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Panasonic MC-UG471 Vacuum Cleaner - Deluxe 15" Upright
This deluxe Panasonic upright provides features like a 15" nozzle with edge brushing on both sides, on-board attachments with the hose always ready to use, automatic cord winder, HEPA exhaust filter, high filtration Micron paper bags and a bright headlight at a budget minded price. For similar products see our list of current Panasonic Uprights with One Motor.   See also the optional accessories and supplies on the Accessories tab below.   View Larger Image
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Code: MC-UG471     Mfg. Code: MC-UG471
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Panasonic MC-UG471 Vacuum Cleaner Introduction

Panasonic is a leading edge company offering well designed vacuum cleaners with many advanced features. The Panasonic model MC-UG471 is an good example, combining style with functionality and deluxe features to create an outstanding upright in its price range.

Powerful 12.0 Amp Motor

Strong suction and rigorous carpet agitation powered by its 12.0 amp. motor combine in the Panasonic MC-UG471 to deep-clean carpet as well as all other surfaces. Featuring lifetime lubricated ball bearings and well balanced motor parts, it will perform quietly for many years. The track record of Panasonic motors is one of the best in the industry.

Like most uprights, the Panasonic MC-UG471 has a 1-fan motor. Panasonic also manufacturers more powerful uprights in a special series which have their more efficient 12 amp., 2-fan Triforce motors that develop significantly more suction. Panasonic is playing a game of "Hide and Seek" with their policy of not selling the models in this special series to dealers who promote them on the web.

The maximum amperage permitted for UL Approval of an upright vacuum cleaner is 12.0 Amps. If you see a rating higher than that, it probably is an Efficiency Rating.

Efficient HEPA Filtration System

View of Panasonic Bag and Filters

The filtration system with a HEPA exhaust filter helps reduce recirculation of dust and allergens back into your home. A high filtration two-ply Micron paper bag and a secondary foam rubber filter clean the air before it enters the motor. Following the motor the air is additionally cleaned by the HEPA Exhaust Filter Cartridge. This multi-layer filtering system enhances the filtering ability while extending the filter media's life span. For more information about HEPA filtration, see our article on Filtration Efficiency - HEPA, ULPA, etc.

Durable and Efficient Clean-Air Design

A key feature which all Panasonic uprights incorporate is the clean-air system design. The air flow which picked up the dirt is cleaned by the filtering system before it passes through the fan of the suction motor. This design eliminates fan breakage problems which can be caused when objects are picked up by a dirty-air system. Also, it typically produces significantly more suction, especially when the optional hose and attachments are used. For more about these two designs, see our article on Fan or Impeller Types & Performance.

Automatic Cord Winder

Cord Reel with Foot Release Pedal

A really convenient deluxe feature of the Panasonic MC-UG471 Upright is its automatic cord winder with its long 24' power cord. You can easily pull out as much cord as you need for your room then, when finished, press the yellow pedal with your foot and the cord automatically winds back into the vacuum cleaner. You don't need to take time to wrap the cord between two hooks on the vacuum as with most models.

QuickDraw On-Board Attachments

The QuickDraw On-Board attachments enable you to conveniently clean you furniture and those hard-to-reach corners without slowing you pace. The wire reinforced stretch hose extends to give a 12.5' attachment reach for those high ceilings, etc. If you need an extra long reach, Panasonic now offers an optional Extension Stretch Hose to extend your total reach to 18 feet. The QuickDraw feature enables you to quickly remove the hose and wand in one easy step. The small attachments are always conveniently nearby on the vacuum cleaner as well.

Hand Turbine Brush Efficiently Cleans Furniture

Panasonic Hand Held Turbine Nozzle

Knowing the difficult task of removing pet hair and lint from upholstered furniture, carpeted stairs, beds, etc., Panasonic also includes their hand held turbine nozzle with this deluxe upright vacuum cleaner. Working much like a miniature powerbrush, its air driven revolving brush roll, combined with the high velocity air flow, will enable you to efficiently clean most soft surfaces in your home. This special attachment is carried conveniently on top of the vacuum's vertical body.

Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment

Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment

All Panasonic uprights have automatic carpet height adjustments. The weight of the main housing is carried on the two rear wheels, allowing the fairly light nozzle to float on the top of the carpet. This design makes them very maneuverable around furniture as well as convenient when going from one carpet to another. When the handle is moved to the vertical position for using the attachments, the agitator is automatically raised out of the carpet nap. This is helpful as well when you want to pause a moment to move a piece of furniture without turning off the cleaner.

Product Availability

The Panasonic MC-UG471 Deluxe vacuum cleaners are made in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and marketed through Panasonic's network of retail stores and vacuum cleaner specialty stores like Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service. We also promote and sell additional models of Panasonic Upright Vacuums, various Panasonic Accessories & Attachments and Genuine Panasonic Dustbags, Filters & Supplies.

Please feel free to call toll free at 800-413-2778 or 717-665-5126 for more details and information on this and additional models. Most of our salespeople are also skilled technicians who are very knowledgeable about vacuum cleaners, both inside and out. They will be happy to talk with you regarding your various vacuum cleaner needs, preferences and desires. We are a vacuum cleaner specialty store providing outstanding customer service to all who purchase from us.


Key Features Major Benefits
12.0 Amp. Motor Produces plenty of power for any type of cleaning job. This is a very durable all-metal motor.
Filtration System with HEPA Exhaust Filter Greatly reduces recirculation of dust and allergens back into your home. Filtering is enhanced by the use of a HEPA exhaust filter cartridge.
Clean-Air Design Automatically protects the suction motor while allowing for quieter operation. Also produces significantly more suction, especially when the optional hose and attachments are used.
QuickDraw On-Board Attachments Efficiently reach into those hard to clean areas with the long 12.5' reach of the on-board attachment set. Convenient for cleaning all types of furniture, window frames, baseboards, etc. Clean extra high areas or stairs with the optional extension stretch hose.
Included Hand Held Upholstery Tool The air-powered revolving brush roll quickly and easily cleans upholstered furniture, stairs and drapes.
Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment Move easily from one carpet to another. Convenient for moving furniture without stopping the motor.
Automatic Cord Winder Reduces time by quickly and easily retracting the 24' cord back into the vacuum.
Bright Headlight Clean easily in low light conditions during evenings, etc.
Long 24' Cord Travel far with the vacuum cleaner without needing to stop and change the cord to another electrical outlet.
One Year Limited Warranty by Panasonic Provides one year of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by this warranty.
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