EarthWise 60318 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
ELECTRIC LAWN MOWER
United States Patent Pending
18 in.—24 VOLT
CORDLESS LAWN MOWER
WITH 20 AMP HOUR BATTERY
60318
Your lawn mower has been engineered and manufactured to hour high standard for dependability, ease of operation,
and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual
before using this product.
Thank you for your purchase.
DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE STORE. OPERATING, ASSEMBLY, PARTS, SERVICE QUESTIONS?
CALL 1-800-377-5888 (USA) 1-800-561-0004 (CAN) BETWEEN 7:30AM—4:30PM EST FOR ASSISTANCE
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction…………………………………………..…………………………………...2
General Safety Rules………………………………..……………………….………….3
Specific Safety Rules………………………………………………………………….3-4
Symbols…………………………………………..…………………………………….5-6
Features……………………………………….………………………………………..7-8
Assembly………………………………………..………………………...………….8-10
Operation…………………………………….…………………………...…………10-13
Maintenance………………………………………………………………...………14-16
Troubleshooting……………………………………………….………………………..17
Exploded View/Parts List…………………………………………………………..….18
Warranty………………………………….……………………………...…………......19
Parts and Ordering/Service…………………………………………………Back Page
INTRODUCTION
This product has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance,
and dependability have been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain
and operate.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
WARNING:
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READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Failure to follow all instructions listed below and on the machine
may result in electric shock, fire, and/or serious personal injury.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
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This lawn mower is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe all safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
Do not use the lawn mower in damp or wet conditions or operate in the
rain.
Never allow adults to operate the product without proper instruction.
Keep the area clear of all bystanders, children, and pets while mowing.
Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence
of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw
them.
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Do not operate the equipment while barefoot or when wearing sandals
or similar lightweight footwear. Wear protective footwear that will protect your feet and improve your footing on slippery surfaces.
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Do not leave the mower unattended while running.
Keep hands and feet away from cutting area. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
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Operate the lawn mower only in daylight or good artificial light.
Always wear safety glasses with side shields. Everyday glasses have
only impact resistant lenses. They are NOT safety glasses. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of eye injury. Use face mask if environment is dusty.
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Wear safety glasses or goggles that are marked to comply with ANSI
Z87.1 standard when operating this product.
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Use the right appliance. Do not use the lawn mower for any job except
that for which it is intended.
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Do not force the lawn mower. It will do the job better and safer at the
rate for which it was designed.
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Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and use common sense when
operating the lawn mower. Do not operate the mower while tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of
inattention while operating the lawn mower may result in serious personal injury.
Keep children out of the mowing area and under the
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn mower off if a child enters the area.
Never allow children to operate the lawn mower.
Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may block your view of a child.
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Keep machine in good working condition. Keep blades sharp and
guards in place and in working order.
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Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving
parts. Use of rubber gloves and footwear is recommended when working outdoors.
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Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach. Overreaching can
result in loss of balance.
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Check all nuts, bolts, and screw at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition.
Stop the motor, disconnect the power supply and wait until the blade
comes to a complete stop before cleaning the lawn mower, removing
the grass catcher, or unclogging the discharge opening.
When not in use, mower should be stored indoors in a dry, locked up
place—out of reach of children.
WARNING:
The batteries in this product may contain one or more of the following chemicals know to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm: Lead, nickel, cadmium, lithium, cobalt. Wash hands after handling.
WARNING:
Some dust and debris created by the use of this tool could contain chemicals know to the State of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm Some examples of these chemicals are:
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Chemicals in fertilizers
Compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a wellventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
WARNING:
The electrical cords on this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
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Do not operate the mower without the entire grass catcher,
mulch plug, side discharger door, rear guard, or other safety
protective devices in place and working.
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Follow manufacturer’s instructions for proper operation and
installation of accessories. Only use accessories approved by
the manufacturer.
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Do not mow on wet grass or excessively steep slopes. Poor footing
could cause a slip and fall accident. Walk, never run.
Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other
objects that may block your view,
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
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SAFETY RULES FOR CHARGER
Clear the work area before each use. Remove all objects
such as rocks, sticks, wire, bones, toys, or other objects
which can be thrown by the blade. Stay behind the handle
when the motor is running.
