Table 3-1. Operator/Crew Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
NOTE: Within designated interval, these checks are to be performed in the order listed.
For Readiness Reporting,
Item to be
Check For And Have Repaired
Equipment Is Not
Or Adjusted As Necessary.
Evidence of lubricant leaks.
Oil Level Gage
full mark on oil level gage.
Refer to LO 5-4310-358-12.
Check for loose wires on motor and
Inspect for worn or broken belts
Belts are broken.
Hoses and Fittings Inspect hoses and fittings for
Hoses are broken.
damaged or loose connections.
Watch pressure gage reading when
Pressure gage does
motor starts and stops. Motor should
not start and stop
stop when gage reads 190 psi &
start at 165 psi.
Test by pulling up on ring attached
Safety does not
to lever on safety valve until you
actuate at 200 psi.
hear air escape.
Wipe grease and oil from compressor
belt guard, motor, V-belt and receiver.
Section III. TROUBLESHOOTING
Scope. This section contains troubleshooting or
malfunction information and tests for locating and
a. This manual cannot list all possible malfunctions
correcting most of the troubles which may develop in the
that may occur or all tests or inspections, and corrective
air compressor. Each malfunction or trouble symptom
actions. If a malfunction is not listed or is not corrected
for an individual component, unit, or system is followed
by listed corrective actions, you should notify higher level
by a list of tests or inspections necessary for you to
determine probable causes and suggested corrective
actions for you to remedy the malfunction.
b. Table 3-2 lists the common malfunction that you
may find during the operation or maintenance of the air
compressor or its components. You should perform the
tests, inspections and corrective actions in the order