OPERATOR AND ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE
b. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services.
The preventive maintenance checks and services charts
(para 3-4 through 3-7) outline functions
to be perform-
The maintenance duties assigned to the operator and
ed at specific intervals. These checks and services are to
organizational repairman are listed below, together with
maintain Army electronics equipment in a combat-
references to the paragraphs covering the specific
serviceable condition; that is, in good general (physical)
maintenance functions. The tools and test equipment re-
condition and in good operating condition. To assist
operators in maintaining combat serviceability, the
a. Operator's daily preventive maintenance checks
chart indicates what to check, how to check, and what
the normal conditions are. The references column lists
b. O p e r a t o r ' s weekly preventive maintenance
the paragraphs, that contain detailed repair or replace-
ment procedures. If the defect cannot be remedied by
c. Organizational monthly preventive maintenance
the corrective actions listed, higher category of
maintenance or repair is required. Records and reports
d. Organizational quarterly preventive maintenance
of these checks and services must be made in accordance
with the requirements set forth in TM 38-750.
3-3. Preventive Maintenance Checks
and Services Periods.
Preventive maintenance checks and services of the
3-2. Preventive Maintenance
equipment are required daily, weekly, monthly, and
Preventive maintenance is the systematic care, servicing,
a. Paragraph 3-4 specifies
the checks and services
and inspection of equipment to prevent the occurrence
that must be accomplished daily (or at least once each
of trouble, to reduce downtime, and to assure that the
week if the equipment is maintained in standby
equipment is serviceable.
a. Systematic Care. The procedures given in
b. Paragraphs 3-5, 3-6 and 3-7 specify additional
checks and services that must be performed on a weekly,
care and cleaning essential to proper upkeep and opera-
monthly, and quarterly basis respectively.
tion of the equipment.
3-4. Operator's Daily Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services Chart
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