Electric and gasoline lawn mowers repair with their own hands
Repair of lawn mowers, both gasoline and electric can be needed at the most unexpected moment. We will tell you about the main breakages of self-made and branded equipment, tell you what to pay attention to and on what signs you can recognize malfunction.
Lawnmower. wonderful alternative to a hand-held mower, facilitating and speeding up mowing grass in a variety of places, including those where an ordinary grass mower simply will not turn. But behind the comfort and convenience is a complex modern mechanism that requires tireless attention and regular maintenance.
Regardless of the manufacturer, all machines have a similar design. That is why VIKING mower repair is made with your own hands similarly to other brands: Husqvarna, Stihl, Bosch, Gardena, Oleo-Mac. Self-made lawn mower will not make an exception, but the elimination of the breakage requires basic knowledge. Consider the most common causes of engine failure, and repair lawn mower with their own hands in the field.
Mechanical repair for all types of lawn mowers
Regardless of the type of motor, the mechanical part of the grass trimmer includes the blades, the device to eject or accumulate the cut grass, and the transmission mechanism. often than not, blades break or the trimmer line runs out.
Cleaning the mechanics of the Bosh lawnmower
Blades break or bend with the naked eye. Depending on the material and degree of damage, the blades are replaced or repaired by simply bending them back into place. In case of heavy wear, the cutting part can be sharpened. Lawn mower from the trimmer for grass with their own hands made can fail for a variety of reasons. Most often it is exceeding the maximum allowable load on the torque and motor, since a knife is used instead of a fishing line.
During inspection, check the condition of the grass air duct and clean it if necessary. complicated mechanical breakdowns require complex tools, special equipment, professional skills and to eliminate such faults it is better to trust professionals.
Functions of the blade on the lawnmower
Lawn mower blades perform the function of cutting the grass. Knives are made of high quality steel. The sharpening of the blade influences the performance. A sharp blade cuts the plants evenly. Blunt. leaves a fringe on them, i.e. the cut of each blade of grass is cut perpendicularly to the surface into several parts. This is what happens when you cut the grass with your hands. As a result, grass that has been cut cleanly and evenly is tightened the very next day. The lawn looks attractive and striking. In the second case, the territory in front of the house turns a dirty-green color. The cuttings do not heal until 10 to 18 days.
Please note! An additional function of the blade in the lawnmower is to create an airflow during rotation, which transports the plants to the grass catcher box. For this purpose the blades often have several special serrations.
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Reasons to remove the knife
Common reasons for removing or replacing a cutting element include the following:
When the knife is blunt, bent or deformed, the lawn looks untidy after mowing. This can be remedied by sharpening.
Professionals recommend this procedure once a year. This is best done in the spring, before starting work. If the cutting elements blunt faster, sharpen them more often.
If the blades show chips, cracks, or it is severely worn down and became thin, in this case, it is necessary to replace. There is no point in sharpening such a tool. Besides, the blade can break at any moment and fly out from under the machine body, injuring people or animals nearby. Such a device can also lead to engine failure. It is allowed to change the item for a similar model. Please refer to the instruction manual for the characteristics of the blade.
If there is no suitable item in the store, you can always buy blades of shorter length. It will then take a little longer to tidy up the lawn than before. But that’s no problem compared to the fact that the wrong blade is sometimes impossible to securely fasten to your garden equipment. Then the way out is the universal lawn mower blades. These are blades that come with adapters, bolts, washers, etc. Blades themselves have several options for fastening. As a result, the cutting elements can be fixed to completely different models.
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Bosch Rotak 37 LI how to change the blade on a lawnmower
Bosch Rotak 37 LI how to change the blade on a lawn mower.
Tatyana65, I have a lawn mower Honda, she went four years. It comes with a detailed annotation on sharpening the blade. larix wrote it all correctly. Although it is safer and more convenient to remove the blade, which, by the way, is fixed with 2 screws. We check the balance by “hanging out” with a screwdriver.
Of course, you should not, if possible, run over a pebble or other objects. it really spoils the knife.
MTD I have, the knife took on Novolazanskaya in the garden equipment store.
