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Shark ZU632 vs NV752 vs LA502 vs AZ2002 what’s the difference?

Some differences between Shark ZU632, NV752, LA502 and AZ2002:

  • Brushroll Design
    The NV752 has a traditional brushroll,
    the ZU632 has a self-cleaning brushroll,
    whereas the LA502 and AZ2002 have one soft roller and one Powerfin roller with self-cleaning feature.
  • Brushroll On/Off Control
    The LA502, AZ2002 and ZU632 do not have a brush off setting, the rollers keep spinning in all floor settings.
    While the NV752 is the only one that you can turn off the brushroll when setting to Hard Floor.
    So, if you want one with a brush on/off button that will not make you worry about scratching your hard floor, have a look at the NV752.
  • Lift Away Type
    The NV752, AZ2002 and ZU632 feature Powered Lift Away whereas the LA502 features Lift-Away.
    The difference between Powered Lift-Away and Lift-Away:
    Powered Lift-Away allows you to lift the pod and use the handle/wand with a motorized nozzle/tool whereas the Lift-Away only allows you to use non motorized nozzles/tools when detaching the pod.
    Obviously, the Powered Lift-Away models are more versatile. Especially when you want to use the powered nozzle to clean under furniture or use motorized tool to clean upholstered surface.
  • Power Control Location
    The NV752, AZ2002 and ZU632 have the power control and surface selector on the handle for easy reach whereas the LA502 has the control on the top of the pod.
    Control on the handle is more convenient when you want to turn on/off the vacuum and switch between surface settings.
  • Headlights
    The LA502, AZ2002 and ZU632 have headlights on the floor nozzle whereas the NV752 is the only one that has lights on both floor nozzle and handle.
    Headlight on the handle can help you clean low light spots such as nooks and crannies with handle and tools.
  • Cord Length
    The LA502, NV752 and ZU632 have a 25-foot cord whereas the AZ632 has a longer power cable which is 30-foot in length.
  • Suction Control Slider
    The NV752, AZ2002 and ZU632 do not have a Suction Control Slider to allow you to adjust suction to clean different surfaces.
    Whereas the LA502 has the suction control.
    If you are one of those who want to adjust the suction little by little, you may want to consider the LA502.
  • Dust Cup Capacity
    The AZ2002 has a dust cup that holds more then the other models.

Suction Power
Want one that will get you impressed by the suction power? Try the AZ2002, it has powerful suction.

VacuumShark LA502 Rotator Lift-Away ADV DuoClean PowerFins Zero-M Upright Vacuum CleanerShark NV752 Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet Upright Vacuum CleanerShark ZU632 Rotator Powered Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Upright Vacuum CleanerShark AZ2002 Vertex Powered Lift-Away, DuoClean PowerFins, Self Brushroll Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Power SourceCordedCordedCordedCorded
Power Specs120V, 60Hz,960W,8A120V, 60Hz,1150W,9.5A120V, 60Hz,1150W,9.5A120V, 60Hz,1400W,11.8A
Cord Length
(old model has 30-foot cord)
Auto Cord RewindNoNoNoNo
Suction Control SliderYesNoNoNo
Pile Height AdjustmentOne Carpet SettingHigh,LowHigh,LowHigh,Low
Fingertip Power ControlNoYesYesYes
Lift AwayYesYesYesYes
Powered Lift AwayNoYesYesYes
Swivel SteeringYesYesYesYes
Brushroll On/Off ControlNoYesNoNo
Self Cleaning BrushrollYesNoYesYes
Led Headlightson nozzleon nozzle and handleon nozzleon nozzle
Anti-Allergen Complete SealYesYesYesYes
HEPA FilterYesYesYesYes
Dust Collection TypeBaglessBaglessBaglessBagless
Bin Capacity0.89 dry quarts0.88 dry quarts0.88 dry quarts1 dry quart
Hose Length6-foot6-foot6-foot5.5-foot
AttachmentsCrevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool, Self-Cleaning Pet Power BrushUpholstery Tool, Pet Power Brush, Crevice Tool
(old model has more tools)
Pet Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-ToolPet Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush,
Self-Cleaning Pet Power Brush
Weight12.3lbs15.4lbs16.2 lbs16.38lbs
ColorMetallic GreyBordeauxBlueSilver/Rose Gold
Dimensions(inch)12 x 10 x 46.513.2 x 11.9 x 4515.5 x 12 x 46.212 x 15.09 x 46.25
Warranty5-Year Limited Warranty5-Year Limited Warranty5-Year Limited Warranty5-Year Limited Warranty

They have some similarities too:

  • Corded and Bagless.
  • Anti-allergen complete seal system to trap allergen and dust, and expels fresh air.
  • No automatic cord rewind.
  • Carry 5-year limited warranty.

