Hello, thanks so much for your reply and help. I had no idea that new machines all took so much longer . It took over 2 hours to do a synthetics wash at 50 degrees.
Thank you for the links. I had only put in a modest load of washing - there was still lots of space - maybe half the drum. I didn't think I needed therefore to halve it again for drying.
I can't undo the pump at the bottom of the machine to check for fluff and neither can a chap I asked. Do you think it will need cleaning so soon? It's just that there was lots of lint caught in the rubber seal of the dome opening and I'm concerned as washing was so wet after I tried to dry it. I do have a warranty but think there's a call out charge.
I wish I'd waited now, because my old machine was still working but I had thought a drier would be good to have.