Yes it does and its under the agitator you will need to pull the agitator up and out and clean the filter.
This is what it looks like.
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Remove all of that is on top of that and there should be a bolt take the bolt out then you can take the agitator out. I might be able to get you a diagram hang on.
The screw is on the lower side of the agitator. See where number 28 and 30 is at the bottom
Yes this could be caused by to much detergent and fabric softner and also if you dry your clothes online
Do you line dry at all?
Ok thats where your getting all that lint. Think about it for a minute when you use your dryer look how many times you have to clean the lint filter. The dryer take the lint out.