Avoid holes, ruts, bumps, rocks or other hidden objects.
Uneven terrain could cause a slip and fall accident.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments
Mow across the face of slopes, never up and down. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of material
towards roads, sidewalks, bystanders and the like.
Do not pull the mower backward unless absolutely necessary. If you must back the mower away from a wall or
obstruction first look down and behind to avoid tripping.
Never direct discharged material toward anyone, Avoid
discharging material towards a wall or obstruction, Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the blade
when crossing gravel surfaces.
Objects struck by the lawn mower blade can cause severe
injuries to persons. The lawn should always be carefully
examined and cleared of all objects prior to each mowing.
If the lawn mower strikes a foreign object, follow these
instructions,
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Stop the lawn mower and release the switch
control bail wire,
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Remove the switch key
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Thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage
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Repair any damage before restarting and continuing to operate the mower.
Stop the motor, remove the switch key, and wait until the
blade comes to a complete stop before removing the
grass catcher or unclogging the chute, The cutting blade
continues to rotate for a few seconds after the motor is
shut off. Never place any part of the body in the blade
area until you are sure the blade has stopped rotating,
If the mower should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
motor and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is
generally a warning of trouble.
Service on the product must be performed by qualified
repair personnel only. Service or maintenance performed
by unqualified personnel could result in damage to the
product,
Use only identical replacement parts when servicing the
product. Use of unauthorized parts may create a risk of
serious injury to the user, or damage to the product.
Do not place batteries near fire or heat. This will reduce
the risk of explosion and possible injury,
Do not open or mutilate battery(ies). Released electrolyte
is corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes, or skin. It
may be toxic if swallowed.
If electrolyte contacts the skin, wash it off immediately with
water.
If electrolyte contacts the eyes, flush thoroughly and immediately with water. Seek medical attention.
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Do not abuse the cord, never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from
heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by the
battery charger manufacturer may result in a risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious personal
injury.
Do not service mower with switch key or charger installed.
Do not use the charger when the ambient temperature is
about 40°C (104°F) or below 0°C (32°F)
Do not operate charger with a damaged cord or plug which
could cause shorting and electric shock, If damaged, have
the charger replaced by an authorized serviceman.
Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow, been
dropped or otherwise damaged in any way. Take it to an
authorized service center for electrical check to determine if
the charger is in good working order.
Unplug charger from outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning to reduce the risk of electric shock,.
Disconnect charger from the power supply when not in use
to prevent damage to the charger during a power surge,
Risk of electric shock, Do not touch un-insulated portion of
output connector or un-insulated battery terminal.
Do not expose charger to wet or damp conditions, Water
entering charger will increase the risk of electric shock,
Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on,
tripped over, come in contact with sharp edges or moving
parts or otherwise subjected to damage or stress. This will
reduce the risk of accidental falls, which could cause injury,
and damage to the cord, which could result in electric
shock.
Keep cord and charger away from heat to prevent damage
to housing or internal parts.
Do not let gasoline, oils, petroleum-based products, etc.
come in contact with plastic parts. They contain chemicals
that can damage, weaken or destroy plastic.
An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely
necessary. Use of improper extension cord could result in a
risk of fire and electric shock. If extension cord must be
used, make sure:
a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the same
number, size and shape as those of plug on
charger
b. That extension cord is properly wired and in good
condition; and
c. That wire size is large enough for AC ampere
rating of charger as specified below:
Cord length (Feet)
25’
50’
100’
Cord Size (AWG)
16
16
16
NOTE: AWG= American Wire Gauge
Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and use
them to instruct others who may use this product. If you
loan someone this lawn mower, loan them these instructions also.
SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper
interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
hrs
Hours
Time
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp
locations
Read the Operators Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must
read and understand operator’s manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields and, as necessary, a full face shield when operating this product.
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve safety
Electric Shock
Failure to use in dry conditions and to
observe safe practices can result in
electric shock
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FEATURES
SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER
Indicated an imminently hazardous situation, which,
if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if
not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if
not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation
that may result in property damage.
WARNING:
SERVICE:
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge
and should be performed only by a qualified service technician. For service we suggest you return the product to your nearest AUTHORIZED
SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing,
use only identical replacement parts.
