See that the battery cells are filled to the proper level with electrolyte and water and that they are
capped. See that the positive cable and the ground strap are fastened tightly to the correct terminals.
See that the battery is fastened tightly to the skid base and the battery pad is in place.
As you are performing the before-operation services, record all shortcomings and deficiencies on DA
Form 2404. An example of a DA Form 2404 with typical annotations is shown in Figure 20. If you
must repair or replace any parts, tell your supervisor.
STARTING THE PUMP UNIT ASSEMBLY
The instructions for starting the pump unit assembly are summarized on a plate at the right side of the
pump unit assembly control panel. To start the pump unit assembly, use the instructions on this plate
(Figure 21). These instructions are further amplified in the following procedure.
Step 1. See that the pump drain and valves 1, 2, 3, and 4 are closed. See that the two discharge and one
suction connectors on the pump unit are capped. Remove the tank lid from the prime-detergent tank.
Using the collapsible canvas pail or other suitable means, fill the prime-detergent tank with water.
Replace the tank lid.
Step 2. Open valve 4. This allows water from the prime-detergent tank to fill the pump cavity. Verify
the presence of water in the pump by opening the pump drain valve briefly and allowing some water to
run out. Then close the pump drain valve. Remove the cover panels marked "remove before operating"
on the pump unit.