GR280 | Black&Decker GR280 MOWER Type 2 - 3 instruction manual

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LAWN MOWER GR233/GR270/GR280/GR290
CONGRATULATIONS!
You have chosen a Black & Decker tool. Our aim is
to provide quality tools at an affordable price.
We hope that you will enjoy using this tool for
many years.
INTENDED USE
Your Black & Decker mower has been designed
for mowing grass. This tool is intended for
consumer use only.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
GR233/GR270/GR280/GR290
Black & Decker declares that these
products conform to:
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC,
EN 55014, EN 60335, EN 61000,
2000/14/EC, Lawn mower, L ≤ 50 cm,
Annex VIII, No. 0086
B.S.I., HP2 4SQ, United Kingdom
Warning symbols
The following symbols are used in this manual:
Denotes risk of personal injury, loss of life
or damage to the tool in case of nonobservance of the instructions in this
manual.
Denotes risk of electric shock.
Level of sound pressure, measured according to
2000/14/EC:
Read the manual prior to operation.
LpA (sound pressure)
dB(A)
81
LWA (acoustic power)
dB(A)
95
LWA (guaranteed)
dB(A)
96
Know your appliance
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Always wear ear protection if the sound
pressure exceeds 85 dB(A).
Hand/arm weighted vibration value according to
EN 50144:
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< 2.5 m/s2
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Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
4-2-2002
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Warning! When using mains-powered
appliances, basic safety precautions,
including the following, should always
be followed to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock and personal injury.
Read all of this manual carefully before
operating the appliance.
Before operating the appliance, make
sure that you know how to switch it off
in an emergency.
The intended use is described in this
manual. The use of any accessory or
attachment or performance of any
operation with this appliance other than
those recommended in this instruction
manual may present a risk of personal
injury.
Retain this manual for future reference.
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Work area
◆ Do not expose the appliance to rain. Do not
use the appliance in damp or wet conditions.
◆ Only use the appliance in daylight or good
artificial light.
Personal protection
◆ Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet.
Do not operate the appliance wearing opentoed sandals or when barefoot.
◆ Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
Using your appliance
◆ Be sure that the appliance is switched off when
plugging in.
◆ Stay alert. Watch what you are doing.
Use common sense.
◆ Do not operate the appliance when you are
tired.
◆ If the appliance begins to vibrate abnormally,
switch it off and remove the plug from the
socket. Allow rotating parts to stop and inspect
the appliance for damage and loose parts.
◆ Never pull the cord to disconnect the plug
from the socket. Keep the cord away from
heat, oil and sharp edges.
◆ If the mains cable is damaged during use,
switch the appliance off and disconnect the
plug from the mains immediately. Do not
touch the mains cable before disconnecting
from the mains.
Safety of others
◆ Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar
with these instructions to operate the appliance.
◆ Do not allow children, visitors or animals to
come near the work area or to touch the
appliance or mains cable.
◆ Remember that the operator may be held
responsible for accidents or hazards occurring
to other people or their property.
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When not in use, the appliance should be
stored in a dry place. Children should not have
access to stored appliances.
Inspection and repairs
◆ Before use, check the appliance for damaged
or defective parts. Check for misalignment and
seizure of moving parts, breakage of parts,
damage to guards and switches and any other
conditions that may affect its operation.
◆ Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged
or defective. Do not use the appliance if the
switch does not turn it on and off.
◆ Never use the appliance when any guard or
enclosure is damaged or not in place.
◆ Ensure that the appliance will operate properly
and perform its intended function.
◆ Have any damaged or defective parts repaired
or replaced by an authorised repair agent.
◆ Before use, check the mains cable for signs of
damage, ageing and wear.
◆ Do not use the appliance if the mains cable is
damaged or defective.
◆ If the mains cable is damaged or defective it
must be repaired by an authorised repair agent
to avoid a hazard.
◆ Never attempt to remove or replace any parts
other than those specified in this manual.
Additional safety instructions for lawn mowers
The following warning symbols are found on the
appliance:
Wear safety glasses or goggles when
operating this tool.
The blade will continue to run for a
few seconds after switching the
appliance off. Never attempt to force
the blade to come to a standstill.
6m / 20ft
After use
◆ Switch off, remove the plug from the socket
and ensure that moving parts have stopped
rotating before leaving the appliance unattended
and before changing, cleaning or inspecting
any parts of the appliance.
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Keep people and animals at least 6 m
away from the mowing area.
Do not expose the appliance to rain or
high humidity.
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Switch off, remove the plug from the socket
and ensure that moving parts have stopped
rotating before leaving the appliance
unattended and before changing, cleaning
or inspecting any parts of the appliance.
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Before using the appliance, check that the
blade, blade nut and cutter assembly are not
worn or damaged. Check that the blade nut is
securely fastened.
Check the grass bag for wear or damage and
replace it if necessary. Never use the appliance
without the grass bag.
Before using the appliance, check that your
mowing path is free from sticks, stones, wire
and any other objects.
