My Flymo microlite 28 lawnmower has become very noisy and increased vibration. It wasn’t like that before. I opened it up to see if there was anything loose or broken or missing, but everything looks to be in order except the cutting disk where one of the two disposable disks are attached is split and cannot hold the blade. Could this really be what is causing the motor to be so loud? I would appreciate if you could help. Thank you
Experienced gardeners share their insights in answering this question :
You got it, replace the disc before you use it again.

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The lawnmower is vibrating excessively

The blade may be out of balance, or the blade bolt could be damaged. If so then it needs to be replaced. Check to see if the impeller (fan) is worn or damaged and if the lugs on the spacers have sheared. If so then these too need replacing.

Engine Fan – Most small engines don`t have coolant they are air-cooled and so they need a fan to pull cool air across the engine, and fans are noisy. Check out “Valve lash adjustment”, it`s for a walk-behind mower, but the process is the same for any OHV engine. Engine oil is another opportunity to help reduce noise.
We recommend repairs to only be carried out as directed by the instruction manual, however, if you feel that there are still problems, you can visit a repair agent and get you back to mowing in no time. You can also visit the Flymo spare parts shop to help get your mower`s mojo back.
What is the Lifetime on a Flymo Robotic Lawn Mower? The battery is maintenance-free but has a life span of approximately 2-4 years, though this is dependent on several factors such as the size of lawn & operating hours etc.
The most common cause of excessive vibration is an unbalanced blade. If you`ve recently had your blade sharpened, it`s possible the blade hasn`t been properly balanced during the sharpening process. To fix this, the blade should be removed, rebalanced and refitted.
A screeching engine is usually a simple fix. The lawn mower`s engine belt may need to be replaced. If it is sputtering or knocking, it may be time to replace the rings.
When to sharpen the lawnmower blades on your Flymo. As a rule of thumb, sharpening your lawnmower blade 3-4 times per year is usually enough, but if you have debris in your lawn, such as stones, and your blade is hitting them you`ll need to sharpen them again after the collision.
On average, you can expect a heavy-duty riding mower to have a 5-year to an 8-year lifespan for residential use. For professional-grade mowers that see heavy commercial use, that lifespan is between 4 years and 5 years. The closer your mower is to those milestones, the more strongly you need to consider replacing it.
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The most common reason for a surging lawn mower engine is a blockage in the fuel supply, but there are other possibilities: Bad gas. Bad spark plug. Dirty/faulty carburetor.
Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.
Mower overheating can be caused by a number of things, most of which, unlike the weather, are preventable: Low engine oil can cause some real damage to a lawn mower as it runs. The un-lubricated friction between parts can overheat and wear out the parts.
Take a look at the blade under the mower deck. Sometimes the knocking sound you hear could be the result of a loose, bent or wobbling blade. If you`ve recently removed or replaced the blade and it suddenly started knocking, this is quite possibly the cause of your issue.
A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the lawn mower for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to stall.
If a significant amount of noise and/or debris results from shaking, the muffler has probably deteriorated inside & is in need of replacement. Check the outside of the muffler for signs of rust, dents, holes or cracks, any of which can restrict the exhaust and reduce the effectiveness of the muffler.
On the underside of the hood, car manufacturers install a flame-retardant pad to suppress engine heat that also does an excellent job at reducing engine noise. These thick pads are often made from several different layers of material.
Lawn mowers

This level of noise can make you lose some of your hearing, so be sure to wear hearing protection. Store a pair of earmuffs near the mower, so it`s easy to remember to put them on! Share steps that everyone can take to prevent noise-induced hearing loss: Try to avoid loud noises when possible.

Check the Air Filter

Take a look at the air filter. If it`s dirty, the engine may be starved for air. Filters are either paper or foam. You can remove foam filters and clean them with soapy water, but you`ll have to replace a dirty paper filter.