I always sharpen my knives myself. service centers are a bit far away, but a sharpener is close by. My previous, relatively low-powered electronic mower had to be sharpened quite often, otherwise the edges of grass would get shaggy. At more strong gasoline one has ground for a season. it is visible, it “by assertion” takes. The 1 st time to remove the blade was very difficult. it stuck or what, but the husband only the third time he made a special. unscrewed with a wrench. And on the electronic one I managed with the pliers without any hassle.
Took a spare mower in Gazonokosilshik, but spouse removed the old and honed, some time worked they secretly hoping that unbalanced mower and I buy the latest. nothing remarkable came out, so far using the old, and she’s not less than 4 years. already bored.
To a certain extent, the danger of a small imbalance is a myth. Look at the knife, it does not know so much film adheres to it, and not moderately. And nothing harmful happens.
But if you take it off and grind it on the grinder, you’ll get imbalance for sure, the grinder removes metal outrageously.
Personally, I sharpen either a diamond rathole (very good for tool steel and takes off a minimum). Or, if I run a very other words mini drill like Dremel, it is also very carefully can be sharpened. You don’t have to sharpen it to knife sharpness, the main thing is to have an obvious angle instead of roundness.
What prevents to check the balance, putting the knife for the central hole on the stick. if it is evenly hanging. it is balanced, if one side is pulling down. unbalanced and need to remove a little. Naturally, with this method knives are sharpened faster. but it seems to me, buy a couple of spare knives and replace them as they wear out. economically more profitable than to drag every time to the service on the other end of town and pay for sharpening (the only time I did so, they charged me 300, it was 5 years ago). You just need to calculate how much the knife costs and how much. a trip to the shop.
A rathole or bar to me to grind do not like. long and boring. really sorry time. You can meditate on other work, like weeding, for example. ? IMHO
Vasya, I also do not sharpen knives, and change them, but about the imbalance still say. Putting a knife on the stick and leveling it you get only static balance, dynamic balance is impossible to check at home, but it specifically gives the worst consequences for the engine.
Rom165, I would like to clarify. I just sharpen knives. but myself, with an electric sharpener. And as for the rest I agree. the electronic mower has been in use for 6 years, it has already had its body (plastic) beginning to wear out. but it worked fine and was given away “in good hands” after the acquisition of a petrol one in working order. Over the years 2 blades have been used alternately and have not had time to grind with the sharpener before throwing away. And you’ve mowed a lot. 12 hectares of grass. Was imbalanced. was not. do not know. ?
I report. to me at work, our craftsmen sharpened a knife, checked for imbalance, gave it to me and said. use it ? I watched them sharpening, in order to sharpen my own knives later. I know how to use an electric sharpener. And sharpening knives was so easy that I and the spouse did not even bother ?
Reasons to remove the knife
Among the common reasons for removing or replacing a cutting element are the following:
When the blade gets blunt, bent or deformed, the lawn looks untidy after cutting. Corrects the situation by proper sharpening.
Professionals advise to carry out the procedure once a year. It’s better to do it in spring, before you start working. If the cutting elements get blunt faster, they get sharpened more often.
If the blade shows chips, cracks, or it has been badly ground down and has become thin, in which case it needs to be replaced. To sharpen such a tool makes no sense. In addition, the blade can at any time break and fly out from under the body of the machine, injuring people or animals who happened to be nearby. Such a device can also lead to engine failure. It is allowed to replace the element with a similar model. The specifications of the blade are listed in the manual.
If there is no suitable product in the store, you can always buy blades of shorter length. In this case, to clean up the lawn will take a little more time than before. But this is no problem, compared to the fact that the wrong blade is sometimes impossible to securely attach to the garden equipment. Then the way out. universal lawn mower blades. These are the blades that come with adapters, bolts, washers, etc. The blades themselves have several mounting options. As a result the cutting elements can be fixed on completely different models.
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Bosch Rotak 37 LI how to change the blade on a lawnmower
Bosch Rotak 37 LI how to change the blade on a lawnmower.
Tatyana65, I have a lawn mower “Honda”, it was the fourth year. It comes with a detailed annotation on sharpening the blade. larix wrote it right. Although it is safer and more convenient to remove the blade, which, by the way, is fixed by 2 bolts. Check the balance by “hanging out” with a screwdriver.
Naturally, if possible, you should not run over a pebble or other objects. it really spoils the knife.
MTD I have, I took a knife at Novolazanskaya in the store garden equipment.
