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How to Replace the Flymo Belt on a Flymo Turbo Compact 330 Published 06/04/2011

If your lawnmower's motor is running but nothing is turning underneath, it is likely you have an issue with your lawnmower belt. Find out how to replace it, by watching this "How To" video guide from eSpares.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Helen from eSpares.

In this video I’m going to show you how to replace the belt on this Flymo Turbo Compact 330. Now the process will be very similar for any Flymo compact lawnmower or indeed any Flymo lawnmower that looks similar to this.

Now you’ll know if you’ve got a problem with your belt, if you find the remains of your broken belt on the lawn while you’re mowing or if the motor’s still running but nothing underneath is turning. Luckily, replacing the belt on a Flymo, like any spare part on a Flymo is really easy to do. Now safety first- always make sure you’re disconnected from the mains before you start any work.

I’m going to begin by stripping back the lawnmower to get at the belt, I’m also going to remove the handle just to make my life easier because it does get in the way. To remove the handle, I need to pull this clip out and push the pin through- I need to do this on both sides and then I can just pull the handle away. So now I need to remove the lid and the grass box and then remove the motor cover which is held in place by these two screws.

Then I need to remove these two spade clips, you don’t need to remember which way round they go because it doesn’t make a difference, then unhook the wire, remove these two foam filters then I need to flip the whole thing over.

Now I'm going to use my Flymo spanner to undo the blade bolt- this does come with your lawnmower but if you’ve lost it, it is available as a spare on the eSpares website. So I want to remove the bolt, the blade, any spacers and the impeller.

Then I need to remove these 8 screws, now they are torx head screws so I’m just going to swap over to a torx bit on my screwdriver. Now when you undo the last screw, the assembly will drop through so you just want to hold it and then let it drop down. So we’re now left with the motor, the drive assembly and the belt.

Now if you’re belt is completely broken it won’t be there but if it’s just worn or slack, then it’ll need to be removed. Now in order to remove the old belt and fit the new one, we need to slide the motor along the drive assembly to give us enough slack.

To do this, you need to loosen these four screws- you just want to loosen them a few turns and then the motor can slide forward a bit and we can pull the old belt off. Now to put the new belt on you want to put it round the motor end first and then slide it on the other end. Now to re-tighten the belt, you want to use the weight of the motor and to push down as hard as you can and then tighten one screw to lock it in place, you want to tighten it as much as possible and do all four.

And then you want to give it a few turns to make sure it’s even and there you go, that’s ready to put back in place. When reattaching the spade clips to the motor, it doesn’t matter which way round they go. Remember to put the blade on the correct way; grass side should be facing you.

There you go, that’s how easy it is to replace the belt on a Flymo lawnmower. Belts for all models of Flymo are available on the eSpares website.

Thanks for watching.

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