I clean out the hose on tuesday evening, it wasn't bad, I worked on 100 lb dryers in the NAVY for 22 years, I clean my dryer every three months because I have lazy kids and wife that doesn't alway clean the lint trap after each use.
The dryer was purchased new in April 98 for my wife who worked on the military base. She used it for five months, she was transferred to where i was at and we had to buy an electric dryer. It s been in storage since since then wrapped in shrink wrap. I hook it up six weeks ago and it worked perfect for the past four weeks but I think it was in storage for two long and parts go bad over time