Your mower will continue to run
for a short time after releasing
the switch lever. Always allow
your mower to stop on its own.
Release the switch lever to turn your
mower off and remove the plug from
Whenever you leave your mower
Before checking, cleaning, adjusting
or working on your mower.
Before clearing a blockage.
If your mower starts to vibrate
abnormally (check immediately).
After striking a foreign object, inspect
your mower for damage and make
repairs as necessary.
Never run your mower whilst lying on its
side or attempt to stop the blade -
always allow it to stop on its own.
Do not put hands or feet near or under
Keep clear of discharge openings at all
Start your mower carefully according to
the instructions and with your feet well
away from the blade.
Do not use your mower in the rain and
do not allow it to get wet. Avoid using
your mower in wet grass, if possible.
Use your mower only in daylight or good
Do not pull your mower towards you or
walk backwards when in operation.
Do not cross gravel paths or roads whilst
the blade is rotating.
Always be sure of your footing,
particularly on slopes.
Always cut across the face of slopes, never
up and down. Exercise extreme caution
when changing direction on slopes.
Do not cut excessively steep slopes and
always wear non-slip footwear.
Check the grassbag/box for wear or
damage and replace if necessary. Never
use your mower without the grassbag/
box in place.
Walk, never run. Do not force your mower.
Never pick up or carry your mower while
the motor is running.
Ensure the blade has stopped rotating
and take extreme care before lifting your
mower for and during transportation.
Never operate your mower with defective
guards or shields.
Maintenance and storage
Store your mower in a dry place when
not in use, out of the reach of children.
Do not use solvents or cleaning fluids to
clean your mower - use a blunt scraper
to remove grass and dirt.
Always disconnect from the electrical
supply before cleaning.
Do not operate your mower if any parts
are defective; discard all defective parts
and fit new parts before use.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to
be sure your mower is in a safe working
Use only Black & Decker recommended
replacement parts and accessories.
Black & Decker's policy is one of continuous
improvement to our products and, as such, we
reserve the right to change product specifications
without prior notice.
Your mower is double insulated.
This means that all external metal parts are
electrically isolated from the power supply.
This is achieved by placing an extra
insulation barrier between the electrical and
mechanical parts. Double insulation means
greater electrical safety and obviates the
necessity of having your mower earthed.
Electrical safety (UK only)
Your mower should always be switched off
at the mains before disconnecting any plug
and socket connector or extension cables.
If your mower is supplied with cable fitted
with a non-re-wireable plug:
The plug is fitted with a 13 amp fuse
which is the recommended fuse for
Only use replacement fuses which are
approved to BS1362.
When changing the fuse in your plug,
always ensure the fuse cover is refitted.
If the fuse cover is missing or damaged
do not use the plug.