The weekend rolls around, and it’s a beautiful sunny Saturday morning. Instead of heading down to the beach with the dog and kids or hitting the green for a round of golf, you decide to bite the bullet and tackle the lawn. But when you pull the lawn mower out and go to get started, it all goes downhill – so you shove the mower to the back of the discarded and decide to let the grass grow wild instead. Sound familiar? If you’ve got a corded or cordless electric lawn mower, there are a number of shared problems you’re likely to encounter throughout its lifespan of use. So here are some tips on troubleshooting the most shared complaints people have about electric lawn mowers.
Lawn mowers are machines, and like all things mechanical, they may break down or require maintenance now and then. If you own an electric lawn mower, the good news is that in general these types of mowers require much less maintenance than traditional gas powered mowers. Unlike gas mowers, electric powered models do not require gas fuel, oil changes, new spark plugs or air filters.
One of the most important features of your electric mower is its strength supply. For corded mowers, you will need to take care of the electric cord as this connects your mower to the strength socket which drives the whole thing. When mowing, watch where you are going and take care not to mow over the cord or trip on it as you are going along. Never try and yank the cord out from the strength socket, as this could damage it or cause you to injure yourself. After you have finished mowing, roll the cord up neatly so it is free from kinks and twists that will potentially weaken or crack the cord.
For battery operated or cordless electric lawn mowers, there is no cord to worry about; however you will need to continue the mower battery. Always read the manufacturers guidelines or instructions on battery care. Some mowers will be delivered fully charged, while others will need to be charged up before first use. Get into the habit of recharging your battery closest after you have finished mowing – that way when you go to mow next time your mower will be ready to go straightaway. Try not to fully drain the battery as this can cause damage to it – if your mower has a strength level indicator, keep an eye on this while mowing so you know when your battery levels are getting low. Cold weather and heavy use can drain battery strength faster, so be aware of this if you live in a cold climate or have very rapid grass growth to counteract.