To avoid serious injury, do not attempt to use this
product until you read thoroughly and understand
completely the operator’s manual. If you do not
understand the warnings and instructions in the
operator’s manual, do not use this product. Call
EarthWise customer service for assistance.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or
safety glasses with side shields and, when needed, a full face shield. We recommend Wide Vision
Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye
protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Height Adjustments………..………………1-1/2 in. to 4 in.
Wheel Size………………..…………7 in. front, 9.5 in. rear
Weight……………………………………. . 43.6kg (96 lbs.)
Drive speed……………………………….……...2-2.2 mph
*Battery…………………………………..24 V 20AH sealed
Input…………………………………………...24V, DC only
No-load Speed………………………...3,250 r/min. (RPM)
Cutting path……………………………………..……..18 in.
This product contains a rechargeable sealed lead-acid battery. Battery must be recycled. Do not dispose
of this product in fire. Battery inside this product may explode or leak. Before disposing of damaged or
worn out battery packs contact your local waste disposal agency or the local Environmental Protection
Agency for information and specific instructions. Take the battery to a local recycling and/or disposal
center for disposal. Never throw the battery pack away in a standard receptacle or have it incinerated,
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER
See figure 1
The safe use of this product requires an understanding
of the information on the product and in this operator’s
manual as well as a knowledge of the project you are
attempting. Before use of this product, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety rules.
MOTOR/BLADE CONTROL ASSEMBLY
The motor/blade control, located on the upper handle of the mower, engages and disengages the
motor and blade.
MULCHING PLUG
Your mower is equipped with a mulching plug that
allows the blade to cut and recut the grass for finer
clippings.
BATTERY METER
The battery meter measures the amount of charge
remaining in the battery.
SWITCH KEY
The switch key must be inserted before the mower
can be started
GRASS CATCHER
The grass catcher prevents grass clippings from being
strewn across your lawn as you mow.
SIDE DISCHARGE DEFLECTOR
Use the side discharge deflector on your mower
when the grass is too high to mulch or when side
discharging is preferred. The grass clippings produced when using the side discharge deflector are
noticeably larger than those produced when using
the mulching plug.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVER
The height adjustment lever provides cutting height
adjustments.
DRIVE CONTROL BAR
Used to engage power-propelled motion of lawn mower.
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
WARNING:
This product requires assembly.
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Carefully remove the product and any accessories
from the box. Make sure that all items listed in the
packing list are included.
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Inspect the product carefully to make sure no
breakage or damage occurred during shipping.
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Do not discard the packing material until you have
carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the
product.
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If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate
this product until the parts are replaced. Failure to
heed this warning could result in serious personal
injury.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this product or create
accessories not recommended for use with this
product. Any such alteration or modification is
misuse and could result in a hazardous condition
leading to possible serious personal injury.
If any parts are damaged or missing, please call 1800-377-5888 (USA), 1-800-561-0004 (CAN) for
assistance.
WARNING:
PACKING LIST
Do not insert switch key until assembly is complete. Failure to comply could result in accidental starting and possible serious personal injury.
Mower
Switch Key
Side discharge deflector
Mulching Plug
Grass Catcher
Charger
Operator’s Manual
WARNING:
To prevent accidental starting, do not make any adjustments or Installations with the switch key inserted.
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ASSEMBLY
WARNING:
Never operate the mower without the proper safety devices in
place and working. Never operate the mower with damaged
safety devices. Failure to heed this warning can result in serious personal injury.
ADJUSTING HANDLE
See figure 2
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Fully loosen the handle knobs on both sides of the
handle.
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Pull up and back on the upper handle to raise the
handle into operating position. Make certain the
handles snap into place securely.
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Tighten the handle knobs on both sides of the handle to secure.
INSTALLING SIDE DISCHARGE DEFLECTOR
See figure 3
NOTE: When using the side discharge deflector, do not
install either mulching plug or grass catcher.
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Lift the side discharge door.
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Lower the deflector until the hooks on the mower
deck are secured in the openings in the deflector.
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Release the deflector and door.
Align the grooves on the deflector with the pins on
the underside of the door.
INSTALLING THE MULCHING PLUG
See figure 4
NOTE: When using the mulching plug, do not install
either the side discharge deflector or the grass catcher.
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Lift the rear discharge door.
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Insert the plug into the rear discharge opening.
