Instruction manual | Flymo 330 Lawn Mower User Manual

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Carton Contents
start/stop levers
upper handle
cable clip
lower handle
grassbox lid
cable winder
retaining clip
electric cable with
moulded plug
cutting height
spacers (1 fitted to
lawnmower & 2 in
loose parts pack
Please check the contents of the carton are correct BEFORE assembling your new Flymo product.
IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING CONTACT:- Husqvarna UK Ltd. Customer Service Department direct
Telephone : 0844 844 4558
Fax : 01325 302530
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. Never use the mower unless the grassbox or guards provided by the manufacturer are in the correct position.
Explanation of Symbols on your product
Read the user instructions carefully to make
sure you understand all the controls and
what they do.
Beware of sharp blades - remove plug from
mains before maintenance or if cable is
Blades continue to rotate after the machine
is switched off.
Always keep the lawnmower on the ground
when mowing. Tilting or lifting the lawnmower
may cause stones to be thrown out
Keep bystanders away. Do not mow whilst
people especially children or pets are in the
mowing area
1. This product is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or instruction concerning the
use of the product by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the product. Local regulations may restrict the
age of the operator.
2. Never allow children or people unfamiliar with the instructions to use the machine.
Keep the cable supply away from the cutting means.
3. Stop using the machine while people, especially children, or pets are nearby.
4. Only use the lawnmower in the manner and for the
functions described in these instructions.
5. Never operate the lawnmower when you are tired, ill or
under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medicine.
6. The operator or user is responsible for accidents or
hazards occurring to other people or their property.
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 extension cable must be unwound, wound 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. 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.
10.Always wind cable carefully, avoiding kinking.
11. Never carry the product by the cable.
12.Never pull on the cable to disconnect any of the plugs.
13.Use only on AC mains supply voltage shown on the
product rating label.
14.Our products are double insulated to EN60335.
Under no circumstance should an earth be connected to any part of the product.
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 blade.
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 blades together with their
fixings in sets to preserve balance.
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.Keep hands and feet away from the cutting means at
all times and especially when switching on the motor.
13.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.
14.Never pick up or carry a mower when it is operating
or still connected to the mains supply.
15.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. Check the grassbox/grassbag frequently for wear or
3. Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
4. Only use the replacement blade, blade bolt, spacer
and impeller specified for this product.
5. Be careful during adjustment of the lawnmower to
prevent entrapment of the fingers between moving
blades and fixed parts of the machine.
6. Store in a cool dry place and out of reach of children. Do not store outdoors.
• Use only 1.00mm2 size cable up to 40 metres length
Maximum rating : 1.00mm2 size cable, 10 amps 250 volts AC.
1. Flymo Mains Cables and Extension Cables are
available from your local Approved Service Centre.
2. Do not wire an extension cable directly to your product
yourself. Please contact your local Approved Service
Centre for further information on the connectors and
kits available.
3. Only use extension cables specifically designed for
outdoor use.
• 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.
• 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
2. Ensure the mains voltage suits your product
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
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.
4. It is important that the outer sheath is clamped correctly into the 3-pin plug.
5. If in doubt consult your local Service Repairer or
qualified electrician before the machine is used.
6. A 13 Amp fuse must be fitted to the Mains Plug.
7. The normal plug fuse and household fuse only protect the electrical equipment and are not a safeguard against electrocution.
Assembly Instructions
Lower handle assembly (A)
1. Insert the lower handle into the handle slots, ensuring that the holes are aligned.
2. Insert the pins and secure with the retaining clips.
Upper handle assembly (B)
1. Insert the nut into the handle knob. (B1)
2. Align the holes in the upper and lower handles and
secure with the bolt, washer and wing knob.(B2)
3. Fit the cable to the handle with the clip provided.
(B3) Make sure the cable is not trapped between
the upper and lower handles.
Grassbox lid assembly (C)
1. Fit one side of the grassbox lid as illustrated in
Fig. C. Repeat for the other side.
Handle slot
Starting and Stopping
To Start your Lawnmower
The Flymo Vision Compact uses an advanced belt drive
system, between the motor and the blade which improves cutting power and flotation in all conditions. Due
to the high turning force (Torque) which this motor develops a light squeak may be heard when the machine
is started, this is quite normal and will not affect the performance of the product
1. Connect female extension cable connector to the
back of the switchbox. (D)
2. Form loop in mains cable and push the loop
through the slot as illustrated in picture (E)
3. To secure, position loop over the hook and pull the
cable back through the slot as illustrated in picture
4. Connect plug to mains and switch on.
5. To prevent a ring being cut in your lawn and to
clear any residual grass in the collection chute, tilt
your lawnmower slightly (G).
