Black Decker Lawn Mower GR380 85 User Manual

GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:57 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
Your mower will continue to run  
for a short time after releasing  
the switch lever. Always allow  
your mower to stop on its own.  
Release the switch lever to turn your  
mower off and remove the plug from  
the mains:  
Maintenance and storage  
Store your mower in a dry place when  
not in use, out of the reach of children.  
Whenever you leave your mower  
Do not use solvents or cleaning fluids to  
clean your mower - use a blunt scraper  
to remove grass and dirt.  
Before checking, cleaning, adjusting  
or working on your mower.  
Before clearing a blockage.  
Always disconnect from the electrical  
supply before cleaning.  
If your mower starts to vibrate  
abnormally (check immediately).  
Replace worn or damaged parts for  
safety. Do not operate your mower if any  
parts are defective; discard all defective  
parts and fit new parts before use.  
After striking a foreign object, inspect  
your mower for damage and make  
repairs as necessary.  
Never run your mower whilst lying on its  
side or attempt to stop the blade -  
always allow it to stop on its own.  
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to  
be sure your mower is in a safe working  
Do not put hands or feet near or under  
rotating parts.  
Use only Black & Decker recommended  
replacement parts and accessories.  
Keep clear of discharge openings at all  
Black & Deckers policy is one of continuous  
improvement to our products and, as such, we  
reserve the right to change product specifications  
without prior notice.  
Start your mower carefully according to  
the instructions and with your feet well  
away from the blade.  
Do not use your mower in the rain and  
do not allow it to get wet. Avoid using  
your mower in wet grass, if possible.  
Double insulation  
Your mower is double insulated.  
Use your mower only in daylight or good  
artificial light.  
This means that all external metal parts are  
electrically isolated from the power supply.  
This is achieved by placing an extra  
insulation barrier between the electrical and  
mechanical parts. Double insulation means  
greater electrical safety and obviates the  
necessity of having your mower earthed.  
Do not pull your mower towards you or  
walk backwards when in operation.  
Do not cross gravel paths or roads whilst  
the blade is rotating.  
Always be sure of your footing,  
particularly on slopes.  
Always cut across the face of slopes, never  
up and down. Exercise extreme caution  
when changing direction on slopes.  
Electrical safety (UK only)  
Your mower should always be switched off  
at the mains before disconnecting any plug  
and socket connector or extension cables.  
Do not cut excessively steep slopes and  
always wear non-slip footwear.  
Fuse replacement  
If your mower is supplied with cable fitted  
with a non-re-wireable plug:  
Check the grassbag (if supplied) for wear  
or damage and replace if necessary.  
Walk, never run. Do not force your mower.  
The plug is fitted with a 13 amp fuse  
which is the recommended fuse for  
your mower.  
Never pick up or carry your mower while  
the motor is running.  
Ensure the blade has stopped rotating  
and take extreme care before lifting your  
mower for and during transportation.  
Only use replacement fuses which are  
approved to BS1362.  
When changing the fuse in your plug,  
always ensure the fuse cover is refitted.  
If the fuse cover is missing or damaged  
do not use the plug.  
Never operate your mower with defective  
guards or shields.  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
Note: Fuses do not give personal protection  
against electric shock.  
Features (Fig. A)  
Your purchase of a Black & Decker GR380/  
Plug replacement  
GR385 range lawnmower gives you a  
product combining quality with modern  
design and the following features to provide  
safe, efficient and easy mowing.  
Disconnect the plug from the supply.  
Cut off the plug and dispose of  
immediately. Insertion of a detatched  
plug into a 13 amp socket outlet may  
result in electric shock.  
Lock-off safety switch to prevent  
accidental starting of your mower.  
A blade brake (AUTOSTOP) for added  
safety. Stops the blade rotating within  
3 seconds once the switchbox lever is  
Only fit BS1363A approved plugs fitted  
with the correctly rated fuse.  
The cable wire colours, or a letter, will be  
marked at the connection points of most  
good quality plugs. Attach the wires to  
their respective points in the plug (see  
below). Brown is for “Live” (L) and blue is  
for “Neutral” (N).  
Large handle nuts for easy assembly  
and storage.  
The wheels are in line with the outside of  
your mower body which allows cutting  
right up to the edge of the lawn.  
Before replacing the top cover of the  
mains plug ensure that the cable clamp  
is holding the outer sheath on the cable  
firmly and that the two leads are correctly  
fixed at the terminal screws.  
Conversion to a mulching lawnmower by  
simply removing the grassbox.  
Three height of cut positions.  
Tough, durable plastic deck which will  
not rust and contributes to low noise and  
low vibration.  
