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Even with a R. Never use the product unless the grassbox or guards provided by the manufacturer are in the correct position.C. children) with reduced physical. General 4. they have been given supervision or instruction 6. IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING CONTACT:- Husqvarna UK Ltd. replace it if . especially R. Only use the product in the manner and for the 1. or lack of experience and knowledge. Read the user instructions carefully to Do not operate in the rain or leave the make sure you understand all the product outdoors while it is raining. Switch off! Remove plug from mains The use of eye protection is before adjusting. Residual Current Device (R. Customer Service Department direct Telephone : 0844 844 4558 UK 1800 882 350 ROI Fax : 01325 302530 Safety If not used properly this product can be dangerous! This product can cause serious injury to the operator and others. drugs or medicine. Stop using the machine while people. Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these of not more than 30mA. unless under the influence of alcohol. Explanation of Symbols on the Mow n Vac Keep bystanders away. The operator is responsible for following the warning and safety instructions in this manual and on the product. controls and what they do. installed instructions to use the product. Keep the cable thrown by the plastic cutters. ill or capabilities.D.C. Never operate the product when you are tired. sensory or mental 5.D. Local regulations may 100% safety cannot be guaranteed and safe working restrict the age of the operator. Do not operate Warning whilst people especially children or pets are in the area. Carton Contents switch handle bolt upper wing knob M6 nut washer cable clip joint handle tube screw square headed bolt M5 nut lower wing knob cable clip electric cable M6 nut with moulded on plug lower handle washer fixing pin instruction manual plastic cutters IMPORTANT ! Please check the contents of the carton are correct BEFORE assembling your new Flymo product. Before use. Check your 3. Children should be supervised to ensure Electrical that they do not play with the product. for their safety. cleaning or if cable is recommended to protect against objects entangled or damaged. This product is not intended for use by persons (including functions described in these instructions. 2. away from the plastic cutters. the warnings and safety instructions must be followed to ensure reasonable safety and efficiency in using this product. The operator or user is responsible for accidents or concerning the use of the product by a person responsible hazards occurring to other people or their property. children.D. every time you use it.C. practice must be followed at all times. or pets are nearby.) with a tripping current 2. The British Standards Institute recommend the use of a may restrict the age of the operator. examine cable for damage. Local regulations 1.

. specified for your product. use on banks or steep slopes. Excessive vibration can cause injury. without guards in place. While using your product always wear substantial immediately. LIVE available. Maintenance and storage 2. Never pull on the cable to disconnect any of the plugs. CABLES MAINS PLUG REPLACEMENT IMPORTANT • If the plug supplied is cut off it should be destroyed. 2. Do not damaged or worn. remove plug from mains and examine electric which is away from the operator. Our products are double insulated to EN60335. 7. • Flymo connectors are suitable for use with 2 core 4. Before using the machine and after any impact. 2. Use across the face of slopes. before leaving the product unattended for any period.e. 11. 5. Do not walk backwards whilst operating your product. 8. where feasible. The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to 3. still connected to the mains supply. construction. 3. slopes. The normal plug fuse and household fuse only submerged or immersed in water. Take care in wet grass. wire 1. 7. In this case. 13. check for product is in safe working condition. never up and down. Always wind cable carefully. They are not waterproof and must not 6. 4. product rating label. avoiding kinking. No earth required. Make sure the lawn is clear of sticks. new one. 3. A 13 Amp fuse must be fitted to the Mains Plug.00mm2 size cable. Never cut grass by pulling the product towards you. if the product starts to vibrate abnormally. Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity supply 8. 6.Do not touch rotating plastic cutters. 5. IMPORTANT! available from your local Approved Service Centre. Do not tilt the product when the motor is running. Never pick up or carry a product when it is operating or 10. connectors be used for earthed products. Do not use the product if the electric cables are 7. times and especially when switching on the motor. If your product is hard wired i. Do not wire an extension cable directly to your product accordance with the following code: yourself. Switch off before pushing the product over surfaces cable. Check 1. It is important that the outer sheath is clamped cable only. Do not you could trip. Under . NEUTRAL Centre for further information on the connectors and kits BROWN . non-slip footwear. On slopes. Do not store outdoors. Under no circumstances should these correctly into the 3-pin plug. non detachable mains electric cable. 5. Never carry the product by the cable. Store in a cool dry place and out of reach of children. Be careful during adjustment of the product to prevent 3. 10 amps 250 volts AC. Avoid operating your product in wet grass. The wires in the mains lead are coloured in 2. Always switch off at the mains before disconnecting except when starting and stopping. be extra careful of your footing and wear tutters and fixed parts of the machine. footwear and long trousers. cable connector or extension cable. water from hose pipes. do not any plug. a conversion kit and extension cable is available from all Husqvarna UK Ltd. Do not repair a damaged cable.00mm2 size cable up to 40 metres length There is an electric shock hazard if a cut off plug is maximum. Approved Service Centres which can be found in your local yellow pages. Walk never run. 6. be left outside permanently nor should they be 7. if you hit an object. Our products are double insulated to 1. before clearing a blockage. Remove the plug from the mains : 12. bones. you may lose your footing. bolts and screws tight to be sure the 3. Caution . stones. . Keep cable away from product. before checking. 6. Never operate the product with damaged guards or overheat and reduce the efficiency of your product. Do not let cable protect the electrical equipment and are not a lay or trail through pools of water or splashed with safeguard against electrocution. WIRED DIRECTLY INTO THE PRODUCT 2. coiled cables can 11. The wire which is coloured BROWN CONNECTORS must be connected to the Terminal which is marked with IMPORTANT the letter 'L' or coloured RED. 13. cleaning or working on the appliance. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on 8. Do not pull cable around sharp objects. Do not repair a cut or damaged 10. Do not use your product until you no circumstance should an earth be connected to any are sure that the entire product is in a safe operating part of the product. 14. Use only Flymo replacement cable. Use the product only in daylight or good artificial light. Please contact your local Approved Service BLUE . Your cable must be uncoiled. their fixings in sets to preserve balance. Use only on AC mains supply voltage shown on the . been disconnected. If in doubt consult your local Service Repairer or • All Flymo connectors and cables are of splashproof qualified electrician before the machine is used. Only use the replacement spare parts and accessories 1. Check the grassbox frequently for wear or 4. and debris. 15. Keep all nuts. Switch off. Only use extension cables specifically designed for the Terminal which is marked with the letter 'N' or outdoor use. condition. replace it with a the appliance to the ground. Allow the product to cool for at least 30 minutes before storing. Replace worn or damaged parts for safety. inserted into a 13 amp socket. Flymo Mains Cables and Extension Cables are 3. Replace worn or damaged plastic cutters together with deterioration. Using on banks and slopes can be dangerous. EN60335 and under no circumstances should an earth THE MOW N VAC IS SUPPLIED WITH CABLE be connected to any part of the product. • Use only 1. Use 5. Always ensure that supply cable for damage or ageing before winding cable for the hand is in the operating position before returning storage. Ensure the mains voltage suits your product 1. never in circles. Preparation . signs of wear or damage and repair as necessary. other than grass. Keep hands and feet away from the plastic cutters at all power point using up and down. 4. they could be thrown by the plastic cutters. tilt more than absolutely necessary and lift only the part 9. if the cable is cut. Replace it with a new one. entrapment of the fingers between moving plastic 4. coloured BLACK. or the insulation is damaged. always work away from the 12. . there are signs of damage or ageing. Maximum rating : 1. 14. touch the electric cable until the electrical supply has 9.

