How to clean a lawnmower correctly

Every time you cut the grass it is recommended that you clean your lawnmower thoroughly. Regular maintenance and cleaning, not only prolongs the life of your lawnmower, but ensures that it works efficiently meaning less time is required to cut the lawn next time.

Helpful equipment 

• Protective gloves
• Flymo Lawnmower cleaner
• Scraper
• Dry duster 

Cleaning your lawnmower is easiest when it is done straight after use when the grass is still moist. 

After you have finished cutting the lawn your first job is to remove any dirt or debris from the underside of the lawnmower, but first off you need to make sure that it is safe to do so. 

If you are using an electric lawnmower, make sure you have unplugged the lawnmower from the mains electricity supply. If it is a petrol lawnmower, remove the spark plug and remove any fuel from the tank and oil to avoid spillages. Remove the grass collection box, if fitted and place it to one side. 

Next tilt the lawnmower onto its side so that you can see the underside of the lawnmower. If you own a petrol lawnmower, refer to your manufacturer’s instructions before doing this as some petrol mowers cannot be tipped on their sides. 

While wearing protective gloves with a hand towel or similar item scrap any grass or debris from the underside of the lawnmower gently working around the blade of the lawnmower. 

With a soft brush, do the same around grass chutes, fan, all air inlets, grass box and the grass box lid ensuring they are clean and free of grass. Failing to clean grass from around the motor and air inlets can cause the motor to overheat, resulting in your lawnmower from breaking down. 

Next using a damp, not wet cloth gently clean the underside of the lawnmower. A perfect alternative is Flymo Lawnmower Cleaner that has been designed to help remove grass from the underside of the lawnmower and prevent grass from sticking. 

Next turn your lawnmower back upright and clean the top of the deck, taking special attention around the wheels. 

Finish by wiping dry your lawnmower with a dry cloth. 

Genuine Spares and accessories. 

To buy Flymo’s specially designed lawnmower cleaner, spare parts or accessories for your lawnmower, visit the Flymo WebShop at www.shop.flymo.co.uk

Using the sites unique part finder you can find the exact part you need using only the product number and serial number found on the rating label on your lawnmower.

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