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A/M32A-86 Generator EPR Bullets


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- Above & beyond; ID'd -86 acft generator no-volt condition/replaced faulty voltage regulator resistor--svd $2K

- Alerted to generator with no voltage to aircraft; re-seated K17 relay--prevented possible maintenance delays

- Analyzed generator not supplying power to aircraft; repaired wires in non-procurable tray--ready in 30 minutes

- Detected unusual movement of generator starter motor; replaced broken bolts--saved $215 in replacement cost

- Diagnosed blown generator set capacitor; promptly soldered replacement--returned unit to use in only 2 hours

- Diagnosed diesel generator failure; identified bent engine fly wheel--returned critical power to use for NORE

- Diagnosed generator failing full speed acceleration; identified shorted alternator; returned to line in 2 hours

- Diagnosed generator set that failed to supply voltage; replaced voltage regulator K1 card--saved AF $3246

- Diagnosed generator that wouldn't run to speed; identified/replaced bad alternator--flight line ready in 2 hours

- Diesel generator expert; performed depot level -86 refurbishment--averted 2 weeks down time/$36K repair

- Discovered -86 not building up voltage; replaced corroded wires/broken terminals--flight line-ready in 2 hours

- Discovered damaged generator resistor; replaced before failure--ensured proper power generation for aircraft

- Discovered generator not increasing to governed speed; removed and replaced alternator belt; eluded others

- Discovered major oil leak -86 gen set; supervised rear main engine oil seal change--averted $29K replacement

- Discovered shorted generator field stator windings; replaced stator--saved Air Force $9K in replacement cost

- Discovered tri-electron generator set that would not run; isolated problem to improperly installed check valve

- Discovered/fixed loose generator contacts for waiting load crew--guaranteed timely weapons training sortie

- Found worn generator alternator belt; replaced before total failure--ensured serviceable asset for flight line use

- IDd -86 generator set with rear main engine oil leak; changed $6.25 oil seal--averted $19K engine replacement

- IDd loose hardware on A/M32-86 panels; removed/replaced broken bolts--eliminated foreign object hazard

- Identified and replaced bad diode on A/M32A-86 diesel generator--saved $9,375 replacement generator cost

- Identified bad generator self-excitation diode; replaced diode in 20 minutes--critical unit flight line ready

- Identified bad generator self-excitation diode; replaced diode--critical unit aircraft launch ready in 20 minutes

- Identified generator failing to supply voltage; reseated DC voltage card--boosted equipment rate to 100%

- Identified generator leaking engine coolant; removed/replaced water pump--unit in-commission in 2 hours

- Identified generator not supplying voltage; repaired burned wires/voltage regulator--returned to FMC status

- Identified/repaired A/M32A-86 regulator circuit card--saved Air Force $15K in regulator replacement costs

- Overhauled diesel generator voltage regulator; replaced circuit card and K1 contactor saved AF $3265

- Overhauled generator voltage regulator; replaced circuit contactor--saved $3,265 versus regulator replacement

- Pinpointed diesel generator voltage malfunction; R2 silicone diode--saved AF $3.5K in regulator replacement

- Pinpointed failing K1 contactor; replaced contactor in 1 hour; critical piece of equipment ready for flight line

- Pinpointed generator with shorted wires; replaced wire harness/prevented fire--saved AF $29,162 in unit cost

- Problem eluded several technicians; intuitive troubleshooting and quick repair saved innumerable man-hours

- Removed/replaced generator water pump; averted engine overheat damage/saved AF $22K engine replacement

- Repaired -86 generator engine wiring harness; eliminated potential fire damage--saved AF $13K in repair cost

- Troubleshot diesel generator--prompt generator control tray cannon plug replacement restored flight line asset

- Troubleshot generator not holding a load; replaced governor control unit; allowed continued aircraft operations

- Troubleshot/fixed surging -86 generator; adjusted governor linkage--saved AF $1.4K vs. governor replacement

- Troubleshot/repaired voltage regulator circuit card; avoided 48-hour supply downtime--saved Air Force $3K

- Utilized $.50 worth of on-hand assets to repair generator faulty memory time delay circuit card--saved $200



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