Shark ZU561 vs LA322 vs LA502 what’s the difference?

The difference between Shark ZU561, LA322 and LA502:

  • Brushroll
    The main difference between them is the Brushroll design.
    The LA322 uses a standard brushroll.
    The ZU561 uses a self-cleaning brushroll, they name it Zero-M Technology™. According to Shark, the design actively removes hair wrap from the brushroll while you vacuum.
    The LA502 equipped with self-cleaning DuoClean Powerfins. The DuoClean design means there are two different rollers in the floor nozzle for cleaning floors. The Powerfins design means one of the rollers uses silicon fins to replace the bristles. According to Shark, the Powerfins deliver non-stop contact on the carpets and floors.
  • Headlights
    The ZU561 does not have Headlights whereas the LA322 and LA502 have headlights on the floor nozzle to help clean low light spots.
  • Color
    The The ZU561 is red, the LA322 is black, while the LA502 is grey.
  • Accessories
    The ZU561 comes with a Duster Crevice Tool, a Hair Removal Multi-Tool, and a Wide Upholstery Tool;

    image from ZU561 manual

    the LA322 comes with a Crevice Tool, a Dusting Brush, and a Pet Power Brush;
    the LA502 comes with a Crevice Tool, a Pet Multi-Tool, and a Self-Cleaning Pet Power Brush.

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Similarities between them:

  • Lift-Away Design – The detachable pod can be lifted away to help clean stairs and high and low hard to reach areas, such as stairs and windowsills.
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Sealed System captures and traps over 99.9 percent of dust and allergen (based on ASTMF1977 down to 0.3 microns or larger).
  • Swivel Steering for maneuvering easier around corners, furniture, and more.
  • Suction Control Slider for adjusting suction power to clean different surfaces.
  • No automatic cord rewind, cord needs to be winded manually.
  • No brushroll On/Off control, brushroll spins in both Hard Floor setting and Carpet setting.
VacuumShark ZU561 Navigator Lift-Away Zero-M Speed Upright Vacuum CleanerShark LA322 Navigator Lift-Away ADV Upright Vacuum CleanerShark LA502 Rotator Lift-Away ADV DuoClean PowerFins Zero-M Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Power SourceCordedCordedCorded
Power Specs120V, 60Hz,800W,6.7A120V, 60Hz,960W,8Amps120V, 60Hz,960W,8A
Cord Length
Auto Cord RewindNoNoNo
Suction Control SliderYesYesYes
Pile Height AdjustmentOne Carpet SettingOne Carpet SettingOne Carpet Setting
Fingertip Power ControlNoNoNo
Lift AwayYesYesYes
Powered Lift AwayNoNoNo
Swivel SteeringYesYesYes
Brushroll On/Off ControlNoNoNo
Self Cleaning BrushrollYesNoYes
Led HeadlightsNoYesYes
Anti-Allergen Complete SealYesYesYes
HEPA FilterYesYesYes
Dust Collection TypeBaglessBaglessBagless
Bin Capacity0.85L0.89 qts0.89 qts
Hose Length6.6-foot6-foot6-foot
AttachmentsDuster Crevice Tool, Hair Removal Multi-Tool, Wide Upholstery Tool8" Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Pet Power BrushCrevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool, Self-Cleaning Pet Power Brush
ColorPeony RedBlackMetallic Grey
Dimensions(inch)12 x 9.5 x 45.612 x 10 x 46.512 x 10 x 46.5
Warranty5-Year Limited Warranty5-Year Limited Warranty5-Year Limited Warranty

Dirt Devil Razor vs Razor Pet what’s the difference?

The main difference between the Dirt Devil Razor and Razor Pet is the included turbo tools.
The Razor Pet comes with a TurboClaw Pet Tool that has rubber nubs to help loosen and remove stubborn dirt and pet hair on stairs, mattresses, upholstery, etc.
Whereas the non pet version comes with a general Turbo Tool that has no rubber nubs.
There is also small difference on the color scheme. The pet version has purple color.

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Otherwise, they are the same.

