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    My mower is vibrating! :(

    And no, its not a sit on mower (as Im sure the jokes will follow!), its just a Flymo. Ive only had it 3 years or so.

    The last 3 times Ive used it, it appears to be louder and just vibrates.. And Im not sure if Im just being paranoid, but the whole thing just seems like hard work/like it just doesnt cut as well anymore?

    What should I try first, tightening screws..? Get someone to sharpen the blade, if that doesnt work then buy new blades? I just didnt wanna buy new ones incase the whole thing needs replacing.

    Any ideas from someone not as thick as me would be helpful!

    Thanks!

    13 Comments

    sit on it and enjoy

    Check the blade's securing bolt. Check the blade for any damage like a chunky chipped off by a stone.

    Might be the cause as an off balanced blade would vibrate. Other than that it could be something deeper in the mower. You might be able to get a new blade if you need it sharper again otherwise sharpening it shouldn't be too hard.

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    dataload

    sit on it and enjoy



    I was going to post this word for word Instead I just liked your post.

    Original Poster

    dataload

    sit on it and enjoy



    I think the grass stains might give the game away...



    CyDoNiA

    Check the blade's securing bolt. Check the blade for any damage like a … Check the blade's securing bolt. Check the blade for any damage like a chunky chipped off by a stone.Might be the cause as an off balanced blade would vibrate. Other than that it could be something deeper in the mower. You might be able to get a new blade if you need it sharper again otherwise sharpening it shouldn't be too hard.



    Thanks, gonna give that a go. I didn't notice any chips when I scraped the grass from underneath, but will take a proper look!

    Cheers

    Giggedy (_;)

    Nikki999

    I think the grass stains might give the game away...


    i'm sure you've had worse stains down there before now (_;)

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    Think your Flymo is about to pop its cloggs. The same happened to ours.

    Banned

    vibration is usually down to an unbalanced blade, could have hit a stone and bent slightly.
    Edited by: "lumoruk" 13th May 2011

    Banned

    sounds like your big end is dry , grease your nipples and make sure the shaft is moving freely
    Edited by: "goldmax" 13th May 2011

    Original Poster

    dataload

    i'm sure you've had worse stains down there before now (_;)



    I'll have you know Im a very clean girl. Tut tut.

    Nikki999

    I'll have you know Im a very clean girl. Tut tut.



    damn! no longer interested

    DILDO

    mine did this last time i used it. but then used it again today and it seemed fine!
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