We just got back from a two-week vacation and had to do laundry. Simple enough. I've done laundry lots of times. You just wash the clothes in the washer and then dry them in the dryer.
Well, the first part worked fine. I washed a load of clothes. Then I took them out of the washer, stuck them in the dryer, and turned it on. WHOA! WHAT'S THAT NOISE????
The dryer was making this horrible squealing noise. I immediately opened the door to stop it. Then I looked for the "Work Properly" switch. There wasn't one. :-(
The easiest thing to do was, of course, call someone to repair it. But what's the fun in that. :-)
I decided to do it myself.
Problem #1: How do I figure out what to do?
Answer #1: Look it up on the internet. A few Google searches got me to this page (http://www.davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYWPLdrycleanlube.htm), which told me what to do.
I didn't actually remove the drum or lubricate anything, but I did clean it up once I had it open. And when I put it back together, the squeal was gone.
If it starts to squeal again, I'll follow the entire procedure but, for now, I'm happy. And so is my wife. And isn't that what life is all about? :-)