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troubleshooting

noun [U] uk   /ˈtrʌb.l̩ˌʃuː.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/
discovering why something does not work effectively and making suggestions about how to improve it: The instruction manual includes a section on troubleshooting to help you with any simple problems you might have with the television.
troubleshoot
verb [I or T] uk   /ˈtrʌb.l̩.ʃuːt/ (troubleshot, troubleshot) us  
I've been brought in to troubleshoot - to go in, solve the problem, and get out again. A top German engineer has been appointed to troubleshoot the cause of the accident.
troubleshooter
noun [C] uk   /-ˌʃuː.tər/ us    /-ˌʃuː.t̬ɚ/
A troubleshooter is being appointed to make the prison service more efficient.
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