OM, Flymo, Micro Lite, 96328020100, 2003

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Carton Contents
switchbox
lock-off button
start/stop lever
cable clip
upper handle
plastic handle
knob
bolt
nut (if applicable)
motor cover
washer
lower handle
electric cable
with moulded
on plug
fixing pin
hood
instruction
manual
plastic
cutters
IMPORTANT !
Please check the contents of the carton are correct BEFORE assembling your new Flymo product.
IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING CONTACT:Electrolux Outdoor Products Customer Service Department direct
Telephone :
01325 300303
Fax :
01325 318193
Safety
If not used properly this lawnmower can be dangerous! This lawnmower can cause serious
injury to the operator and others, the warnings and safety instructions must be followed to
ensure reasonable safety and efficiency in using this lawnmower. The operator is responsible
for following the warning and safety instructions in this manual and on the lawnmower.
Explanation of Symbols on the Micro Lite
Warning
Keep bystanders away. Do not mow
whilst people especially children or
pets are in the mowing area.
Read the user instructions carefully to
make sure you understand all the controls and what they do.
Do not mow in the rain or leave the
lawnmower outdoors while raining
Switch off! Remove plug from mains
before adjusting, cleaning or if cable is
entangled or damaged. Keep the cable
away from the plastic cutters.
The use of eye protection is recommended to protect against objects
thrown by the plastic cutters.
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General
1. Never allow children or people unfamiliar with
these instructions to use the mower. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator.
2. Only use the lawnmower in the manner and for
the functions described in these instructions.
3. Never operate the lawnmower when you are
tired, ill or under the influence of alcohol, drugs
or medicine.
4. The operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people or
their property.
Electrical
1. The British Standards Institute recommend the
use of a Residual Current Device (R.C.D.) with
a tripping current of not more than 30mA. Even
with a R.C.D. installed 100% safety cannot be
guaranteed and safe working practice must be
followed at all times. Check your R.C.D. every
time you use it.
2. Before use, examine cable for damage, replace
it if there are signs of damage or ageing.
3. Do not use the lawnmower if the electric cables
are damaged or worn
4. Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity supply if the cable is cut, or the insulation is
damaged. Do not touch the electric cable until
the electrical supply has been disconnected.
Do not repair a cut or damaged cable. Replace
it with a new one.
5. Your cable must be uncoiled, coiled cables can
overheat and reduce the efficiency of your
mower.
6. Keep cable away from lawnmower, always work
away from the power point mowing up and
down, never in circles.
7. Do not pull cable around sharp objects.
8. Always switch off at the mains before disconnecting any plug, cable connector or extension
cable.
9. Never pull on the cable to disconnect any of the
plugs.
10. Switch off, remove plug from mains and examine electric supply cable for damage or ageing
before winding cable for storage. Do not repair
a damaged cable, replace it with a new one.
Use only Flymo replacement cable.
11. Always wind cable carefully, avoiding kinking.
12. Never carry the product by the cable.
13. Never pull on the cable to disconnect any of the
plugs.
14. Use only on AC mains supply voltage shown on
the product rating label.
15. Flymo products are double insulated to
EN60335. Under no circumstance should an
earth be connected to any part of the product.
Preparation
1. While using your product always wear substantial
footwear and long trousers.
2. Make sure the lawn is clear of sticks, stones,
bones, wire and debris; they could be thrown by
the plastic cutters.
3. Before using the machine and after any impact,
check for signs of wear or damage and repair
as necessary.
4.
Replace worn or damaged plastic cutters
together with their fixings in sets to preserve
balance.
Use
1. Use the lawnmower only in daylight or good
artificial light.
2. Avoid operating your lawnmower in wet grass,
where feasible.
3. Take care in wet grass, you may lose your footing.
4. On slopes, be extra careful of your footing and
wear non-slip footwear.
5. Mow across the face of slopes, never up and
down.
6. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. Walk never run.
7. Mowing on banks and slopes can be dangerous. Do not mow on banks or steep slopes.
8. Do not walk backwards when mowing, you
could trip.
