DIRECT SUPPORT AND GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
Section I. TROUBLESHOOTING
5-1. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
The troubleshooting information presented in this chapter consists of a series of operational and
mechanical checks designed to lead the repairman to the specific part or adjustment that is causing
the trouble in the equipment. The checks used are an extension of the maintenance procedures per-
formed by the organizational maintenance personnel. All maintenance procedures may be performed
at direct support and general support maintenance.
5-2. TOOLS REQUIRED
Tool Equipment TE-111 contains the tools required for field maintenance.
5-3. OPERATIONAL TEST
Follow the operating instructions carefully. When operating the equipment, always stand
beside the equipment; never stand in line with the wire reels when they are turning.
In addition to the items in the equipment performance checklist operate each of the reel axles at
various speeds for at least five minutes. Check for any evidence of noise, vibration, or overheating in
the bearings of the clutch and brake assemblies, the bearing housing assemblies, and the jackshaft
5-4. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
The chart below is provided as an aid in isolating troubles in the RL-207(*)/G. Trouble maybe isolated
to a specific part by determining the condition of the equipment, examining the probable causes of
that condition, and then applying the appropriate corrective action.
Troubles described for cluch and brake assemblies or axle hub assemblies apply to
either the upper or lower axle.
Table 5-1. Troubleshooting
Timing belt idler ball bearing noisy or overheating.
Ball bearing defective.
Replace ball bearing.
Timing belt slipping.
Idler arm spring defective.
Replace idler arm spring.