Gas station without pumps

2021 June 19

Electric lawnmower finally failed totally

Filed under: Uncategorized — gasstationwithoutpumps @ 14:30
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In Electric lawnmower repaired again and again, I reported on the latest fix to the electric lawnmower,  which was the replacement of the on-off switch in the handle.  It turns out that the fix was not worth the money and time, as the lawnmower has now failed in a major way—the ceramic permanent magnet in the motor has crumbled and is jamming the motor.

I think that the problem may have been caused by overheating, as the fan that is supposed to circulate air through the motor had only 2 of its original 8 blades, and many of the vent holes in the deck were plugged with solidly packed  grass residue.

In any case, I am now declaring this lawnmower to be trash (though I may salvage the switch and the bridge rectifier).  I’ll have to start looking at reviews of electric lawn mowers, to figure out what one to buy.


  1. The end of a saga

    Comment by Colin Naughton — 2021 June 19 @ 16:29 | Reply

  2. I bought a new Black and Decker MM2000 lawn mower (a 13A, 20″, corded mulching mower very similar to the one that finally died). I should be getting it this weekend. I looked at a bunch of reviews of electric mowers, but everyone seems to be pushing battery-powered mowers that are twice the price and twice the weight.

    Comment by gasstationwithoutpumps — 2021 June 28 @ 20:32 | Reply

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