The switchbox is provided with a lock-off button
(H1) to prevent accidental starting.
6. Press and hold the lock-off button (H) on the
switchbox, then squeeze one of the Start/Stop
levers towards the upper handle (J).
7. Continue to squeeze the start/stop lever towards
the upper handle and release the lock-off button.
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
To Stop your Lawnmower
1. To prevent a ring being cut in your lawn and to
clear any residual grass in the collection chute, tilt
your lawnmower slightly (H).
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 the cable is laid out on the lawn
you have already cut.
2. Mow twice a week during the growing season,
your lawn will suffer if more than a third of its
length is cut at one time and this may also result
in poor collection.
Do Not Overload Your Mower
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.
REMEMBER: For best grass collection always
mow in a straight line, do not swing the lawnmower
from side to side.
Adjusting the Cutting Height
Always handle the blade with care - sharp edges
could cause injury. USE GLOVES. Never use
more than 3 Cutting Height Spacers. Spacers
must only be fitted between the blade and the
fan and NEVER between the blade and the bolt.
1. Remove the blade bolt, and blade as described in
Removing the Blade and Fan.
2. For a Lower Cut - Add spacers to a maximum of 3.
3. For a Higher Cut - Take spacers away.
4. Refit the blade as described in Fitting the Blade
and Fan.
Removing and fitting the Blade and Fan
blade bolt
Removing the Blade and Fan
1. To remove the blade bolt, hold the fan firmly and
with the spanner provided loosen the blade bolt by
turning it anti-clockwise (K).
2. Remove the blade bolt, blade, spacers and fan. (L)
3. Inspect for damage and clean as necessary.
• Renew your metal blade after 50 hours mowing
or 2 years whichever is the sooner - regardless
of condition.
• If the blade is cracked or damaged replace it
with a new one.
• Never use a blade bolt if the insulated head is
damaged cracked or missing.
Fitting the Blade and Fan
1. Ensure the fan is located correctly.(L)
2. Place the spacers onto the fan ensuring the pegs
have located into the holes.(L)
3. Place the blade onto the spacers ensuring the pegs
have located into the holes on the blade and ensuring
the blades is positioned as illustrated in Figure L.
4. Place the blade bolt through the centre hole of the blade.
5. Tighten down clockwise by hand.
6. Hold the fan firmly and tighten the blade bolt with
the spanner provided.
Removing, Emptying and Refitting the Grassbox
grassbox is full
Grassbox Full
• As the grassbox fills up, grass will be clearly visible through the window in the lid (M).
• When the window is full it is time to empty the
Emptying the Grassbox
• Stop the lawnmower, as described in ‘To Stop your
Lawnmower’ and wait until the blade has stopped
rotating, BEFORE lifting the grassbox lid.
1. Lift the grassbox lid and rest against the handles (N).
2. Remove the grassbox using the moulded handle
recesses as illustrated.(See Figure P).
3. Empty grassbox.
4 Replace grassbox and lid carefully.
• Failure to fit the grassbox and grassbox lid
correctly will cause poor collection of grass
grassbox is
Easi-Reel Cable Winder
Storing your cable in the Easi-Reel cable winder
1. Insert the female connector into the top of the
cable winder (R1)
2. Place the cable under the cable guide (R2)
3. Turn the cable winder (R3) until all of the cable is
wound in.(R4)
Warning:- When cable is fully wound, lid becomes
Unwinding the cable before re-use
1. Pull the cable by the plug and unwind the cable
• Ensure that the cable is released from the cable
guide (R2) before using your machine.
Caring for your Lawnmower
IMPORTANT: 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. USE GLOVES
It is recommended that you clean your lawnmower
straight after mowing while the grass is still wet.
1. Remove grass from under the hood with the
spanner/scraper tool. (S)
2. Remove the blade, see Figure L, to gain access
to the fan and clean with a soft brush. (S)
3. Lever the roller out of position and clean with a
soft brush. (S)
4. Remove grass clippings from:
• all air intakes (T)
• grassbox (U)
5. Thoroughly clean the inside of the window with a
soft brush (V).
6. Wipe over the surface of your lawnmower with a
dry cloth.(W)
Never use water for cleaning your lawnmower.
Do not clean with chemicals, including petrol, or
solvents - some can destroy critical plastic parts.
Cleaning the Easi-Reel cable winder
1. Lift grassbox lid, squeeze together the two
catches (X1) and remove the cable winder.
2. Clean the cable winder and the area it was located with a soft brush (X2 & X3)
3. Replace the cable winder, ensuring it clicks into place.
At the End of the Mowing Season
1. Replace blade, 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 wound properly.
Transporting and Storing the lawnmower
The handles can be folded to take up the minimum
of space (Y)
• Loosen the handle knobs.
