The other day I needed to do a small repair on my dryer. The lint trap filter handle broke. It made it quite difficult to get it out. I guess considering it is 30 years old and has been pulled out literally thousands of times, it might break!
I brought it upstairs to work on it in better light. I did a good glue job on it and hopefully it's good as new.
I clean the lint out every time I use the dryer. I ran the mesh screen under the faucet to clean a little better. OH MY!!!! The water stayed in the screen like it was a bowl. Not ONE DROP went through the screen. That is NOT good!
You figure if water doesn't flow through the screen, air doesn't flow through it well either.
The coating has to be from using fabric softener sheets.
So PLEASE, check your lint traps and wash and scrub them thoroughly every so often.
If there is not good air flow, this could damage your appliance, lengthen drying time, or it could cause a fire, which could cost you your home or your life.