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How do I fix an electric lawn mower? Answered

My lawn mower works fine, but when I try to turn it on, it acts like it's not making a connection somewhere in the starter lever? Any ideas?

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Samanthab1 (author)2011-09-08

Black and Decker - probably 5yrs old, use a cord while running it.

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iceng (author)Samanthab12011-09-08
Thanks for responding, B&D is a good brand manufacture.
Because I got the impression it made a trying sound start.
Try this to re-seat the brushes ;
  • UNPLUG THE MOWER !!
  • Make Sure the Cord Plug is In Your View !
  • Turn the mower on it's side.
  • Take hold of the blade and rotate it in the cutting direction, three half¬†turns, jiggle it violently as you do this if you can. The idea is to get what is left of your motor brushes to make electrical contact on the armature commutator.
  • Place the mower back in cutting position.
  • Plug your cord into a good live outlet.
  • Now start the Mower !
Hope this works, If not I have other suggestions for you.

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iceng (author)2011-09-06

Is your electric mower run with a power cord ??
or do you have to be charge it before using it ??
How old is it ??
What make is it ??

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steveastrouk (author)2011-09-06

Disconnect from the supply, and take a look inside the switch ? May be a loose wire.

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