Model # SH40080

Internet #204585686

Hoover Zen Whisper Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Discontinued Hoover

Zen Whisper Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner

  • Multi-cyclonic technology gives powerful suction with low noise
  • Motorized nozzle navigates around furniture & opens for cleaning
  • Motorized nozzle navigates around furniture & opens for cleaning
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Product Overview

The new Hoover Zen Whisper Multi-Cyclonic Canister gives you a quiet clean without sacrificing performance. Multi-Cyclonic Technology delivers powerful suction with low noise for a calmer clean, allowing homeowners to vacuum without disrupting other activities. At the touch of a button, the 21-foot cord automatically rewinds in seconds, while the 6.5-foot hose and extendable wand makes floor-to-ceiling cleaning a breeze. A motorized nozzle navigates easily around furniture. The primary filter is rinsable and reusable. Second filter made with HEPA media traps 99.97% of dust and pollens down to 0.3 microns. The detachable telescopic wand easily adjusts and allows for detailed cleaning with a crevice tool and dusting/upholstery brush.

  • Multi-Cyclonic technology separates fine particles of dirt before reaching the filter for less frequent filter rinsing
  • Auto Cord Rewind - 21-foot cord automatically rewinds in seconds with the touch of a button to make cleaning fast and easy
  • 6.5 ft. hose and extendable wand - makes floor-to-ceiling cleaning a breeze
  • Filter made with HEPA media - HEPA media traps 99.97% of dust and pollens down to 0.3 microns
  • Large capacity bottom-empty dirt cup - easy to empty
  • Motorized nozzle - navigates easily around furniture and flips open for easy cleaning of brush roll
  • On handle attachments - for easy storage and convenient access to vacuuming tools
  • Brushroll on/off switch - makes floor transitions easy
  • Limited three-year warranty
  • Included on-board tools: telescoping extension wand - extends reach of the hose, crevice tool - helps clean nooks and crannies, dusting/upholstery brush - helps get furniture clean
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Ratings (39) (38) (0) (18)
Amperage (amps) 10 11 5.4 12
Surface Type All Floor Types All Floor Types
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Assembled Depth (in.)
23 in
Assembled Width (in.)
13 in
Hose Diameter (In.)
Hose Length (ft.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Assembly Required
Capacity (gallons)
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Filter Type
Floor Care Features
Bagless,Bare Floor Cleaning,Built-In Accessory Storage,Casters,Edge Cleaner,Retractable Cord
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Number of Attachments
Number of Filters
Number of Wheels
Product Weight (lb.)
Surface Type
All Floor Types
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years

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Customer Questions & Answers

If this dies, can I return it to the store or do I have to ship it back? How fast to get a replacement.

Your reviews say that theirs died during use.
Asked by: Bennie
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Yes, products purchased on can be returned to the store. Simply bring the item along with your shipment confirmation email, order confirmation email or packing slip for ease of return. Most products have a 90-day-from-purchase return policy. Please refer to the following link for exceptions and more information. For any other questions, please call us at Customer Service 800-430-3376.
Answered by: THDCustomerSupport
Date published: 2015-09-20

What is the "AW" on this vac?

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Customer Reviews

Zen Whisper Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Has almost no suction and is not a year old yet Have had Hoovers in past that were great... this one is not.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good value and QUIET I bought this vac after a lot of research because it was reputed to be very quiet, and it was the only quiet one I could afford. It really is a lot less noisy than most vacuums! Like some other users, I had problems with the beater bar stalling and working only some of the time. (That's why I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5.) Hoover told me to take it to one of their authorized service centers, and the shop repaired it free -- a contact was loose -- and now the beater bar works just fine. I really like the vacuum; it does a very good job on carpeting, bare floors, furniture, drapes, etc. It seems pretty sturdy and, properly maintained, I think it will last a long time.
Date published: 2012-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NOT for golden retrievers I was told that this vacuum is great for pet owners. The vacuum worked great for the first couple of weeks. I cleaned the brush head of all accumulated hair from our dog after each use. The beater brush won't even turn now ..... can't even tell you how disappointed I am, what a waste of my very limited hard earned money. I am going to call the service center to see if they will fix the beater bar but I absolutely will not spend any additional money on this vacuum!
Date published: 2012-11-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Durability! When my husband first purchased this vacuum I was in love. I clean on a daily basis due to 2 dogs that shed like crazy. After 2 months the entire brush head burned out. The brush head had no power whatsoever. It wasn't a big deal because I knew we had a warranty. We returned the broken one and got a new one. The same thing happened after 3 weeks with the new one! We returned the Zen Whisper for the second time. What do you know... the same thing happened again after only 2 weeks!!! No power to the brush head again!! And now there isn't a single store within 50 miles of us that sells the Zen Whisper. Unless we purchase another Zen Whisper our warranty is completely void! $250 DOWN THE DRAIN!!!I feel like I also need to mention the static this vacuum causes. Half of the hair I thought I was vacuuming up was really just clinging to the canister and underneath the brush head. ALSO!!! The second vacuum we received had 3 more separate attachments that the one we originally purchased didn't have! DO NOT BUY!!!
Date published: 2013-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hoover is reliable This is not my first Hoover. My previous one failed at eight years, after which I learned it had been recalled. The Zen replacement is quiet, and, like its predecessors, has excellent suction. The thing about Hoover that sets it apart from other manufacturers is that this corporation stands by its products and has customer service second to none.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My professional housecleaner swears by this model! She loves this Hoover. Her work on our house is excellent, so I trust her judgement. She told me to buy this one, and I'm glad I listened to her. We have large size, thick New Zealand wool rugs and hardwood floors, so we need a versatile machine. And my husband and I both work at home, so it's great to have such a quiet machine.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money I bought this vacuum because I have tile through out my entire house. I use it a few times when the engine burnt up! I should have known this product would not be reliable when I saw the sticker that says do not return to store and the store I bought it at no longer carries this item. Now according to their website the closest repair center is over 50 miles away! I am not driving that far to get this vacuum repaired. What a waste of money! Hoover use  to make good products but that was before they were made in China! I will never buy another Hoover product again!!
Date published: 2013-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This item failed quickly I have owned this vacuum for only about two months. I have barely used it but the bearings for the powered beater bar have already failed. Dirt accumulated around the bearings and melted the cheap plastic disc that holds the bearing in place. I was told that I had to replace the entire nozzle head at a cost of $96. I will never buy a Hoover again. It is too bad, Hoover used to make good products, not only junk made in China.
Date published: 2011-11-25
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