3-8. SAFETY WARNING BELL OPERATING VALVE
This task covers:
Tool kit SC4940-97-CL-E12
Antiseize tap (Item 35, Appendix B)
· Whenever the cutout cock and strainer is removed and installed for any reason, a stationary
vehicle airbrake test (para 2-9) must be performed to check that the cutout cock and strainer
function properly in the brake equipment arrangement. Failure to perform test may result in injury
· Make sure air is drained before removal of the cutout cock and strainer. Residual air may escape
and cause injury to personnel.
When removing or repairing brake valves or components, check air lines and pipes for corrosion,
breaks, splits, or loose connections. Repair of air lines and piping consists of replacing defective
pipes, lines, and connections. Refer to TM 55-2210-224-24P for identification of piping.
Start locomotive and let air pressure build up.
Remove eight screws (1), cover (2), and gasket (3).
Operate BELL switch and check the safety warning bell operating valve for proper operation
. Inspect the operating
valve for air leakage.
Shut down locomotive.