The guy showed up this morning and proceeded to laugh at how much lint had accumulated behind in the dryer cavity. He said he couldn't see the motor, and that there was a "quilt" of lint in there. He cleaned it our before I could take a picture. Then he cleaned my dryer vents, and pulled out lint balls the size of jack-o-lanterns. Then he gave me the following advice: (I paid a bunch of money for it, but you're getting it for free) 1) wash your towels with a cup of white vinegar instead of fabric softener or dryer sheets; they come out soft and fluffy and miraculously don't smell like salad dressing. 2) Put a washing machine cleaner (like Affresh) in the washer once a month to keep the water pump cleaned out; if you've never done this, use three in one day, then use them once a month. Also do this with a cleaner made for dishwasher once a month. And the dispose all. I guess this was all his advice, but I thought it was pretty good. My dryer is going to be so happy!
Hope you had a good long weekend!