Grasp the mulching plug by its handle and tilt at an
approximate 15 degree angle.
Lower the read discharge door.
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ASSEMBLY
INSTALLING THE GRASS CACTHER
See figure 5
NOTES: When using the grass catcher, do not
install either the side discharge deflector or the
mulching plug.
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Lift the rear discharge door.
Lift the grass catcher by its handle and place
under the rear discharge door so that the
hooks on the grass catcher are seated on the
hooks of the height adjustment brackets.
SETTING BLADE HEIGHT
See figure 6
When shipped, the wheels on the mower are set to a
low-cutting position. Before using the mower for the
first time, adjust the cutting position to the height best
suited for your lawn. The average lawn should be between 1-1/2 in. to 2 in. during the cool months and
between 2 in. to 3 1/4 in. during the hot months.
To adjust the blade height:
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To raise the blade height, grasp the height adjustment lever and move it toward the back of the
mower.
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To lower the blade height, grasp the height adjustment lever and move it toward the front of the
mower.
OPERATION
WARNING:
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with this type of product to make you
careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is
sufficient to inflict serious injury.
Do not use any attachments or accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of this product. The
use of attachments or accessories not recommended
can result in serious personal injury.
WARNING:
APPLICATIONS:
You may use this product for the purpose listed below:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields when operating this product. Failure to do so could
result in objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in
possible serious injury.
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Mowing your lawn
OPERATION
BATTERY METER
See figure 7
Since the mower battery is shipped in a low charge condition
the battery must be charged before use. The battery has 5
LED lights to indicate battery capacity. These lights will only
illuminate when the mower is running.
If 3 GREEN lights illuminates, the battery is charged and
ready for use. 2 green lights are equal to 50-80% charge,
while 1 green light is equal to 30-50% charge.
If AMBER light illuminates, the battery will soon require charging. It is recommended that the battery be charged at this
point. The battery is at 5-30% charge when the yellow light
illuminates.
If the RED light illuminates and/or flashes at any time, it must
be charged IMMEDIATELY before use. There is less than 5%
of battery charge when the red light comes one.
NOTE: When the red light illuminates, you must stop the
mower and charge the battery immediately, or it will reduce
the life of the battery.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
See figures 7-8
The lawn mower comes with a maintenance free, sealed 24
volt storage battery,
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Remove the switch key
Charge the battery pack only with the charger provided.
Allow at least 15 hours of charge time before initial use of
the mower
Make sure the power supply is normal household voltage,
120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only.
The battery should be charged in a cool, dry place
To improve battery life, store battery indoors in a controlled climate. Fully charge battery pack every 30 days.
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Since the battery will not develop a memory, it does not
have to be fully discharged before recharging.
2 to 3 initial charging/discharging cycles may be required
to achieve maximum run time/capacity.
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When fully charged, the battery can be safely stored in
temperatures down to –40 degrees D for a period of up to
two weeks, before requiring charging. Fully charge battery pack every 30 days.
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The battery charger should be operated in temperatures
between 32°F and 104°F
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The battery supplied is sealed, maintenance free and spill
free.
TO CHARGE
See figure 7-8
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Do not charge battery any longer than 24 hours. This is
not a trickle charger,
CHARGING WHEN BATTERY REMOVED FROM MOWER
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After plugging into the wall receptacle the charger light
and power light will turn on. When the battery is fully
charged the charging light will turn from red to green. It
takes approximately 15 hours to charge a fully discharged
mower.
Remove the switch key and store in a secure location out
of the reach of children.
Plug the charger connector into the receptacle on the
mower.
Insert the 120 volt plug of the charger into the wall receptacle.
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Insert the charger connector into the receptacle on the
battery case. .
Plug charger into electrical outlet.
Disconnect when charging is complete.
OPERATION
REMOVING THE BATTERY ASSEMBLY
To Remove the Battery Assembly
STARTING/STOPPING THE MOWER
See figure 9
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Insert the switch key into the slot on the motor/
blade control assembly.
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Push the button on switch box and hold to allow
access to the switch control bail wire.
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Pull the switch control bail wire toward the
mower handle and let go of the switch button.
Continue to hold the switch control bail wire
against the mower handle as you mow.
Push the battery release button forward.
Lift the battery handle.
Remove battery.
