Lesson 4/Learning Event 1
LEARNING EVENT 1:
DESCRIBE TROUBLESHOOTING OF THE
M12A1 PDDA AT ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL
Previously we have discussed the maintenance responsibilities of the
operator. In this learning event we will discuss the organizational level
of maintenance. Operator repairs are more or less of the quick-fix variety.
The organizational level of maintenance performs the more time-consuming and
detailed repairs. Anything the operator is not authorized to repair will be
referred to organizational maintenance.
First, organizational maintenance
personnel will receive a DA Form 2404 from the operator stating the problem
Then, maintenance personnel at this level will use the same
method to troubleshoot the M12A1 PDDA as the operator.
Based on the
malfunction, an inspection is performed to ascertain the most probable cause
of the problem and then a corrective action is performed.
As with the
operator level some problems are not authorized to be repaired at the
and submitted to direct support maintenance.
To assist you in
troubleshooting, the most common problems are listed in a troubleshooting
table. This table (figure 13 on pages 51 through 53) shows the malfunction,
probable cause of the problem and the corrective action that must be taken
to repair the component.
Use this table whenever you are required to