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How to Replace Flymo Switch Box Levers

It can be way too easy to snap the levers on your lawnmower handles - all the pulling back and forth to release the lawnmower from the shed could leave your mower a little worse for wear.

In this day and age it is far too easy to simply throw out an appliance if it suffers from the smallest fault. However we at eSpares are here to help break that chain. Instead of sending the lawnmower to the dump opt to repair it yourself.

Broken the lever on the handle? No problem you’re in the right place this guide will talk you through the simple steps to replace the faulty or damaged part and restore your lawnmower as little a cost as possible.

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 - Taking off the Switchbox

To begin we need to first remove the existing switchbox and levers from the lawnmowers handle and to do this, take a torx screwdriver and remove the two screws. Once removed the switchbox will come away from the handle.

With the handle and switchbox now separated you will next need to open up the switchbox to remove the levers.

  Step 3 - Replacing Those Levers

There are two more screws which you need to undo to open up the switchbox, once open you will see how it all works. Now you can, that is if you wanted to - replace the entire assembly however we are going to concentrate solely on the levers.

If upon inspection you see that the old levers have springs these can be discarded as the new levers will not require them. When inserting the new levers they can fit either way round as they simply slot into place.

  Step 4 - Refitting Switchbox

Once fitted you can rescrew the switchbox back together and once secure you can then screw the switchbox back onto the handle assembly and voila! You’re done.

There you have it - a simple yet important repair completed! Many would consider sending the appliance to a repair centre and pay a lot of money for a simple repair or even cross the thought of purchasing a new machine altogether.

However because you chose to fix it yourself you have saved some money and increased your knowledge of lawnmower repairs.

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