To Re-install Battery Assembly
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Rest battery on top of motor cover or on ledge
inside of motor cover.
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Place Battery assembly into the battery compartment of the motor cover.
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Lower handle to lock in place.
To stop the mower, release the switch control
bail wire.
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To start forward motion, lift drive control bar up
to handle.
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To stop forward motion, release drive control
bar.
WINTER STORAGE
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When fully charged the battery can be safely
stored in temperatures down to –40°F for a
period of up to two weeks before requiring
charging.
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Fully charge battery pack every 30 days.
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Do not charge battery any longer than 24 hours.
This is not a trickle charger.
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If the battery is left on the charger for an extended period of time, the battery may be permanently damaged.
NOTE: A high-pitched noise and sparking may occur as the electric motor decelerates. This is normal.
The battery charger should be operated in temperatures between 32°F and 104°F
BATTERY DISPOSAL
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Properly dispose of the spent battery.
Battery must be recycled.
Do not incinerate or put in the trash.
OPERATION
MOWING TIPS
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Make sure the lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wires and
other objects that could damage the lawn mower blades or
motor. Such objects could be accidentally thrown by the
mower in any direction and cause serious personal injury
to the operator and others.
For a healthy lawn, always cut off one-third or less of the
total length of the grass
When cutting heavy grass, reduce walking speed to allow
for more effective cutting and a proper discharge of the
clippings.
Do not cut wet grass. It will stick to the underside of the
deck and prevent proper mulching of grass clippings.
New or thick grass may require a narrower cut.
Clean the underside of the mower deck after each use to
remove grass clippings, leaves, dirt and any other accumulated debris.
SLOPE OPERATION
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Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents
that can result in severe injury. Operation on slopes requires extra caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do not
mow it. For your safety, do not attempt to mow slopes
greater than 15 degrees.
Mow across the face of slopes, not up and down. Exercise
extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
Watch for holes, ruts, rocks, hidden objects, or bumps
which can cause you to slip or trip. Tall grass can hide
obstacles. Remove all objects such as rocks, tree limbs,
etc., which could be tripped over or thrown from the blade.
Always be sure of your footing. A slip and fall can cause
serious personal injury. If you feel you are losing your
balance, release the switch control bail wire immediately.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments; you
could lose your footing or balance.
EMPTYING THE GRASS CATCHER
See figure 11
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Lift the grass catcher by its handle and lift to remove from
mower
Empty grass clippings
Lift the rear discharge door and reinstall the grass catcher
as described earlier in this manual.
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MAINTENANCE
When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
Always protect hands by wearing heavy gloves and/or wrapping the cutting edges of the blade with rags and other material when performing blade maintenance. Failure to heed this
warning could result in serious personal injury.
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields during power tool operation or when blowing dust.
If environment is dusty, also wear a dust mask.
Before performing any maintenance, make sure the battery
is removed from the compartment and the switch key is removed. Failure to heed this warning could result in serious
personal injury.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use.
Use clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
REPLACING THE CUTTING BLADE
See figures 12-13
NOTES: Only use identical replacement blades
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Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, penetrating oils, etc., come in contact
with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken,
or destroy plastic which may result in serious personal
injury.
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Periodically check all nuts and bolts for proper tightness to
ensure safe operation of the mower.
Remove any buildup of grass and leaves on or around the
motor cover. Wipe the mower clean with a dry cloth occasionally. Do not use water.
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GEAR CASE
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To keep your drive system working properly, the gear
case and area around the drive should be kept clean
and free of trash build-up.
The gear case is filled with lubricant to the proper
level at the factory. The only time the lubricant needs
attention is if service has been performed on the gear
case.
LUBRICATION
All of the bearings in this product are lubricated with a
sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of the
unit under normal operating conditions. Therefore, no
further bearing lubrication is required.
At the beginning and end of each mowing season:
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Lubricate the springs on the rear discharge door with
light oil.
Lubricate the height adjustment lever and related
hardware with light oil.
Remove the wheels and lubricate the surface of the
axle bolt and the inner surface of the wheel with light
oil.
Remove the blade and blade hub assembly and
lubricate the motor shaft with light oil or engine oil.
See Replacing the Cutting Blade for instructions on
removing the blade.
