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 Posted: Sat Nov 12th, 2005 05:36 pm
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Holy cow, I had no idea!

Lint disposal
Most washing machines collect lint during the wash cycle and send it down the drain during the drain cycle.

If your machine is a Maytag, though, it may be different. Most Maytag washing machines collect lint in the center tube of the agitator. You need to lift out that tube and clean it periodically. Other machines have a lint filter near the top of the tub, which you need to slide out, clean off, and reinsert.

http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_11_2.asp

My lint filter was as filthy as....a lint filter that hasn't been cleaned in many, many years. And yes, mine was a Maytag. You should have seen my face when I realized that middle column that I thought was completely attached to the wash fins came off!
I also rinsed the machine with Cascade and bleach, I really hope no more stinky clothes!