When Appliances Act Up
Mysterious noises? Appliance won’t work? How a camera and tape help get it repaired
Do you have an appliance that acts up and won’t work at times? It emits mysterious noises, and then works fine when the repairman shows up? It happens to everyone. A major appliance or electronic product goes haywire – with static, a strange clunk or total shutdown. But it acts up only part of the time, and when you call in a repairman, it works just fine.
When an appliance starts acting up (this goes for electronic products, too) you can document the problem you’re having, and make it easier to explain, by keeping a camera or tape recorder handy. When it starts malfunctioning, simply document the problem with pictures and sound.