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Stop the motor and remove the switch key. Allow the
blade to come to a complete stop. Remove battery from
the battery compartment.
Turn the mower on its side
Wedge a block of wood between the blade and mower
deck to prevent the blade from turning.
Loosen the blade nut using a 15mm wrench or socket
(not provided)
Remove the blade nut, spacer, blade insulator, and
blade
Make certain the fan assembly is pushed completely
against the motor shaft.
MAINTENANCE
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Place the new blade on the shaft against the fan
assembly. Make sure it is installed with the curved
ends pointing up toward the mower deck and not
down toward the ground.
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Replace the blade insulator and spacer, then
thread the blade nut on the shaft and finger tighten.
NOTE: Make certain all parts are replaced in the exact
order in which they were removed.
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Torque the blade nut down using a torque wrench
(not provided) to ensure the bolt is properly tightened. The recommended torque for the blade nut
is 220-310 in. lbs.
SHARPENING THE BLADE
See Figure 14
For best mowing performance, the mower blade must
be kept sharp. A dull blade does not cut grass evenly
and overloads the motor. Under normal circumstances,
sharpening the blade twice during the mowing season
is usually sufficient. However, if your lawn has sandy
soil, more frequent sharpening's may be required.
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Following the instructions in the Replacing the
Cutting Blade section, remove the mower blade.
DO NOT attempt to sharpen the blade while it is
attached to the mower.
When removing, inspect the blade carefully. If blade is bent
or damaged, replace immediately with a new blade. Failure
to replace a bent or damaged blade could cause an accident
resulting in possible serious injury.
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Using a fine tooth file or stone, sharpen cutting
edges on both ends of the blade, removing equal
amounts of material from both ends.
BALANCING THE BLADE
See Figure 15
When sharpening, care should be taken to keep the
blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration when the mower is running. This vibration will eventually cause damage to the mower,
especially the motor.
To check blade balance:
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Clamp a screwdriver horizontally in a vise as
shown.
NOTE: If a vise is not available, a straight nail can also
be used.
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Place the center hole of blade on the screwdriver
(or nail) shank.
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If blade is balanced, it will remain in a horizontal
position. If either end of the blade drops downward, sharpen the heavy side until the blade is
balanced.
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MAINTENANCE
REPLACING WHEELS
See Figure 16
To Replace a wheel:
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Stop the motor and remove the switch key. Remove the battery from the battery compartment.
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Turn the mower on its side.
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Replace with new wheel and install new selflocking nut securely.
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Replace hubcap.
Using a flat blade screwdriver, pry off the hubcap.
Remove the self-locking nut from the wheel axle,
then remove the wheel.
STORING THE MOWER
See Figure 17

Remove the switch key and store in a secure location out of the reach of children.
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Turn mower on its side and clean grass clippings
that have accumulated on the underside of the
mower deck.
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Wipe the mower clean with a dry cloth.
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Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and
wear. Have repairs made on any damaged parts.
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Store mower indoors in a clean, dry place out of
the reach of children.
Check all nuts, bolts, knobs, screws, fasteners,
etc., for tightness.
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Do not store near corrosive materials such as fertilizer or rock salt.
To lower the handle before storing:
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Fully loosen the handle knobs on the sides of the
handle and fold the upper handle down.
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Push inward on each side of the lower handle, and
lift the sides of the lower handle past the edges of
the handle mounting brackets.
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Fold the lower handle forward, making sure not to
bend or kink the power cord.
USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN FOLDING THE HANDLE. THE
CORD CAN BE DAMAGED IF PINCHED BETWEEN HANDLE SECTIONS CREATING A SAFETY HAZARD.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE
It is recommended to charge the mower every 2 month
for optimum performance when not in use, If the battery
has been in storage for a long time without recharging, it
will be in a low charge state.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible cause
Handle not in position
Solution
Carriage bolts not seated properly.
Adjust the height of the handle and
make sure the carriage bolts are
seated properly.
Handle knobs not tightened.
Tighten handle knobs.
Battery is low in charge
Charge the Battery.
Battery is either defective or will not
take a charge.
Replace the battery.
Mower cutting grass unevenly.
Lawn is rough or uneven or cutting
height not set properly.
Move the wheels to a higher position.
Mower not mulching properly.
Wet grass clippings sticking to the
underside of the deck.