Only use the appliance in the correct position,
with the blade near the ground, as shown in
the illustrations. Never switch the appliance on
in any other position.
Switch on the appliance only when hands and
feet are away from the blade.
Always use both hands to operate the appliance.
When tilting the handle downwards to switch
the appliance on, do not tilt it more than
necessary. Make sure that you have both
hands on the handle and that your feet are
well away from the blade before returning the
appliance to the ground.
Avoid body contact with the blade while the
appliance is running. Keep your hands and feet
well away from the blade. Do not put your
hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Walk, never run when using the appliance.
Do not pull the appliance towards you or walk
backwards when using the appliance.
Do not work on steep slopes. Be sure of your
footing. Be aware that freshly cut grass is
damp and slippery.
Take care when mowing near borders and
gravel paths or roads, as stones and soil may
be moved by the blade.
Do not lift the appliance until the blade has
come to a complete standstill.
Take care to keep the mains cable away from
the blade. Always be aware of the position of
the cable.
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If the appliance starts to vibrate abnormally or
if you hit a foreign object, switch the appliance
off and remove the plug from the socket.
Check for any damage to the appliance.
Use only Black & Decker recommended spare
parts and accessories.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
The appliance has been designed for one voltage
only. Always check that the power supply
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
This appliance is designed for use on AC
(mains) power supplies only. Do not
attempt to use on any other supply.
This appliance is double insulated in
accordance with EN 60335; therefore no
earth wire is required.
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Prevent body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces (e.g. metal railings, lamp-posts etc.).
Electric safety can be further improved by
using a high-sensitivity (30 mA / 30 mS)
residual current device (RCD).
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
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Should your mains plug need replacing and
you are competent to do this, proceed as
instructed below. If you are in doubt, contact
an authorised repair agent or a qualified
electrician.
Disconnect the plug from the supply and
remove the fuse from the plug.
Cut off the plug and dispose of it safely; a plug
with bared copper conductors is dangerous if
engaged in a live socket outlet.
Only fit 13 Amperes BS1363A approved plugs
fitted with the correctly rated fuse (1).
Use 13 Amperes fuses.
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The cable wire colours, or a letter, will be
marked at the connection points of most good
quality plugs. Attach the wires to their respective
points in the plug (see above). Brown is for
Live (L) (2), blue is for Neutral (N) (4).
Before replacing the top cover of the mains plug
ensure that the cable restraint (3) is holding the
outer sheath of the cable firmly and that the
leads are correctly fixed at the terminal screws.
If the plug has a fuse cover, make sure that the
fuse cover is fitted. Do not use the plug if the
fuse cover is missing or damaged.
Never use a light socket.
Using an extension cable
Always use an approved extension cable suitable
for the power input of this appliance (see rating
plate). The extension cable must be suitable for
outdoor use.
◆ Before use, inspect the cable for signs of
damage, wear and ageing. Replace the
extension cable if damaged or defective.
◆ When using a cable reel, always unwind the
cable completely.
◆ Take care to keep the cable away from the blade.
Always be aware of the position of the cable.
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OVERVIEW (fig. A)
On/off switch
Lock-off button
Switch box
Upper handle
Lower handle
Grass bag
Motor cover
Wheels
ASSEMBLY
Before assembly, make sure that the tool
is switched off and unplugged.
Assembling the handle (fig. B)
◆ Fit the two lower handle parts (9) to the upper
handle (4) using the screws (10) and nuts (11)
as shown.
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Fitting the handle (fig. C)
◆ Insert the ends of the lower handle (5) into the
corresponding holes (12) in the mower.
◆ Press the handle down as far as it will go.
◆ Secure the handle using the screws (13).
Assembling and fitting the grass bag (fig. D1 - D4)
GR270/GR280/GR290
◆ Insert the frame (14) into the bag (15) as shown
(fig. D1).
◆ Secure the frame into the clamping rims (16)
using a spoon handle or a similar rounded tool
(fig. D2). In order to facilitate assembly, work in
the order indicated in fig. D3.
◆ Lift the flap (17) and place the metal frame of
the grass bag into the slot (18) (fig. D4).
GR233
◆ Align the two halves of the grass bag.
◆ Press the two halves together.
◆ Clip the assembled grass bag onto the mower
and let it click into place.
USE
Let the tool work at its own pace.
Do not overload.
Adjusting the height of cut (fig. E)
Disconnect the appliance from the mains
and wait until the blade has stopped
rotating before proceeding.
The height of cut is adjusted by changing the
height of the wheels.
◆ Release the wheels (8) by swivelling them out
of the locked position.
◆ Set the wheels to the desired height setting.
◆ Swivel the wheels back into the locked position,
making sure that all wheels are set to the same
height.
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Switching on and off (fig. F)
Switching on
◆ Hold the handle with both hands and tilt it
slightly downwards to raise the front of the
appliance.
◆ Keep the lock-off button (2) depressed and
pull the on/off switch (1) towards you.
◆ Release the lock-off button.
◆ Let the appliance return to its working position.
Switching off
◆ To switch the appliance off, release the on/off
switch.
