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  • Features HEPA filtration
  • 6.4 qt. capacity
  • 1000W, 8.5 Amps; 120V, 2 stage
  • Weighs only 9.2 lb.
  • Clear dome lid for easy viewing of contents
  • Includes 1 1/2" attachment kit
UPC Code: 073502028858
How to Assemble the Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner

How to Assemble the Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner

When you remove the Hoover Back Pack from the carton, you'll find the following components: the main canister with the harness assembly, shoulder straps, and extension cord already attached. There's also a full set of accessories, including a hose, two extension wands, an all-purpose floor tool, floor tool, crevice tool, adapter, dusting brush, and an upholstery tool. The hose attaches to the connection on the top dome lid. Connect the two extension wands and attach the end of the hose to the wand. The tool accessories are attached to the end of the wand. The unit is now ready for use. Be sure to read the owner's manual for important safety tips, troubleshooting, and other helpful information.

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The Hoover Commercial Back Pack vacuum cleaner offer many tools and attachments while boasting superior portability. Watch this video to learn about the parts of the Hoover Commercial Back Pack vacuum cleaner and how to assemble them.

Review of the Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner

Review of the Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner

Let's review some of the key features on the Hoover Commercial Back Pack. The chiropractor-designed harness assembly includes the frame, back support padding, waistband, and the shoulder straps. The top dome lid can be adjusted for right or left hand vacuuming. It can be removed by releasing the two side latches. Inside, there's a dust bag that can be removed, emptied, and reused. A Hypercone HEPA filter can also be removed, tapped clean, and reused. An external motor filter at the bottom can also be removed, cleaned, and replaced. There is a convenient on/off power switch. It also has a long 48', 3-wire, quick-disconnect SJT power cord. The power cord is attached to the pigtail and is looped through a cord restraint to prevent it from coming apart during operation. You also get extension wands and a full set of tool attachments for vacuuming carpets, bare floors, and a wide range of above-floor cleaning jobs. Plus, it comes with Hoover's two-year commercial warranty.

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Get to know the parts and features of Hoover's Commercial Back Pack vacuum cleaner, including the reusable HEPA filter, padded back support, and quick-disconnect SJT power cord. Watch this video to learn more about the Hoover Commercial Back Pack.

How to the Replace the Power Cord on a Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner

How to the Replace the Power Cord on a Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner

If the power cord needs replaced, use only an 18, 16, or 14-gauge 3-wire SJT extension cord. A smaller gauge power cord could be unsafe. To replace the cord, create a loophole with the extension cord and slide it through the opening in the cord restraint. Then, slip the loophole over the cord lock. Tighten the cord around the cord lock by pulling on both ends. This will keep the extension cord and pigtail from coming apart when cleaning.

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The Hoover Commercial Back Pack vacuum cleaner comes with a quick-disconnect power cord. To replace the power cord, watch this video for a step-by-step guide.

Introduction to the Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner

Introduction to the Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner

If you're looking for commercial cleaning with superior mobility and less wear and tear on your back and arms, you need a Hoover Commercial Back Pack cleaning system. It is chiropractor-approved and ergonomically designed for maximum productivity with less stress and fatigue and comes with a full range of cleaning attachments, HEPA filtration, and other useful features. Trust Hoover Commercial floor care products for superior performance and long-lasting durability.

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Get to know the features of the Hoover Commercial Back Pack vacuum cleaner, including its ergonomic design for less stress and fatigue. Watch this video to learn more about the Hoover Commercial Back Pack's mobility and comfortable wear.

Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner Dust Bag and Filters

Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner Dust Bag and Filters

Be sure to empty the bag and clean the filter after each use. Turn the power off, set the cleaner on the floor, open the two side latches and remove the dome lid from the cleaner. Lift out the dust bag and empty into the trash. Also, twist and remove the Hypercone HEPA filter and tap it against the side of the trash. Replace and tighten the HEPA filter and set the dust bag over the filter and push down to make sure it is inserted properly into the canister. Replace the dome lid and secure the two side latches. There's also an exterior motor filter at the bottom of the canister that should be removed and cleaned once a week. Pull up on the plastic motor filter cage to remove the foam filter, hold it over the trash, brush it clean, and place it back onto the cleaner making sure it is inserted properly. Do not wash or rinse the dust bag or filters with water.

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Learn how to properly empty and clean the bag and filter on your Hoover Commercial Back Pack vacuum cleaner. This video will show you how to dismantle and reassemble your unit for effective bag and filter cleaning.

Learn More about the Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner

Learn More about the Hoover Commercial Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner

Once you have the canister on with the straps properly adjusted, connect the wand to the hose and attach the desired tool to the wand. Turn the power on, stand straight, and vacuum with a handle grip parallel to the ground using only one hand. The exhaust air is designed to blow away from the operator in the back. Simply select the tool attachment needed for vacuuming carpet, bare floors, stairs, and a wide range of above-floor cleaning jobs. A long 48' power cord lets the user vacuum a large area from a single outlet. When you're finished, remove the canister by loosening the straps, and sliding off one shoulder strap, then carefully lowering the unit to the floor. Do not drop the unit onto the floor. The power cord can also be neatly wrapped for storage.

