In case of an in-limit switch failure, do not al-
low the end of the cable to reel in and jam in a
pulley. The winch, pulley, or airframe may be
g. Operate the WINCH CABLE control switch
to IN. Continue to operate the winch to IN
until the winch stops. Check that the rescue
mode in-limit switch stops the winch when
feet of cable remain extended.
Measure the distance from the outer roller
on the level wind mechanism to the ball end
of the cable. If the winch does not stop
automatically within the specified limit,
readjust the rescue mode in-limit switch.
(Refer to TM 55-1520-240-23, Ch. 14.) If the
time required to reel the cable in to the limit
switch is not 90 seconds, or if there is
binding or uneven spooling of the cable
drum, replace the winch.
h. Operate the winch to reel out the cable.
Connect the cable hook to 600-pound
weight. Raise the weight with the winch and
release the WINCH CABLE switch to OFF.
Check that the hoist remains in the stopped
position and the weight does not creep
downward. If the weight creeps downward,
replace the winch.
i. Lower the weight and remove it from the
cable. Remove the winch cable from the
pulleys. Remove the pulleys and return
them to the stowage container. Unplug the
cable cutter stowage receptacle.
j. Set the shifting lever on the winch to