I'd already cleaned out lint chute, baffles, cleaned up and checked the blower wheel for obstructions before I posted. The only area left to clean is under the drum and motor area.
Unfortunately, my right hand has decided to go on strike for a while. I'm going to have to wrap and rest it for a few days before I can do anything that would require me to twist, lift, or bear weight. Ironically, if I ever get around to the needed surgery to fix it, it would require more recuperation time than my method of wrap and rest. I have to use my hands as they are usually repairing, modifying, or creating something in additional to the the banal tasks of a mom and homeowner. The left hand has the same problem so my warning sign is when they both hurt (now)with simple movement, I have to take a break (dammit).
Will post back when I'm ready for the next step.