Unpacking The Mower - Black & Decker MM875 Instruction Manual

19” mulching mower
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• DO NOT operate the lawnmower when barefoot or wearing open sandals.
• NEVER attempt to make a wheel height adjustment while the motor is running or
while the lawnmower is plugged in.
• DO NOT put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear of the
discharge opening at all times.
• RELEASE switch lever to turn mower off when crossing gravel drives, walks, roads,
or when flipping handle.
• IF MOWER stalls, release switch lever to turn mower off, wait for blade to stop and
unplug the cord before attempting to unclog the chute or remove anything from
under the deck.
• AFTER STRIKING a foreign object, release switch lever to turn mower off, wait for
the blade to stop and unplug the mower, thoroughly inspect the mower for any
damage, and repair the damage before restarting and operating the mower.
• IF THE lawnmower should start to vibrate abnormally release switch lever wait for
blade to stop and unplug mower, check immediately for cause. Vibration is
generally a warning of trouble.
• RELEASE SWITCH lever to turn mower off, wait for the blade to stop and unplug
the mower whenever you leave the equipment, before removing the grass catcher,
discharge chute or unclogging or cleaning the mower housing, and when making
any repairs or inspections.
• MOW ACROSS the face of slopes; never up and down. Exercise extreme caution
when changing direction on slopes. Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
• KEEP HANDS and feet away from cutting area.
• KEEP BLADES sharp.
• IF YOU are using a grass catcher, check it frequently for wear and deterioration. If
excessively worn, replace with new bag for your safety.
• USE EXTREME CAUTION when reversing or pulling mower toward you.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE ASSEMBLING YOUR MOWER, CHECK THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE
FOLLOWING IN THE SHIPPING CARTON. SEE FIGURE 1.
A. Mower
B. Upper Handle
C. Lower Handle
D. Mulch Insert (inside mower under rear door)
E. Grassbag and Grassbag Frame
1
D
E

UNPACKING THE MOWER

1. Your mower carton contains the mower, 2 handles (attached), mulch insert and
a grass bag and frame assembly.
2. Your mower has been completely assembled at the factory except for the grass
bag. Remove the grassbag, grassbag frame, mower and fillers from the carton.
UNFOLDING AND ADJUSTING THE HANDLE (FIGURE 2)
1. UNPLUG TOOL, AND WAIT FOR BLADE TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP.
2. Raise the handle section into place and secure by tightening the two knobs.
Take care not to pinch or damage the power cord while adjusting the handles.
3. There are three holes on the upper handle, this allows the handle height to be
set in three positions. Choose the hole that best suits your overall height.
Install the bolts to the inside of the handles so that the knobs are on the
outside (to avoid interference with the rear door and grassbag). Tighten the
knobs securely.
2
KNOBS
A
C
B
ASSEMBLING THE GRASSBAG (FIGURE 3A,3B,3C,3D)
1. UNPLUG MOWER, AND WAIT FOR BLADE TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP.
2. Before starting to assemble the grassbag to the frame, check that the grassbag
and frame are similar to figure 3A.
3. Slide the grassbag onto the frame as shown in figure 3B.
4. Assemble the top clips to the frame as shown in figure 3C, then assemble the
two side clips and the bottom clip last.
5. Completely assembled grasscatcher see figure 3D.
3A
3C
MULCHING
The mower is designed to mulch or bag the grass depending on whether mulch
insert is in (mulching) or the mulch insert is out and the grass catcher is in place
(bagging). No further assembly steps are required if you are mulching.
PROCEED TO OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
GRASS CATCHER INSTALLATION (FIGURE 4A,4B,4C)
(If you wish to bag the clippings rather than mulch, perform
these steps)
1. UNPLUG MOWER, AND WAIT FOR BLADE TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP.
2 Raise the rear discharge door and hold it up as shown in Figure 4A.
3 Locate your hand in the handle pocket as shown in Figure 4A, lift and pull out the mulch
insert completely.
4. Pick up the grass catcher by the handle and lower the grass catcher between the lawnmower
handles as shown in Figure 4B. Position the grass catcher hanger hooks on the lawnmower
as shown in Figure 4C. The rear discharge door is spring loaded. When you release it the
door will rest against top of bag assembly.
Warning:
Never operate the mower unless the hanger hooks on the grass catcher are
seated properly on the lawnmower and the rear discharge door rests firmly
against the top of the grass catcher.
4A
4C
3
3B
3D
4B

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