  • They are corded upright vacuum cleaners that have a 25-foot cord.
  • Powered by a 8 amps motor.
  • They are bagless, has a transparent dust cup.
  • Three stage filtration system keep the vacuum running smoothly and longer with less maintenance.
  • Lightweight upright, weighs approximately 12 lbs.
  • Swivel steering allows you to steers around furniture with minimal effort.
  • Low profile design.
  • Premium SPIN4PRO brushroll is designed and optimized to tackle both carpet and hard floors with automatic height adjustment.
  • 12-inch cleaning path width.
  • 10-foot cleaning reach to help clean hard-to-reach places like ceiling fans and stairs.
  • Detachable handle with wand.
  • Comes with a 2-in-1 Tool which can be used as a dusting tool or a crevice tool.
  • Carry 2-year limited warranty.

Some questions and answers about the Dirt Devil Razor & Razor Pet:

  • Are the turbo tools motorized?
    No, the brush is air driven.
  • Do they use HEPA filters?
    No, the included filters are not HEPA filters.
  • Are the filters rinsable?
  • Can the brushroll be removed to clean up?
    Yes, it is easy to detach without using tools.
    Just turn the vacuum over, press the brushroll release tabs to remove it.
  • Can you turn off the brushroll when cleaning bare floors?
    Yes, you can use suction only without the brushroll rotating.
  • Do they have pile height adjustment?
    You can not adjust the height manually, the machines adjust it automatically.
  • Do they have automatic cord rewind?
    No. You wind the cord by hand.
  • Do they have LED headlights?
    No, they don’t.
  • Do they have fingertip power control on the handle?
    No, power control is on the top of the canister.
  • Can you turn off the steering?
    No, you cannot.
  • Do they use a belt?
    Yes, they do.
  • Do they have suction control?
    No, they do not have suction adjustment.

Download manual to learn more:

Hoover UH72625 vs UH72630 what’s the difference?

  • The difference between Hoover UH72625 and UH72630 is the Cord Length.
    The UH72630 has a 40-foot power cord versus 30-foot on the UH72625.
  • About the Air Valve Dial.
    Both the UH72625 and UH72630 used to have an Air Valve Dial on the side which allows you to switch suction between Floor and Hose. Turn dial to HOSE position for cleaning with hose and/or tools, turn dial to FLOOR position for general floor cleaning through nozzle.
    But the new versions of UH72625 and UH72630 no longer have the air valve dial. You will have to go to the bottom of the vacuum to detach the hose if you want to use attachments.
    Don’t be fooled by the images on the product box and the manual, though they show the air valve dial, the actual vacuum did not have that function. There are users that bought the UH72625 and UH72630 complained this false advertisement. Seems the manufacturer have not updated the package yet.

Compare Hoover UH72625 and UH72630

 Hoover WindTunnel 3 Max Performance Pet Upright Vacuum UH72625 Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Upright Vacuum UH72630
WindTunnel TechnologyWindTunnel® 3 TechnologWindTunnel® 3 Technolog
Bagged or BaglessBaglessBagless
Dirt Bin Capacity1.42 liters1.42 liters
Bottom-Release Dirt Cup Yes Yes
Power SourceCordedCorded
Cord Length30 ft40 ft
Retractable CordNoNo
Power Specs12 Amps12 Amps
Motorized BrushrollYesYes
Brushroll On/OffYesYes
Height Adjustment7 Level Manual Adjustment7 Level Manual Adjustment
Air Valve DialNoNo
Washable FilterYesYes
HEPA FilterYesYes
Cyclonic ActionMulti-CyclonicMulti-Cyclonic
Nozzle Width15-inch15-inch
Hose Typestretch hosestretch hose
Edge Cleaning BrushNoNo
Performance Check IndicatorYesYes
Included ToolsPet Turbo Tool, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Extension WandPet Turbo Tool, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Extension Wand
Extended Reach15-foot15-foot
Warranty5 year limited warranty5 year limited warranty

Otherwise, they are similar.

  • They feature Wintunnel 3 technology which creates 3 channels of suction to help pick up messes through the nozzle to the dust cup.
  • Fingertip On/Off control allows you to turn on/off the vacuum without bending over.
  • Have brush roll On/Off Switch and carpet pile adjustment to deal with various types of surfaces from hard floors to deep pile carpets.
  • Have headlights.
  • 15-inch cleaning path width.
  • HEPA media and odor-absorbing carbon layer filter traps 99.97 percent of dirt, dust and pollens down to 0.3 microns, and absorbing smell.
  • Multi-Cyclonic Technology: air passes through 13 cyclones to filter dirt and debris from the air path.
  • Bottom-Release Cup for emptying with the push of a button.
    Dust cup capacity is 1.42 liter.
  • Up to 15 feet above floor reach with wand and tools.
  • Come with (1) Telescopic Wand to extend cleaning reach;
    (1) Pet Turbo Tool to remove pet hair from upholstered
    furniture and carpeted stairs;
    (1) Wide mouth Pivoting Dusting Tool to help clean ceiling fans, shelves and other hard to reach high spots;
    (1) Crevice Tool to clean nooks and crannies.
  • Carry 5-year limited warranty.

