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1.0 out of 5 stars This machine has a problem !!, 10 July 2012
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This review is from: Bosch Rotak 43 LI Ergoflex Cordless 36 Volt Lithium-ion Rotary Lawnmower with x 2 batteries (43 cm Cutting Width) (DIY & Tools)
We bought this lawnmower to replace a Mountfield petrol mower that was falling to bits due to rust. This Bosch mower is like a Rolls Royce in comparison ! It is well built, extremely light but powerful. Having quite a large lawn, I was a little concerned that the two batteries would last - but they did, with power to spare. What a joy that it is so light to move around, no hassle of petrol and oil, and no having to start an engine !! I just wish we had discovered this great mower ages ago. Highly recommend.

That is until we started using it next season !!! It would just keep stopping about every 30 sec - most frustrating and disappointing for such an expensive machine. Fortunately I'm an electronics engineer and decided to find out what was happening - particularly as quite a number of people seem to be having a problem with this machine keep stopping.

I was always puzzled why the machine needed the "key" that fits into it - it's nothing to do with safety as suggested, because if you're going to work on the blades you obviously just remove the battery !! It is in fact a safety cut-out - ours was obviously too sensitive, because I have now linked it out and our machine works fine. It just needs a couple of spade connectors and a short length of wire.

If anyone else is having problems with their machine keep stopping - hope this helps.
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Initial post: 13 May 2014 21:45:15 BDT
Woody says:
Hi, how did you do this? What model is yours, with the Ergo Flex handle?

Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 17:11:19 BDT
Hi Woody

If you remove the plug out of the machine (I think they call it a key ?) - you'll see that it has two 'spade' connectors that push into two little sockets in the machine. Have a look at the size of the spade connectors - then buy some similar sized ones, Halfords sell them. Link two of the spade connectors you've just bought with a short length of wire - then just push the the two spades into the sockets in the machine. I.E. You're replacing the key thing with just a length of wire. The model we've got is the one this review is under - i.e. 43 LI Ergoflex Cordless with 2 x 36v LI batteries. Hope that helps ?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2014 20:48:11 BDT
Woody says:
Thanks. Perfect.
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