LAUNDRY, MESS DECK, GALLEY, AND SCULLERY
This chapter presents some information on ways to
maintain, repair, and troubleshoot the common types of
equipment in the laundry, mess deck, galley, and
scullery. Because of the differences in types of
equipment you are expected to maintain, only general
information is presentedin this chapter. Remember, you
should study the manufacturers manual that comes with
the equipment before you attempt to maintain it.
Although Enginemen are not the operators of this
equipment, you as an Engineman are responsible for any
repairs, replacements, or adjustments of this equipment.
The exception is where there is a need for any electrical
Because you are familiar with this equipment, you
can help the operator learn to properly clean and
maintain these pieces of equipment. Laundry, mess
deck, galley, and scullery equipment should have
assigned PMS requirements.
For any particular information on laundry, mess
deck, galley, and scullery equipment, refer to the
equipments technical manual or the Naval Ships
Technical Manual (NSTM), Chapter 655, Laundry,
and Chapter 9340, Commissary Equipment.
All laundry equipment must be in good operating
condition, especially on deploying ships that stay at sea
most of the time. It is also important that all safety
devices that protect the equipment and operator are
working. Safety devices that are not working, or that
have been removed for any reason, must be replaced
before they can be used.
NAVSEA S6152-B1-CAT-010 is a technical manual
catalog for Navy laundry and dry-cleaning equipment.
This catalog lists standard laundry and dry-cleaning
equipment identified by national stock numbers,
allowance parts lists, and part numbers. You should
obtain a copy of this catalog. Currently, the Naval
Supply System supports approximately 600 different
laundry equipment types, most of which are now
obsolete. You can help reduce this number by assisting
in the selection of the standard items described in this
You can avoid problems with washing machines if
the operator will do the following:
Do not overload the machine.
Strictly follow the operating instructions.
Report to the auxiliary or repair division any
malfunctioning safety device and any abnormal
condition, such as excessive vibration, leaks, or
Wipe all excess oil, dirt, and laundry supplies
from the machine at the end of each day.
Inspect washing machines at regular intervals to
ensure that they work properly. If an inspection reveals
adjustments or repairs are needed, make them promptly.
Some of the important items to be covered in an
inspection are as follows:
Ensure the machine is level.
See that bolts, nuts, and screws are tight.
See that latches on cylinder doors work properly.
Make sure the thermometers are accurate.
Have an electrician check the switches to be sure
they are properly adjusted and working correctly.
6. Have an electrician check the timer to ensure it
is in working order.
7. Check water level gauges to determine if they
8. Have an electrician check all the controls to be
sure they are working properly.