9. Never cut grass by pulling the mower towards
you.
10. Switch off before pushing the mower over surfaces other than grass.
11. Never operate the lawnmower with damaged
guards or without guards in place.
12. Never carry the product by the cable.
13. Keep hands and feet away from the cutting
means at all times and especially when switching on the motor.
14. Do not tilt lawnmower when the motor is running, except when starting and stopping. In this
case, do not tilt more than absolutely necessary and lift only the part which is away from
the operator. Always ensure that both hands
are in the operating position before returning
the appliance to the ground.
15. Never pick up or carry a mower when it is operating or still connected to the mains supply.
16. Remove the plug from the mains :
before leaving the mower unattended for any
period;
before clearing a blockage;
before checking, cleaning or working on the
appliance;
if you hit an object. Do not use your lawnmower until you are sure that the entire lawnmower
is in a safe operating condition.;
if the lawnmower starts to vibrate abnormally.
Check immediately. Excessive vibration can
cause injury.
Maintenance and storage
1. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure
the lawnmower is in safe working condition.
2. Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
3. Only use the replacement plastic cutters specified for this product.
4. Be careful during adjustment of the lawnmower
to prevent entrapment of the fingers between
moving plastic cutters and fixed parts of the
machine.
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CABLES
IMPORTANT
•
Use only 1.00mm2 size cable up to 30 metres
length maximum.
Maximum rating :
1.00mm2 size cable, 10 amps 250 volts AC.
•
THE MICRO LITE IS SUPPLIED WITH CABLE
WIRED DIRECTLY INTO THE PRODUCT.
1. Flymo Mains Cables and Extension Cables are
available from your local Electrolux Outdoor
Products Approved Service Centre.
2. Do not wire an extension cable directly to your
product yourself. Please contact your local
Electrolux Outdoor Products Approved Service
Centre for further information on the connectors
and kits available.
3. Only use extension cables specifically designed
for outdoor use.
CONNECTORS
IMPORTANT
•
Flymo connectors are suitable for use with 2
core cable only. Under no circumstances should
these connectors be used for earthed products.
•
All Flymo connectors and cables are of splashproof construction. They are not waterproof
and must not be left outside permanently nor
should they be submerged or immersed in
water. Do not let cable lay or trail through pools
of water or splashed with water from hose
pipes.
MAINS PLUG REPLACEMENT
IMPORTANT
•
If the plug supplied is cut off it should be
destroyed. There is an electric shock hazard if
a cut off plug is inserted into a 13 amp socket.
1. No earth required. Flymo products are double
insulated to EN60335 and under no circumstances should an earth be connected to any
part of the product.
2.
3.
Ensure the mains voltage suits your product
IMPORTANT!
E
L
BLACK
OR N
BLUE
4.
5.
6.
7.
F
U
S
E
RED
OR
BROWN
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
BLUE
NEUTRAL
BROWN LIVE
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the Terminal which is marked with the
letter 'N' or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be
connected to the Terminal which is marked with
the letter 'L' or coloured RED.
It is important that the outer sheath is clamped
correctly into the 3-pin plug.
If in doubt consult your local Service Repairer or
qualified electrician before the machine is used.
A 13 Amp fuse must be fitted to the Mains
Plug.
The normal plug fuse and household fuse only
protect the electrical equipment and are not a
safeguard against electrocution.
If your product is hard wired i.e. non-detachable mains electric cable, a conversion kit and
extension cable is available from all Electrolux
Outdoor Products Approved Service Centres
which can be found in your local Yellow Pages.
Assembly Instructions
1
A
1
B
nut (if
applicable)
washer
2
2
Lower Handle to Hood Assembly (A)
•
Ensure the motor cover is fitted correctly,
as illustrated
•
Tilt and lock motor cover into forward
position before assembly
1.
Insert lower handles through the 2 holes in the
motor cover and push down.
2.
