We've always had f&p laundry and never had any probs, but your experience may be different.
It's been doing hard yards for 16 months now and hasn't missed a beat. Connected to drain.
Only thing to note as with all dryers is they get hot, so make sure your area has good space to allow for heat dissipation. Ours is in the house, and the fan vents do a good job of sucking heat out.