C 5. 4. Fit washer. Stopping 1. 2. Ensure the the cable is secured under the clip on the hood. 2. Fit the cable to the handles with the clips provided. carefully lever the pin out of location B and repeat steps 1 to 3 above. then wing knob and tighten. Fit M5 nut and tighten screw. Insert an M6 nut into the lower wing knob. squeeze the switch lever. Hold as illustrated in Figure E. Place the ends of the lower handle into the slots ensuring that the joint is facing the correct way (A1). To stop your product. Assembly Instructions A 1 Assembly of lower handle to hood (A) 1. Insert handle tube into joint. Secure lower handle to hood by firmly pushing fixing pin through holes in hood and handle (A2). Fit washer. 2. press the lock-off button down. Insert the square headed bolt through the hole in the joint and the hole in the lower handle. ensuring the handle is in an upright position and lining up the holes. Ensure that the joint is centralised on the lower handle. 4. Insert M6 nut into the upper wing knob. Push bolt through the holes. Insert screw through joint and handle tube. . lining up the holes. To start. Insert the handle tube into the switch handle. • NOTE Should a problem occur when securing handle with the fixing pin. 2. release the switch lever. Line up the hole in the joint with the hole in the lower handle. Assembly of switch handle to handle tube (C) 1. 7. then wing knob and tighten. 3. 2 3. whilst Lock-off button Switch lever pressing the lock-off button. Assembly of handle tube to joint (B) 1. D 2. 6. 3. Cable clips (D) 1. Starting and Stopping E Starting 1. Repeat on the other side.

you will hear a change in the motor sound. Adjusting the Cutting Height F HIGHEST This symbol visible • THERE ARE 2 CUTTING HEIGHTS (F & G) • Height of cut is adjusted by turning over the cutting head. your lawn will suffer if more than a third of its length is cut at one time. Hold 1 the fan firmly and twist the cutting head clockwise. Cut your grass twice a week during the growing season. Hold fan in 3 the centre and remove as illustrated. Turn your product upside down. If the motor speed drops you may overload your product which may cause damage. 2 • Inspect for damage and clean as necessary before replacing the fan and the cutting head. adjusting the height of cut as required. as illustrated. When using in long thick grass a first cut with the cutting height set higher will help reduce the load. Do Not Overload Your Product Using in long thick grass may cause the motor speed to drop. Start at the edge of the lawn nearest to the power point so the cable is laid out on the lawn you have already cut. 3 • IMPORTANT 2 ENSURE FAN AND CUTTING HEAD ARE CORRECTLY LOCATED How to Use K 1. See Adjusting the Cutting Height. (K) 2. J • To Refit the Fan and the Cutting Head (J) Replace the fan as illustrated. . Hold the cutting head in the centre and remove as illustrated. G LOWEST • Disconnect from the mains electricity supply and This symbol visible wait until the cutting head has stopped rotating. H 1 • To Remove the Cutting Head and Fan (H) Hold the fan firmly and twist the cutting head anti- clockwise as illustrated. Replace the cutting head.

head • Disconnect from the mains electricity supply and wait until the cutting head has stopped rotating.lever cutter out of the slot. 1. (Q) • IMPORTANT ENSURE PLASTIC CUTTERS ARE CORRECTLY LOCATED. (P) 2. Remove the grassbox lid. Plastic cutters should be straight. Lift the grassbox off the product and empty. • Failure to fit the grassbox and lid correctly will cause poor collection of grass clippings. Replace if damaged. . Turn fan your product upside down. P Q 1. Grassbox • For optimum performance your product is designed to be used with the grassbox fitted. Replace if bent or twisted. Cutting System Maintenance • Always handle the plastic cutters with care . and dispose of carefully. 3. • Plastic cutters must be replaced in pairs to retain balance. 1. Replace grassbox and lid carefully. Lift plastic cutter away from cutting head. • Never fit a steel bar blade to this product. Turn your product upside down.sharp M plastic edges could cause injury. If the plastic cutter is broken during use . 2. • Two plastic cutters of the same type should be fitted. Replacing Plastic cutters (N) • Use only genuine Flymo replacement plastic cutters specified for this product. USE GLOVES. Service Centres and major N retail outlets. Visually check cutting head for wear. L Emptying the Grassbox (L) • Stop the product and wait until the cutting head has stopped rotating before emptying the grassbox. Push plastic cutter towards centre of cutting disc. 3. These are available from all Husqvarna UK Ltd. 2. To Replace Plastic Cutters • Disconnect from the mains electricity supply and wait until the cutting head has stopped rotating. Visually check plastic cutters for wear and replace when necessary. hood 3. cutters Checking your Cutting System (M) • The cutting system must be kept in good condition cutting and inspected before and after use. Fit new plastic cutters into the slots at each side of the cutting head and pull into place.