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Watch this informational video to learn more about the tool attachments, correct operation, safe removal, and proper storage of the Hoover Commercial Back Pack vacuum cleaner.

Hoover C2401 Specs
Cord Length 48 Feet
Handle Length 57 Inches
Hose Length 52 Inches
Hose Diameter 1 1/2 Inches
Amps 8.5 Amps
Voltage 120 Volts
Wattage 1,000 Watts
Airflow Rating 120 CFM
Capacity 6.4 qt.
Features HEPA Filtration
Noise Level 66 dB
Power Type Corded
Static Lift 102 Inches
Style Bagged
Type Backpack Vacuums
With Attachments Yes

Customer questions about this product

Is this unit appropriate for use on carpet?
Yes, this backpack vacuum is designed for commercial level-loop carpet. 
What is the difference between this model (C2401) and the Hoover C2401-010?
According to the manufacturer, the difference is in the specific attachments included in each model. The C2401 model includes a 1 1/2" diameter hose and tool kit with wider (14") floor tools than the C-2401-010 model. The diameter of the larger hose helps to prevent clogging, and its "S" shaped wands allow for easy sweeping from side to side to clean larger areas faster.
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Hoover C2401 Details

This Hoover C2401 6.4 qt. commercial backpack vacuum cleaner is the perfect solution to cleaning large areas or places there an upright or canister vacuum wouldn't do the job. For your office, restaurant, or hotel, you can beat a Hoover backpack vacuum! Chiropractor designed for ergonomic use, this vacuum comes with a harness that includes a sternum clip to better secure the shoulder straps. The 48" quick disconnect cord allows for a large range of movement, and can be easily replaced if needed. The entire vacuum only weighs 9.2 lb. for less fatigue so your employees can work better without injuring themselves.

The clear dome lid on the container allows your employees to easily see what is in the canister, and it also makes it easy to tell when the vacuum needs of be emptied or the bag needs to be changed. This unit may be used with a shake-out cloth liner, or with a disposable type BP bag. The Hypercone cartridge filter and HEPA high-efficiency air filter allow for high-quality filtration while still maintaining consistent air-flow throughout the job. 8.5 amps, 120V.

- 1 1/2" x 52" positive locking hose
- 57" two-piece bend aluminum wand with button lock
- 17" crevice tool
- 14" all-purpose floor tool
- 2 1/2" dusting brush
- 5" upholstery tool and adapter
- Shakeout bag

  • ETL US & Canada

    ETL US & Canada

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States and Canada.

  • UL Listed

    UL Listed

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

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Warranty Info

2 year commercial warranty

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Hoover C2401 6.4 Qt. Commercial Backpack Vacuum Cleaner with 1 1/2" Attachments

