Look for signs of a problem or trouble. Listen for unusual noise, clinking, rubbing, or squealing and watch and feel for
unusual shaking or vibration. Be alert when in or around the ASH.
Inspect the ASH to see if items are in good condition. Are they correctly assembled, stowed, and secured; excessively worn,
leaking, or corroded; or properly lubricated? Correct any problems found or notify direct support maintenance.
The following are checks that are common to all equipment:
Cleaning compound solvent vapors are toxic. Avoid prolonged or repeated breathing of vapors or solvent
contact with skin. Use only with adequate ventilation. Solvent is flammable and should not be used near
open flame. Be sure a fire extinguisher is available.
Keep It Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you work
and as needed. Use cleaning compound solvent (item 3, WP 0061 00) on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water when
you clean rubber or plastic material.
Rust and Corrosion. Check equipment for rust and corrosion. If you find any bare metal or that corrosion exists, clean
and apply a thin coat of lubricating oil (item 12, WP 0061 00).
Bolts, Screws, and Nuts. Check for looseness and missing, bent, or broken condition. Look for chipped paint, bare
metal, rust, or corrosion around bolt and screw heads and nuts. Tighten any bolt, screw, or nut you think is loose
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, corrosion, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad weld,
notify direct support maintenance on DA Form 5988-E.
Electrical Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked, frayed, or broken insulation; bare wires; and loose or broken
Hoses and Fluid Lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Ensure that clamps and fittings are tight.
Hinges. Check hinges for security and smooth operation.
Data Plates. Check data plates, caution, and warning plates for security and legibility.