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#1760

Thanks Rochey, a phone no would be better.


#1761

8377240 Tracey is the family name


#1762

Won’t turn on. When you press the electric switch on the handle, 'nowt happens. Want to get a quote for just replacing that, versus buying a new mower. Can get a daycint Bosch jobbie in B&Q for €99. Want to decide today.


#1763

You don’t need a lawnmower repair man, you need an electrician or somebody handy with a meter. I’d volunteer my services except I’m going down the Nell in the next hour.


#1764

Slacker ! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#1765

Did you check the obvious first , fuse in the plug…


#1766

Always the first thing checked in my house.

(Also why none of the smoothie maker, George Foreman grill, hair tongs, DVD player, sandwich maker, blender and 2 of the 4 radios in my house currently have a functioning plug. :smirk: )


#1767

When did ya last use it ?


#1768

It cut out mid use. Stopped using it for about 60 seconds to move some planters & wouldn’t turn back on again.


#1769

Could have over heated . Not to go back to the original point but is the fuse you checked have the same rating as the one in the plug already ?


#1770

Yep. I know about the overheating. It had only been in use for about 5 minutes, so I doubt if that was the problem. Left it to cool down for the guts of an hour, just in case, but no joy.


#1771

Did you check the lead to see if there’s any breaks in it . Just eliminating stuff here .


#1772

Yep. All good there. Am 99.9% certain the handle switch thingamabob is the culprit. It felt kinda loose when pressing it back. There’s normally a slight bit of resistance when you press on it, so I think some sort of spring switch mechanism in it is buggered.


#1773

Thought the husband was handy :wink:.
Any chance he could have a look !


#1774

Unplug it first!!! Not being smart, but did you trip a switch on your fuse board?


#1775

Wait a minute.

You’re suppose to unplug electric mowers before your stick your hands into their innards?

Dammit. Why do people not tell me these things? :thinking:

Post edited out of respect to our more delicate Ressers squeamish sensibilities. :wink:


#1776

Could have done without that :nauseated_face:


#1777

Sorry. It’s a fake Halloween prop.


#1778

If there’s no resistance in the handle then its probably not completing the circuit . Did you give it a few attempts ?


#1779

I have a thing about fingers :mask:, my brothers used to crack them all the time . Freaked me out as a kid :flushed: