Flymo EM032 Lawn Mower User Manual

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Carton Contents
start/stop lever
lock off
cable clip x 2
washer x 4
wingknob x 4
bolt x 2
upper handle
cable with
on plug
safety flap
lower handle x 2
motor cover
Please check the contents of the carton are correct BEFORE assembling your new Flymo product. The Loose
Parts Pack is packaged underneath the deck of the product.
IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING CONTACT:Husqvarna Outdoor Products Customer Service Department direct
Telephone : 0870 609 1901
Fax : 0870 609 1902
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
Switch off! Remove plug from mains before adjusting,
cleaning or if cable is entangled or damaged.
Keep the cable away from the blade.
Read the user instructions carefully to make
sure you understand all the controls and what
they do.
Always keep the lawnmower on the ground
when mowing. Tilting or lifting the lawnmower
may cause stones to be thrown out.
Beware of severing toes or hands. Do not put
hands or feet near a rotating blade.
Keep the cable supply away from the
cutting means
Keep bystanders away. Do not mow whilst
people especially children or pets are in the
mowing area.
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.
1. The British Standards Institute recommend the use
of a Residual Current Circuit 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 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. 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. Flymo 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
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. Do not put hands near the grass discharge chute.
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. Check the grassbox frequently for wear or deterioration.
3. Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
4. Only use the replacement blade, and blade bolt
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.
• 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 product.
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.
If your product is hard wired i.e. non-detachable
mains electric cable, a conversion kit and extension cable is available from all Approved Service
Centres which can be found in your local Yellow
Assembly Instructions
Assembly of Lower Handles to Deck
1. Place the bolt (A2) through the hole in the lower
handle (A1) until the lower handle fits into the
recess (A3)
2. Place the washer (B1) and the wing knob (B2)
on to the bolt and tighten the wing knob.
3. Repeat on the other side.
The Loose Parts Pack is packaged underneath the deck.
Assembly of Upper Handles to Lower Handles.
1. Ensure the upper handle is located correctly
with the lock-off button on the switchbox uppermost.
2. Ensure the upper handle (C1) and the lower
handle (C2) are aligned correctly.
4. Fit the bolts (C3), washers (C4) and wing knobs
(C5). Tighten the wing knob.
5. Fit the cable to the handles with the clips provided. Make sure the cable is not trapped between
the upper and lower handles.
Grassbox Assembly
1. Slide the grassbox tongue into the slots in the
grassbox lower until it clicks securely into position (D)
2. Push the grassbox handle into the slots in the
grassbox upper until it clicks securely into position. (E)
3. Starting at the rear of the grassbox, locate the
grassbox upper into the grassbox lower by
aligning the clips (F1). Ensure all clips are correctly located.(F2) before clicking into position.
4. Clip the two halves together, ensuring all clips
are securely connected.
Visimo Only
Fitting Fully Assembled Grassbox to
1. Lift safety flap (G1)
2. Make sure the discharge chute is clean and free
from debris (G2)
3. Locate fully assembled grassbox onto 2 location
points (G3) at the rear of the deck as illustrated
in pic. H
4. Locate safety flap onto the top of the grassbox.
Ensure the grassbox is securely located.
Removal is the reverse procedure.
For larger areas of grass where grass collection
is not required you can use your lawnmower
without the grassbox. Ensure the Safety Flap is
fully closed. The design of the safety flap permits the cut grass to be discharged downward
behind the machine.
Grassbox Full Window (Visimo Only)
As the grassbox fills up, grass will be visible
through the window (J).
When the window/grassbox is full it is time to
empty the grassbox.
Cutting Height Adjustment
Cutting Height Adjustment (K) & (L)
• Height of cut is adjusted by raising or lowering the
Front and Rear Wheels.
• There are five heights of cut on this product.
A medium height of cut is recommended for most
The quality of your lawn will suffer and collection will
be poor if you cut too low.
Low to Medium
Medium to High
Front position 2cm
Rear position 2cm
Front position 2cm
Rear position 4cm
Front position 4cm
Rear position 4cm
Front position 4cm
Rear position 6cm
Front position 6cm
Rear position 6cm
Starting and Stopping
To Start your Lawnmower
1. Form loop in mains cable and push the loop
through the slot. (M)
2. To secure, position loop over the hook and pull the
cable back through the slot (N).
3. Connect plug to mains and switch on.
4. Tilt the handle downwards to slightly raise the front
of the lawnmower and to reduce the risk of lawn
damage whilst starting.
The switchbox is provided with a lock-off button
(P1) to prevent accidental starting.
5. Press and hold the lock-off button (P) on the switchbox, then squeeze one of the Start/Stop levers
towards the upper handle (Q).
6. Continue to squeeze the start/stop lever towards the
upper handle and release the lock-off button (R).
7. Lower the lawnmower to its proper operating position and commence mowing.
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
To Stop your Lawnmower
1. 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. (S)
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
Cutting Height Adjustment.
Thermal Cut-Out
The Motor is protected by a Thermal Cut-Out which is activated when the blade becomes jammed or if the
motor is overloaded. When this occurs, stop and remove the plug from the power supply. The Thermal
Cut-Out will only reset when the start/stop lever is released. Clear any obstruction and wait for a few minutes for the Thermal Cut-Out to reset before continuing to use the mower.
