g. Check oil level in gear case on outer side of winch (see Figure 2-2).
Unscrew oil level plug just below center line of gear case. Oil should be level with bottom of hole.
Remove gear lube access plate above oil level check hole.
Add 90 weight gear oil until it runs out of hole.
Replace oil level plug in hole.
Replace access plate.
Do not pay out anchor cable unless a weight (anchor) or force keeps cable tight. A slack cable
may become twisted, tangled, and unusable. This Is called "birdcaging" because the twisted mass
of cable resembles a birdcage. Severe birdcaging can only be corrected by cuffing out twisted
cable and replacing with new cable.
2-11 Operating procedures with power
a. On anchor winch control panel (Figure 2-1), turn black ON/OFF switch ON.
b. Apply multipurpose, water-resistant grease (MIL-G-24139A) on anchor cable fairleader rollers prior to anchor
Release mechanical brake (Figure 2-3).
Activate electric brake (Figure 2-2) by pushing selector knob in.
Push black FORWARD (OUT) button (Figure 2-1) to extend anchor cable. This releases internal electric disc
brake and electric motor turns drum to pay out cable.
Push red OFF button (Figure 2-1) to stop cable. This turns off electric motor and removes power from electric
brake. Springs in electric brake automatically clamp disc brake on.
During anchor retrieval, if winch panel circuit breaker trips several times during operation, this
may indicate a wrong recovery method. Continuing to operate winch under these conditions will
damage winch motor.
Push black REVERSE (IN) button (Figure 2-1) to retrieve anchor cable. This releases brake allowing motor to
turn drum and pull in anchor cable.
h. As cable is pulled onto drum, check condition of cable. If seriously frayed, cut, or smashed, note location on drum
and replace as in paragraph 2-19.3.4.
As cable is pulled onto drum, apply liberal coat of multipurpose, water-resistant grease (MIL-G-24139A) to cable.