Bosch Lawnmower/Lawnraker Positioning Lever

Stock Number: ES1118186

Manufactured by Bosch

In Stock Available for immediate despatch

Rated 4.8 out of 5 (249 customers)

Read all reviews Write a review

Main product image Enlarge icon enlarge image

Will this part fit my appliance? [?]

Click on your brand to check if this part fits your appliance

Atco Lawnmowers Bosch Lawnrakers Qualcast Lawnrakers
Bosch Lawnmowers Qualcast Lawnmowers


Bosch Lawnmower/Lawnraker Positioning Lever

Does your lawnmower or lawnraker have a cracked handle lever? Time to replace it. This genuine spare from Bosch will have you up and mowing again in next to no time.

Top tip: When replacing, keep your free hand over the old lever to make sure your current spring doesn't pop in the air and get lost. Some more great fitting tips have been left in our customer reviews, just in case your current handle feels like it's welded on.

Make sure you view the model fit list before ordering to ensure the spare is suitable.

How to replace Flymo levers

This video should help with fitting this part. However, the exact layout and fitting technique may differ for your make and model.

Be safe - always unplug any appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out any work on it.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.

More product images

Product Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 (249 customers)
Write a review
  • Excellent Purchase

    • 5.0 out of 5
    • 4.0 out of 5
    • 5.0 out of 5
    • 5.0 out of 5

    By - Basildon, Essex

    Excellent price, very good product. Fitting was quite awkward due to design of switch housing. Qualcast design fault rather than espares product. Very satisfied with price, product and supplier.
  • Essential Spare

    • 5.0 out of 5
    • 5.0 out of 5
    • 5.0 out of 5
    • 5.0 out of 5

    By - Hillingdon, Middlesex

    I have just replaced the broken "positioning lever" (on /off switch lever) on my father-in-law's lawnmower as the old one had split at its pivot point inside the switch housing. An easy repair, just undo 5 screws, two to remove the housing from the mower handle and 3 to separate the two halves of the switch housing. Once this is done the lever can be removed from its pivot in the housing having first removed the safety push-button and spring from the centre of the pivot. Fit the the new lever, replace the safety button and spring and reassemble, job done. These levers are readily available from e-spares and other sources on the internet. The fact that they are so available shows that they must prone to breaking. They are vulnerable to sideways knocks being such a long lever which in this case caused the cylindrical shaped pivot to split. It is fortunate that they are so easy to replace and I was pleasantly surprised that they are relatively cheap. E-spares were very quick to deliver - within two days of placing the order - and well packed. Thanks for the additional goodies, Biro, handy Fridge Magnet with e-spares contact details and info card for their 350+ how-to videos to help fix it yourself. Thanks e-spares, will use you again.
  • Compatible part

    • 4.0 out of 5
    • 5.0 out of 5
    • 5.0 out of 5
    • 5.0 out of 5

    By - Dorset

    If you need a new positioning lever for a Bosch Rotak 340ER lawnmower, then buy the part No ES1118186, It is exactly the same as the one you require, though the website will have you believe it' Not compatible, IT IS ! It's just black instead of red. Before purchasing i phoned E Spares to ask about compatibility, they said .. . It wasn't, but i knew from the pictures it looked correct, so i bought it anyway, and i'm very glad i did. Easy to fit and prompt delivery. Now my wife can cut the grass !!

Ask & Answer

(2 Questions and 4 Answers) Ask a question
  • Q Just purchased a new qualcast lawnrake positioning lever from you.I can't seem to get the old broken one off. Does it just pull away? 3 Answers

    By Rosy - 10 August 2009

    • A
      As Jimdee says, if you look down the side of where the round part of the handle fits over the 'spindle' on the outer casing, you'll see a tiny 'nipple' that you can push in with a screwdriver as you ease off the handle.

      By Paul D - 03 July 2012

    • A
      Yes, the old handle is well bedded in and needs a gentle lever out with a flat bladed screwdriver. Also, watch out for the spring loaded red safety button on the positioning lever. Keep your free hand over it when you lever the old lever off just in case it bounces off and is lost.

      By robjrees - Carmarthen - 22 May 2010

    • A
      The outer casing has a little "nipple" which engages with the cylinder part of the lever and you should gently with a screwdriver prise outwards the casing to allow the cylinder to come up and out of the pillar on which it rotates.

      By Jimdee - sheffield - 25 August 2009

  • Q Am I missing a part? 1 Answer

    Tried installing replacement lever handle. When in closed position the handle presses against a thin metal strip and causes it to arc, but this does not appear to touch anything else to complete the circuit and so start the mower. Is there another metal strip/contact I should have? Has something dislodged? Any advice would be useful.

    By Anonymous - 18 May 2014

    • A
      In order for us to answer your question or source the exact part you require please provide us with the following information: Appliance make, model and serial number of your appliance. For further help visit the "Finding Model Numbers" page on our website here: Alternatively please copy and paste this link into your web browser.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 19 May 2014