Asked on May 21, 2017

How to fix a floppy lawn mower handle?

by MarieM
My lawn mower runs and cuts great, but the handle Is not able to be tightened enough, which makes it floppy when you push it...any ideas? I tried electric ties, but it still flops.
  6 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on May 22, 2017

    Try locating the loose nuts and bolts. Find the nuts on the interior of the handle where they connect to the deck. Use one hand to hold each nut steady with pliers and tighten the bolt with the other hand in a clockwise motion using an adjustable wrench. Next, find the nut on the inner handle where the top section meets the bottom section. Hold the nut in position with pliers and tighten the screws with a screwdriver. Bear in mind that fasteners vary from mower to mower.

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on May 23, 2017

    If Shoshana's idea doesn't work it may be threads are stripped on the bolts. Also if it will not hold get some lock washers from the hardware store.

  • MarieM MarieM on May 23, 2017

    Thanx so much.

  • Sharon Sharon on May 26, 2017

    Yes I would add a split washer or rubber one, and use a new bolt.

  • Kathy Kathy on May 26, 2017

    If none of that works use a hose clamp or stiff wire to hold it in place

  • MarieM MarieM on May 27, 2017

    Great idea...thanx!