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TM 9-2330-394-13&P
MAINTENANCE INTRODUCTION - Continued
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GENERAL CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - Continued
WARNING
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi (207 kPa).
Use only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment
(goggles/shield, gloves, etc.) Failure to comply may result in injury to
personnel.
Removing Deposits. Soak parts in Dry Cleaning Solvent (Item 32, WP 0176 00), and wash
away deposits by flushing or spraying. When necessary, brush with a soft bristle brush (not wire)
moistened in Dry Cleaning Solvent. Use compressed air to dry parts, except bearings, after
cleaning. Bearings must drip and air dry.
Tools. Do not use wire brushes, abrasive wheels, or compounds to clean parts unless
specifically approved in the detailed procedures. Parts may be scratched or altered and may
weaken a highly stressed part.
Ball and Roller Bearings. When cleaning ball or roller bearings, place them in a basket and
suspend them in a container of Dry Cleaning Solvent (Item 32, WP 0176 00). If needed, use a
brush to remove caked grease, chips, etc. Avoid rotating bearing before solid particles are
removed to prevent damaging races and balls. When bearings have been cleaned, coat them
lightly with lubricating oil (Item 23, WP 0176 00) to remove Dry Cleaning Solvent (Item 32, WP
CAUTION
Do not clean tires, lubricant seals, rubber hoses, or electrical components with solvent
mixture. Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
Rubber Parts. Do not clean preformed packings or other rubber parts in Dry Cleaning Solvent.
Wipe parts clean with a dry wiping rag (Item 25, WP 0176 00).
WARNING
Steam cleaning creates hazardous noise levels and severe burn potential. Eye,
skin, and ear protection is required. Failure to comply may result in injury to
personnel.
Exterior Parts. Steam clean all exterior parts thoroughly before removing. This will make
inspection and disassembly easier.
WARNING
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi (207 kPa).
Use only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment
(goggles/shield, gloves, etc.) Failure to comply may result in injury to
personnel.
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