Change 1 2-9
2-8. INITIAL CHECKS
Before operating the HWR, perform the BEFORE (B) Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
given in Table 2-1. Comply with all applicable WARNINGS, CAUTIONS and NOTES.
2-9. OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR MODEL RAK-15
HEALTH HAZARD (1). Use the HWR to HEAT water only or to HEAT
unopened pre-packaged food and water. Using the HWR to prepare,
boil, fry or cook food can result in a hazard to health.
WATER/FOOD CONTAMINATION (1). Only use the inner container
for carrying/holding clean potable water or heating rations. Using the
inner container for any other purpose (e.g., personal hygiene) can
result in the contamination of water or food.
a. Heating Water. To heat water, perform the following steps in the order given.
Ensure that the LO/OFF/HI switch (1) is set to OFF and verify that the POWER ON lamp
(2) is off.
Unfasten the latch (3) by first pushing the spring-loaded unlocking catch (4) upwards
with the thumb then pulling the operating lever (5) outwards while holding the unlocking
catch in the "fully-up" position.
Disengage the latch bridle (6) from the latch hook (7) located on the front edge of the