Fit the recommended  
fuse approved  
to BS1362  
Fit a BS1363A  
resilient plug  
Powerful and efficient induction motor  
which gives effective cutting and bagging  
in all reasonable conditions and a low  
noise level as well as low maintenance.  
Connect blue  
to N (neutral)  
Connect brown  
to L (live)  
Ergonomically designed upswept handle  
for comfortable use and ease of pushing.  
Easy grassbox removal.  
Make sure that the  
outer sheath of the  
cable is held firmly  
by the clamp  
Cable restraint helps keep the cable out  
of the way and prevents the cable socket  
being accidentally pulled and disconnected.  
230 volts AC only  
Never use a light  
Warning! Never connect live or neutral wires  
to the earth pin marked Eor  
Carton contents  
Mower carton containing:  
Note: Do not wire an extension cable directly  
into your mower yourself. Instead, take your  
mower to your nearest Black & Decker  
service agent.  
Mower body.  
12m of cable (UK only).  
Increased safety can be obtained by having  
a qualified electrician install a high sensitivity  
(30mA) circuit breaker in the house wiring.  
If you do not have such a circuit breaker  
installed, or you do not wish to have one  
installed, then we strongly recommend that  
the electrical power to your mower be  
supplied through a high sensitivity (30mA)  
residual current device (RCD). The RCD is  
designed to provide a high degree of  
Loose parts pack containing:  
1 spanner.  
User manual including guarantee card.  
Service sheet.  
2 screws.  
Handle assembly (Fig. B)  
personal protection against harmful electric  
current should fault conditions occur.  
Remove all the parts from the carton and  
familiarise yourself with the individual parts of  
your mower.  
Warning! The use of an RCD or other circuit  
breaker unit does not release the operator of  
your mower from the safety instructions and  
safe working practices given in this manual.  
The main parts of your mower are your  
mower body (1) which comprises a motor  
cover (2), wheels (3) and grass flap (4).  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
The handle comprises the upper handle (5),  
cross bar (20), lower handle (6), switch box  
(7), switch lever (8), safety lock-off (9), electric  
cable (10), cable clips (11), wing nut and cup  
(12) and cable clip (21).  
Insert cross member (20) through cable  
B1 •  
clip (21). Assemble left lower leg (6L) and  
right lower leg (6R) onto cross member  
(20). Clip upper handle (5) over cross  
member ends, and fasten into place with  
nuts (12).  
Removing the grassbox from your mower:  
The full grassbox may be removed by raising  
the grassflap and then either lifting the  
grassbox up and through the lower handle(s)  
or by freeing the grassbox from its mounting  
and then resting it on the lawn, while the  
grassflap is gently lowered, leaving both  
hands free to gently lift the full grassbox.  
To assemble the lower handle (6) into the  
correct locations on your mower body (1),  
proceed as follows:  
Insert the lower handles into the two  
B2 •  
holes in your mower body (1) and press  
down until secure. Secure in position  
using the screws supplied (19).  
How to use your mower (Fig. E & G)  
Observe all of the relevant warnings when  
using your mower.  
We recommend the directional method of  
Height of cut adjustment (Fig. C)  
operation to obtain the maximum cutting  
performance from your mower and to reduce  
the risk of the trailing extension lead from  
entering the cutting path.  
Before wheel assembly adjustment ensure  
your mower is disconnected from the mains.  
Each of the two axle wheels has its own  
means of height adjustment which gives  
3 cutting height positions.  
Place the bulk of the supply cable on the  
lawn close to the starting point (Fig. G,  
position 1).  
To select a height of cut, move the  
wheels (3) into the slot required using the  
spring system (13).  
Hold the handle assembly with both  
Your switch box incorporates a cable  
restraint. To fix the cable to the restraint,  
proceed as follows:  
Fit the other three wheels in the same way.  
To ensure an even cut, please make sure  
that all four wheels are placed in the same  
Bring the socket end of the extension  
cable from behind and connect it to your  
mower plug.  
Grassbox assembly (Fig. D)  
Form a loop on your extension cable  
close to the switch box.  
Read the safety instructions at the beginning  
of this manual before using this accessory.  
E1 •  
Push the loop through the slot from the  
opposite side of the restraint hook (Fig. E1),  
position the loop over the h ook and pull  
the cable back through the slot. Your  
cable will now be restrained.  
The grassbox is a two piece (14 & 15)  
plastic construction which needs to be  
assembled before attaching it to your  
To assemble the grassbox, proceed as  
The extension cable should now fall  
away from your mower and behind the  
operator, ready for use.  
Align both parts together.  