I always sharpen knives myself. service centers are far away, and the sharpener. nearby. My previous, relatively low-powered mower had to be sharpened often, otherwise the edges of grass would break. The stronger one has had only one sharpening in a season so far. The first time to remove the knife was very difficult. stick or what, but my husband only the third special. use a wrench to unscrew. But with the electronic one I can use pliers without a problem.
I took a spare mower in Gazonokosilshik, but the husband took the old one and sharpened, he worked for a while, hoping in secret that the unbalanced mower and I bought the newest. nothing remarkable came out, until now I use the old, and it is not less than 4 years. already bored.
To some extent, the danger of a small imbalance is a myth. Look at the knife, there is so much unknowable film of something sticking to it, and not in moderation. And nothing harmful happens.
But if you take it off and grind it on the grinder, you’ll get imbalance for sure, the grinder removes metal without a trace.
Personally, I either sharpen with a diamond razor (very good for tool steel and removes a minimum). Or, if I run a very different words mini-drill like Dremel, it is also very carefully can be sharpened. There is no need to sharpen to knife sharpness, the main thing is to have an obvious angle, not circularity.
What prevents checking the balance, putting the knife by the central hole on the stick. if it is even, it is balanced, if one side is pulling down, it is unbalanced and needs to be removed a little. Naturally, with this method knives are sharpened faster. but it seems to me, buy a couple of spare and replace them as they wear out. economically more profitable than to drag every time to the service on the other side of town and pay for grinding (the only time I did so, they charged me 300, it was 5 years ago). You just need to calculate how much the knife costs and how much. a trip to the shop.
And I do not like to sharpen with a razor or grindstone. long and boring. I really pity time. Meditate you can and other work. weeding, for example. ? IMHO
Vasya, I also do not sharpen knives, and change, but about the imbalance still say. Putting a knife on a stick and leveling it, you get only the static balance, the dynamic at home to test the criteria, but it specifically gives the most adverse effects on the motor.
Rom165, I would like to clarify. I am sharpening knives. but by myself, with an electric sharpener. And as for the rest I agree. the electronic mower used for 6 years, it already had a body erase (plastic). but it worked well and was given away “in good hands” after the acquisition of gasoline in working order. Over the years, 2 knives have been used interchangeably, and did not have time to grind with the sharpener before throwing away. And we mowed a lot. about 12 hectares of grass. I don’t know if it was unbalanced or not. ?
I report. to me at work, our craftsmen sharpened the knife, checked for imbalance, gave it to me and said. use it ? I watched them sharpening, so that later I would sharpen the blades myself. I know how to use the electric sharpener. And sharpening blades turned out to be so easy that I and my husband do not even bother ?
Removing the knife
The process of partially disassembling the vegetation mowing machine begins with preparatory work on your own. Observe safety precautions and wear gloves. It is necessary to prepare a wrench in order to unscrew the mount, as well as a small plank to help fix the blade. Disconnect the electric appliance from the mains. Drain fuel and turn off the spark plug in the petrol unit to prevent any risk of sudden contact. Regardless of the type of machine, the owner must unscrew the grass catcher.
Important! Before turning the mower on its side or upside down, inspect it to make sure there is no gasoline or oil leakage. It is best to drain the oil in the crankcase, too. Otherwise, if there is a leak, it will be difficult to start the unit.
It is also possible not to turn the mower, but simply to put it on a frame or two chairs, simulating an elevator. After that, a person should approach the machine from underneath.
The mower can be equipped with:
The first one uses a single blade in the shape of a small strip. Its length will be the same as that indicated in the characteristics of the device under the item mowing width. Usually it is 30-50 cm.
In the second case, two blades are used, which are mounted at an angle of 180 degrees relative to each other.
As a side note! Another variant of the cutting system. blades with four blades. They may or may not be connected to each other by a common base.
In the latter case, we are talking about several knives, located at different heights. Such a nozzle in the form of the upper blade equip modern models, which have an additional function mulching the lawn. On the upper blades fall plants from the weed tank. Sharp edges thoroughly crush the greenery, which after the procedure covers the ground of the lawn and turns into mulch.
The step-by-step process
- Before removing the blade from the lawnmower, it is fixed with a strong board or log, set into the ground. It is necessary that the knife, when it will be removed, does not move. However, some people neglect this safety measure and simply hold the cutting plate with their hand.