Secure lower handles to hood by firmly pushing
fixing pins through holes in motor cover, handle
and hood.
handle
knob
bolt
Fitting Upper Handles to Lower Handles (B)
1. Ensure the upper handle is located correctly with
the lock-off button on the switchbox uppermost
2. Ensure the upper handle and the lower handle
are aligned correctly.
3. Insert the nut into the handle knob. (if applicable)
4. Fit the bolts, washers and handle knobs.
5. Fit the cable to the handles with the clips provided. Make sure the cable is not trapped between
the handles.
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Starting and Stopping
To Start your Lawnmower
1.
Form loop in mains cable and push the loop
through the slot as illustrated in picture (C)
2.
To secure, position loop over the hook and pull
the cable back through the slot as illustrated in
picture (D).
3.
Connect plug to mains.
4.
Move handle to the mowing position. See Fig.
E.
5.
To prevent a ring being cut in your lawn, tilt your
lawnmower slightly (E).
•
The switchbox is provided with a lock-off
button (F1) to prevent accidental starting.
6.
Press and hold the lock-off button (F) on the
switchbox, then squeeze one of the Start/Stop
levers towards the upper handle (G).
7.
Continue to squeeze the start/stop lever towards
the upper handle and release the lock-off button. (H)
8.
When the lawnmower has reached full speed
gently lower it onto the lawn.
•
NOTE
There are two start/stop levers fitted. Either
one can be used for starting the lawnmower.
•
IMPORTANT
Do not use the start/stop levers intermittently
C
D
E
F
1
G
H
To Stop your Lawnmower
1.
To prevent a ring being cut in your lawn, tilt your
lawnmower slightly (E).
2.
Release the pressure on the Start/Stop lever.
How to Mow
1.
Start mowing the edge of the lawn nearest to
the power point so that the cable is laid out on
the lawn you have already cut. (J)
2.
Mow twice a week in the growing season, your
lawn will suffer if more than one third of its
length is cut at one time.
Do not Overload your Lawnmower
Mowing long thick grass may cause the motor
speed to drop, you will hear a change in the
motor sound. If the motor speed drops you may
overload your lawnmower which may cause
damage. When mowing in long thick grass, a
first cut with the cutting height set higher will
help reduce the load. See Adjusting the Cutting
Height.
J
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Adjusting the Cutting Height & Cutting System Maintenance
HIGHEST - This symbol
visible after fitting
LOWEST - This symbol
visible after fitting
K
1
•
•
THERE ARE 2 CUTTING HEIGHTS
Height of cut is adjusted by turning over the
cutting head.
•
Disconnect from the mains electricity supply and
wait until the cutting head has stopped rotating.
Turn your lawnmower upside down.
To Remove the Cutting Head and Fan (K)
1. Hold the fan firmly and twist the cutting head
anti-clockwise as illustrated.
2. Hold the cutting head in the centre and remove
as illustrated.
3. Hold fan in the centre and remove as illustrated.
4. Inspect for damage and clean as necessary.
To Refit the Fan and the Cutting Head (L)
1. Replace the fan as illustrated.
2. Replace the cutting head, adjusting the height of
cut as required.
3. Hold the fan firmly and twist the cutting head
clockwise, as illustrated.
IMPORTANT
ENSURE FAN AND CUTTING HEAD ARE CORRECTLY LOCATED
•
Always handle the plastic cutters with care sharp edges could cause injury. USE
GLOVES.
Checking your Cutting System (M)
•
The cutting system must be kept in good condition and inspected before and after use.
•
Disconnect from the mains electricity supply and
wait until the cutting head has stopped rotating.
Turn your lawnmower upside down.
1. Visually check cutting head for wear. Replace if
damaged.
2. Visually check plastic cutters for wear and
replace when necessary.
3. Plastic cutters should be straight. Replace if
bent or twisted.
3
2
L
1
3
2
M
plastic
cutters
cutting
head
fan
hood
N
P
Replacing Plastic cutters
•
Use only genuine Flymo replacement plastic cutters specified for this product. These are available from all Electrolux Outdoor Products
Service Centres and major retail outlets.