If you know other difference between these two Hoover upright bagless vacuum cleaners, please share below to help others make a smart purchase.

Kenmore 31140 vs BU1005 vs Elite 31150 vs BU1017 vs Elite BU1018 what’s the difference?

Here is some difference between Kenmore 31140, BU1005, Elite 31150, BU1017, Elite BU1018 Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaners:

(The 31140 and BU1005 are similar only with different colors, the Elite 31150, BU1017 and BU1018 are similar only with different colors.
So we will only discuss the difference between 31140 and Elite 31150 below.)

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  • Belt vs Beltless
    The 31140 use a belt to help drive the brush whereas the Elite 31150 is a direct-drive vacuum, its motor drives the brush directly without a belt. Since it has no belts to break, the beltless design cuts down on maintenance and repairs.
  • Number of Motors
    The 31140 has 2 motors while the 31150 has a 3-motor system.
    The 31140 uses a conventional Kenmore upright vacuum motor, while the 31150 equipped with a 3D Inducer Motor that provides 20 percent more suction power than the conventional Kenmore upright vacuum motor.
  • Dirt Sensor
    The 31150 features an infrared Dirt Sensor which activates a LED light when it detects dirt to help you do a more thorough cleaning, the light turns off when the floor is clean. While the 31140 has no such sensor.
  • Carpet Pile Adjustment
    The 31140 has 4 settings while the 31150 has 5 settings.
  • Cord Length
    The 31140 a 30-foot power cord while the 31150 has a 35-foot cord.
VacuumKenmore Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum 31140Kenmore Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum BU1005Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum 31150Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum BU1017Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum BU1018
Power SourceCordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Power Specs120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps
Cord Length30-foot30-foot35-foot35-foot35-foot
Automatic Cord RewindNoNoNoNoNo
Dust Collection TypeBaggedBaggedBaggedBaggedBagged
Bag TypeStyle OStyle OStyle OStyle OStyle O
Bag CapacityApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3L
Check Bag IndicatorYesYesYesYesYes
Lift Up CanisterNoNoNoNoNo
Telescopic WandYesYesYesYesYes
Removable HandleNoNoNoNoNo
Attachment Reach10-foot10-foot10-foot10-foot10-foot
Self Cleaning Brush RollNoNoNoNoNo
Number of Motors22333
Motorized BrushYesYesYesYesYes
Fingertip ControlOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface Type
BrushRoll On/OffYesYesYesYesYes
Carpet Height Adjustment4 settings4 settings5 settings5 settings5 settings
Suction ControlYesYesYesYesYes
Swivel SteeringNoNoNoNoNo
Dirt SensorNoNoInfrared dirt sensorInfrared dirt sensorInfrared dirt sensor
HEPA filterYesYesYesYesYes
Accessories(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(6)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
Onboard Tool StorageYesYesYesYesYes
Weight19 lbs19 lbs21 lbs21 lbs21 lbs
WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited Warranty


  • Corded with manual wrap.
  • HEPA filtration captures 99.97% of debris, dust, dander, pollen and other allergens, and emit clean air which is good for your health.
  • Power Flow design helps maintain the suction power.
  • Brush On/Off control and carpet height adjustment dial allows you to select the best settings to fit your cleaning needs.
  • Headlights to help clean dark spots.
    The 31140 has the headlights above the nozzle whereas the 31150 has the lights at the front of them nozzle.
  • Telescopic wand length is adjustable, helps you reach high and low areas, and other hard to reach spots.
  • Check bag indicator to tell you when to change the bag or check possible clogs.
  • Onboard tool storage for quick tool reach and neat storage. All the included accessories can be stored on the unit.

    The Combination Brush can be used without the brush for cleaning furniture,cushions,stairs or other surfaces that need greater suction power; while attaching the brush, it can be used for cleaning loose surfaces such as drapes.

    The Pet HandiMate is an air driven tool to help remove pet hair and other debris from furniture,stairs,car seats,etc.

    The Crevice Tool can be used for cleaning nook and cranny.

  • The suction control located at one end of the hose, allows you to change suction for different cleaning jobs.

If you own these Kenmore pet friendly bagged upright vacuum cleaners, please share more details below to help others make an informed decision.