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Carton Contents
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
cable clip x 2
upper handle
bolt x 2
nut x 2
washer x 2
plastic handle
knob x 2
electric cable
with moulded
on plug
lower handle
fixing pin x 2
instruction
manual
spanner/scraper tool
cutting height spacers
(Turbo Lite 330 - 1 fitted to lawnmower & 2 in loose parts pack)
(Turbo Lite 350/400 - 1 fitted to
lawnmower & 3 in loose parts pack)
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 Turbo Lite
Warning
Switch off! Remove plug from mains before adjusting,
cleaning or if cable is entangled or damaged. Keep the cable away from the
blade.
Beware of severing toes or hands.
Do not put hands or feet near a rotating
blade.
Read the user instructions carefully to
make sure you understand all the controls
and what they do.
Blade continues to rotate after the
machine is switched off. Wait until all
machine components have completely
stopped before touching them.
Always keep the lawnmower on the ground
when mowing. Tilting or lifting the lawnmower may cause stones to be thrown out.
STOP
Keep bystanders away. Do not mow whilst
people especially children or pets are in the
mowing area.
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.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Do not mow in the rain or leave the lawnmower outdoors while raining.
Before use, examine cable for damage, replace it
if there are signs of damage or ageing.
Do not use the lawnmower if the electric cables
are damaged or worn
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.
Your extension cable must be uncoiled, coiled
cables can overheat and reduce the efficiency of
your mower.
Keep cable away from lawnmower, always work
away from the power point mowing up and down,
never in circles.
7.
Always switch off at the mains before disconnecting
any plug, cable connector or extension cable.
8. 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.
9. Always wind cable carefully, avoiding kinking.
10. Never carry the product by the cable.
11. Never pull on the cable to disconnect any of the
plugs.
12. Use only on AC mains supply voltage shown on
the product rating label.
13. Flymo products are double insulated to EN60335.
Under no circumstances 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 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.
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. 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. Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
3. Only use the replacement blade, blade bolt, spacers and impeller specified for this product.
4. Be careful during adjustment of the lawnmower to
prevent entrapment of the fingers between moving
blades and fixed parts of the machine.
CABLES
IMPORTANT
•
Use only 1.00mm2 size cable up to 40 metres
length maximum.
Maximum rating :
1.00mm2 size cable, 10 amps 250 volts AC.
•
THE TURBO LITE 330 IS SUPPLIED WITH
CABLE WIRED DIRECTLY INTO THE PRODUCT.
•
THE TURBO LITE 350/400 IS SUPPLIED WITH
AN ELECTRIC MAINS CABLE FITTED WITH A
FEMALE CONNECTOR
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. Ensure the mains voltage suits your product
3. IMPORTANT!
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.
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.
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
A
lower handle
Fitting the Lower Handles to Your Lawnmower (A)
slots
fixing pin
1.
Place the end of the lower handle into the slots.
2.
Secure lower handles to hood by firmly pushing fixing pin through holes in hood and handle.
3.
Repeat on the other side.
•
NOTE
Should a problem occur when securing handle to
hood with the fixing pin, carefully lever fixing pin
out of location and repeat steps 1 to 3 above.
B
Fitting Upper Handles to Lower Handles (B)
1
lock-off
button
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 (B1).
4.
Fit the bolts, washers and handle knobs (B2).
5.
Fit the cable to the handles with the clips provided.
Make sure the cable is not trapped between the
upper and lower handles (B3).
2
3
Handle Adjustment
C
•
•
WARNING! STOP THE LAWNMOWER AND
WAIT UNTIL THE BLADE HAS STOPPED ROTATING BEFORE ADJUSTING THE HANDLE.
NOTE! REMOVAL OF LOWER HANDLE FIXING
PINS IS NOT REQUIRED TO ADJUST THE HANDLE
TO
1.
2.
3.
ADJUST THE HANDLE (C)
Hold handle as illustrated.
Take the weight of the handle with your right hand...
...then grip the lower part of the handle with your left
hand...