•
Plastic cutters must be replaced in pairs to retain
balance.
•
Two plastic cutters of the same type should be
fitted.
•
Never fit a steel bar blade to this product.
•
To Replace Plastic Cutters
•
Disconnect from the mains electricity supply and
wait until the cutting head has stopped rotating.
Turn your lawnmower upside down.
1. Push plastic cutter towards centre of cutting disc.
Lift plastic cutter away from cutting head. (N)
2. If the plastic cutter is broken during use - lever
cutter out of the slot, and dispose of carefully.
3. Fit new plastic cutters into the slots at each side
of the cutting head and pull into place. (P)
•
IMPORTANT
ENSURE PLASTIC CUTTERS ARE CORRECTLY LOCATED.
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Caring for your Lawnmower
•
It is very important that you keep your lawnmower clean. Grass clippings left in any of the
air intakes or under the hood could become a
potential fire hazard
Cleaning (Q)
1. Remove grass from under the hood with a piece of
wood or similar.
2. Using a soft brush - remove grass clippings from all
air intakes.
3. Remove the cutting head, (see fig K), to gain
access to the fan and clean with a soft brush.
4. Wipe over the surface of your lawnmower with a dry cloth.
•
IMPORTANT: Never use water for cleaning your lawnmower. Do not clean with chemicals, including petrol, or
solvents - some can destroy critical plastic parts.
At the End of the Mowing Season
1. Replace plastic cutters, bolts, nuts or screws, if necessary.
2. Clean your lawnmower thoroughly.
3. Ask your local Service Centre to clean the air filter thoroughly and carry out any service or repairs required.
4. Make sure that the electric cable is coiled properly.
Carrying your Lawnmower: Hold as illustrated in
Figure R. Ensure the blade is facing away from you.
Storing your Lawnmower (S): Store in a dry place
where your lawnmower is protected from damage.
Q
R
S
Fault Finding Hints
Fails to Operate
1. Is the Power Turned On?
2. Check the fuse in the plug, if blown replace.
3. Fuse continues to blow?
Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity supply and consult your local approved
Service Centre.
Poor Flotation
1. Disconnect from the mains electricity supply.
2. Clean the underside of the hood and the fan blades.
3. Raise to a higher height of cut. See Adjusting the
Cutting Height.
4.
If poor flotation persists?
Disconnect from the mains electricity supply
and consult your local approved Service Centre.
Excessive Vibration
1. Disconnect from the mains electricity supply.
2. Replace broken or missing plastic cutters.
3. Check plastic cutters and cutting head are fitted
correctly and securely located.
4. If vibration persists?
Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity supply and consult your local approved
Service Centre.
Service Recommendations
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
We strongly recommend that your product is serviced at least every twelve months, more often in a
professional application.
Always use genuine Flymo Spare Parts.
Prepacked spares are available from most
Electrolux Outdoor Products stockists.
Your product is uniquely identified by a silver and
black product rating label
If you have a problem with your machine contact
your local Approved Service Centre ensuring you
have full details of your product as described on
the product rating label.
Should it be necessary for work to be carried
out by your Service Centre, it is important to
take your complete machine including cable
and any extension cables used.
A network of specialist dealers can be found in your
local Yellow Pages.
To obtain service on your Flymo product simply telephone or visit your local Service Centre.
Should you require service under the terms of our guarantee the Service Centre will require proof of purchase.
All of the centres listed stock genuine Flymo Spare
Parts.
NOTE:
Our Service Repairers act on their own behalf and
are not empowered to commit or legally bind
Electrolux Outdoor Products in any manner whatsoever.
Environmental Information
Electrolux Outdoor Products are manufactured under an Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) using,
where practical, components manufactured in the most environmentally responsible manner, according to company
procedures, and with the potential for recycling at the end of the products’ life.
•
Packaging is recyclable and plastic components have been labelled (where practical) for categorised recycling.
•
Awareness of the environment must be considered when disposing of ‘end-of-life’ product.
•
If necessary, contact your local authority for disposal information.
