Black & Decker GR360 User manual

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Rotary Lawnmower
GR360
Congratulations!
On your purchase of your Black & Decker rotary
lawnmower.
This user manual provides important operating and
maintenance instructions for all the rotary mowers in
the Black & Decker GR360 range.
Know your mower
Read all of this manual carefully, observing all
the recommended safety instructions before,
during and after using your mower, and
maintain your mower in good working order.
Familiarise yourself with the controls on your
mower before attempting to operate it, but
above all, be sure you know how to stop
your mower in an emergency.
Retain this user manual and all other
literature supplied with your mower for future
reference.
Safety instructions
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Training
• Never allow children or persons who are
unfamiliar with this type of mower to use
it, nor anyone who has not read this user
manual.
Do not allow children, animals or
other persons near your mower
6m / 20ft
when in use - always keep them
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at least 6m (20ft) away from the
cutting area.
• Remember that the operator is
responsible for accidents or hazards
occurring to other people or their property.
• Your mower is designed for use on AC
(mains) electrical supplies only - do not
attempt to use it on any other supply.
• Plug your mower into a power point never a lighting socket.
• Never carry your mower by the cable or
jerk the cable to seperate the
connectors. Keep the cable away from
heat sources, oils or sharp edges. Check
the condition of your cable before use
and do not use if damaged.
User manual
Preparation
• To protect your feet, always wear stout
shoes or boots - freshly cut grass is
damp and slippery.
• Rubber or man-made footwear will
enhance your safety.
• Do not operate your mower barefoot or
in open sandals.
• Use protective equipment. Wear safety
spectacles or goggles whilst operating
your mower. Use ear protection if the
sound level seems uncomfortable when
using your mower.
• Use a face mask if dusty.
• Wear long trousers to protect your legs any debris left on the lawn or cutting path
may be picked up and ejected by the
blades.
• The power supply cable should be
regularly inspected for signs of damage or
ageing, and only used if in good condition.
• Always keep the power supply cable
away from the blades - be aware of its
position at all times.
• Always be sure your mower is in a safe
operating condition.
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Before using your mower, disconnect it
from the electrical supply and visually
check that the blade, blade nut and
cutter assembly are not worn or
damaged. A damaged blade or worn
blade nut is a major hazard and must be
replaced. Also check that the blade nut is
securely fastened.
Always check that your lawn or cutting
path is clear of all sticks, stones, wire
and other debris. Contact with such
debris may be dangerous or may
damage your mower and could be
thrown by the blade.
Operation
• When tilting the handle downwards (or to
the side) to start your mower, do not tilt it
more than is absolutely necessary.
Always ensure that both hands are in the
operating position and feet are well away
from the blades before returning your
mower to the ground.
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Your mower will continue to run
for a short time after releasing
the switch lever. Always allow
your mower to stop on its own.
Release the switch lever to turn your
mower off and remove the plug from
the mains:
• Whenever you leave your mower
unattended.
• Before checking, cleaning, adjusting
or working on your mower.
• Before clearing a blockage.
• If your mower starts to vibrate
abnormally (check immediately).
• After striking a foreign object, inspect
your mower for damage and make
repairs as necessary.
Never run your mower whilst lying on its
side or attempt to stop the blade always allow it to stop on its own.
Do not put hands or feet near or under
rotating parts.
Keep clear of discharge openings at all
times.
Start your mower carefully according to
the instructions and with your feet well
away from the blade.
Do not use your mower in the rain and
do not allow it to get wet. Avoid using
your mower in wet grass, if possible.
Use your mower only in daylight or good
artificial light.
Do not pull your mower towards you or
walk backwards when in operation.
Do not cross gravel paths or roads whilst
the tines are rotating.
Always be sure of your footing,
particularly on slopes.
Always cut across the face of slopes, never
up and down. Exercise extreme caution
when changing direction on slopes.
Do not cut excessively steep slopes and
always wear non-slip footwear.
Check the grassbag (if supplied) for wear
or damage and replace if necessary.
Never use your mower without the
grassbag in place.
Walk, never run. Do not force your mower.
Never pick up or carry your mower while
the motor is running.
Ensure the blade has stopped rotating
and take extreme care before lifting your
mower for and during transportation.
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Never operate your mower with defective
guards or shields.
Maintenance and storage
• Store your mower in a dry place when
not in use, out of the reach of children.
• Do not use solvents or cleaning fluids to
clean your mower - use a blunt scraper
to remove grass and dirt.
• Always disconnect from the electrical
supply before cleaning.
• Do not operate your mower if any parts
are defective; discard all defective parts
and fit new parts before use.
• Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to
be sure your mower is in a safe working
condition.
