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Hoover Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W

The Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Upright Vacuum is a super-lightweight, bagless upright that's the perfect cleaning solution for small living spaces. Its modern, sleek design allows you to move around furniture and tight spaces with ease, while the cyclonic filtration and innovative features gets the job done right. Perfect for apartment and dorm living, the Hoover Nano Cyclonic weighs less than 12 pounds and stores easily.
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Questions & Answers for Hoover Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W

Question

How many amps does the Hoover Nano Cyclonic UH20020 have?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Just received this and much to my surprise this is NOT 12 amps, but 7 amps. Very upset and disappointed!!!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
RVNuts
answer 2
I believe amps doesn't necessarily correlate to suction power/cleaning quality. Amps is a measure of how much electricity/power is used by the unit...so although 12 amps uses more power, the 10 amps may clean just as well if not better than the 12 amps depending on how efficiently the cleaning unit is engineered.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
daddymak
 - Los Angeles
answer 3
12
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
CaliGirlEveryDay
 - Orange County, CA
answer 4
12
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
patty411
 - Edison, NJ
Question

Can you use the Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020/W on hardwood floors, or does it scratch the floor?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
wren
on Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
does not scratch but does not work well on hardwood
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
momx1tn
answer 2
Yes you can. It has a setting that turns off the brush so you can do hard wood floors.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
USSLaSalle
answer 3
It has an easy to use foot pedal to stop the brushes for bare floor use. I have used it over hardwood floors and never noticed any scratching.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
kbcisme
answer 4
It doesn't scratch the hardwood floor, it just won't pick stuff up. It doesn't have suction at all on bare floors. Just a little bit on carpet.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Frequentsavvyshopper
answer 5
It's safe on hardwood floors (we have a whole house full of it!) and does not scratch at all. Also, it cleans bare floors better than any upright vacuum I've ever used.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Emeleste
answer 6
You can use on wood floors. There is a pedal to raise the vacuume slightly. It works great!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Boston1333
answer 7
It has a "suction only mode for bare floors." There is a lever you step on that disengages the beater bar so that it no longer rotates, but still allows for suction.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
MayberryMT
answer 8
My floor is tile I used it on the tile and sucks everything up. I have to two dogs that leaves hair everywhere
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Reiz
answer 9
Hi Wren, the Nano has a brushroll shut off feature for use on bare floors. Just tap the grey pedal on the hood, and the brush will stop spinning.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
HooverUSA
Question

Is there a height adjustment??

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
mike1992
on Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
There aren't but I', 5'7'' and it works great for me.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
RavenMarie
 - Orlando, Fl
answer 2
No, I did not see one. The handle pulls out and is used as the wand attachment.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
jacton
 - Sand Springs, OK
answer 3
No
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
CaliGirlEveryDay
 - Orange County, CA
answer 4
no
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Crow1877
 - Plover, WI
answer 5
There are 2 height adjustments on this vacuum. One for the handle, it is telescopic and will adjust for the user's height.

There is also a height adjustment for the vacuum head. Only 2 heights though, one for carpet/rug and the other for hardwood/linoleum floors.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Bruinx97
answer 6
no
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
patty411
 - Edison, NJ
answer 7
No height adjustment for carpet to floor and no height adjustment for us tall folk.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
JoJoStarbuck
answer 8
There is no adjustment. I use ours just for hardwood floors and low pile carpet. Does not work on shag carpet.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
fancen
answer 9
I don't see that you can make the handle taller, but....my husband and I are both very tall and the handle is plenty long.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
TryingToHelpOtherShoppers
 - Okc, OK
Question

How do I empty the top part of the clear plastic cylinder. The bottom part has a trap door I know.

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Artisteacher
on Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
You have to twist the red cyclone shaft inside of the container. Also, the top twists off so you can clean/change the filter.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
thebigtverberg
answer 2
After opening the 'trap door', reach up inside to unscrew the red plastic filter and take it out. You can then shake the canister to remove loose debris. In addition, you can twist the blue top to remove it completely. This will give you access to the top filter.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Windsicle
answer 3
After you have removed the cylinder from the machine, twist the colored plastic top and it will come off. You will have a foam filter and a white folded filter inside. Tap the dust out and you can rinse them both with water. Be sure to let them thoroughly air dry before putting them back in. Then put the top back on and twist it to lock.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
ValentineGramma
 - OH
answer 4
You should clean it out before it gets that filled. I haven't had it filled enough before emptying that it all didn't drop out by releasing the trap door and shaking it a lil bit to get some bits of dust. The top of the canister houses one of the filters. Following the directions on the vacuum itself, you can unlock the top by twisting and remove the spongey filter to wash.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Misera
 - Greenville, NC
answer 5
On the top part, you need to basically twist it clockwise. There is an icon of a little lock on the side. That will indicate the position for lock and unlock i guess.
Once you twist, the top comes off where the filters are.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Zombras
answer 6
The entire clear plastic front comes off when you remove it from the vacuum for emptying. There's a little button at the bottom that you press and the door releases and all the dirt/dust drops out. There's a red arrow-like part that is in the upper part of the cylinder that catches hair. All you need to do is stick your hand up the open trap door and twist it and it comes right out. Then you have to remove the hair and put it back into the top of the cylinder. Close the trap door and put it back on the vacuum and you're ready to go.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
oink1971
 - Secaucus, NJ
answer 7
Depends on what you mean by the top part.

