3-8. GENERAL MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES - continued.
d. Cleaning and Inspection of Mechanical Parts.
Drycleaning solvent is flammable and toxic to eyes, skin, and
respiratory tract. Skin/eye protection is required. Avoid
repeated/prolonged contact. Use only in well-ventilated areas.
Keep away from open flames or other sources of ignition.
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi
(207 kPa). Use only with effective personal-protective equipment.
(1) Clean metal parts in drycleaning solvent. Thoroughly dry the parts with compressed air, observing all safety
(2) Clean fibrous or rubber parts with warm, soapy water and dry with compressed air.
(3) Inspect metal parts for cracks, breaks, bends, worn edges, and rough bearing surfaces. Replace the part if
damage alters the part or its functions.
(1) Repair the Laundry Unit by replacing or repairing a defective component and/or by making needed
(2) Clean and lubricate the Laundry Unit as needed to return the item to operating condition.
(3) Remove and replace only those items necessary to make repairs. After replacing the defective components,
ensure that the Laundry Unit operates correctly.
(4) To paint metal, sand bear metal areas with sandpaper and refinish with primer (Appendix D, Item 6) and
olive drab paint (Appendix D, Item 7). Refer to TM 43-0139 for proper painting instructions. Allow paint to
dry between coats.