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This review is from: Black & Decker CMM1000 19-Inch 5 HP Cordless Mulching Mower with Rear Bag (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Lawn & Patio)
I have an early version of this model and made the mistake of leaving it out in an unheated, very cold garage during the winters. The low charge and cold weather seemed to have killed the batteries, or maybe it was just their time (about 4 years old).
Regardless, I found "official" replacement batteries to be very expensive, but then came across a perfect substitute: a universal 12180 battery. The 12 refers to the voltage and the 180 part is the amp-hour rating (18.0). This is identical to what the original batteries were - sealed lead-acid, vibration-resistant and all. Even the physical dimensions are precisely the same, which makes changing the battery easy.
Always replace both batteries at the same time, pay attention to how the old ones were connected, and you'll be mowing again for half the price of the official batteries.
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Initial post: Jun 12, 2007 1:56:18 PM PDT
J. Schultz says:
where did you find a description of how to change the batteries?
Posted on Feb 27, 2008 3:21:17 PM PST
Brian M. Conger says:
Wow! I bought mine in 2002/03 in Alaska and left in the garage also and then got hired in Puerto Rico and just used twice and left in my garage until this afternoon when my Huskervarnna snapped a bolt holding the blade on. Recall information was useful too. Now I got to disassemble and take to my house in Orlando, Florida 'cause PR is so backward. I forgot what I paid for this and even at $450 used I need to repair, but to be green and a good earth steward.
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