• Use only Black & Decker recommended
replacement parts and accessories.
Black & Decker’s policy is one of continuous
improvement to our products and, as such, we
reserve the right to change product specifications
without prior notice.
Double insulation
Your mower is double insulated.
This means that all external metal parts are
electrically isolated from the power supply.
This is achieved by placing an extra
insulation barrier between the electrical and
mechanical parts. Double insulation means
greater electrical safety and obviates the
necessity of having your mower earthed.
Electrical safety (UK only)
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Your mower should always be switched off
at the mains before disconnecting any plug
and socket connector or extension cables.
Fuse replacement
If your mower is supplied with cable fitted
with a non-re-wireable plug:
• The plug is fitted with a 13 amp fuse
which is the recommended fuse for
your mower.
• Only use replacement fuses which are
approved to BS1362.
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When changing the fuse in your plug,
always ensure the fuse cover is refitted.
If the fuse cover is missing or damaged
do not use the plug.
Note: Fuses do not give personal protection
against electric shock.
Plug replacement
• Disconnect the plug from the supply.
• Cut off the plug and dispose of
immediately. Insertion of a detatched
plug into a 13 amp socket outlet may
result in electric shock.
• Only fit BS1363A approved plugs fitted
with the correctly rated fuse.
• The cable wire colours, or a letter, will be
marked at the connection points of most
good quality plugs. Attach the wires to
their respective points in the plug (see
below). Brown is for “Live” (L) and blue is
for “Neutral” (N).
• Before replacing the top cover of the
mains plug ensure that the cable restraint
is holding the outer sheath on the cable
firmly and that the two leads are correctly
fixed at the terminal screws.
Fit a
BS1363A
approved
plug
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Handle assembly (Fig. A - D)
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B
Fit the
recommended
fuse
Connect blue
to N (neutral)
Connect brown
to L (live)
Make sure that the
outer sheath of the
cable is held firmly
by the clamp
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240 volts AC only.
Never use a light
socket
Warning! Never connect live or neutral wires
to the earth pin marked “E” or
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Note: Do not wire an extension cable directly
into your mower yourself. Instead, take your
mower to your nearest Black & Decker
service agent.
Increased safety can be obtained by having
a qualified electrician install a high sensitivity
(30mA) circuit breaker in the house wiring.
If you do not have such a circuit breaker
installed, or you do not wish to have one
installed, then we strongly recommend that
the electrical power to your mower be
supplied through a high sensitivity residual
current device (RCD). The RCD is designed
to provide a high degree of personal
protection against harmful electric current
should fault conditions occur.
Warning! The use of an RCD or other circuit
breaker unit does not release the operator of
your mower from the safety instructions and
safe working practices given in this manual.
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Remove the parts from the carton and
familiarise yourself with the individual parts of
your mower.
The main parts of your mower are mower
body (1) which comprises the cutter deck (2),
cutter cover (3), collar (4), motor cover (5),
wheels (6), grassflap (7) and pivot pin (8).
The handle (9) comprises the lower handle
(10), upper handle (11), switch box (24),
switch lever (21) and safety lock-off button
(20), electrical supply cable (19), cable clips
(12,13) and the handle clamp assemblies,
which comprise a wing nut (15), washer (16)
and bolt (17).
Assemble the lower handle (10) into correct
locations on your mower body, as follows:
• The lower handle (10) comes ready
assembled to your mower body (1) by
means of a pivot pin (8), wing nuts (15),
and washers (16). All that is required is to
unfold the handle from your mower body
by lifting, until the handle ends snap into
the correct locations on the sides of your
mower body. Once this is complete the
wing nuts (15) can be tightened.
With the lower handle in position, assemble
the upper handle, as follows:
• Place the upper handle (11) over the
lower handle (10), with the upper bend
as shown in Fig. A.
• Align the lower holes in the upper handle
with the location pins (18) in the lower
handle and press the upper handle onto
these pins.
• Align the remaining (upper) holes in both
the upper and lower handles and fit a
bolt (17) through each hole. Fit a washer
(16) to each bolt and fit the wing nuts
(15) on to the bolts. Tighten each one
with hand pressure only.
Note: Do not use a spanner or other
implement to tighten the wing nuts.
When both upper and lower handle tubes
are assembled, fix the cable (19) by means
of the cable clips (12 &13) to the completed
handle, as follows:
• The lower cable clip (12) fits into the hole
in the lower handle tube (10) and has a
location pin for that purpose.
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The upper cable clip (13) fits onto the
upper handle tube (11) and can be
fitted in any position along the upper
side stem.
Having completed the above, secure
the cable to the handle by pushing into
the clip lugs.