Wait until the grass dries before
mowing.
Mower loss of drive or slowing of
drive speed.
High grass, rear of mower housing
and blade dragging in heavy grass,
or cutting height too low.
Belt wear
Belt off of pulley
Drive cable worn or broken.
Raise cutting height.
Blade is unbalanced.
Balance the blade by grinding each
cutting edge equally.
Bent motor shaft.
Stop the motor, remove battery, and
inspect for damage. Have repaired
by an authorized service center before restarting.
Mower not starting.
Mower vibrating at higher speed.
Check/replace drive belt.
Check/reinstall drive belt.
Replace drive cable.
CALL US FIRST
For any questions about operating or maintaining your product,
call the Earthwise™ Help Line! 1-800-377-5888 (USA) 1-800-561-0004 (CAN)
Your product has been fully tested prior to shipment to ensure your complete satisfaction.
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EXPLODED VIEW/PARTS LIST
Key
No.
Part No.
Description
Qty
Key
No.
Part No.
Description
Qty.
1
8020-10407
Wheel cover
2
55
8007-516402
Cord guide lower cover
1
2
8NH-08B
Self locking nut
7
56
5413-510801
Positive connection line
1
3
8325+532405
Washer
4
57
8413-510802
Negative connection line
1
4
8121-510405
Front left wheel
1
58
8410-516401
Terminal
3
5
8224-510501
Wheel axle ferrules
2
59
8440-510899
Switch and power cable
1
6
8202-517201
adjusting washer
4
60
8045-516201
Switch link bar
1
7
8291-510801
front wheel bracket
1
61
8214-517201
Key strap
1
8
8NG-05Q018.8
Hex lock nut
11
62
8370-510802
Self-propelled dragline
1
9
8SKCD05-14Q12.9
Socket head cap screw
10
63
8SACD05-35B
Nut
1
10
8121-510406
Front right wheel
1
64
8440-510509
Battery assy
1
11
8342-510801
Height adjust spring
1
65
8CC-12B
E-ring
4
12
8087-510801
Height adjust link bar
1
66
8123-915404
Right wheel gear
1
13
8NH-06Q8.8
Self locking nut
6
67
8091-915401
Pin
2
14
8121-510801
Rear left wheel
1
68
8202-915402
Washer
2
15
8020915404
8" wheel bracket
2
69
8BC-281208-ST
Bearing
2
16
8291-510802
Height adjustment handle
1
70
8291-510803
Rear axle bracket
2
17
8087-510802
Spring pad
1
71
8146-510801
Transmission
1
18
8321-510803
Flat washer
1
72
8342-510802
tension spring
1
19
8202516201
Rear wheel bracket
2
73
8123-915403
Left wheel gear
1
20
8121-510802
Rear right wheel
1
74
8345-510801
Single wedge synchronous belt
1
21
8210-915401
Nylon bearing
4
75
8207-517001
Blade nut
1
22
8020-510805
Wheel cover
2
76
8321-517006
Spacer
1
23
8020-510803
Side discharge door
1
77
8181-517002
Blade insulator
1
24
8081-516204
Side discharge pin
1
78
8231-517001
Blade
1
25
8025-516205
Rubber cap
4
79
8403-517001
Fan
1
26
8342-516202
Compression spring
1
80
8SDAA50-10B
Self-tapping screw
2
27
8321-517008
Side discharge bracket
1
81
8024-915403
Pulley cover
1
28
8SQDD06-08D8.8
Hex lock nut
2
82
8122-510801
V-belt
1
29
8SJAB50-50Q
Self tapping screw
2
83
8334-510804
Axle cover
1
30
8187-510804
Rubber board
2
84
8401-510801
Motor
1
31
8181-510404
Rear flap
1
85
8141-510801
Motor seat
1
32
8SJGN04-14Q12.9
Screw
2
86
8SFDD08-15D8.8
Hex screw
3
33
8006-510801
Deck
1
87
8WS-08B
Spring washer
3
34
8SBCD0-20D8.8
Hex-head screw
4
88
8WS-06B
Spring washer
4
35
8321-510802
Height adjustment bracket right
1
89
8SEDD06-15D8.8
Screw
4
36
8WF-10B
Flat washer
2
90
8184-516201
Cable Clamp plate
1
37
8WS-10Q
Spring pad
4
91
8SJAB40-16Q
Self-tapping screw
14
38
8ND-10D018.8
Hex -head nut
4
92
8331-517003
Cover Envelope
1
39
8321-510801
Height adjustment bracket left
1
93
8024-510801
Motor cover
1
40
8332-510801
Rubber grip
1
94
8206-510501
Self-tapping screw
6
41
8CE-08Q
E-ring
2
95
8SJAB40-20Q
Self-tapping screw
2
42
8342-510402
Compression spring right
1
96
8410-510801
Coupling head
1
43
8081-510804
Rear discharge pin
1
97
8141-516901
Joint set
1
44
8020-516815
Rear discharge door
1
98
8414-510801
Power display board
1
45
8342-510401
