Question about Black & Decker 19" Electric Lawnhog Mulching Mower with Rear Bag

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Mower will not start a bag caught in the blade but that didn't seem to harm it, but to get the bag out I shut it down and removed the safety plug and turned the mower just up enough to get the plastic bag off the blade, then put it back down, put the safety thing back in and now it won't start. Curiously, the safety thing won't go in all the way, but it seats down, if I push on the start handle, so it's like there's something funny going on at that point. But, once I seat the safety thing that way, and then turn the main switch on and off, making sure to properly operate the safety bail as well, it still won't start now.

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  • robhowe88 May 08, 2010

    Sorry for my rating, I appreciate your efforts to help, thank you very much. I should have mentioned, perhaps, that this is an electric rechargeable mower, so I don't have to worry about gas and solvents and stuff. The instructions say the battery has no fluids to leak and it can be stored in any position. I guess I posted this under the 19" electric rechargeable mower product. Thanks again, I appreciate your help!


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Did you lift it high enough to get oil into the cylinder? It will seep back down but the plug may need to be cleaned up a bit. You can soak it is solvent, laq thinner, gas, or bake in the toaster oven, But the wife might not like that idea. Get it back in there and give it a spin, see what happens. You might have to do it a couple times. As far as the safety thing, I don't know what happened there, But I think you may have pulled it one way or another too far when you tipped it up. Hope this helps.

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    Ned White May 08, 2010

    I didn't even look at the top heading there, I was looking at the picture. When you said main switch, I said what the heck is that, but with all the safety stuff they put ion machines now days, you never know. Well, now you know what to do with a gas engine. As far as the electric one goes, it has to be something with the safety switch in the handle you spoke of, But I don't know what. Unless the reset button was tripped and you didn't know it.


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