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Re: Oreck may have an announcement shortly
#1   Mar 24, 2011 10:31 am
Yeah that looks like a panosonic head looks like a hoover s3670 canister for the quest. Miele Oreck combo was all the word at VDTA.
Re: Halo Vacuum... What happened to them... We now know....
#2   Jul 24, 2009 9:36 am
CarmineD wrote:
Also at COSTCO, new [old] halo uprights for $99.<p> </p><div id="MiniBasket"></div><!-- End MiniBasket --><!-- End TopSectionContainer --><div id="ProductMainImage"><img height="300" alt="Halo UV-ST Ultraviolet Upright Vacuum" src="" width="300" border="0" name="ProductImage"/></div><div></div><div>;search=halo&amp;Mo=3&amp;cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&amp;lang=en-US&amp;Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&amp;Sp=S&amp;N=5000043&amp;whse=BC&amp;Dx=mode+matchallpartial&amp;Ntk=Text_Search&amp;Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&amp;Ne=4000000&amp;D=halo&amp;Ntt=halo&amp;No=0&amp;Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&amp;Nty=1&amp;topnav=&amp;s=1</div>

Hey guys it's been a while but I thought I'd check in... I work at a vac shop and have seen a few of these units come in for repair. So far the failures have been cord, switch and brush bearing/hair issues. Unfortunately there are no OEM parts. And their customer service by phone takes 2 weeks for a response and email takes about a week. Aside from the failures mentioned the units seem to be very sturdy, but open the hood and whoa.. looks like a problem waiting to happen.
Re: Hoover USA; a Chinese manufacturer owned corporation...
#3   Dec 23, 2008 11:50 am
Strange that Oreck an american company can open the clean home stores, yet TTI at the same time closes Hoover Service Centers with I'm assuming now lower production costs. Mexican and Chinese made products VS. American. I guess one way to think about this is to use the same old 30 year design that is extreme simplicity to increase production and lower the time to piece, or to increase the complexity and effectiveness through technology while lowering labor costs (overseas) (TTI). The result a similar market approach.  Funny I think we / they are all in the same bed... Capitalism.. Yet if Oreck can maintain till 2010, it has great positioning.  Going to read Marx now bye..

(perhaps not perfectly stated but close.)

#4   Dec 12, 2008 12:59 pm
Ok I couldn't figure out how to embedd a pic. here is a link which shows graphically what Windtunnel is. It is somewhat difficult to see the channels in the plastics and the presence of the dirt duct, but you can see the airflow at least.

#5   Dec 12, 2008 12:40 pm
CarmineD wrote:
Hello HooverGroover:

Good thinking on the WT model name.  I went to the HOOVER Web Site just in the event that was the case to read the Linx stick vacuum specs.  Lo and behold here's the official words from the HOOVER Web Site:

  • Fade Free Power: Interchangeable 18 Volt Lithium Ion battery ensures the battery sustains power until it is completely drained
  • Cordless Convenience with powerful upright performance
  • First cordless stick vacuum with Hoover's patented WindTunnel technology, which utilizes three suction tunnels to lift and remove even the hidden dirt
  • One-touch Brushroll activation makes easy transition from hard floors to carpets
  • Edge Cleaning Bristles allow for closer access to walls and corners 6. Low Profile Base and Extreme Recline Handle allow for easy access under furniture
  • Unique Wide Mouth Opening makes quick work of vacuuming cereal, pet food, etc.
  • Battery Fuel Gauge: Battery Level Indicator instantly registers remaining battery life
  • Best-In-Class Six-Year Warranty
  • Energy Star Rated Environmentally Friendly Appliance

I am a WT tried and true believer.  The difference in carpet cleaning and grooming with the HOOVER WT is self-evident.  My dear Wife always knows when I use the WT vice any other upright vacuum.  It beats all other uprights on rugs and carpets for all time. 

Carmine D.

Hey Carmine,

I guess I may be splitting hairs.. But in this description:  Unique Wide Mouth Opening makes quick work of vacuuming cereal, pet food, etc.  Does this not modify the WT design? Should it still be called WT? Also where is the WT Duct cover which funnels debris from the front channel (tunnel) to the suction port? Where is the front channel (tunnel)? Where is the back channel (tunnel)? The only similarity I see and I'm looking at one now is the Helix brush design. This one feature alone to Hoovers own description of what windtunnel is does not cut the mustard. Although this cleaner works great and whatever, they can call it windtunnel like the monkier steamvac, The only similarity I see is the helix brush. we obviously have a case of  one foot on land and one toe in the water. Wt is brand awareness, great job on this WT Variant/Hybrid  though I love it.


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