Height of cut adjustment (Fig. G)
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Warning! Disconnect your mower from
the electrical supply before making any
adjustment and give the blade time to stop
rotating: cutting blades are sharp.
By moving the 5 position height of cut
adjuster (34) at the rear of your mower
outwards from your mower body (1) and
then up or down as required, the height of
cut can be varied to give 5 positions.
Note: The 5 position height of cut adjuster is
under tension when in the engaged position.
It has to be sprung outwards to move from
one height setting to another and will spring
back automatically into position when released.
The maximum to medium height of cut
settings, as indicated by arrows 1, 2 and 3
are suitable for coarse or overgrown grass.
Settings 4 and 5 should be used for
maintaining cultivated lawns.
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How to use your mower (Fig. H & J)
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Grassbag assembly (Fig. E)
Read the safety instructions at the beginning
of this manual before using this accessory.
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Before starting to assemble the
grassbag, check that the parts are similar
to those shown in Fig. E1.
Secure the grassbag by inserting the bag
rim into the channel and pushing down
firmly until the clip feature locks onto the
bag rim (inset).
Push the support frame firmly into place.
Assemble the two side clips to the
support frame, then assemble the
bottom clip.
Fitting the grassbag to your mower:
• Hold the grassbag top (26) by its handle.
• Lift the grassflap (7), then guide the
grassbag through the lower handle tube
(10) and fix to the rear of the unit by lining
up the arrows marked on the cutter deck
(2) and grassbag top (26).
• Finally, when this is complete, gently
release the grassflap (7) and it will return
to sit onto the location area of the
grassbag top (26).
Observe all the relevant warnings when
using your mower.
We recommend the directional method of
operation as shown in Fig. H to obtain the
maximum cutting performance from your
mower and to reduce the risk of the trailing
extension lead from entering the cutting path.
• Place the bulk of the extension cable on
the lawn close to the starting point
(Fig. Ha, position 1).
• Hold the handle assembly with both
hands.
Your switch box incorporates a cable
restraint. To fix the cable to the restraint,
proceed as follows:
• Bring the socket end of the extension
cable from behind and connect it to your
mower plug.
• Form a loop on your extension cable
close to the coupler.
• Push the loop through the slot from the
opposite side of the restraint hook,
position the loop over the hook and pull
the cable back through the slot. Your
cable will now be restrained.
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The extension cable should now fall
away from your mower and behind the
operator, ready for use.
Warning! Do not attempt to operate your
mower with one hand - you must guide it
with both hands.
• Tilt the unit backwards to reduce the risk
of lawn damage whilst starting, depress
the safety lock-off button (20) on the
switchbox (24) (Fig. A), and whilst still
depressed pull the switch lever (21)
towards you. Your mower will start, and
you can now allow your mower to return
to its proper cutting position, and
commence cutting.
• Proceed down the cutting area as shown
in Fig. Ha, working from position 1
towards position 2 and, on reaching
position 2, turn to the right and proceed
towards position 3. Continue to the end
of the cutting area, turn to the left, and
proceed towards position 4. Continue in
the same manner as shown in Fig. Ha,
always working away from the cable.
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Do not adopt the method shown in Fig.
Hb, working towards the cable, as this
can be dangerous.
Your mower will continue to operate whilst
you are depressing the switch lever. To stop
your mower release the switch lever.
When you have finished using your mower
we recommend that you clean all debris from
it before putting it away. Refer to the “Care
and maintanence” section.
Note: To obtain the best results cut your
lawn or grassed area regularly and do not
cut when the grass is wet.
Blade maintenance
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The steel blade is designed to give a fine
finish in long or tough grass. The blade will
continue to cut even when it has become
blunt or burred. There is no need for it to be
razor sharp.
If, however, because of damage or wear the
cutting performance deteriorates, then your
mower may require a new blade, or at least
the existing blade to be sharpened.
We recommend that the steel blade is
sharpened or a new blade fitted at the
beginning of each season.
Replacement blades are available from
Black & Decker service agents.
Warning! When fitting a new blade use only
the Black & Decker replacement part
specified for your mower - do not attempt to
fit any other blade.
Handy hints
• On long grass, above 10cm (4 inches), use two
cuts to get a close finish. We recommend that
the first cut should be taken with the blade set at
maximum height of cut and the second taken
with it set at medium or close. This will prove to
be easier and give a better overall finish to
your lawn.
Care and maintenance
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The advice given in this section covers the
general care and maintenance of the main
body of your mower. Advice relating to the
blades is given in “Maintenance of blades”.
Warning! Do not use an extension cable
which shows signs of damage. Fit a new
cable completely - do not make any
permanent or temporary repairs.
