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How to Fit a New Motor in a Flymo Lawnmower

If you have a faulty lawnmower motor then you may be plagued by an electrical burning smell. When this occurs a replacement will be required or else you’ll find that the grass will begin to grow wild.

Luckily if your lawnmower has come under excessive strain which has resulted in a burnt out motor then eSpares could be your saving grace.

Not only can we supply you the part but we will also help talk you through the simple steps to replacing the old motor and getting your lawn trimmed.

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

  What You Will Need:

  Step 1 - Safety Advice

Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair and due to the sharp edges exposed we suggest suitable Safety Gloves are worn to help prevent injury.

  Step 2 - Getting to the Motor

To begin, you’ll need to turn the lawnmower over, this will allow you to start by removing the blade and the impeller, this can be done by using the Flymo spanner which would have come with the lawnmower.

Next, using a Torx screwdriver you can remove the four screws which hold the motor and drive assembly in place. , I then need to remove these four screws and this one here using a torx head screwdriver.

With the screws removed you can now again flip the lawnmower over and remove the grass collection basket - you will be greeted with the motor cover. Undo the two screws closest to the handle - these are holding the cover in place along with the single screw at the front.

  Step 3 - Replacing the Motor

Once the Motor cover has been removed you can now put it to one side and now lift out the motor and drive assembly. These need to be separated which may seem like a daunting task but don’t fret because it’s not as difficult you think.

To do this I need to undo these four screws holding the motor in place, with the motor now removed from the drive assembly you can also take the belt off. Slide the motor out of the assembly and pull the spade connectors away from the motor. Ensure you wire up the new motor in exactly the same way that the old one was fitted for reference.

eSpares Top Tip: For reference you may wish to take a digital photograph of the old wiring for to ensure you can wire the new motor up correctly.

With the wires connected to the new motor you can now begin to assemble the everything back together.

  Step 4 - Getting the Belt Nice and Tight

We can start by refitting the belt and to do this you need to put the new motor back into the drive assembly. When fitting the belt it needs to be put back on under tension, to do this you simply need to pull against the drive assembly while you fit the screws in place. You don’t want any slack on your drive belt otherwise it’ll be falling off.

  Step 5 - Lawnmower Assembly

With the motor and drive assembly back in place you can now begin to reassemble the lawnmower. Before fitting the motor cover make sure the wires do not become trapped or pinched. Once screwed in place you can now refit the impeller and blade - making sure the grass side of the blade is facing in the right direction, and don’t forget to put the collection box back.

There you have it! You have successfully replaced the faulty motor for your Flymo lawnmower. This repair is not as difficult as many would think which would stop people from fixing their appliance themselves and simply scraping it.

For other helpful guides on how to repair your appliances take a browse through our library of articles in our easy to digest advice centre.


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