Vacuum Cleaner Rating of the Hoover U5140900 Tempo Widepath Bagged Upright



Avg. consumer rating = 79/100 

The Hoover U5140900 Tempo Widepath Bagged Upright vacuum is a good, hard working vacuum cleaner. It has a powerful 12 amp motor, a convenient 8.5 meter power cord, it weights just 8.62 kilograms, and it has a lifetime HEPA 4 stage filtration system. Other features include a dusting brush, headlamp, on-board tools, and full bag indicator. It is a lightweight and low cost vacuum.  It is a good lower-end vacuum cleaner and is well liked by some consumers, many of which feel that it is an exceptional buy. It is well worth researching this vacuum if you are looking for something low cost, lightweight and efficient...

HEPA Filtration 

To the consumer wanting HEPA filtration without huge expense, the U5140900 is a solid choice. The removal of allergens from the home and environment is important to the health of the individuals living there. Also, the more dirt and dust you remove, the longer your carpets will last. You will have less strain on your heating and cooling systems because those filters will remain cleaner. With over 99% removal of allergens and other particles, allergy sufferers will greatly appreciate the filtration system on this vacuum. Overall this is a good level of filtration in a vacuum that is not very expensive.  [REF Hoover Vacuum Reviews]

Other Features 

The 12 amp motor offers maximum power and airflow. The filter and vacuum cannot work well if there is not enough air moving through the system. The longer cord will allow you to travel from room to room without unplugging the unit. This saves a tremendous amount of time. Also, at only 8.62 kilograms it can be moved easily up and down stairs and from room to room without feeling like you are carrying an elephant around your home.  The headlamp allows you to see into darker areas of your home which makes it easier to clean and prevents you from picking up things that perhaps do not belong in a vacuum. The full bag indicator light will keep you from overloading your vacuum and lets you know when to change the bag. This is very important as the bag is part of the filtration system and it keeps the vacuum running at peak performance.

The attachments and accessories make it easy to clean above floor surfaces. Although it does not have all of the bells and whistles that more expensive models have it is a good low cost vacuum. The dusting brush keeps ceiling fans and other hart to get to places clean and dust free. The Hoover U5140900 Tempo has a wide cleaning width (15 inch)  for quick and effective cleaning of open spaces and the on board attachments keeps all of those accessories within easy reach. Some of the features it lacks are the ability to turn off the brushes and it does not have a motorized upholstery / floor attachment. This may make it less effective on pet hair and on other hard to remove dirt.

Warranty and Costs 

Hoover offers a 1 year warranty on parts and labour on the U5140900  Tempo Widepath Bagged Upright. You can likely count on Hoover as a company to be around when you need help. They have been in business for a long time and they will be around for a long time to come. As far as pricing goes, every retailer seems to have their own price for this vacuum. The best way to get a great deal is to shop around. Even Hoover is offering discounts if you order directly through them. Hold out for the best deal on this one and you will not be disappointed. Prices seem to range between 65 and 100 USD.  Also, purchasing parts and accessories through Hoover is easy.

What are Consumers Reporting? 

Various vacuum cleaner ratings show that the Hoover U5140900 Tempo Widepath Bagged gets fairly average ratings. It used to get higher ratings from consumers but ratings have dropped in recent years. Walmart.com gives it a 4.3 star rating while Amazon rate this 3.9 out of 5 stars.  Given the vacuum's low price, if you are looking for a bargain in a vacuum with HEPA technology, this is one for you to seriously consider. 

Ratings Updated February 2016
 Source  Consumer Ratings  # Reviews
 Amazon  3.9 stars out of 5  3442
 Walmart  4.3 stars out of 5  898
 Sears  4 stars out of 5  44
 Kohl's  3.5 stars out of 5  116
 Ace Hardware  3.5 stars out of 5  86
 Viewpoints  3.9 stars out of 5  68
 Air & Water  5 stars out of 5  6
 QVC  4.2 stars out of 5  26
 Home Depot  4.2 stars out of 5  5
 Epinions  4 stars out of 5  11


A review of consumer comments from a number of quality websites yielded the following common vacuum likes and dislikes:

- Powerful suction
- Height adjustment allows easy transition from hard surfaces to carpet
- Comes with lots of tools/attachments
- Very inexpensive
- Fairly maneuverable

- Noisy
- Power cord is little short
- Hose is short
- Large head doesn’t fit under low furniture.  

Owner's Manual:

You can download the Hoover U5140900 Tempo Widepath Bagged Upright owners manual from Hoover. This is a PDF file.

Note: For the Hoover Tempo Widepath there seem to be discrepancies with respect to some of the vacuum features, including the full bag indicator and the headlight. We have read (to be confirmed) that Hoover may have made changes to the vacuum (such as removing these features) while maintaining the same vacuum cleaner model number. You may wish to check with whomever you are considering buying this unit from with respect to vacuum features. It is difficult for consumers to do their due diligence if manufacturers make changes to units and do not update model numbers. Historical ratings and reviews become unreliable.

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