Who to Call for Lawn Mower Repair: Your mower is broken? Does she refuse to wake up after wintering?
Mower breakdowns are not frequent if the machine has benefited from a minimum of regular maintenance. But when it does happen, who to turn to and whom to call? Our tip answers you.
Repair of a mower: fault diagnosis
Without being a specialist or a seasoned handyman, everyone can first identify the faulty element that puts the mower down, without thinking of who to call for lawn mower repair.
According to a simple diagnosis, we can then decide which professional to turn to and, why not, help myself.
Cutting or advancement failure
The engine starts and runs normally, but the cutting blade and/or propulsion does not work. Most of the time, it is a problem of transmission of motor movement to the offending system.
For repair, it is then necessary to approach a specialist in garden cultivation such as a DIY store or a garden centre which has a repair workshop, after having researched the possible cause of the breakdown and checked the usual operations among:
– The condition of the mower belt (s) which may be broken, worn, slack and to be tightened or replaced. – A defect on the cables and springs which control the clutch by tensioning rollers of the belt (s). – The level of liquid in the hydrostatic transmission.
Heat engine failure
The engine failure can either be mild and easily resolved yourself, or you will have to take your mower to a conventional mechanic or to a specialist in garden equipment.
The benign engine failure which can most often be solved by oneself must be classified according to different symptoms in order to try to identify its cause and its solution.
If the engine does not start it may be due to:
Incorrect placement of the spark plug wire;
The safety circuit breaker which may be damaged;
To the battery which may be discharged if your starter is electric;
The fuel which must be clean and not too old;
With the tap open and the hoses which must be in good condition.
In the case of a Lawn mower purchased by mail and in particular, on the Internet, customer service must direct you to a repairer approved by the brand.
For some confidential brands of mowers, the authorized repairer may be very far from your home, in this case, always ask the seller to cover the shipping costs from the repairer or better a home pickup.