2-2. GENERAL. (CONT)
Routine checks like cleaning, dusting, washing, checking for
frayed cables, stowing items not in use, covering unused
receptacles, and checking for loose nuts and bolts are not
listed as PMCS checks. They are things you should do
when you see that they must be done. If you find a routine
check like one of those listed in your PMCS, it is because
other operators have reported problems with this item.
Deficiencies that cannot be corrected must be reported to
higher category maintenance personnel. Records and re-
ports of preventive maintenance must be made in accor-
dance with procedures given in TM 38-750.
2-3. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
CHECKS AND SERVICES.
If your equipment must be in operation at all
times, check the items that can be checked and
serviced without disturbing operation. Make
the complete checks and services when the
equipment can be shut down.