I’m having problems with my cordless lawnmower.
There are definitely many advantages to running a cordless lawnmower. You don’t need to worry about filling it with the correct amount of oil or ensuring that the petrol is fresh. There is no pollution, low or zero emissions, the engine is silent and the lawnmower is lightweight.
Cordless lawnmowers have a long life and are virtually low maintenance. To keep it in good shape, give it a clean after every mow and store it in dry conditions, such as in a shed or garage.
There are three main components which could potentially cause you an issue:
1). If your grass is cutting uneven, tatty or chewed up, it is highly likely that your blade needs to be sharpened. It’s quite a good idea to take your blade to be sharpened every spring.
2). To ensure long life of the battery, you need to ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The manual will inform the user how to store the battery and will advise whether the battery needs to be charged prior to the first use.
Some batteries have a self-maintenance feature which extends the battery life. Dependant upon the amount of charge left in the battery before storage or non-use and the time that the machine is left in storage or out of use, this self-maintenance feature may automatically start to discharge the battery. Thus, if the lawnmower has been stored for over a month, it is highly likely that you will need to fully re-charge the battery before use.
The battery pack will be equipped with a power indicator. Please refer to your manual as different coloured lights indicate different issues, such as the percentage charge capacity, the voltage of the battery pack and occasionally that the battery is too hot and requires cooling. If the power indicator is not working, this indicates that there is a problem with the battery and you will need to contact us or your supplier.
If the battery only runs for a short time after a full charge, this may indicate that the battery is nearing the end of its usable life and should be replaced. Please contact us and we will give you the best price possible on a replacement battery.
3). The charger – there will be charge indicator lights which usually make you aware of the following issues:
- The battery is charging
- The battery pack or charger is defective
- The battery pack is too hot or cold
- The charge is complete
- The battery pack may have performed a dis-charge and require a full charge.
Please refer to your manual to check the meanings of the light colour and type of ‘flashing’. If you conclude that the charger is defective, after following the instructions in the manual, contact the supplier or manufacturer.
Hopefully these points should help. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are still encountering problems.