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Flagrant Fan Fuels Diagnostic Failure
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3/4/2015  10 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
A Revealing Quiet
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2/2/2015  4 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Balancing Efficiency and Comfort in a Ford
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12/10/2014  12 comments
Building a prototype of a car is a tough way to find the optimal balance between efficiency and comfort. the Sherlocks at Ford are finding the balance using simulation.
The Singing Telephone Switch
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10/20/2014  10 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Sherlock Ohms Discovers the Backward ICs
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10/13/2014  20 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The Challenge of Designing a 1- to 4-Way Signal Distributor
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10/6/2014  1 comment
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Malfunctioning Fridge Causes Meltdown
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9/29/2014  23 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
What Made the Mustang Burn Oil?
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9/26/2014  38 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
More Video Hum Bar Problems
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9/22/2014  5 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Bad Bug Spray Baffles Engineer
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9/15/2014  2 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Always Inspect the Fuses
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9/4/2014  17 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Early Morning Sparks New Idea
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8/18/2014  6 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Sap Interferes With Cell Reception
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8/7/2014  13 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
System Lockup Stumps Engineer
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7/22/2014  5 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Porch Light KOs Door Bell
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7/8/2014  15 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Use Your Head to Solve the Tough Problems
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6/19/2014  13 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
A Soldering Conundrum
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5/28/2014  15 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Early Programming Solutions
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5/19/2014  10 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Southern Fried Transformer
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5/5/2014  17 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Simulation Identified & Solved Factory Noise Problem
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4/24/2014  7 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
When All Else Fails, Read the Instructions
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3/25/2014  18 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The Customer Is Not Always Right
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3/20/2014  17 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Chasing Down an Errant Engine Light
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3/11/2014  30 comments
The problem with the engine light was not the usual sort. Only Sherlock Ohms could chase down the real problem.
Hum Bars Hampered the TV Screens
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3/7/2014  8 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Simple Programming Fixes
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2/28/2014  12 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Staying Safe From High Voltage
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2/20/2014  7 comments
Working on one of these amplifiers, one had to be very cognizant of the possibility of getting bit by a flash over.
Corroded Copper Stops Dial Tone
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2/11/2014  34 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Shorted Spark Plugs Cause Misfire Code
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2/6/2014  8 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Unjamming the Toner Hoppers
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1/27/2014  6 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Unexpected Perpetual Motion
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1/21/2014  15 comments
The control box for a large water tank opened the valve on command, but it refused to stop cycling.
Saving Millions Through Cost Reduction
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1/9/2014  11 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
GM Distributor Cap Sets Off Misfire Code
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12/23/2013  14 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The Pipe Sealant Was Not Compatible With Jet Fuel
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12/17/2013  21 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The Unsymmetrical Stop Band Response of a Band Pass Filter
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12/3/2013  4 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The A/C Blew Up the Earth Station
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11/29/2013  25 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The New Controller Just Wasn’t Cool
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11/20/2013  16 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The Sled Mangled the Coupling
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11/15/2013  9 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Control Switch Saves Shelf Lighting
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10/31/2013  41 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
The Cabinet Just Needed to Vent
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10/29/2013  20 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Cycling the Capacitors Faulted Frequency Drive
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10/24/2013  5 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
What Made the Mustang Squeak?
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10/23/2013  34 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
It's All in the Robot's Timing
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10/11/2013  23 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Can You Diagnose This Engineering Mystery?
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10/10/2013  29 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
It Takes a Good Vendor to Get a Good Outcome
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10/8/2013  23 comments
Reaching out for additional expertise without delay can make the difference between good outcomes and slow, costly ones.
The Lightning Came With a Crash
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10/4/2013  25 comments
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Don’t Like the Problem? Don’t Believe It
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10/1/2013  33 comments
If you bring your problem to the boss and he doesn't believe you, start looking for a new job.
Bad Address Baffles the Software
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9/26/2013  15 comments
I had to fix a software glitch, and I found the answer to the problem in an offhand story told by my boss.
Heating & AC Units Run Hot & Cold
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9/25/2013  16 comments
Hooking up the AC on top of the heating wiring proved to be a mess.
No Pressure on the Pressure Gauge
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9/23/2013  13 comments
The finishing machine had oscillation errors.
Looking for Common Ground
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9/19/2013  14 comments
It's critical to make sure the ground is doing its job and not destroying equipment.
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