The vacuum cleaner is a HOOVER,
plastic shell, about 10 yrs. old.
I put in a new "hypo-allergenic" paper filter,
and used it to vacuum the carpeting on my deck.
( we get dust and desert sand during windstorms )
When I was done, I thought there was a hole in the bag !
There was fine desert dust around the air exits,
and, the inside of the plastic clamshell ( filter bag housing )
looked like it had been dipped in yellow flour.
Is this how much dust gets thru the filter during
normal household vacuuming ?
Did I somehow overload the filter bag ?
( checked twice... bag's been installed correctly )