• Always keep your mower clean and free
from grass cuttings, especially the
underside of the cutter deck and the
air vents.
• Check all electrical cables at regular
intervals, looking for signs of wear,
abrasion or other damage.
• At the end of each cutting session we
recommend that the build up of grass on
the underside of the cutter cover is
removed using a blunt scraper.
• Clean all plastic components with a
damp cloth.
Caution: Do not use solvents or cleaning
fluids as these may damage the plastic
components of your mower.
Fitting a new blade (Fig. F)
Observe all the relevant warnings before
changing the blade.
Warning! Disconnect your mower from the
electrical supply before changing the blade.
• Turn your mower over on its side so that
the underside of the cutter deck is
exposed.
• Using a cloth placed over the blade or
heavy duty gloves to protect your hands,
grip the blade and, using the spanner
provided, loosen and remove the nut (30)
from the motor spindle. Turn the nut in an
anti-clockwise direction to loosen it.
• The blade can now be replaced and the
washer and nut re-assembled.
Note: Some mowers are fitted with a clutch
washer between the blade nut and the blade,
which must be re-assembled at all times.
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Fault finding
If your mower does not operate correctly,
use the following table to locate the problem.
Warning! Always disconnect your mower
from the electrical supply before carrying out
any inspection.
Symptoms
Possible cause Remedy
Motor buzzes Blade jammed. Disconnect from
but blade does
the electrical
not move.
supply.
Remove
obstruction from
the blade.
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Symptoms
No noise and
blade does
not move.
Possible cause Remedy
Faulty electrical Disconnect from
connection.
the electrical
supply.
Plug your mower
into an alternative
compatible
electrical supply.
Fit a new fuse.
Re-tighten and
check all electrical
connections in
extension cables.
Re-set RCD in
accordance
with instructions.
What to do if your mower needs repair
For after sales service please refer to the section
‘Lawnmowers & Garden’ within your local
Yellow Pages.
Unwanted products and the
environment
Should you find one day that your mower
needs replacement, or is of no further
use to you, think of the protection of the
environment. Black & Decker service agents
will accept your old mower and will dispose of
it in an environmentally safe way.
Black & Decker lawn and garden
guarantee
This guarantee provides 36 months parts cover
and 12 months labour (UK), 24 months parts
cover and labour (Australia and New Zealand).
In all cases proof of purchase will be required.
lf your Black & Decker mower becomes defective,
within the guarantee period, due to faulty materials
and workmanship, we guarantee to either replace all
defective parts, or at our discretion, replace your
mower free of charge, provided that:
• Your mower is returned to one of our authorised
repair agents with evidence of purchase.
• Your mower has been used within the
parameters of its consumer classification.
• Your mower has not been used for hire purposes.
• Repairs have not been attempted by anyone
other than our authorised repair agents.
• The failure represents normal wear and tear.
This guarantee is offered as an extra benefit and is
additional to your statutory rights.
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Our guarantee policy
Failures due to the following are not covered:
• Replacing worn or damaged blades, nylon line
and chains, or cables damaged during storage
or use. These are regarded as replacement items
which wear during normal usage.
• Failures as a result of sudden impact or obvious
abuse.
• Failures due to usage not in accordance with
instructions and recommendations contained in
this manual.
The use of other than genuine Black & Decker
accessories and parts may damage or reduce the
performance of your Black & Decker mower and may
render the guarantee void.
Black & Decker after sales service
(UK, Australia and New Zealand only)
Black & Decker offers a nationwide network of
authorised service agents. The use of other than
genuine Black & Decker accessories and parts may
damage or reduce the performance of your
Black & Decker product and may also endanger the
user. The terms and conditions of the warranty may
also be effected.
It is our aim that all Black & Decker customers should
be totally satisfied with their Black & Decker product
and after sales service, if help or advice is needed
please contact a local Black & Decker authorised
repair agent who will be happy to help. Full details of
our after sales service can be obtained from any of
our Black & Decker authorised repair agents.
Other Black & Decker products
(UK only)
Black & Decker has a full range of outdoor power
tools that make life easy in the garden. If you would
like further information on other products, please
contact the Black & Decker Service Information
Centre at the address towards the back of this
manual, or contact your Black & Decker stockist.
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EC Declaration of Conformity
We declare that unit:
GR360C
conforms to: 89/392/EEC, 89/336/EEC,
73/23/EEC, EN55014, EN60335, EN55104
A weighted sound pressure 93dB (A)
A weighted sound power 106dB (A)
Hand/arm weighted vibration <2.5m/s2
Brian Cooke
Director of Engineering
Black & Decker Ltd, Spennymoor, County Durham
DL16 6JG United Kingdom
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