Removing and Fitting the Blade
blade bolt
Switch off, wait until the blade has stopped
rotating and disconnect from the mains electricity supply BEFORE attempting to remove or refit
the blade.
Always handle the blade with care - sharp edges
could cause injury. USE GLOVES.
Removing the Blade
1. To remove the blade bolt, hold the blade firmly with a
gloved hand and with a spanner, loosen the blade
bolt by turning it anti-clockwise (T).
2. Remove the blade bolt, washer and blade.(T)
3. Inspect for damage and clean as necessary.
4. In the event of a blade becoming difficult to remove,
insert a screwdriver (V1) into the hole (V2) to lock the
drive, then use a spanner (13mm A/F) to loosen the
blade bolt by turning the spanner anti-clockwise.
Ensure the screwdriver is removed before atempting
to turn on the machine.
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.
Fitting the Blade
1. Fit the blade to the shaft with the sharp edges of the
blade pointing away from the shaft and you are able
to read the text on the blade ‘This side to grass’
2. Re-assemble blade bolt through the washer and the
3. Hold the blade firmly with a gloved hand and tighten
the blade bolt firmly with a spanner . Do not over
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 deck could become a potential fire hazard.
1. Remove grass from under the deck with brush. (W1)
2. Using a soft brush - remove grass clippings from all
air intakes (W2), the discharge chute (W3) and the
grass box (W4).
3. Visimo Only - Using a soft brush, remove grass clippings from the vision window (W5).
4. Wipe over the surface of your lawnmower with a dry
cloth (W6).
• IMPORTANT:- Never use water for cleaning your lawnmower. Do not clean with chemicals, including petrol, or
solvents - some can destroy critical plastic parts.
Storing your Cable (Visimo & Rollermo only)
• Your electric cable can be wrapped around the cable
wrap wing knobs to enable tidy and safe storage (X1).
Storing your Lawnmower:
• Loosen the wing knobs to enable the handles to be
folded over the product (X2).
• Store in a dry place where your lawnmower is protected from damage
At the End of the Mowing Season
1. Replace blade, bolts, nuts or screws, if necessary.
2. Clean your lawnmower thoroughly.
3. Make sure that the electric cable is stored correctly to
prevent damage.
Visimo Only
Fault Finding Hints
Fails to Operate
1. Is the correct Starting procedure being followed? See
‘To Start your Lawnmower’
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 Centre.
Poor Grass Collection
1. Disconnect from the mains electricity supply.
2. Clean the outside of the air intakes, the discharge chute
and the underside of the deck.
3. Raise to a higher height of cut. See Cutting Height
4. If poor collection persists.
Immediately 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.
Lawnmower becomes heavy to push
1. Disconnect from the mains electricity supply.
2. In long grass or uneven ground, the height of cut should
be raised to a higher position. See Cutting Height
3. Check that the wheels and rollers can rotate freely.
4. If problem persists?
Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity supply and consult your local approved Service Centre.
Service Recommendations
We strongly recommend that your product is serviced
at least every twelve months, more often in a professional application.
Always use genuine Spare Parts.
Prepacked spares are available from most Husqvarna
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 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 Spare Parts.
NOTE: Our Service Repairers act on their own behalf and
are not empowered to commit or legally bind Husqvarna
Outdoor Products in any manner whatsoever.
Environmental Information
Awareness of the environment must be considered
when disposing of ‘end-of-life’ product.
If necessary, contact your local authority for disposal
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
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product may not be treated as household purchased the product.
waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic
Guarantee & Guarantee Policy
If any part is found to be defective due to faulty manufacture
within the guarantee period, Husqvarna 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
Husqvarna 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
Husqvarna 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 Husqvarna Outdoor Products, or by the
machine having been modified in any way.
EC Declaration of Conformity
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Husqvarna
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
Certify that the product:Category.....Electric Wheeled Lawnmower
Make.............. Husqvarna Outdoor
Conforms to the specifications of Directive
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Husqvarna
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
Certify that a sample of the above product has
been tested using directive 81/1051/EEC as a
guide. The maximum A-weighted 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..................... Intertek, Cleeve Road, Leatherhead,
Surrey. KT22 7SB England
Other Directives:-...............98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC, 2006/95/EC
& applicable standards:-....EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3,
EN55014-1, EN55014-2, EN836, EN60335-1, EN60335-2-77,
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Husqvarna
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
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....................................................VM032+ RM032 EMO32
Width of Cut..........................................................32 cm
Speed of Rotation of Cutting Device..................3400 RPM
Guaranteed sound power level............................96 dB (A)
Measured Sound Power Level.............................93 dB (A)
Level.....................................................................80.2 dB (A)
Value.....................................................................2.5 m/s2
Weight..................................................8.92 kg
8.42 kg 8.85 kg
Voltage/Hertz ......................................................230V/50HZ
Power .....................................................1200W 1000W 900W
Newton Aycliffe, 15/02/2007
M. Bowden,
Research & Development Director
Our policy of continuous improvement means that the specification of products may be altered from time to time without prior notice.
Husqvarna Outdoor Products
Aycliffe Industrial Park
Co.Durham DL5 6UP
Telephone - 0870 609 1901 Fax - 0870 609 1902