Using a soft brush . including petrol. grassbox and grassbox lid. bolts. Replace plastic cutters. or solvents - some can destroy critical plastic parts. Your product can be stored in a hanging position. S T Storing your product 1. Clean your product thoroughly. Remove grass from under the hood with a piece of wood or similar. Caring • It is very important that you keep your product R clean. Do not clean with chemicals. Ask your local Service Centre to clean the air filter thoroughly and carry out any service or repairs required. Cleaning (R) • USE GLOVES 1. Remove the cutting head. Your mains cable can be stored as illustrated in figure S. • The back of the switch handle has a hanging slot for storing the product on the wall. the roller. 4. see Figure H. to gain access to the fan and clean with a soft brush. Hang the product from a hook or suitable screw as illustrated in figure V. V At the End of the Season 1. if necessary. 2. 1. Push the lower handle in on both sides (figure T) and the handle will drop down. 2. Grass clippings left in any of the air intakes or under the hood could become a potential fire hazard. 3.remove grass clippings from all air intakes. Wipe over the surface of your product with a dry cloth. nuts or screws. . 2. • IMPORTANT Never use water for cleaning your product. 3.

3. If poor flotation persists? supply and consult your local approved Service Disconnect from the mains electricity supply and Centre. extension cables used. Clean the underside of the hood and the fan 2. where practical. Replacement Parts Plastic Cutters Reference no. Disconnect from the mains electricity supply. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly. product simply telephone or visit your local Service 4. which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. Service Recommendations 1. Check the fuse in the plug. if blown replace. and with the potential for recycling at the end of the products’ life. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. • If necessary. 1. Always use genuine Flymo Spare Parts. in any manner whatsoever. contact your local authority for disposal information. 2. • The symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. For more detailed information about recycling of this product. it is important to take your serviced at least every twelve months. Are you using in straight lines? 3. 2. your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. Replace broken or missing plastic cutters.: 513846990 Environmental Information Husqvarna UK Ltd. Prepacked spares are available from most local Yellow Pages. Do you need to raise the cutting height? Centre. . Poor Flotation Excessive Vibration 1. If you have a problem with your machine contact purchase. Check plastic cutters are fitted correctly. components manufactured in the most environmentally responsible manner. Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity 4. A network of specialist dealers can be found in your 3. Is the Power Turned On? 1. • Packaging is recyclable and plastic components have been labelled (where practical) for categorised recycling. Raise to a higher height of cut. To obtain service on your Flymo Husqvarna UK Ltd. Are you cutting more than one third of the grass Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity length? supply and consult your local approved Service 4. Is the grassbox fitted correctly? 2. behalf and are not empowered to commit or legally 6. blades. Your product is uniquely identified by a silver and Centre. consult your local approved Service Centre. Follow the procedure described in "Poor Flotation". Fault Finding Hints Fails to Operate Poor Collection 1. stockists. according to company procedures.: FLY014 Part no. If vibration persists? Cutting Height. your local Approved Service Centre ensuring you All of the centres listed stock genuine Flymo Spare have full details of your product as described on Parts. Disconnect from the mains electricity supply.NOTE: Our Service Repairers act on their own the product rating label. Should you require service under the terms of black product rating label our guarantee the Service Centre will require proof of 5. you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health. 2. are manufactured under an Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) using. 3. See Adjusting the 4. Fuse continues to blow? 3. please contact your local council office. more often complete machine including cable and any in a professional application. • Awareness of the environment must be considered when disposing of ‘end-of-life’ product. We strongly recommend that your product is by your Service Centre. 5. Should it be necessary for work to be carried out bind Husqvarna UK Ltd.

