ELECTRICAL GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
ELECTRICAL GROUND POINTS
Many electrical problems are the result of poor ground connections. Ensure that ground connections are good by per-
forming the following steps:
Although battery disconnect switch must be ON to test electrical circuit voltage, turn battery disconnect
switch to OFF before performing resistance tests or replacing parts. Failure to follow this warning may
result in injury to personnel and damage to equipment.
Remove screw, lockwasher, nut, etc., connecting ground wire terminal to machine ground point.
If necessary, clean mounting hardware, wire terminal, and ground point with detergent and a scrub brush.
Remove any rust or corrosion from ground point with a wire brush and abrasive cloth.
Replace defective mounting hardware and wire terminal as necessary.
Install wire terminal to ground point with screw, lockwasher, nut, etc., and tighten securely.
. A multimeter
to troubleshoot the electrical system
of the machine. The multimeter ohms scale
the electrical system.
Continuity Tests. Continuity tests are performed to check for breaks in a circuit (such as a fuse, switch, light bulb con-
nector, or electrical wiring).
If readout will not zero properly, replace batteries and repeat zeroing procedure. If readout will not zero after
batteries have been replaced, notify your supervisor.
Set multimeter to ON.
Select LOWEST VOLTAGE/OHMS scale.
Touch black and red probes together and check for a zero indication on digital readout.
Before performing a continuity test, always place battery disconnect switch in OFF position and disconnect
circuit to be tested. Failure to follow this caution may damage multimeter.
Testing for Continuity.
Connect black and red probes to both terminals of circuit being tested.
Observe readout and interpret results as follows:
(a) If readout indicates 0 (zero), circuit is open.
(b) If readout indicates resistance, circuit has continuity.