My zoom is slow, labored, and frequently gives a "lens error" response
If I use the zoom function on my camera, it usually moves very slowly and makes a chuggish sound. Usually it then beeps, turns off (does not unzoom) and gives a "lens error" message on the screen. The slow movement does not always result in a lens error, and sometimes the zoom moves quickly and then gives an error anyway, but usually it moves badly and then turns off. If I do not use the zoom, the camera does not have any other problems.
I suspect that either the motor is old or it needs to be cleaned, but I do not know how to do this.
Is this a good question?