. (h) The machine has not been used outside of the country in * Caution! which it was purchased... EN55014-1... Husqvarna UK Ltd.12...09)..... Cutting head... Surrey KT22 7SB.. 2000/14/EC based on the following EU harmonized standards applied: EN60335-1. warranty for defects caused in whole or part.......... (a) The fault is reported directly to the Authorised Repairer. guarantee.. (e) The machine has not been serviced or repaired. Husqvarna UK Ltd. Mains cable...... Authorised Service Repairers will effect the repair or * Failures as a result of not reporting an initial fault. Keeper of technical documentation Type HV280 Width of Cut (cm) 28 Speed of Rotation of Cutting Device (rpm) 7..... therefore it is Husqvarna UK Ltd. therefore not normally subject to a valid (f) The machine has not been used for hire. Guarantee & Guarantee Policy If any part is found to be defective due to faulty manufacture Failures not covered by guarantee within the guarantee period.. Aycliffe Industrial Park NEWTON AYCLIFFE Co.... EN50366. * Failures as a result of not using the product in (b) Proof of purchase is provided..9 Measured Sound Power LWA (dB(A)) 92 Guaranteed Sound Power LWA (dB(A)) 93 Level (dB(A)) 80.HV280 Identification of Series...... * Machines used for hire are not covered by this (d) The failure has not occurred through fair wear and tear. EN61000-3-2...9 Value ah (m/s2) 2.... Intertek.. Copyright © 2008 Flymo S.A.See Product Rating Label Conforms to the essential requirements & provisions of the following EC Directives: 98/37/EC (until 28.. The maximum hand / arm vibration weighted value measured according to EN ISO 5349 on a sample of the above product(s) corresponds to the Value ah given in the table... does not accept liability under the (i) The machine has not been used commercially. parts that are not either manufactured or approved by Failures due to the following are not covered. recorded on a sample of the above product(s) corresponds to the Level given in the table..... Husqvarna UK Ltd............. warranty claim: Plastic cutters..13 Uncertainty K of ah (m/s2) 1. directly or * This guarantee is additional to...Durham DL5 6UP ENGLAND Telephone . adjustment by the user.... Category... EN61000-3-3 The maximum A weighted sound pressure level LpA at the operator’s position..01325 302302 Fax -01325 310339 5119549-05 . through its * Replacing worn or damaged plastic cutters...... Electric (g) The machine is owned by the original purchaser.. EN60335-2-91...... EN786...12...... Sweden Declare under our sole responsibility that the product(s)...350 Power (kW) 0. or by the machine having been important that you read the instructions contained in this modified in any way Operator's Manual and understand how to operate and maintain your machine: EC Declaration of Conformity Husqvarna AB. England Newton Aycliffe 19/10/2009 M. 2006/42/EC (from 29...A........... Flymo® and other product and feature names are registered or unregistered trademarks of Flymo S. 2000/14/EC: The Measured Sound Power LWA & Guaranteed Sound Power LWA values are according to the tabulated figures..Electric Lawn Trimmer Type(s) .. 2004/108/EC..09)... taken * The following items listed are considered as wearing apart or tampered with by any person not authorised by parts and their life is dependent on regular maintenance Husqvarna UK Ltd.... Annex VI Notified Body.... Conformity Assessment Procedure.5 Weight (Kg) 6.. All rights reserved. and in no way diminishes indirectly by the fitting of replacement parts or additional the customers statutory rights.See Product Rating Label Year of Construction... neglect or faulty contained in this Operator's Manual...3 Our policy of continuous improvement means that the specification of products may be altered from time to time without prior notice.. 561 82 Huskvarna.Bowden Research & Development Director Husqvarna UK Ltd.. replacement to the customer free of charge providing: * Failures as a result of sudden impact.. Cleeve Road Leatherhead.. accordance with the instructions and recommendations (c) The fault is not caused by misuse.... and are...