unless the engine is to be operated im-
mediately afterwards for at least 1 hour.
Do not operate the generator set in an
inclosed area unless the exhaust gases are
(d) Make sure the battery cap vents are not
piped to the outside, Inhalation of exhaust
fumes will result in serious illness or death,
(e) See that the battery terminal clamps are
b. Cooling. Inspect the air baffles frequently to
tight, clean, and lightly coated with a general
make sure they are clean. Position oil pan baffle
purpose grease to retard corrosion.
rod toward rear of engine for OF. (-18C.) and
(5) Heating. Position oil pan baffle rod
toward front of engine for OF. (-18C.) and below.
b. Laundry Unit Operation in Extreme Cold
(1) Inspect the instruments frequently to
(Below 0F. (-18C.)).
make sure the generator is not overloaded.
(2) Inspect the generator ventilating screens
to make sure they are clean.
If operating a laundry unit with a Model M-80
2-8. Operation in Dusty or Sandy Areas
Water Heater (NSN 4520-01-1624)385) in a
(Generator Set and Laundry Unit)
shelter or other enclosed area, ensure the area is
a Generator Set Operation in Dusty or Sandy
well-ventilated. Noxious fumes may flow back
through the exhaust ducts after the water reaches
(1) Protection. Shield the generator set from
the proper temperature and the blower shuts off.
dust. Take advantage of natural barriers which
offer protection from dust and sand.
(1) During Operation. During operation in
(2) Cleaning. Keep the unit as clean as
extreme cold, steps must be taken to protect the
possible. Pay particular attention to the engine air
equipment from freezing. Operate the unit inside a
baffles and the generator ventilating covers. Use
compressed air, if possible, to aid in cleaning.
tent or other suitable enclosure if necessary. Water
must be supplied without exposing the water pump
(3) Air Cleaner. Service the air cleaner daily
or water hoses to below-freezing temperatures.
to keep the carburetor free of dirt and sand (TM
(2) After Operation.
(a) Before shuting down the unit, be sure to
(4) Fuel System. Take all precautions
vent the valve on top of the water heater.
necessary to keep dust and sand out of the fuel
(b) Drain the water pump and store it in an
system. Clean the area around the tank filler and
the spout of the dispensing equipment before
adding fuel. Inspect and clean the fuel filter
(c) Drain the water heater by draining the
water through the hose from the pump to the
waste water area. Make sure the drain hose is not
(5) Lubrication. When operating in dusty or
mashed or damaged so that proper drainage can be
sandy areas the oil filter must be cleaned and the
element replaced more frequently. Clean the
(d) Drain all water valves and hoses by
lubrication points before applying any lubricants.
pushing the AUTO-MANUAL control switch to
Lubricate the engine in accordance with the
the MANUAL position and holding down the HOT
current lubrication order, LO 5-2805-259-14.
and COLD water switches for two minutes.
b. Laundry Unit Operation in Dusty or Sandy
(e) Open the drain valve located at the
bottom of the washer water level control and drain
(1) Lubricate the equipment in accordance
water. Close the drain valve.
with the current lubrication order.
(f) Open the drain valve under the com-
(2) If possible, shut down the unit during
severe dust storms and cover it with a tarpaulin or
other suitable protective covering. When the area
(g) Load the trailer and store it in a heated
shelter if possible.
is reasonably clear of dust, clean the unit
thoroughly and use dry compressed air to blow
2-7. Operation in Extreme Heat (Generator
2-9. Operation Under Rainy or Humid Condi-
a. Indoor Ventilation. When the generator set
tions (Generator Set end Laundry Unit )
operated indoors, allow sufficient mom around the
equipment for air circulation, and ventilate the
a. Generator Set Operation Under Rainy or