2-8. PREPARATION FOR USE. (CONT)
Attach the top of formula chart bar (7) to right and left spring-loaded clamps (6).
Ensure clamps are properly connected together.
Lock contact fingers (1) by pushing contact finger locking bar (4) down and in until
locked in place by locking clamp (5).
Close and secure the control panel door.
2-9. OPERATING PROCEDURES.
Automatic Washing. The following steps are for operating the washer using the automatic timer to
control the wash cycle.
MASTER switch on the control panel must be OFF while loading/unloading wash
or when not in use. The washing machine could be activated, causing serious
injury to personnel.
Load the washer with up to 60 pounds (27.2 kg) of wash. Table 2-3 lists the weight of specific
Check the air tank pressure gage for a pressure of at least 60 psi (414 kPa).
When washing camouflage clothing, use warm water and mild detergent. Do not
use chlorine bleach or starch on camouflage clothing.
Add the proper amount of washing supplies through the soap chute. Refer to FM 10-280 for
field laundry washing and decontamination formulas.
Turn control knob (1, FIG. 2-23) until chart fingers are at the START marker on the formula
Place SIGNAL CANCEL switch (3) to START position and place remaining switches to
Place master switch (4) to formula position.
Turn cylinder until interior light (5) on the door comes on. This is the start of the automatic
Select desired MOTOR switch (2) position. For normal work, set MOTOR switch to RUNS
WHILE DRAINING position.
When signal light (6) on the controller comes on and buzzer sounds, the operation markers
affixed to the formula chart will show what supplies to add.