D1 •  
Warning! Do not attempt to operate your  
mower with one hand - you must guide it  
with both hands.  
Clip in place.  
D2 •  
E2 •  
raise the front of your mower and to  
reduce the risk of lawn damage whilst  
starting, depress the safety lock-off  
button (18) on the switchbox (7) and  
whilst still depressed pull the switch lever  
(8) towards you. Your mower will start  
and you can now allow the lock-off  
button to be released and lower your  
Tilt the handle downwards to slightly  
D3 Fitting the grassbox to your mower:  
The spring loaded grass flap is lifted and  
the two arms on the front edge of the  
grassbox are located behind the two lugs  
rising up from the rear edge of the cutter  
deck (Fig. D3).  
The grass flap can now be released to  
lock the grassbox into position.  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
mower to its proper cutting position  
and commence cutting.  
Turn your mower over on its side so that  
the underside of the cutter deck is  
Proceed down the cutting area as shown  
in Fig. G (a), working from position 1  
towards position 2 and, on reaching  
position 2, turn to the right and proceed  
towards position 3. Continue to the end  
of the cutting area, turn to the left and  
proceed towards position 4.  
Using a cloth placed over the blade or  
heavy duty gloves to protect your hands,  
grip the blade and, using the spanner  
provided, loosen and remove the nut (16)  
from the motor spindle. Turn the nut in an  
anti-clockwise direction to loosen it.  
Continue in the same manner as shown  
in Fig G, always working away from the  
cable. Do not adopt the method as  
shown in Fig. G (b), working towards the  
cable, as this is dangerous practice.  
The blade can now be replaced and the  
washer and nut reassembled.  
Note: Do not remove the impeller (17) for  
any reason.  
Note: Some mowers are fitted with a clutch  
washer , between the blade nut and the  
blade, which must be reassembled at all  
Your mower will continue to operate whilst  
you are depressing the switch lever. To stop  
your mower release the switch lever.  
When you have finished using your mower  
we recommend that you clean all debris from  
it before putting it away. Refer to the Care  
and maintenancesection.  
Handy hints  
On long grass, above 10cm (4 inches), use two  
cuts to get a close finish. We recommend that  
the first cut should be taken with the blade set at  
maximum height of cut and the second taken  
with it set at medium or close. This will prove to  
be easier and give a better overall finish to  
your lawn.  
Note: To obtain the best results cut your  
lawn or grass area regularly and do not cut  
when the grass is wet.  
If, when grasscutting, loose grass is seen to  
be scattering from beneath your mower, the  
grassbox is probably full and should be  
Care and maintenance  
The advice given in this section covers the  
Blade maintenance  
general care and maintenance of the main  
body of your mower. Advice relating to the  
blades is given in Maintenance of blades.  
The steel blade is designed to give a fine  
finish in long or tough grass. The blade will  
continue to cut even when it has become  
blunt or burred. There is no need for it to be  
razor sharp.  
Warning! Do not use a cable which shows  
signs of damage. Fit a new cable completely  
- do not make any permanent or temporary  
If, however, because of damage or wear the  
cutting performance deteriorates, then your  
mower may require a new blade, or at least  
the existing blade to be sharpened.  
Always keep your mower clean and free  
from grass cuttings, especially the  
underside of the cutter deck and the  
air vents.  
We recommend that the steel blade is  
sharpened or a new blade fitted at the  
beginning of each season.  
Check all electrical cables at regular  
intervals, looking for signs of wear,  
abrasion or other damage.  
Replacement blades are available from Black  
& Decker service agents.  
At the end of each cutting session we  
recommend that the build up of grass on  
the underside of the cutter cover is  
removed using a blunt scraper.  
Warning! When fitting a new blade use only  
the Black & Decker replacement part  
specified for your mower - do not attempt to  
fit any other blade.  
Clean all plastic components with a  
damp cloth.  
Fitting a new blade (Fig. F)  
Caution: Do not use solvents or cleaning  
fluids as these may damage the plastic  
components of your mower.  
Observe all the relevant warnings before  
changing the blade.  
Warning! Disconnect your mower from the  
electrical supply before changing the blade.  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
Fault finding  
If your mower does not operate correctly,  
use the table below to locate the problem.  
Warning! Always disconnect your mower  
from the electrical supply before carrying out  
any inspection.  
workmanship, we guarantee to either replace all  
defective parts, or at our discretion, replace your  
mower free of charge, provided that:  
Possible cause Remedy  
Motor buzzes Blade jammed. Disconnect from  
but blade does  
not move.  
the electrical  
Your mower is returned to one of our authorised  
repair agents with evidence of purchase.  
obstruction from  
the blade.  
