b. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services.
31. Scope of Maintenance
The preventive maintenance checks and services
The maintenance duties assigned to the operator
charts (paras 34 through 37) outline functions to
and organizational repairman of the equipment are
be performed at specific intervals. These checks
listed below, together with references to the para-
and services are to maintain Army electronic equip-
graphs covering the specific maintenance functions.
ment in a combat-serviceable condition; that is, in
The tools and test equipment required are listed in
good general (physical) condition and in good
operating condition. To assist operators in main-
d a i l y preventive maintenance
taining combat serviceability, the chart indicates
what to check, how to check, and what the normal
conditions are. The References column lists the
b. Operator's weekly preventive
paragraphs, figures, or manuals that contain de-
tailed repair or replacement procedures. If the
c. Organizational monthly preventive mainte-
defect cannot be remedied by the corrective actions
listed, higher category of maintenance or repair is
d. Organizational quarterly preventive mainte-
required. Records and reports of these checks and
services must be made in accordance with the re-
quirements set forth in TM 38750.
33. Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Preventive maintenance checks and services of
the equipment are required daily, weekly, monthly,
32. Preventive Maintenance
Preventive maintenance is the systematic care,
34 specifies the
checks and serv-
servicing, and inspection of equipment to prevent
ices that must be accomplished daily (or at least
the occurrence of trouble, to reduce downtime, and
once each week if the equipment is maintained in
to assure that the equipment is serviceable.
a. Systematic Care.
The procedures given in
b. Paragraphs 3-5, 3-6, and 3-7 specify addi-
tional checks and services, that must be performed
tic care and cleaning essential to proper upkeep
on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis, respec-
and operation of the equipment.