6-6. STARTER REPAIR (Cont'd)
Connect 24-volt supply to starter motor (10).
Do not operate starter motor for more than 30 seconds at a time.
Allow starter motor to cool at least 2 minutes between tests or
damage to starter motor may result.
Close switch (9), adjust voltage to 20 volts on voltmeter (13) using carbon pile (12), and check
Maximum current draw should be 65 amperes with a minimum armature speed of 5,000 rpm. If
low speed, high current draw condition exists, check bearing alignment or inspect armature for
shorts or grounds. If low speed, low current draw exists, inspect start motor for faulty connections
or poor brush contact.
FOLLOW-ON TASK: Install starter (TM 9-2320-280-20).