    4.6 stars from 17 reviews


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    We've had this vacuum cleaner for a couple of weeks now, and so far so good. Much better than anything you get from a department store, and not that much more. Our employees love it.
    We bought one of these 4 to 5 years ago. Very impressed with the durability in regards to wear and tear in a busy restaurant. So impressed with bought a second one when we opened our new location!
    Worked as described. We used it for our rental houses and cleaning up construction sites. Reasonable price and came with every attachment needed to clean every area
    This is a great product. Works Great. Easy to Clean. good for tight spaces and steps. I use it for my business and my workers can easily operate this thing.
    One of the best investment I've made since working for this company. This unit has saved me literally hours when cleaning a school which has 4 floors. Using the upright vacuum cleaner to clean each floor took twice as long then the Backpack vacuum. With the upright unit, I have to ... Plug and unplug from wall because of the short cable, emptying the unit upon cleaning each floor, carrying the unit to each floor, hard to reach places without moving the furniture or chairs. With the BackPack Hoover Vacuum, The long cable allows me to cover more area before I have to unplug. The unit trash canister is changed/clean only once per day, I am able to reach places with moving furniture such as between chairs and furniture. Transition from Carpet to Hardwood/tile is easy with only one adapter. Very Powerful. Great shoulder, chest and waist fasteners . Once rule of thumb when using this unit. DO NOT LEAN FORWARD. When using a upright vacuum, we tend to lean forward when vacuum. When using the Hoover Backpack Vacuum, remember to keep you back straight at all times and use all straps. You will not be disappointed. Read Less Read More
    It's an okay vacuum. The C2401-010 straight wand would be better for residential cleaning especially underneath beds. Suction is stronger in the middle on the floor attachments. Not easy to swap out the attachments fast. Don't use unless 100% sure! No refund if used.
    I purchased this amazing vacuum after I had reclaimed wooden floors installed that are over 100 years old. I didn't want to drag a traditional vacuum across my new/old floors and boy was I thrilled with the results. Yes... the suction is great! I get my 2700 square foot house done without unplugging and it cuts my cleaning time in half. I tell everyone at work how much fun it is to vacuum and they think I'm nuts but they want the web site to order from. :)) Bev
    The vac works well, but clogs quickly when cleaning very fine dust (drywall). I am cleaning up after a construction crew that left a huge mess and after about 15 minutes of use, the thermal switch trips, you have to clean out the dust bag, and wait for the motor to cool down before starting again. The cool down period is about 30 minutes. I would give it 5 stars for home use, but for a commercial vac, I am not super impressed. Still a great deal for the price.
    The Hoover C2401 Shoulder Vac Pro Backpack Vacuum Cleaner is designed to clean the rooms and hallways of a finished building. It is not designed for heavy cleaning of a construction site.
    Uh............WOW! I am a guy, 64 years old and have done my share of vacuuming. My wife researched this product and I was the first to use it in my home. Unreal. I took it into my shop and used it and the dust is gone and in seconds. The coolest thing is you are not pushing around a system. You are moving a very light weight wand with amazing power. Great product. I just purchased another for my shop.
    Have been cleaning a "farm store" with a dry mop for years. Was looking for a quicker and much more effecient way to get up all the mystery stuff and thought a backpack vac would be the ticket. This has cut my cleaning time in half! I vacuum everything; chairs, ceilins, stairs, hardfloors, bathrooms, etc! WOW. Am ordering a 2nd one - with the carpet attachment. Can't wait. Would highly recommend both types as I also have back issues, but have NO problems using this machine for long periods of time. Have referred several people to the website because of the user friendly layout and the prices. What a blessing!!! - Cheryl, Owner
    Great vacuum at a great price and fast shipping. The first place I look for anything online is www.webstaurantstore.com. by Lake Villa Home And Office Cleaning Service.
    I just recieved my Hoover BackPack vacuum and WOW!, it is excellent. I have a large residence that we just moved into, which is all hardwood floors and area rugs and 2 staircases. The Hoover snapped together in a few minutes, then I quickly adjusted the straps fof the harness and off I went. Vacuum most of the house without moving the cord once. Suction is phenominal, tools are high quality and easy to use. The small brush makes short work out of the baseboard and staircases and the wide floor tool takes care of the large areas in short-order. It's weight is not uncomfortable to wear, but you do know it's there. It is quiet for a machine with this much suction. I highly recommend this machine. Shawn Killingworth, CT
    We purchased this unit to reap the benefits of a mobile backpack unit. The quality and durability of this unit is very impressive. We had done a lot of research on backpack vacuums, and came to the conclusion that this was the best product for the price. The strength of this unit is very impressive. The attachments and ability to change out the length of the power chord allows this unit to increase our productivity far and above using a regular upright vacuum. We highly recommend.
    This is by far the best vacuum I have ever owned. I recieved it Friday, got it out of the box, strapped it on, hummed the Ghostbusters theme song, and went to town. We have a large house, all wood, with 9' ceilings at the minimum. I was first impressed by the fantastic suction--this thing has POWER!!! You have to be a little careful, the vacuum latched onto a magazine my husband had under the bed and the magazine lost. I like that, no more wimpy vacuuming. Second, I can reach HIGH. I vacuumed cobwebs that have been hanging aroung for the last 3 years. Third, I like the long cord. I can plug this in a central location and do the WHOLE house, even upstairs, without unplugging. Fourth, I like the clear dome and reuseable bag. If I suck up a puzzle piece or some legos, I can easily see them in the bag, flip the latches, and retrieve the objects without dumping and sifting like a traditional bag. Fifth, I like the attachments. The floor head is easily twice as wide as my old canister vacuum, meaning I can do the floor in half the passes it used to take me. I also like the quality. These are heavy rubber and plastic, not the flimsy plastic of my old vacuum's attachments. The canister seems built to last too, and the backpack harness is very comfortable, even after a couple hours use. I found the vacuum great for our van as well. The car wash vacuum doesn't seem any better at sucking out the dirt than this one and the crevice tool is fantastic. I would not hesitate to purchase this vacuum again, it has opened up a whole new world of vacuuming where I am free and unencumbered with dragging and bumping around a traditional canister. I can reach anywhere I want to go. If you have previously used a canister this makes vacuuming FUN. It also will make a great Halloween costume with a Ghostbusters jumpsuit. Can't wait! Read Less Read More
    This is the best vacuum I've ever owned. I own a small cleaning company, and clean large buildings, and this machine cut my vacuuming time in half. It is light weight and much quieter than my commercial upright machine. I am thinking about ordering a second one.
    This backpack vac is sweet! I go through the whole house and do from floor to ceiling. I've never had so much fun cleaning! Never even have to replug it, because of the long cord and i have a big house. I will never go back to regular vacs that sit on the floor.
    Having used other backpack units, this one rates as one of the best. The price makes it even better to own and operate. We plan to purchase several more for our business.

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