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How to Replace a Flymo Lawnmower Drive Belt Published 16/03/2010

If your lawnmower motor is working but the blade doesn't spin, it's time for a new drive belt. In this eSpares video, Helen will show you how easy it is to fit a new belt to your lawnmower.

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Hi, I’m Helen from eSpares.

If you find that the motor on your Flymo lawnmower is running but the blade isn’t turning it’s probably because your belt may have snapped. In this video I’m going to show you how to replace a lawnmower belt - obviously make sure your lawnmower is unplugged before you start to work on it.

To start with I need to remove the blade and the impeller, I’ll use a Flymo spanner for this. I then need to remove these four screws and this one here – I need to use a Torx head screwdriver for this. Then you just need to flip the lawnmower over and get the grass collection basket out of the way, now there are just a few more screws to undo, just these two here and one at the front here. For these screws I need a Philips head screwdriver.

Now I can remove the motor head cover, just place it to one side. I can now lift out the motor and drive assembly. Underneath it you can see where the belt is located. Set the assembly down, upside down, so that you can work on it.

If you need to remove the old belt prior to fitting the new one then you need to create a bit of slack. To do this you simply loosen these four screws. Once you’ve created enough slack remove the belt. Then, with a bit of effort, you can put the new belt on.

I now need to create a bit of tension in the new belt, to do this I have to push against the lawnmower motor and re-tighten the screws. Now I just need to put the motor and drive assembly back into place and start to put everything back together.

There you go, all fixed! Thanks for watching.

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