Removal and Replacement of Deicer Equipment
Remove the tapes securing the heater and ground wire to the feedhorn, and loosen the self-locking nut
that secures the ground wire.
Disconnect the deicer plug.
Gently pry the tube out from under the four clips securing it to the feedhorn, and remove the deicer
Connect the deicer plug.
Gently press the tube into position under the four clips along the length of the feedhorn.
Wrap the heater around the neck of the feedhorn, and secure the ground wire under the self-locking nut
Secure the heater and ground wire to the feedhorn with red electrical tape and overwrap with black
Seal the ends of the tube and of the tape overwrap with General Electric RTV-103 silicone rubber.
Figure 4-1. Removal and replacement of deicer equipment.