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How to Fit a New Motor in a Flymo Lawnmower Published 16/03/2010


If your lawnmower motor has burnt out, due to being put under excessive strain, it'll need to be replaced. Such a repair is easy to carry out - if you follow the advice provided by eSpares in this video.

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Hi, I’m Helen from eSpares.

In this video I’m going to replace the motor in a Flymo lawnmower. You’ll know if your motor is burnt out by the electrical burning smell, this will happen if your motor has been put under excessive strain – maybe you’ve been cutting overgrown grass or debris has built up and they’ve stopped your blade from turning properly.

Always make sure that you’ve unplugged the machine first.

I’m going to start by removing the blade and the impeller, to do this I’ll use a Flymo spanner, I then need to remove these four screws and this one here using a torx head screwdriver.

Flip the lawnmower over and remove the grass collection basket so that you can access the motor area, undo these two screws here and the one at the front using a Philips head screwdriver.

Remove the motor head cover and put it to one side and lift out the motor and drive assembly., what you need to do is separate the motor from the black motor drive assembly bit. To do this I need to undo these four screws.

Once you’ve done that remove the belt and slide the motor out of the assembly, you need to make sure that you wire up the new motor in exactly the same way that the old one was fitted – you may wish to take a digital photograph of the old wiring for reference at this point.

The old wires just unclip from the old motor and clip easily onto the new motor. Now I need to put the new motor back into the drive assembly and put the belt back on. The belt needs to be reinstalled under tension, to do this simply push the drive assembly when you put the screws back in - you don’t want to have any slack in your drive belt.

Put the motor and drive assembly back into its place in the lawnmower and put the whole lawnmower back together. There you go, that’s all fixed! Thanks for watching.

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