- Take an L-type socket wrench or a socket tool that fits perfectly. The use of combination pliers is not recommended. This fixturing tool can easily ruin a bolt’s edge.
- The cutting set is usually fastened by a single large bolt in the middle. Modern models have several fasteners. You end up having to unscrew them all.
- Bolts most often have right-hand threads. Therefore, to undo a bolt, turn the wrench counterclockwise. In order to screw it back on, do the opposite, that is, screw the bolt clockwise.
- Over time, the threaded pair can become sticky and corroded and unscrewing the bolt becomes a problem. In this case, special lubricants called liquid wrenches are used.
- If the removal was successful and all fasteners are intact, then the bolts, nuts, washers are stowed away in the box for safekeeping. These connections may have to be reused.
Further information. Before removing the blade, it is important to memorize its position. Most knives are mounted counterclockwise, and this is the rotation of the element. However, this advice is not suitable for all models. Therefore, you should pay attention to the position of the element. This is exactly the position in which the new blade has to be inserted or the old one has to be screwed on after sharpening.
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How to remove the blade from a garden mower
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How to Change a Lawn Mower Blade
You should check the blade at least once a season, or every time you hit an object with it. If you hit an object and your mower seems to vibrate too much, you should have it inspected by your dealer to see if the drive shaft is bent or otherwise damaged. If the tips of the grass turn brown between mowing, this is a sign that the blade may be dull. Damaged grass needs more water and is more prone to disease. The knife should be replaced when it is dented or bent, or too worn for another sharpening. Make sure the replacement blade meets all OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) specifications.
Because you need to tilt the mower on its side to change the blade, there is the potential for oil and fuel spills. To avoid this, operate the mower until you run out of fuel. To avoid burns, use caution when working around a hot engine. If time permits, let the engine cool down before changing the blade. Remove the spark plug wire first to prevent the mower engine from starting accidentally.
Tilt the mower on its side so that the engine air filter looks up. This will prevent engine oil from getting into the carburetor and air filter. Inspect the blade for wear or damage. You should check your blade at least once a season to be sure it is sharp. A blunt knife will tear rather than cut the grass, which can cause the tips of the grass to darken, then will not beautify your lawn at all. Also make sure you check the knife for damage every time you hit an object with it. If you hit the blade against something and, later, your mower vibrates excessively, have a service dealer check the drive shaft for bending or other damage.
If you decide to replace the old knife, you should wear gloves to protect your hands from the sharp edges of the mechanism. You can buy the original knife on our website Dacha-on-line.ru
Use a properly sized head, loosen the bolt that attaches the blade to the drive shaft. Some units may have two extra bolts attaching the blade adapter to the blade. Loosening them before removing the blade from the block will make your job easier. Before removing the blade, remember how the blade is oriented. You need to be sure that the replacement blade is oriented in a similar manner with the ribs pointing upward. Remove the blade from the mower and save the parts of the blade adapter to install a new blade.
Put the new blade and the blade adapter together on the motor drive shaft. Tighten the blade bolt to the proper torque value as instructed in your owner’s manual.
Remove the blade removal tool and return the mower to the upright position. Reconnect the spark plug wire, and you’re all set!
Matrix Turbo mower blade adapter
Unfortunately, Matrix-direct has ended support for this product. The service centers located in the list.
Flip the mower over to expose the blade; Secure the blade with a wood block; Using the right tool, usually a socket or ring spanner, unscrew the blade mounting; Remove the blade itself.
After cleaning the blade of grass, dirt and debris, you can proceed to sharpening.
To sharpen the lawnmower blade you will need a stable base. a table or workbench on which you can comfortably place and fix the blade for the final sharpening. Balanced variant. if you have a possibility to fix a knife in the vice.
When carrying out the work, remember that the working part of the blade is hardened, you should try to keep the edge of the blade as small as possible and keep the cutting angle of the mower blade.
If the working parts of the knife have no damage. burrs, nicks. you can confine yourself to straightening the blade. For that you can use an abrasive block or file with a diamond finish. It is not necessary to remove a great deal of metal and you can get by with “fine” tools.
If your knife blades are damaged, remove them with a coarse file, an emery wheel, or an electric tool with an abrasive nozzle before sharpening.
