Greetings! I have a Black and Decker electric lawn Mower. I have
problem with the handle - which you have to grip to start the lawn
mower. Now I have to grip really very hard to start and mow the lawn.
Does any one had this problem? How did you solve it? This mower is
about 4 years old. With thanks.
If you're having to grip (squeeze) the handle very hard perhaps it is
just a "mechanical" adjustment that is needed.
Griping the handle activates the switch, take a look at how it works &
see if you can tweek the handle or the switch. maybe the nub on the
switch is worn.
Not a great idea to defeat the switch (but I've done that sort of
thing), it's a safety feature.
Never use one of these but it is obvious that
whatever you grip to make it go actuates a switch.
If it is a bar that moves trace the
mechanical part to the switch. Many such use a
cable and there is usually an adjustment to take
up the slack as the cable stretches. It is also
possible that vibration has loosened the switch
which needs to be tightened or moved slightly.
Good luck. Otherwise, wrap the handle you have to
squeeze with a length of rubber (strap or tubing)
which you can quickly release. That will relieve
you of the need to constantly hold the squeeze
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