If you have vacuumed a little beyond the bottom cup capacity (there is a line on the side that says to not let it fill beyond that level), then sometimes stuff goes up in the top part of the canister.

All you have to do is open the bottom of the canister like you were going to dump it - grab the red spindle and carefully twist it. (Which way depends on which "hand" you use the most... right hand would be to your right...)

It comes right off, and you can clean out the spindle easily. The first time I had stuff up in the top of the canister, I was trying to pull it out with my hands - I didn't realize that the red part came out! (Ours didn't come with a manual - I think they sent us a customer return. We'd have returned it if we were close to a store.) To replace it, just look up at the top of the canister. YOu'll see the slots - just put the red spindle back on the spot and twist carefully in the opposite direction to fasten it back in there.

You can also twist the entire top off the canister. That is where two of the filters are located, and they are the ones that clog the most. The white one needs rinsed in warm water thoroughly at least once a month (depends on how much you use it, I suppose - we use it all the time). Be sure to let it dry overnight before putting it back in there though. Same with the dark gray foam filter - easy to rinse, squeeze and let dry.

There is also a dark gray foam filter UNDER the part that looks like a lawn mower... once you take the canister off, the part it sits on has a filter in there too. Just push forward on the little tab towards the back of the vacuum, and the top of that part will pop off. Just wash in warm water and let dry overnight for that one too.

Hope that helps! : )
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
KatyKatIL
 - Midwest
answer 8
You twist off the top and the filter pops right out to be washed.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
tjrd83
Question

How much does this weigh, please?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
itreallydoesntmatter
 - FL
on Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W
8 answers
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answer 1
They say 12lbs, but honestly I don't think it weighs more the 8 to 10. It pretty lite, and when your using it, it feels even liter.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
RavenMarie
 - Orlando, Fl
answer 2
11 lbs
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
chocobeast
 - Arlington, TX
answer 3
Very light, may be 12lbs.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
armommy
answer 4
I would say around 10 to 15 pounds. It's lighter than your average vacuum cleaner. But it's still to heavy for my 7 y/o to maneuver it correctly.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Zombras
answer 5
12-13 lbs. It's very light and the carrying handle is positioned where it's easy to hold. When the vacuum is on, it almost pulls itself forward so there's barely any pushing required.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
oink1971
 - Secaucus, NJ
answer 6
I am not sure of the total actual weight, but it is VERY light weight. It could be carried up and down the stairs easily by most people. I can lift it with one hand if needed, and I am not very strong.

I bought it because I needed something lighter weight due to back problems. I didn't want to have to wait for someone to lug our big Eureka up the stairs, so got this to keep upstairs for two bedrooms and a hallway. Works great, and has some self-propelled, making it easy to use.

I can't think of too many people who could not easily use this vacuum. The only downside is the short cord...

You'll be amazed at how much power is in this little, lightweight vacuum.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
KatyKatIL
 - Midwest
answer 7
Less than a gallon of milk.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
ReadThisOne
answer 8
11-12 lbs
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
elyanon
 - Ordway, CO
Question

how long is the electrical cord?

I would like to know if the electrical cord is long enough or do I need an extention cord? I did read that its 20inches but is that long enough for large rooms? thank you
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
tonigirl4u
on Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W
8 answers
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answer 1
20 feet
answered 8 months ago
By
Happinesscomesfromwithin
answer 2
it's 20 feet, not 20 inches - but to be honest the 1 downfall of this little machine is the cord length.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
kbcisme
answer 3
Its about 20 feet.. Not 20 inches.. Its long enough for typical jobs..
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
nickonlineneterprises888
answer 4
read the specs, I think it is 20ft
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Reiz
answer 5
I use an extension cord with mine...
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
DelMarPort
answer 6
No I don't think it's long enough. I prefer a longer cord. For just my living room I would have had to unplug it to go to the other side.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Valntin1978
answer 7
It's long enough for me to do 2 large rooms, but to get the entryway or adjacent bathroom, I need a 6-foot extension cord.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Bebacat
answer 8
The cord us 20 feet long on the Nano.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
HooverUSA
Question

