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That is actually a good sign, since link is basically your clothes wearing away, one little piece of fabric at a time (lint).

If you're using a washing machine that is newer (front loader or top loader) that doesn't have a traditional agitator, that is helping to keep the lint, as you're not beating up your clothes as much.

Another big contributor to getting a bunch of lint is fabric softeners, which help break down the fabric fibers in your clothes to help make them feel soft, but it helping to wear them out too.

Another thing to check is to make sure the exhaust vent is clear all the way from the dryer to the outside, as a partial blockage could be preventing a full flow of the dryer air to the outside and thus another reason you might not be seeing much lint on the filter screen.

Hope this helps and best regards!

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Sounds to me like the air flow in your drier is minimal. I would check first to make sure the hose that is taking the air outside is not filled up. That is not at all uncommon. Second I would check the belt for the drum but I would think for sure that you would hear that it is loose
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