Hints For Optimum Use; Maintenance - Black & Decker GR3000 Instruction Manual

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► 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.
Switching in and off
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) pressed and pull the on/off
switch (3) towards you.
► Release the lock-off button (2).
► Let the appliance return to its working position.
Switching off
► To switch the appliance off, release the on/off switch (3).
Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the on position.
Mowing (Fig. F)
We recommend to use yourmower 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. F).
► Switch the appliance on as described above.
► Proceed as shown in Fig. F.
► 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.
Warning! Do not work towards the cable as shown in
Fig. G.
Emptying the grass bag
► When you see loose grass scattering from beneath the
mower, empty the grass bag.
Warning! Never use the appliance without the grass bag.
Carrying the mower (Fig. H)
Warning! Disconnect the appliance from the mains and
wait until the blade has stopped rotating before proceeding.
► The mower can be carried using the convenient carry
handles (8).


► If the grass is longer than approx. 10cm, make two cuts
to obtain a better finish.
► First mow at maximum height of cut, then use a low
or medium height of cut.
► In order to achieve optimum results, only mow dry grass.


Your Black & Decker appliance has been designed to
operate over a long period of time with a minimum of
maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation depends
upon proper appliance care and regular cleaning.
► Keep the appliance clean and dry.
► Regularly clean the ventilation slots with a clean,
dry paint brush.
► Regularly use a blunt scraper to remove grass and dirt
from the appliance.
► To clean the appliance, use only mild soap and a damp
cloth. Never let any liquid get inside the tool and never
immerse any part of the tool into liquid. Do not use any
abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
► 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. Ensure that the appliance will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Never use
the appliance when any guard or enclosure is damaged
or not in place. 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. Have any damaged
or defective parts repaired or replaced by an authorised
repair agent.
► Keep all nuts, bolts and screws on the appliance tight
to ensure a safe working condition.
► Check the grass bag for wear or damage and replace it
if necessary. Never use the appliance without the grass
► When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a
dry place. Children should not have access to stored
► Ensure that only replacement cutting means of the right
type are used.
► Use only Black & Decker recommended spare parts
and accessories.
► This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance by
a person responsible for their safety.
► Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
► If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker
service centre in order to avoid a hazard.
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.

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