So, how exactly do you start an electric lawn mower? Well, the great thing about starting a battery powered lawn mower or a corded lawn mower is that they’re extremely simply to start. Most models come with a key that you have to insert somewhere on the electric mower’s frame. This is to prevent children, or just anyone who shouldn’t be tampering with your yard equipment, from starting your mower.
Consult your product’s owner’s manual or contact the customer service of the brand that produced it if you’re having trouble finding this key slot. Once you’ve gotten your mower’s key inserted, now all you have to do is get ready to start it up.
For Battery Lawn Mowers
After inserting the key, to start a battery powered lawn mower all you generally have to do is press the button or pull back the level that most electric lawn mowers have. If your mower doesn’t start for whatever reason then there’s a few things that you can. Firstly, you can double-check to make sure that your battery is adequately charged.
Secondly, you might want to see if another mower battery works in your mower, just to confirm that the battery that you’re trying to use isn’t faulty. A few mowers come with multiple batteries, so this might very well be an option that you have.
Finally, you can check to see if the connection between your battery and your electric mower’s engine is clean of any dirt, rust, or gunk. There should be a plug that you can find, if you looks dirty, then just clean it out and giving the starting of your machine another go.
It’s not uncommon for a good bit of filth or dust to accumulate in the plug that connects your machine and battery, so it’s worth a try to see if everything is alright with your machine after you clean out this connection.
For Corded Lawn Mowers
Your typical corded lawn mower isn’t that different from a battery powered machine. The only difference is that you’ll be plugging it into an extension cord to power it rather than a battery. There should be a plug somewhere on your mower, where you can attach it to your extension cord.
Plug it in, after inserting the key that came with your product, and you should be able to start your mower by simply pressing down the intuitively placed ignition button that most electric mowers have. If your corded mower doesn’t start then there’s a few things that you can do.
Firstly, verify that the outlet that you’ve chosen actually works by plugging something else up into it. Secondly, make sure that you’re using the proper extension cord for your model of electric mower. If you’re now, then you may be compromising the flow of energy to your machine and not giving the machine enough power to start or to remain operational. If not of this works, then you may want to contact a local mechanic. Most electric lawn mowers aren’t too expensive to fix at all.
Electric mowers are an awesome piece of yard equipment for those that live in the suburbs or that just have small yards. You can find a great small yard lawn mower online! We hope that you get a good many years of service, enjoyment, and use out of your mower and be sure to take a look at our review article of the best electric lawn mowers if you are looking to upgrade.