There are actually a lot of ways on how an equipment will not work properly. There are a number of reasons like parts that are damaged due to abrasion or impact, wires that are overheating and shorting out or burning open, or mechanical parts and contacts that are wearing out. When these things happen, the result is that the equipment may not be operating like how it was made to, or not operate at all.
Normally, when there is a malfunction in an equipment, you would always look for ways to get it fixed and function properly. If the assembly line is the place where the equipment that is not functioning properly, then the entire assembly line will be down and an unexpected “time-off” will happen, resulting to losing some revenue. You should be aware that if you are responsible in doing some repairs on an equipment that is not functioning properly, then the client will be observing all your moves since they will be paying you for the time that you spent in fixing the equipment. This will always add a lot of pressure to the person that is doing the repairs of the equipments that are not functioning.
So what really is the process of troubleshooting? Troubleshooting is a way of analyzing the operation or behavior of a circuit that is faulty in order to know exactly what is wrong with it. This process also involves knowing the components that are not functioning properly and how to repair the circuit. Troubleshooting can be a really hard task depending on the equipment that will need some repairs. There are cases where in the components that are faulty can be easily spotted and the issues can be diagnosed easily. But there are also instances that the components that are faulty and the problem with it can be really hard to diagnose. It would be easy to find a faulty relay that has visible signs of burning, while an isolated issue that is caused by a connection that has high resistance can be really hard to spot.
How can you tell if a person is a troubleshooting expert? An expert troubleshooter can easily find the problem in an equipment with the given amount of time. These experts can easily identify both complicated or simple problems in a component. Another good quality of an expert troubleshooter is that they will only be replacing the components that are having some issues. These experts appear to have the ability to know what is really faulty in a component. They do not need any trial and error. So do you want to know their secret?
You might be thinking that if a person is aware on the function of a certain equipment, he or she will be able to perform the right troubleshooting if it is needed. You will be needing more than this if you want to be an expert troubleshooter.
You will know if a person is an expert troubleshooter if he or she is aware of all the functions of an electrical component that is using a familiar or even an unfamiliar circuit. An expert troubleshooter will use ways and methods in analyzing a circuit systematically or logically in order to identify the problem with it. An expert troubleshooter is also aware of the different tools that he or she will be using in order to know what the problem is. Finally, these expert troubleshooters have had the chance to really refine and develop their skills in troubleshooting a faulty component.