to stop and unload. Figure 5-22 shows a laundry-
man unloading a Milnor.
MAINTENANCE OF THE
SHIPBOARD WASHER EXTRACTORS
The washer extractor is a very important and
expensive piece of equipment. If it breaks down,
time and money are consumed, perhaps un-
necessarily, and the ships company may be
subjected to inconveniences and unsanitary living
conditions. Therefore, too much emphasis cannot
be placed on the proper care and maintenance of
the washing machine.
The senior laundry petty officer and all
operators are responsible for the care of washer
extractors. The washer should be kept as clean
inside and outside as possible. Soap solutions and
hot water help to keep the inside clean and
sanitary, but scum and other accumulations
should be removed daily from the exterior.
An oxalic acid solution made by dissolving 1/2
pound of oxalic acid crystals in a gallon of water
can be used to keep the outside of the tub clean
and bright. Use a rag or brush to apply the solu-
tion. Rub vigorously and then rinse with clean
water. A fine abrasive powder, such as pumice
Figure 5-22.-Laundryman unloading the Milnor washer extractor.