You will be able to tell if the motor has burnt out as it will emit an electrical burning smell, which will usually happen if your mower has been put under excessive strain.
Theoretically, an electric motor can be repaired indefinitely, but practically there is a limit. That limit exists when the price to repair exceeds the price of new or a non-quality vendor has repaired it so many times that you no longer have faith it will run as intended.
The purpose of the Capacitor is to reduce mains interference from the motor being radiated through the supply and when the Capacitor fails it will blow the mains fuse or show signs of burning. As an essential part of its electrical system, a working capacitor keeps your device working consistently.
Knowing you can expect your residential lawn mower to last you around 450-500 hours is helpful in the decision-making process. The closer you are to the end of the expected lifespan, the more you should consider replacing it if a large issue occurs.
You can expect to get anywhere from six to ten years out of your riding mower, or longer with proper care and maintenance. Like most machines, riding lawn mower life varies depending on a number of factors including terrain, maintenance and upkeep, number of hours used, and more.
As a rough rule of thumb, a single-cylinder mower with 500-750 hours would be considered a high miler, but that`s not to say it`s all worn out. A well-maintained mower will go on and on, as said earlier, my own ride-on mower has about 1000 hours and still pulls its weight around here.

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I have a flymo 400 petrol mower with a b&s motor, it starts fine and runs but surges all the time…. any one know? i have given it a service and spring clean as you do but no change … cheers people
ANSWER : Hi terrymaskell…

Sounds like you have dirt/debris in your caburetor jets,fuel passages or a diaphgram that is becoming non-flexible. Be sure to Check/Clean/Replace your Air Filter, a dirty air filter can make your engine run to rich with fuel.
NOTE: Before you disassemble the carburetor:
Make sure you mark each piece with a awl, or some kind of instrument that will make an alignment scratch before you dissemble the carburetor into separate pieces.That way you will know which way it goes back together when you reassemble it.
Be sure to check your fuel tank for water and dirt/debris, if there is water/debris then you need to clean your tank.Also check you fuel line condition after a while they will degrade and need replacment.Check/Clean/Replace your fuel filter if you have one.Also make sure you are using fresh fuel.If the mower is over a couple of years old, then I recommend that you buy and install a new carburetor repair kit,because the diaphragm will get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
Sometimes you can get by with priming the carburetor or using starting fluid and letting it run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.I recommend that you use a laquer thinner type cleaner to clean and dissolve the laquer build-up in the float and needle jet passages.Be sure to remove all plastic and rubber parts before using the laquer thinner because it can dissolve the plastic parts and render them unuseable.Be sure to use COMPRESSED AIR to blow out all the fuel and air passages.Be careful when blowing out the passages, because there are sometimes small rubber type seats in the bottom of some of the passages.Keep in mind that the float (if you have one) for the carburetor must be level when you go to reassemble the carburetor or follow the instructions you get with the carburetor kit.When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, you will first need to lightly seat the jet screws.But before you lightly seat the jet screws count the number of turns it takes to seat the jet screws from their original position.Be sure to mark the turns down on a piece of paper.That way when you put the jets back in, you know to lightly seat them first and then turn them back out to their original position before you started.Once you have your carburetor rebuilt that should solve your problem.
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How to take off carbarator – Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton Lawnmower Lawn Mower Short Block
ANSWER : Usually there are two screws. On some newer mowers the same screws hold on the Air Cleaner housing.

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I have been given an old flymo electric lawn mower model e30-11 but have not yet used it as there was no manual given to me. Is ther a manual still available online?
ANSWER : Yep go to this web page and you can find the manual you need.
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I Have a flymo twister 2500 blow / vac it sucks up leaves and doesnt cut them up , gets blocked and therefore doesnt work, what can i do?
ANSWER : Your machine is very sensitive. By that I mean it will only take in leaves and nothing else. A little twig will jam it. I don’t know what you mean by cut them up because you machine is not a chipper. You have one impeller which does the two jobs of sucking and blowing. If I am not mistaken it is plastic too which makes it not too strong. If you need to change the impeller, do so and just use it to blow debris. Good Luck

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When my flymo lite 250 engine is running the end does not turn to cut the grass
ANSWER : Could be anything from a stripped drive shaft to a loose or stripped trimmer head. You’ll probably need to take it to a repair shop to have them diagnose the problem and locate the replacement parts if it’s anything other than a stripped trimmer head bolt.

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My flymo woodshark has just died whilst cutting a branch no smell or anything cant find manual is there one on line or can uhelp tried fuse in plug no help
ANSWER : Yes there is a manual at the black and decker website, when you get to their main page, scroll down to the bottom and click on instruction manuals, then you will put in the model no. and it will take you to the download. It is easy. take care and good luck

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Ride on lawnmower lr35 just clicking and wont start
ANSWER : Check battery and starter cables for tightness and corrosion. also battery voltage.

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ANSWER : No doubt the brushes have decided they need replaced .

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