Compression spring left
1
99
8024-516213
Plug cover
1
46
8001-516202
Lower handle
1
100
8370-516204
Nylon line
1
47
8204-915401
Cord guide
1
101
8020-510501
Motor vent
1
48
8007-517001
Cord guide
1
102
8181-510501
Shutter
1
49
8206-517001
Bolt
2
103
8440-510507
Grass catch frame
1
50
8313-510501
Knob
4
104
8020-510804
Side discharge door
1
51
8SJAB30-15Q
Self-tapping screw
1
105
8301-510801
Mulching plug assy
1
52
8SJAB40-14Q
Self-tapping screw
1
106
8426-516201
Charger
1
53
8007-516401
Cord guide upper cover
1
107
8422-516204
Charger power cord
1
54
8336-516411
Cord guide washer
2
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Warranty
LIMITED WARRANTY FOR CORDED ELECTRIC MODELS.
This product is manufactured for the American Lawn Mower Company/Great States Corporation. American Lawn Mower company/Great Sates Corporation, Shelbyville, Indiana, has
been making lawn mowers for over 100 years and it warrants to the original owner that each
new product and service part is free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees
to repair or replace under this warranty any defective product or part from the original date of
purchase for two (2) years except for the conditions and circumstances listed below. Proof of
purchase (original dated sales receipt) must accompany all warranty claims.
THIS WARRANTY IS NOT TRANSFERABLE AND DOES NOT COVER:
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The battery for more than one year from date of purchase. Products sold as damaged or
incomplete, sold “as is”, sold reconditioned, or used as rental equipment.
Delivery, installation, or normal adjustments explained in the operator’s manual.
Damage or liability caused by shipping, improper handling, improper installation, incorrect voltage or improper wiring, improper maintenance, improper modification, or the use
of accessories and/or attachments not specifically recommended.
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, or the failure to install, operate, maintain, and store the product according to the instructions in the operators manual.
Damage caused by cold, heat, rain, excessive humidity, corrosive environments and materials, or other contaminants.
Expendable items that become worn during normal use.
Cosmetic defects that do not interfere with tool functionality.
Freight costs from customer to vendor.
Repair and transportation costs of products or parts determined not to be defective.
ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGE, OR EXPENSE
THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANY DEFECT, FAILURE, OR MALFUNCTION OF THE
PRODUCT. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
ANY NON-RESIDENTIAL USE OR COMMERCIAL USE VOIDS ALL WARRANTIES.
CALL US FIRST!!
Call us first with questions about operating or maintaining your lawn mower at 1-800-3775888 between (USA) 1-800-561-0004 (CAN) 7:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time,
or send emails to earthwise@reelin.com
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
ELECTRIC LAWN MOWER
United States Patent Pending
18 in. 24 VOLT
CORDLESS LAWN MOWER
WITH 20 AMP HOUR BATTERY
60318
SERVICE
For parts or service, contact your nearest EarthWise authorized service dealer.
Be sure to provide all relevant information when you call or visit. For the location
of the authorized service dealer nearest you, please call 1-800-377-5888, (USA)
1-800-561-0004 (CAN) or visit us online at www.reelin.com/earthwise.
REPAIR PARTS
The model number of this tool is found on a plate or label attached to the housing.
Please record the serial number in the space provided below.
MODEL NUMBER
60318
SERIAL NUMBER___________
830 Webster Street
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Phone 1-800-377-5888 (USA)
1-800-561-0004 (CAN)
www.reelin.com/earthwise