TM 10-1670-296-20&P 0020 00
Suspend the release in a vertical position and activate the timer mechanism by pulling the arming
wire from the guide block located on the release face side plate.
Check the time it takes for the release assembly to drop.
When using a 15-second timer, the time should drop inside the release within a minimum of 12-
seconds and a maximum of 16-seconds. If the timer fails to meet the requirements, it is considered
defective and should be replaced with a serviceable timer and stem assembly from stock.
If the time assembly fails to drop in the required time, remove the
faceplate and check the four screws securing the arming wire guide
block to the faceplate for burred heads. If the heads are burred, remove
it by filing or replacing with new screws.
Remove the fabricated sling and the 10-ounce weight from the release.
1. Disassemble the release.
Place the release on a table or other suitable flat surface with the side plate containing the arming
wire guide block (1) facing up.
If the arming wire (2) is installed, pull the wire clear of the guide block and allow the delay release
timer to run down.
Remove the five nuts (3) securing the side plate to the release and lift the face side plate from the
Remove the exposed toggle (4), toggle lockslide (5), and the delay release timer (6) from the release
Remove the toggle shaft (7) and the upper suspension link (8) with the retaining clamp (9) from the
Remove the retaining clamp (9) with the retaining clamp pin (10) from within the upper suspension
link by sliding the clamp down and out through the opening in the link.
Remove the remaining toggle (11) and toggle lockslide (12) from the release backside plate.
Lift each of the two lower suspension links (13) from the points of mounting on the 5/8-inch bolts.
Remove the three spacers, two 5/8-inch bolts, and three 3/8-inch bolts from the backside plate.
Disassemble each of the lower suspension links (13) by removing the three 5/8-inch nuts, the three
5/8-inch bolts, the load suspension spacers, and the two load suspension links.
As required, disassemble each parachute release connector (14) by removing 9/16-inch nut, bolt, and
sleeve spacer from the upper end of the connector.