If you are working with a file or an abrasive stone, sharpening is done from the center of the knife to the edge. Movement of the tool is “away from you”. After the work is done, it is necessary to check whether the balance of the mower blade has changed.
The sharpened blade can be mounted on the mower and you can start mowing the lawn.
Bosch Rotak 37 LI how to change the blade on a lawnmower
Bosch Rotak 37 LI how to change the blade on a lawnmower.
Cylinder lawnmowers are equipped with a blade block composed of a drum with several curved blades and a stationary straight blade. It may seem that it is very difficult to sharpen such a knife, but it is not so. You don’t even have to remove the spindle.
To sharpen the spindle blade you will need abrasive. sandpaper, preferably waterproof.
It is necessary to cut a strip of paper 1-2mm wider than the width of the fixed blade and stick it on the fixed mower blade with double sided adhesive tape, with the abrasive material on the top side.
After that, bring the drive knives in action. Hand cylinder lawnmower. roll it several times on a flat hard surface, if you have an electric cylinder mower then plug it in, turn it on and let it work for a short time, 1 minute is enough.
Remember to remove sandpaper from the fixed blade before using the mower.
As you can see, to sharpen the blade of any lawn mower is not so difficult and perform this work on the power of each owner of this type of garden equipment.
When the mower does not start
Depending on the area of the lawn and the growth of grass on it, the owners choose the optimal technique in terms of characteristics. It comes in several types:
Also, restoring lawn mowers with your own hands will be needed if winter storage conditions were inappropriate. For example, after use, the working surfaces were not cleaned or there was no off-season preventive maintenance. As a result, a variety of problems appear:
- Frequent sharpening of the mower blades is required;
- simply will not start the lawnmower;
- the engine starts, but after a short period of time the lawnmower stops;
- malfunctions appear at the carburetor, which requires not only disassembly, but also cleaning with repair;
- lawn mower repair with their own hands is required in case of a significant reduction in power during operation.
Go to an expensive service center is not necessary. Many problems can be solved cost-effectively and can be repaired on your own.
You need to clean the cutting parts after each use. Change oil and service these parts often to minimize your risk of breakdowns.
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Problems with mechanical parts
The mechanical system on multi-drive lawn mowers consists of the following components and assemblies:
- The blade (rotary or cylindrical type) or the blade;
- gear mechanism;
- grass catcher box and the device ejection grass;
- Wheels, handle, and body.
Cutting element failure
Most frequently damaged (e.g. bent) or blunted blades or trimmer line runs out. This can easily be identified by a simple visual inspection.
Cutting bluntness is evidenced by uneven cutting of grass stems when mowing with a lawnmower.
The blades may loosen over time. Their balance is disturbed while rotating and they vibrate, whistle, rattle. If the blades are damaged, then during the operation the mechanism will make in addition uncontrolled, sudden, sharp movements. To correct this type of problem, the cutting elements are repositioned, replaced with new ones, or repaired. If possible, the blades are resharpened.
Sounds and vibrations during operation
Unusual noise, vibration, rattling occurs during the operation of the machine, when the fastenings of its structural elements: housing, motor are loosened. These phenomena are more common with gas-powered models, because their motor is subject to stronger vibrations than the electric motor. To eliminate these phenomena, check all connections, tighten screws if necessary. Occasionally, whistling when the machine is running is due to a foreign object getting inside and blocking the roller in the aerator. In this case it is enough to take it out for the sound to stop.
The cutting attachments do not rotate
Often when mowing tall or hard grass, the cutting attachments will not rotate due to clogging. This problem in most cases (if it did not lead to more significant negative consequences) can be easily solved with your own hands, just by picking out the stems of the plants with a stick.
Breakage of constructional parts
Damage to wheels, handle and housing is rare. If they are significant, these structural elements must be replaced. Methods of repair, if possible, in each case depend on the material of the broken parts. they can be plastic, aluminum, steel.
my belt wears out, gets stretched and then breaks over time. The gasoline engine is running, but the blades don’t rotate. Self-propelled models can also break the wheel drive belt: then they stop and do not drive. Sometimes the clutch cable is just stretched and needs to be adjusted.