Does this have a removable filter that can be cleaned?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
CuriousMom
on Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it does and you can clean it with water, you just have to wait 24 hours before putting it back so that it will dry.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
USSLaSalle
answer 2
yes

it is in the top of the canister. You should remove and clean the foam filter fairly often and you can even wash out the hepa filter there if you choose.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
kbcisme
answer 3
Yes.. This information is right in the description I believe.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
nickonlineneterprises888
answer 4
Well...sort of. Per the instruction booklet (I just purchased this vacuum myself), there is a foam filter that can be separated from the filter cartridge that can be washed, and the filter cartridge is tapped to remove dirt and debris. The HEPA filter can also be washed.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
BusyMom1971
answer 5
Yes, but you can do it once in a while just depends how often you vacuum, I vacuum every other day because of my two dogs
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Reiz
answer 6
This vacuum was so easy to use and empty. The filter looked to be easy to clean.... much easier the all other units I have used in the past. Especially for the price!!!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
2SaySo
answer 7
It has 3 filters that can be cleaned. One is paper though and needs to be replaced if too dirty.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
jdh1jdh1
answer 8
Yes, there are two. One is in the dirt cup lid, the other is beneath the dirt cup. Both can be cleaned and reused.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
HooverUSA
Question

In the upright position, is "brushroll OFF" automatically activated?

The instructions mention this in the cleaning tool section. I have to use the pedal to do this, however. I love this thing, but I want to make sure it's not defective! Thanks.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, brushroll off is never automatcially activated, there's a pedal button you push to turn it on or off. When you first purchase the vacuum, it should come with the brushroll set to ON.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Vfrey77
answer 2
Bushes still roll in upright position but lifted off floor a bit. Good idea to step on hard floor peddle which turns off rollers when using the wand.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Luckyforyou
answer 3
Yours works just like mine. The brushroll *IS* manually activated by the pedal. Pretty straight-forward and less parts to break if you ask me!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
akalaka
 - Bedford, TX
answer 4
You have to use the foot pedal but it is easy to do.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
JAFL
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 5
Foot switch controls it.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
homeiswheretheheartis
 - USA
answer 6
Thanks for your responses. Hoover confirmed the error in the instructions and contacted the necessary party.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Ewok1989
answer 7
no its not automatic you have to push the button with your foot to turn it on and off.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
hp9698
 - New Jersey
answer 8
stays on
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Crow1877
 - Plover, WI
Question

will the handle tilt back far enough to clean under a bed

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nope, but it does pretty well getting under chairs.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
RavenMarie
 - Orlando, Fl
answer 2
The handle tilts back all the way (nearly horizontal), but the body of the machine might be too large to allow it to fit under a bed, unless the bed has a pretty big space underneath it.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Vfrey77
answer 3
Unfortunately no it will not.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Countrywoman1955
 - McIntyre, Georgia
answer 4
depends how high you bed is
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Crow1877
 - Plover, WI
answer 5
handle tilts all the way back
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
TryingToHelpOtherShoppers
 - Okc, OK
answer 6
It depends on how low the bed is to the ground. I don't think it would have a problem cleaning under beds as it is very compact.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
panda4777
 - Goose Creek, SC
answer 7
NO and it doesn't clean either
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
TacoMonkey
 - Mansfield, TX
Question

How loud is this vacuum?

Need a replacement for an office environment, so it needs to be somewhat quiet.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
ZZ90
on Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH20020W
7 answers
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answer 1
its quite loud. if quiet is what you need this is NOT the right vacuum. My Shark is much quieter!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Therapy101
answer 2
don't assume it is quiet because it's small. it sounds just like a regualr sized vacuum, without the suction.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
purcellrn
 - nc
answer 3
This is not a quiet vacuum, I'd say it's the typical volume of your average vac. I had to shout over it to be heard.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Vfrey77
answer 4
I had the Nano, but exchanged it for the Whisper Cyclonic....much quieter and cleans like no other. You can see what it picks up through the transparent "cyclonic" tray.

Nano is average volume, but Whisper Cyclonic is noticeably less noise. When you start it, it builds up to a nicely muted hummm.

Perfect for office/home with baby....highly recommend it!!!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
daddymak
 - Los Angeles
answer 5
Averge noise....I've never heard of a "quiet" vacuum cleaner....they all make noise in varying degrees....
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Countrywoman1955
 - McIntyre, Georgia
answer 6
Kind of loud. Would not use it during business hours.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Beav5
 - Festus, MO
answer 7
its not to bad
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
GGheme
 - Ia.
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