• Fold the upper handle over the lawnmower.
• Ensure the switchbox cable is not trapped.
• The Vision Compact lawnmower may be transported on its roller (Z)
• Store in a dry place where your lawnmower is
protected from damage.
Fault Finding Hints
Fails to Operate
1. Is the correct Starting procedure being followed?
See ʻTo Start your Lawnmowerʼ
2. Is the Power Turned On?
3. Check the fuse in the plug, if blown replace.
4. Fuse continues to blow?
Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity
supply and consult your local approved Service
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 ʻAdjusting the
Cutting Heightʼ.
4. If poor flotation persists?
Disconnect from the mains electricity supply and
consult your local approved Service Centre.
Poor Collection
1. Is the grassbox lid firmly closed?
2. Is the grassbox fitted correctly?
3. Are you mowing correctly?
4. Check all air vents and openings are not obstructed.
5. Raise to a higher height of cut. See ʻAdjusting the
Cutting Heightʼ.
6. If poor collection persists.
Disconnect from the mains electricity supply and
consult your local approved Service Centre.
Excessive Vibration
1. Disconnect from the mains electricity supply.
2. Check that the blade is fitted correctly?
3. If the blade is damaged or worn, replace it with a new one.
4. If vibration persists?
Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity supply and consult your local approved Service Centre.
Guarantee & Guarantee Policy
If any part is found to be defective due to faulty manufacture within the guarantee period, Husqvarna UK
Ltd., 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
(e) The machine has not been serviced or repaired,
taken apart or tampered with by any person not authorised by Husqvarna UK Ltd..
(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 commercially.
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
* Replacing worn or damaged blades
* 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: Blade, Electric Mains cable, belt
* Caution!
Husqvarna UK Ltd. 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 Husqvarna UK Ltd.,
or by the machine having been modified in any way.
Service Recommendations
1. We strongly recommend that your product is serviced at least
every twelve months, more often in a professional application.
2. Always use genuine Flymo Spare Parts.
3. Prepacked spares are available from most Husqvarna
UK Ltd. stockists.
4. Your product is uniquely identified by a silver and black
product rating label
5. 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.
6. 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 ca-
bles 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
NOTE: Our Service Repairers act on their own behalf
and are not empowered to commit or legally bind Husqvarna UK Ltd. in any manner whatsoever.
Environmental Information
Husqvarna UK Ltd. 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 productsʼ 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 ʻend-of-lifeʼ product.
• If necessary, contact your local authority for disposal information.
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates
that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will
help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local council office, your household
waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
EC Declaration of Conformity
Husqvarna UK Ltd., Aycliffe Industrial Park
Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 6UP, England
Declare under our sole responsibility that the product(s);
Identification of Series...................
Year of Construction......................
Electric Rotary Lawnmower
VC330, VC350, VC380
See Product Rating Label
See Product Rating Label
Complies with the essential requirements & provisions of the following EC Directives:
98/37/EC (until 31.12.09), 2006/42/EC (from 01.01.10), 2004/108/EC, 2000/14/EC
based on the following EU harmonized standards applied:
EN60335-1, EN60335-2-77, EN836, EN55014-1, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN50366
The maximum A weighted sound pressure level LpA at the operatorʼs position, recorded on a sample of the above product(s)
corresponds to the Level given in the table.
The maximum hand / arm vibration weighted value measured according to EN ISO 5349 on a sample of the above product(s) corresponds to the Value given in the table.
2000/14/EC: The Measured Sound Power LWA & Guaranteed Sound Power LWA values are according to the tabulated figures.
Conformity Assessment Procedure..................
Annex VI
Notified Body....................................................
Intertek, Cleeve Road
Leatherhead, Surrey
KT22 7SB, England
Newton Aycliffe, 23/04/2009
M. Bowden,
VC330 VC350 VC380
Research & Development Director
Width of Cut (cm)
Husqvarna UK Ltd.
Speed of Rotation of Cutting Device (RPM) 4,300 4,300 4,350
Keeper of technical documentation
Power (kW)
Measured Sound Power LWA (dB(A))
Guaranteed Sound Power LWA (dB(A))
Level (dB(A))
Value (m/s )
Weight (Kg)
Our policy of continuous improvement means that the specification of products may be altered from time to time without prior notice.
Copyright © 2008 Flymo S.A. All rights reserved. Flymo® and other product and feature names are registered or unregistered
trademarks of Flymo S.A.
Husqvarna UK Ltd.
Aycliffe Industrial Park
Co.Durham DL5 6UP
Telephone - 01325 302 302 Fax - 01325 310339
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