4-16. HOSE BODY
4-16.1 Hatch Holder.
This task covers
Tool Kit, Master Mechanic,
Main Engine Shutdown (see para. 2-10)
0115-3 Hatch Holder
Remove the four capscrews (1) and nuts
(2) that retain the hatch holder (3) to the
hatch holder stiffener (4).
Remove the four capscrews (1) that retain
the opposite end of the hatch holder (3) to
the compartment door. These capscrews
fasten into insert fasteners
Check hatch holder spring for any distortion or damage that may prevent the spring from locking. Replace
Each hatch holder has a cable inside the spring which limits its extending range. Clamp one hatch holder
bracket in the jaws of a vise. Grasp the other bracket and pull against spring pressure. If the spring
expands more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) the cable is broken or disconnected. Replace the hatch holder.
Check mounting holes for oversize and check brackets for cracks.
Check hatch holder stiffener is securely attached to compartment box. Report loose hatch holder stiffeners
to Direct Support Level for lock bolt replacement.
Check insert fasteners in compartment door are not loose or stripped. Report damage to Direct Support
Level for insert fastener replacement