I agree, I've already removed it 3 times over the last 6 months to clean it out. It was never bad. I think just having a family of 6 and Mt. Fuji in laundry has made my 6 yr old washer say enough, I need a new one.
Starting to have dryer issues too. I'm thinking sensor or heat coil but it's very hot, and I've already cleaned the sucker out so well it's sparkles inside and out. Just seems to take 2 cycles to dry on high heat, most dry. I've even played around with cycles to see if it was just the one cycle I use and nope.
Thanks for the Handy link Gene!!!!!!I saved that to favorites!