I had a roommate who loved to do house work. When she vacuumed, she’d sprinkle Glade powder on the carpet and it smelled so good. When she moved out, she took her vacuum with her. I bought a new Bissell powerforce vacuum. When I used it for the first time, I couldn’t believe all the left over carpet powder it sucked up! I didn’t use any carpet powder when I vacuumed. It was all left over powder in the carpet from my roommate. My vacuum is bagless with a dirtcup and filters. Everything was coated with powder. The outside of the vacuum had powder on it, the dirtcup was filled with powder, the filters were coated. I had to clean everything and wipe it all down. I’m worried that all the powder I sucked up is ruining my vacuum. I don’t know if any powder got into the motor, but there are vents on the outside and I’m worried that powder got in. What a mess! I’ll never use that carpet powder. My trash feels like there’s a bag of sand in it from all the powder I emptied out of the dirtcup.