Figure 7-2.A rear view of a typical shipboard laundry dryer.
Figures 7-1 and 7-2 illustrate a typical shipboard
laundry dryer. You should pay particular attention to the
location of the parts.
Tables 7-1 and 7-2 list some common troubles,
causes, and remedies on shipboard laundry dryers.
These tables do not replace any procedures on your
shipboard dryer manuals, nor do they replace the
procedures specified by the equipments PMS.
Repairs or Overhauls
You should lubricate all dryer bearings at regular
intervals according to the manufacturers technical
manual. Advise the division responsible for the
equipment to submit the request for repairs and parts
replacements on Ships Maintenance Action Form,
OPNAV 4790/2K. This procedure will help you
determine parts that are failing and provide you with
documentation of repairs. You should follow the
applicable MRCs for maintenance.
Some ships are equipped with air-operated presses
and others with steam-operated presses. But both types
of presses use steam for heating. The trouble the
operator will most often encounter is insufficient supply
of air pressure for the air-operated presses, and not
enough steam pressure for the steam-operated laundry