4. ...and pull the lower handle towards you with your
left hand.
5. Move to forward or down position as required.
HANDLE IN FORWARD POSITION
Follow procedure described in "TO ADJUST THE HANDLE" and push handle forward until it stops.
HANDLE IN DOWN POSITION
Follow procedure described in "TO ADJUST THE HANDLE" and move handle downward until it stops.. NOTE The handle does not rest flat on the ground.
PULL
LOWER
HANDLE
HANDLE IN OPERATING POSITION
Adjustment is not required to move the handle to
the operating position
Simply pull down from the forward position or lift up from
the down position until the handle is in the most comfortable operating position.
Starting and Stopping
D
E
F
G
H
1
J
To Start your Lawnmower
1. Connect female extension cable connector to the
back of the switchbox. (Turbo Lite 350/400 only)
(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
(F).
4. Connect plug to mains and switch on.
5. Move handle to the mowing position.
6. To prevent a ring being cut in your lawn, tilt your
lawnmower slightly (G).
The switchbox is provided with a lock-off button
(H1) to prevent accidental starting.
7. Press and hold the lock-off button (H1) on the
switchbox, then squeeze one of the Start/Stop
levers towards the upper handle (J).
8. Continue to squeeze the start/stop lever towards
the upper handle and release the lock-off button.
9. 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, tilt your
lawnmower slightly (G).
2. Release the pressure on the Start/Stop lever.
How to Mow
K
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. (K)
2. Cut your grass twice a week during the growing
season, your lawn will suffer if more than a third of
its length is cut at one time.
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.
Adjusting the Cutting Height
L
blade bolt
blade
cutting
height
spacers
fan
Always handle the blade with care - sharp edges
could cause injury. USE GLOVES. Never use more
than 3 Cutting Height Spacers for the Turbo Lite 330
OR 4 Cutting Height Spacers for the Turbo Lite
350/400. 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
for Turbo Lite 330, or 4 for Turbo Lite 350/400.(L)
3. For a Higher Cut - Take spacers away.
4. Refit the blade as described in Fitting the Blade
and Fan.
Removing the Blade and Fan
M
1. To remove the blade bolt, hold the fan firmly and with
the spanner provided loosen the blade bolt by turning
it anti-clockwise (M).
2. Remove the blade bolt, blade, spacers and fan.
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.
Fitting the Blade and Fan
N
• 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.
1. Ensure the fan is located correctly.
2. Place the spacers onto the fan ensuring the pegs
have located into the holes.
3. Place the blade onto the spacers ensuring the pegs
have located into the holes on the blade and ensuring the blade is positioned as illustrated in Figure N.
4. Place the blade bolt through the centre hole of the blade.(N)
5. Tighten down clockwise by hand.
6. Hold the fan firmly and tighten the blade bolt with the
spanner provided.
Turbo Lite 330
Turbo Lite 350/400
Caring for your Lawnmower
P
Cleaning (USE GLOVES) (P)
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.
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 blade, see Figure M, 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 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 coiled properly.
Carrying your Lawnmower
Ensure the blade is facing away from you.
Storing your Lawnmower
Store in a dry place where your lawnmower is protected
from damage.
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
Height of Cut.
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. 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.
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.
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 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: Blades, 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
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.
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 product.
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.... Rotary Blade
Identification of Series......See Product Rating Label
Conformity Assessment 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:-. EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55014-1,
EN55014-2, EN836, EN60335-1, EN60335-2-77
TL330
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
33 cm
6,300 RPM
95 dB (A)
94 dB (A)
82.4 dB(A)
0.801 m/s2
6.5 kg
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
40 cm
4,100 RPM
95 dB (A)
95 dB (A)
82.7 dB(A)
1.22 m/s2
7.5 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
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
TL350
35 cm
4,100 RPM
96 dB (A)
95 dB (A)
85.7 dB(A)
5.44 m/s2
7.5 kg
TL400
Newton Aycliffe, 22/10/2004
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
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various registered patents, designs and trademarks in several countries.
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