Guarantee & Guarantee Policy
If any part is found to be defective due to faulty manufacture
within the guarantee period, Electrolux Outdoor Products,
through its Authorised Service Repairers will effect the repair or
replacement to the customer free of charge providing:
(a) The fault is reported directly to the Authorised Repairer.
(b) Proof of purchase is provided.
(c) The fault is not caused by misuse, neglect or faulty adjustment by the user.
(d) The failure has not occurred through fair wear and tear.
(e) The machine has not been serviced or repaired, taken apart
or tampered with by any person not authorised by
Electrolux Outdoor Products.
(f)
The machine has not been used for hire.
(g) The machine is owned by the original purchaser.
(h) The machine has not been used outside of the country for
which it was specified.
(i)
The machine has not been used commercially.
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This guarantee is additional to, and in no way diminishes
the customers statutory rights.
Failures due to the following are not covered, therefore it is important that you read the instructions contained in this Operator's
Manual and understand how to operate and maintain your machine:
Failures not covered by guarantee
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Replacing worn or damaged plastic cutters
*
Failures as a result of not reporting an initial fault.
*
Failures as a result of sudden impact.
*
Failures as a result of not using the product in accordance
with the instructions and recommendations contained in this
Operator's Manual.
*
Machines used for hire are not covered by this guarantee.
*
The following items listed are considered as wearing parts
and their life is dependent on regular maintenance and are,
therefore not normally subject to a valid warranty claim:
Plastic Cutters, Electric Mains cable.
*
Caution!
Electrolux Outdoor Products does not accept liability under
the warranty for defects caused in whole or part, directly or
indirectly by the fitting of replacement parts or additional
parts that are not either manufactured or approved by
Electrolux Outdoor Products, or by the machine having
been modified in any way
EC Declaration of Conformity
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co. Durham. DL5
6UP. Certify that the product:Category........ Electric Hover
Make.............. Electrolux Outdoor
Products
Conforms to the specifications of Directive
2000/14/EEC
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co. Durham. DL5
6UP Certify that a sample of the above
product has been tested using directive
81/1051/EEC as a guide. The maximum Aweighted sound pressure level recorded at
operator position under free field semi anechoic chamber conditions was :-
Type of Cutting Device.... Plastic Blade
Identification of Series......See Product Rating Label
Conformity Assesment Procedure....ANNEX VI
Notified Body.................... I.T.S., Cleeve Road, Leatherhead,
Surrey. KT22 7SB England
Other Directives:-............. 98/37/EEC, 89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC
& applicable standards:-. EN60555-2:1987, EN60555-3:1987,
EN55014:1993, EN55014:1995, EN836:1997, IEC335-1:1991, IEC335-277:1996
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
MLite 28
28 cm
7,250 RPM
96 dB (A)
96 dB (A)
84.1 dB(A)
1.21 m/s2
4.5 kg
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co. Durham. DL5
6UP Certify that a sample of the above
product has been tested using ISO 5349 as
a guide. The maximum weighted root mean
square value of vibration recorded at operator’s hand position was:-
Type ................................................................................
Width of Cut ....................................................................
Speed of Rotation of Cutting Device ..............................
Guaranteed sound power level ......................................
Measured Sound Power Level ......................................
Level ..............................................................................
Value ..............................................................................
Weight ............................................................................
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Newton Aycliffe, 16/12/2002
M. Bowden,
Research & Development Director
Electrolux Outdoor Products
Aycliffe Industrial Park
NEWTON AYCLIFFE
Co.Durham DL5 6UP
ENGLAND
Telephone - (00) 44 1325 300303 Fax - (00) 44 1325 310339
Our policy of continuous improvement means that the specification of products may be altered from time to time without prior
notice. Electrolux Outdoor Products manufacture products for a number of well known brands under various registered
patents, designs and trademarks in several countries.
© Electrolux Outdoor Products Ltd. Registered Office, Electrolux Works, Oakley Road, Luton LU4 9QQ
Registered number 974979 England
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