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Hoover Wind Tunnel 2

Purchased new in December 2006. The Lifetime Hepa Filter is getting clogged, it does not appear to be rotating

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  • likeitclean Jun 01, 2008

    My cylindrical filter also gets clogged each and every time I use the vacuum. More debris ends up wrapped around the filter than it does in the dirt cup side. I just replaced this filter to see if that would help, but it is exactly the same. I cannot find clogs anywhere, and the screen has been cleaned. My vacuum never used to do this. Not sure what else to try!

  • mamabd Nov 25, 2008

    I think this twin container bagless system is VERY messy to clean. I have to do it before I start to vacuum, so I can clean up all the "spills" it leaves behind.

    I use a plastic grocery bag and insert the dust container, turn it upside down,but the cat hair and dirt don't just fall out - so in trying to remove them manually, everything just gets all over.

    It does a great job picking up the dirt and hair, but getting rid of it is a pain.



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The filter for the U5753 does not rotate on it's own. There is a knob on the lid of the dirt canister to rotate before you empty the container, but it does not rotate automatically. If the filter is getting dirty quickly, it could be a result of very fine dirt going through the pre-filter screen and blocking the filter. You should also check the filter UNDER the dirt container for blockage and also the exhaust filter on the side. These are both washable and must be bone dry before re-installing
The main filter cartridge is a long cylindrical style and is coated with a teflon material so that all you should have to do is tap the filter lightly to dislodge any dirt. You can wash the filter by running warm water over it and using a SOFT brush to clean the surface. This filter must be BONE DRY..... before re-installing.
By the way, the lifetime filter is not lifetime. It should be replaced every two years, under normal use.

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