Electric lawnmowers reduce air pollution, noise pollution and only cost about $5 to charge per year. There are two types of of electric lawnmowers: mowers with a cord and the more popular cordless mowers. Both have their disadvantages, namely, difficulty mowing a large lawn, but both manage to keep the person mowing and the Earth a little bit healthier. As electric lawnmowers require no oil, gas or tune-ups, they are easier to care for than their gas components (and less expensive). Knowledge of how to keep your electric lawnmower in good shape will keep it lasting longer.
Charge the battery according to the manufacturer's instructions if you have a cordless mower. This will keep it running at its best for as long as possible.
Wipe down your mower after every session with a damp rag. Also clean the blades, keeping them free of accumulated dirt, debris and grass. Use a putty knife if you are having trouble dislodging some items. This will ensure a closer cut.
Inspect your grass every so often after a cut. If the tops of the blades are ragged, this means your blade is dull. In that case, get the blade sharpened at a shop or do it yourself. If you choose the latter, remove the blade and file away metal from each side of the blade evenly.
Store your electric lawnmower away from the elements. Rain could rust and damage the electric system. Take the battery out of a cordless lawnmower for the winter to prevent loss in life.
Replace the battery of your electric lawnmower every five to seven years. This will again ensure that your lawn mower is operating in top shape.