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|Pros:||the idea is good i when it works just fine|
|Cons:||Engine lasts one season.|
|Review:||Bought in May 2010. In the brand store, took to the village. Turned it on, mowing, super lawn. Next year, in spring, turned it on, it worked a little and whistled. Took it to repair. Took it back in a month. Again in the village, works. 2012 г. history repeats itself. So much for buying expensive appliances. For this money you can buy 2 or 3 pieces on the Barabashka|
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|Pros:||Nice appearance, gives the impression of a good product|
|Cons:||All like many. Soft blade, bottom bearing screwed up. Disassembled surprised the design with the blade shaft drive belt (you could install it on the motor shaft, providing the desired speed), the belt drive base is soft, rigidity is achieved when installed in the body of the lawnmower.|
|Review:||While the quality of many parts is relatively good, there are parts that are clearly designed for quick wear and tear. Probably to buy a new one as fast as possible Installed it, but it didn’t work. The spring washer broke at the bottom, the armature sagged, the motor got warm, the power dropped. In general, I think whether to buy a new one (not Gardena, of course) or to dance more with tambourine. Would not recommend for purchase.|
– 2. Gor Vlad
|Pros:||Worked, happy. Mowing smoothly|
|Cons:||Takes the big grass badly.|
|Review:||Like the previous authors it worked for a season and a half and jammed. The engine heats up. The device seems to have a broken pivot. The warranty is written two years, but alas could not find the warranty card. Though the plastic is nice, but I would not recommend it to anyone.|
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|Pros:||Not expensive, lightweight|
|Review:||Agreed. Lower bearing fails quickly. Melts plastic saddle where it is pressed into. It is impossible to lubricate this assembly. No advice barking. The other lawn mowed was not.|
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|Cons:||Thin blade, often bends, let down the switch, the grass is poorly collected in the grass catcher box, sometimes the mowing height adjustment is knocked down.|
– 2. Von Stierlitz Max Otto
|Cons:||Thin blade, often bends, tripped the switch, the grass is badly gathered in the grass catcher box, sometimes the cutting height is lost.|
– 2. krylov dmitriy
|Cons:||Replaced under warranty twice, after about two uses, first it got hot, then the shaft jammed. And the mowing area is not at all large and the grass is not high. Warranty repair shop recognized the defect. After the second return I bought a gasoline model.|
|My feedback:||Not a quality model.|
– 2. Nikolay Biryukov
|Pros:||Mowed well, pleased with the presence of a collector for the cut grass|
|Cons:||Low reliability and service life, engine bearing died|
|Review:||Mower was not intensively used: lawn area is small, and mowed once in two weeks, lasted about 2 years, at one “wonderful” moment, firstly, began to mow worse, then slowed down the rotation even at idle speed, then completely stopped and smelled like burnt. The bearing of the motor broke, its shaft was out of alignment (the plastic friction in the faulty bearing melted through), as a result the movable part of the motor (what is fixed on the shaft) caught the inner surface of the stationary one, and the mower got jammed. Judging by the reviews, it is a typical failure for this model, and the manufacturer should concern the quality of the bearings.|
– 2. Biryukov Nikolay
|Pros:||Mowed well, happy to have a collector for the cuttings|
|Cons:||Low reliability and lifespan, motor bearing died|
|Review:||Used unintensively: lawn area is small, and mowed once every two weeks, lasted about 2 years, at one “beautiful” moment first got worse, then slowed down the rotation even at idle, then completely stopped and smelled of burnt. the engine bearing is broken, the alignment of the shaft was disturbed (even the plastic friction in a faulty bearing melted), as a result, the movable part of the motor (what is fixed on the shaft) caught the inner surface of the stationary one, and the mower got jammed. Judging by the reviews, this is a typical breakdown for this model, and the manufacturer obviously needs to concern itself with the quality of the bearings.|
What to do if the lawnmower stops mowing
often two situations occur when there are mowing problems: either the grass does not cut, or the rotor with the cutting element does not rotate at all. In the first case, there can be two versions. the blade blunted or damaged (the problem is respectively eliminated by sharpening or replacement unit), or the cutter incorrectly installed (according to the rules, between the stationary head and the rotating part should be at least one millimeter).
