Frequently Asked Questions: Lawnmowers

Here you will find the most common and generic questions about our Flymo Lawnmowers.

Q. Why does my lawnmower not cut low enough?

A- Not all Flymo lawnmowers have the same cutting height. The type of lawnmower and model determines the minimum and maximum height of cut. You should always consider changing the cutting height of your lawnmower when the weather changes.

Raise the height of cut for spring, then lower it down when spring starts to warm up. Raise again if we're lucky enough to get a dry summer, then follow by lowering as the growth begins to pick up in early Autumn. Continue to raise again when you decide to do your last cuts of the year.

Please consult your user manual for instructions on how to change the cutting height of your lawnmower.
Mighti-mo cutting height

Q. Why can't I manually turn the blade on my lawnmower?

A - When the lawnmower is switched off and the blade is turned manually by hand, you will feel some resistance. The blade will not turn freely as there is a safety brake fitted. The brake is released on starting the lawnmower.

Q. Can I adjust the angle of the handles on my lawnmower?

A- On some of our lawnmowers the handles can be moved to a certain extent, but this is governed by legislation, as we have to have a given distance between the operator and the cutting blade on the lawnmower.
Flymo Blades

Q. Can I sharpen the metal blade on my lawnmower?

A- Metal lawnmower blades can be sharpened by your local service agent. Alternatively new blades can be purchased via the Official Flymo WebShop or local retailers. It is recommended that you only use Genuine Flymo parts and accessories on your lawnmower.

Q. Why does my lawnmower keep cutting out?

A -There could be a fault with the cable or switch box. Make sure that you are using the correct type of extension cable. Some extension cable reels have built in overload cut-outs, and are rated too low for most lawnmowers making them unsuitable. The extension cable should allow 13 amps.

Q. Why is my lawnmower vibrating excessively?

A- The lawnmowers cutting blade may be out of balance, or the blade bolt could be damaged, if so then it needs to be replaced. Check to see if the impeller (fan) is worn or damaged and if the lugs on the spacers have sheared, if so then these too need replacing. Make sure that the grass box is emptied regularly and the mower is cleaned thoroughly. For further assistance, please refer to a local authorised service agent.