When something doesn’t work, too often people are quick to “tinker” with it until everything appears to be working normally. Unfortunately, this can not only void any warranty you have on the product, but also cause major damages.
There is a Reason Your Product Broke
Most major products such as cars, electrical wiring and appliances have safety precautions built into the product. When you force products against those safety precautions, you are putting yourself and others around you in danger.
Justin Beaver, et al v. Kawasaki Motors Corp, USA, et al
In 2008 brothers Justin and John Beavers started a Kawasaki jet ski only to be met with an explosion. The brothers, who both suffered major injuries, held Kawasaki responsible for the faulty equipment. Kawasaki, however, claimed that they were no longer liable because the jet ski was tampered with before being started. In the end, the jury sided with Kawasaki finding Justin and John Beavers responsible for the explosion and injuries.
What Should You Do with a Defective Product
When you act as your own mechanic, electrician or builder, you are assuming any risks from the work you do. If you are having any issues with any major appliance, especially those that could be flammable or explosive, call a licensed repairman. Those licenses guarantee they know what they are doing, and you are not likely to be held responsible in case of an emergency.