Your mower has been used within the  
parameters of its consumer classification.  
Your mower has not been used for hire purposes.  
No noise and Faulty electrical Disconnect from  
Repairs have not been attempted by anyone  
other than our authorised repair agents.  
blade does  
not move.  
the electrical  
The failure represents normal wear and tear.  
Plug your mower  
into an alternative  
This guarantee is offered as an extra benefit and is  
additional to your statutory rights.  
electrical supply.  
Fit a new fuse.  
Our guarantee policy  
Failure due to the following are not covered:  
Re-tighten and  
check all electrical  
connections in  
Replacing worn or damaged blades, nylon line  
and chains, or cables damaged during storage  
or use. These are regarded as replacement items  
which wear during normal usage.  
extension cables.  
Re-set RCD in  
with instructions.  
Failure as a result of sudden impact or obvious  
Failure due to usage not in accordance with  
instructions and recommendations contained in  
this manual.  
What to do if your mower needs  
The use of other than genuine Black & Decker  
accessories and parts may damage or reduce the  
performance of your Black & Decker mower and may  
render the guarantee void.  
For after sales service please refer to the section  
Lawnmowers & Gardenwithin your local  
Yellow Pages.  
Unwanted products and the  
Black & Decker after sales service  
(UK, Australia and New Zealand only)  
Should you find one day that your mower  
needs replacement, or is of no further  
use to you, think of the protection of the  
environment. Black & Decker service agents  
will accept your old mower and will dispose of  
it in an environmentally safe way.  
Black & Decker offers a nationwide network of  
authorised service agents. The use of other than  
genuine Black & Decker accessories and parts may  
damage or reduce the performance of your  
Black & Decker product and may also endanger the  
user. The terms and conditions of the warranty may  
also be effected.  
Black & Decker lawn and garden  
This guarantee provides 36 months parts cover  
and 12 months labour (UK), 24 months parts  
cover and labour (Australia and New Zealand).  
In all cases proof of purchase will be required.  
It is our aim that all Black & Decker customers should  
be totally satisfied with their Black & Decker product  
and after sales service, if help or advice is needed  
please contact a local Black & Decker authorised  
repair agent who will be happy to help. Full details of  
our after sales service can be obtained from any of  
our Black & Decker authorised repair agents.  
lf your Black & Decker mower becomes defective,  
within the guarantee period, due to faulty materials or  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
Other Black & Decker products  
(UK only)  
Black & Decker has a full range of outdoor power  
tools that make life easy in the garden. If you would  
like further information on other products, please  
contact the Black & Decker Service Information  
Centre at the address towards the back of this  
manual, or contact your Black & Decker stockist.  
String trimmers  
Compost shredders  
Blade trimmers  
Cordless trimsaws  
Cordless shears  
Cordless brooms  
Cordless shrubbers  
EC Declaration of Conformity  
We declare that units:  
GR380, GR385  
conform to 98/37/EC,  
89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC  
A weighted sound pressure @ 4m 73dB (A)  
A weighted sound power 93dB (A)  
Hand/arm weighted vibration <2.5m/s2  
Brian Cooke  
Director of Engineering  
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG  
United Kingdom  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
Black & Decker (Aasia) Pty Ltd  
286-288 Maroondah Highway, North Croydon, Victoria 3136 Fax: 03 9726 7150  
Tel: 03 9213 8200  
New Zealand  
South Africa  
Black & Decker  
483 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland  
Tel: 09 579 7600  
Fax: 09 579 8200  
Black & Decker South Africa (Pty) Ltd  
Suite no 107, PostNet X65, Halfway House 1685  
Tel: 011 314 4431  
Fax: 011 314 4435  
United Kingdom Black & Decker  
210 Bath Road, Slough  
Tel: 01753 574277  
Tlx: 848317 BAND MH  
Fax: 01753 551155  
Berkshire SL1 3YD  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
2 4  
3 13  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  
GR380/85 UK p01-11  
20/3/00, 3:58 pm  
Download from All Manuals Search And Download.  

Briggs Stratton Lawn Mower 21A400 User Manual
Husqvarna Lawn Mower Z254 User Manual
Land Pride Lawn Mower SF25 Series User Manual
McCulloch Lawn Mower MCM2011 User Manual
Snapper Lawn Mower 06006 User Manual
Snapper Lawn Mower CP21509R User Manual
Snapper Lawn Mower P2187520BV (7800430) User Manual
Snapper Lawn Mower V212P User Manual
Stiga Lawn Mower TURBO 48 SE COMBI User Manual
Weed Eater Lawn Mower WE12538K User Manual