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Clogged hepa filter

MY HOOVER MODEL U8361-900 IS CLOGGED UP HOW DO I CLEAN

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  • tbnboys Jan 19, 2009

    I have the same problem but my Windtunnel is not under warranty.....what can I do

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If the hepa filter is clogged chances are it is not turning like it is supposed to. Hoover apperantly has a terrible R&D department because this is a bad unit. The filter is supposed to be self cleaning because it spins and a little tab is supposed to knock out dirt but does a crappy job of that. The transmission is what spins the filter and this must be replaced. If in warranty take it to your local Best Buy for service.

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