By Samurai Appliance Repair Man,

All Master Appliantologists acquire advanced repair katas during their years of hand-to-machine combat with malfunctioning appliances. I call these advanced repair katas Special Weapons and Tactics.  Examples of how some of these SWATs are used in appliance repair include

– diagnosing elusive or subtle problems

– gaining insight into the condition of a component and assessing its likelihood of future or imminent failure

– testing specialized components to see whether they’re good or bad

– facilitating or implementing a particular repair

In this special issue of Appliantology, I’ll reveal some of my personal, favorite SWATs that I use on some service calls that every Master Appliantologist should have in their arsenal.