Maintenance, Repairs, or Overhauls
You should prevent water from entering gear
casings on washing machines. To do this, make sure all
gear gasket covers and stuffing boxes are tight.
Examine and lubricate, at frequent and regular intervals,
all the bearings and gearing. Advise the division
responsible for the equipment that any requests for
repairs and parts replacements must be submitted on
Ships Maintenance Action Form, OPNAV 4790/2K.
By following this procedure, you can determine what
part or parts are failing. And, you will have clear
documentation of all requested parts and repairs. You
should follow the applicable MRCs for maintenance.
A properly maintained and not overloaded tumbler
dryer will dry a load of laundry in approximately 20
minutes. If drying is not completed within this period,
you should look for the following conditions or troubles:
- Has the water from the laundry been properly
- Is the tumbler overloaded?
- Are the lint screens clean?
- Is there enough steam pressure?
- Is the tumbler rotating in the right direction?
Figure 7-1.A front view of a typical shipboard laundry dryer.