Question about Electric Lawn Mower
My neighbor borrowed my Task Force Model 25143 electric lawn mower and mowed over the electric extension cord. When he replaced the extension cord, the mower wouldn't start. Is my mower toast? Do I need to take it in for repair or would I be better off purchasing a new mower?
Check the cord has been properly replaced. Check circuit with a meter (NOT connected to mains) The live pin on plug should connect to live pin on motor switch etc. (need to take off cover on switch unit)
Cutting through the cord should not have damaged the mower.
Posted on Sep 17, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Cut extension cord
I have a couple of them too. Here's how to fix it:
Cut back the outer sheath several inches on each side of the cut. Be careful in doing this; you want to cut the sheath, without nicking the wires beneath it. This will expose the wires. The wires will have their own insulation covering the copper conductors. Cut the insulation back 1" on each wire, exposing 1" of copper. When you have cut them all back, pick two wires, one on each side of the break, with the same colored insulation. Take these two wires, and fan the copper out. Now, mesh the two wires together, like you were intertwining your fingers, and then pinch the fanned ends in towards the wire, and twist them around the wire nice and tight. Take electrical tape and begin winding the tape around the splice that you just made. Start the tape on the insulation, making a full wrap on itself, and wind the tape tightly across the splice, covering about 50% of the tape as you go with each turn. When you get to the insulation on the other side of the splice, make another full wrap around. Grip the electrical tape tight, and cut it off. Smooth it onto the wiring. Repeat this for each wire set. As you have more wires joined, it will be more difficult to wrap the splices with the tape on the roll, but the main thing is to wrap it tightly, with good coverage, since you are insulating the wire with the tape. You're looking for complete coverage, with no bare wire able to touch any other bare wire.
Once you get all of your wires covered, take your tape and start on one side of the sheath about 2" above where the sheath was cut back, and start winding the tape like you did for each wire, only this time you'll be covering all of the wires, and joining the sheathes with the tape. When you get all the way from one side of the splice to the other, and anchor the tape well to the sheath (full wrap), reverse direction, and wind it back to your starting point, overlapping each wind of the tape by 50% like you did before. Get back to your starting point, and make another full circle of tape on itself. Cut it off and smooth it out. You'll wind up with a bit of a 'hump' in the cord, but that is the nature of a homemade splice.
Ta-DA! You're done!
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Posted on Aug 03, 2009
SOURCE: electric mower will quit after
I don't know what model or brand this is but once you make sure you have power at the end of the cord (bring something else to plug in to test it.) My next thought would be the switch. This seems to be the first to go on some of these. Look at the housing and see if it is cracked or distorted. Post brand and model # also.
Posted on Jun 16, 2011
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