There are situations when the rotor does not rotate. To solve the problem, you need to do the following: check if something prevents the free rotation of the cutter, if the grass, rope or other foreign object is not wound around it, if the drive belt is not broken, if the power cord is connected, if the switch is functional, if the voltage in the mains, if the engine is not overheated (in such equipment is usually built in a heat controller that controls the maximum allowable temperature, to avoid damage to the motor).
Rating of high quality mower blades
This accessory is used in combination with the cutter and is designed to return grass cuttings into the area of rotation of the blades of grass to be shredded again. Thus, the grass is ground into small pieces and evenly distributed over the lawn, thereby fertilizing it.
The product is designed for Makita brand equipment, but craftsmen advise to buy an adapter, with the help of which the nozzle can be installed on the lawnmower of any model. The versatility of this attachment is due to the popularity of the model in garden equipment stores. In addition to the main product, the delivery set also includes a set of attachment bolts. The weight of the product is 320 grams, overall dimensions: length. 180 mm, width. 170 mm, height. 190 mm. Medium
- one of the most popular models, sold in most stationary online stores;
- the product is inexpensive in price;
- Products of this manufacturer are periodically offered discounts of up to 20%;
- low weight;
- Many positive customer reviews.
The review continues with the nozzle from the world-renowned German manufacturer Bosch. From the previous challenger it differs in shape and appearance. Despite these differences, it performs its function without criticism. The construction of the head is designed so as not to throw the remains of plants into the collector, but to direct them to regrind. Despite the simpler shape, compared to the previous contender, the nozzle has a greater weight. 560 grams, and it is recommended to buy it for those who have the physical ability to work with more weight. Overall dimensions. 33 cm (length), 13,5 (width), 31 cm (height). Medium
- High-quality materials of manufacture;
- One of the best nozzles, according to customers;
- the best detachable equipment manufacturer for lawn mowers.
The set includes a cutter and mulching nozzle. Both items can be used together or separately. The set is suitable for lawnmowers with a cutting width of 41 centimetres. According to the manufacturer’s website description, it allows you to shred plants to a condition that does not allow you to remove residue from the lawn. They are evenly distributed over it and serve as a fertilizer.
The set is designed for the following models of ride-on mowers: STIHL MA 443.1, MA 443.1 C, ME 443.1, ME 443.1 C, MB 443.1. For use with other models an adapter must be purchased.
Some experts believe that buying mulching nozzles is a waste of money, and it is better to buy a cutting element with the same capacity. The most popular and inexpensive model of these torches is from DDE. It is made of steel, painted red. For shredding grass, the knife has special notches on both sides.
The inside diameter of the hole is 2.54 centimeters, so that the cutting element will fit most manufacturers’ machines. If necessary, an adapter can be used for compatibility. The product is 46 centimeters long and can be used with any suitable holder. Medium
This cutter differs not only in appearance, but also in chopping features. on the ends of the product are welded curved sharpened plates that cut the stems of plants. Despite the fact that this product is made in China, customers note good value for money. Reviews also note the correct geometry, good sharpening, light weight and balance of the torch.
The length of the product is 40 centimeters, so it can be used with popular models of lawnmowers. Medium
- Low cost;
- non-standard shape;
- customers do not need to look for where to buy the cutter. it is available in most core stores, and can also be ordered online via the Internet.
This product fits the LM4622, 4627, 4630 lawnmowers of the same name. The product is shaped like an ordinary replacement torch, and the mulching effect is achieved due to the curved shape of its blades. According to the manufacturer’s statement, the product is made of quality steel and is designed for a long service life.
Cutting blade length is 46 centimeters, allowing it to be used with most standard mowing equipment models. The torch weighs less than 600 grams. The size of the central hole: 1017 mm, the dimensions of the central hole: 1925 mm, hole center spacing: 47 mm, product thickness: 3,5 mm. Medium
- Unlike other models, in this one the manufacturer has specified clear dimensions of mounting holes;
- low cost;
- on the website of the manufacturing organization you can find step-by-step instructions on how to remove the cutter and install a new one yourself, read the latest products for garden equipment;
- as this is a Russian-made product, they are sold in all specialized stores.
The review continues with a product from the Swedish manufacturer, which has gained popularity due to the quality of its products. This cutter is made of stainless steel and coated with black powder paint. Cutting element has not only a curved shape, but also notches on the sides, which shred the grass into small particles.