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MAINTENANCE
Your Black & Decker tool has been designed to
operate over a long period of time with a minimum
of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation
depends upon proper tool care and regular cleaning.
Before performing any maintenance,
switch off and unplug the tool.
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Never attempt to lock a switch in the on
position.
Mowing (fig. G & H)
We recommend to use your mower as outlined in
this section in order to achieve optimum results
and to reduce the risk of cutting the mains cable.
◆ Place the bulk of the mains cable on the lawn,
close to the starting point (position 1 in fig. G).
◆ Switch the appliance on as described above.
◆ Proceed as shown in fig. G:
◆ Move from position 1 to position 2.
◆ Turn right and proceed towards position 3.
◆ Turn left and move towards position 4.
◆ Repeat the above procedure as required.
In order to achieve optimum results, only mow
dry grass.
Regularly use a blunt scraper to remove grass
and dirt from the appliance.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based
cleaner.
Blade maintenance
◆ Regularly remove grass and dirt from the blade.
◆ At the beginning of the gardening season,
carefully examine the condition of the blade.
◆ If the blade is very blunt, sharpen or replace
the blade.
◆ If the blade is damaged or worn, fit a new
blade as described below.
Replacing the blade (fig. I)
A replacement blade is available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6182).
Do not work towards the cable as shown
in fig. H.
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Emptying the grass bag
◆ When you see loose grass scattering from
beneath the mower, empty the grass bag.
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Never use the appliance without the grass
bag.
Hints for optimum use
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If the grass is longer than approx. 10 cm,
make two cuts to obtain a better finish.
First mow at maximum height of cut, then use
a low or medium height of cut.
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Disconnect the appliance from the
mains and wait until the blade has
stopped rotating before proceeding.
Be careful not to cut yourself.
Use heavy-duty gloves or a cloth to grip
the blade.
Only use the specified replacement blade.
Do not remove the impeller (21) for any
reason.
Turn the appliance onto its side.
Grip the blade (19) with one hand.
Use the spanner supplied to loosen and
remove the blade nut (20).
Replace the blade.
Refit the washer (if fitted before) and nut.
Securely tighten the blade nut.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If your tool seems not to operate properly, follow
the instructions below. If this does not solve the
problem, please contact your local Black & Decker
repair agent.
Before proceeding, unplug the tool.
Motor buzzes but blade does not move
Switch the appliance off and remove the
plug from the socket.
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Carefully remove any obstructions from the
blade.
No noise and blade does not move
◆ Check that the power cables are properly
connected.
◆ Check the mains fuses.
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Black & Decker provides a facility for
recycling Black & Decker products once
they have reached the end of their
working life. This service is provided free
of charge. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised
repair agent who will collect them on our
behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest
authorised repair agent by contacting your local
Black & Decker office at the address indicated in
this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on
the Internet at: www.2helpU.com.
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GUARANTEE
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its
products and offers an outstanding guarantee.
This guarantee statement is in addition to and in
no way prejudices your statutory rights.
The guarantee is valid within the territories of the
Member States of the European Union and the
European Free Trade Area.
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective
due to faulty materials, workmanship or lack of
conformity, within 24 months from the date of
purchase, Black & Decker guarantees to replace
defective parts, repair products subjected to fair
wear and tear or replace such products to ensure
minimum inconvenience to the customer unless:
◆ The product has been used for trade,
professional or hire purposes;
◆ The product has been subjected to misuse or
neglect;
◆ The product has sustained damage through
foreign objects, substances or accidents;
◆ Repairs have been attempted by persons other
than authorised repair agents or Black & Decker
service staff.
To claim on the guarantee, you will need to submit
proof of purchase to the seller or an authorised
repair agent. You can check the location of your
nearest authorised repair agent by contacting your
local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full
details of our after-sales service and contacts are
available on the Internet at: www.2helpU.com.
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OTHER OUTDOOR TOOLS
Black & Decker has a full range of outdoor power
tools that make life in the garden easy. If you would
like further information on the following products,
please contact our Service and Information Centre
(see the address page towards the end of this
manual) or your local Black & Decker retailer.
String trimmers
Chainsaws
Cordless shear
Hedgetrimmers
Lawnmowers
Lawnrakers
Leafbusters
Shredders
Not all products are available in all countries.
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Australia
DEWALT Industrial Power Tool Company
7 Clarice Road
Box Hill, Victoria 3128
Tel. 03 9895 9200
Fax 03 9899 7465
New Zealand
Black & Decker
81 Hugo Johnson Drive
Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel. 09 579 7600
Fax 09 579 8200
South Africa
Black & Decker South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Physical address:
39 Commerce Crescent
Eastgate, ext. 12, Sandton, Kramerville 2148
Postal address:
Postnet Suite 107, Private Bag X65
Halfway House 1685
Tel. (011) 653-1400
Fax (011) 653-1499
United Kingdom
Black & Decker
210 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
Tel. 01753 511234
Fax 01753 551155
Helpline 01753 574277
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