power is focused in the hose. Lifetime belt - no need to replace, ever. Size: 15W x 44H x 11D.