36V 18 in. Mulching/Bagging Mower

MODEL # CM1836

  • Black & Decker’s electric lawn and garden equipment releases zero emissions in your yard, helping to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Rechargeable 36V battery and highly efficient motor allow the user to mow up to 1/3 of an acre on a full charge.
  • With an 18 in. LIFETIME deck and highly efficient blade, users can achieve a manicured lawn without the hassles of a gas-powered mower.
  • Clean electric power means no oil changes, tune-ups or trips to the service station.
  • Instant start allows users to insert the key, pull the handle, and go without frustrating starting issues.
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Product Details

Key Features

  • Rechargeable 36V battery and high efficient motor
  • 18 in. LIFETIME deck and highly efficient blade
  • Instant start every time
  • Single lever height adjust
  • 3-in-1 versatile cutting options
  • Convenient storage
  • Ultra-durable no-rust deck
  • Safety key
  • Comfortable. no-slip grips


  • Cuts up to 1/3 of an acre homesite on just one charge (conditions will affect run-time)
  • Provide great looking lawn
  • No more starting issues
  • Adjust all four wheels with one touch - 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 in.
  • Rear bag or mulching conversion included
  • Folds easily for upright. compact storage
  • Easy to clean and guaranteed for life
  • Prevents accidental starting
  • For maximum comfort

What's Included

  • CM1836 Mulching Mower
  • (1) Charger
  • (1) Safety Key
  • (1) Mulching Plate
  • (1) Rear Bag with Frame


  • The CM1836 Cordless Mower provides the freedom of a gas mower with the convenience of an electric mower. It is simple to start and requires no gas, oil or tune-ups. It is ideal for lawn areas typical of up to a 1/3 acre homesite. It can bag the clippings or is equipped for mulching.

Technical Specifications

  • Voltage36 V
  • Cutting Path18 "
  • Height Adjustmentsingle point
  • Weight62 lbs
  • Cutting Heights1-1/2" - 3-1/2 "
  • Mulching CapabilityYes
  • Ideal Property Sizeup to 1/3 acre
  • Charge Time at 60%4 hrs
  • Charge Time at 100%12 hrs
  • Power SourceBattery

2 Year Limited Warranty

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two (2) years against any defects in material or workmanship. The defective product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of two ways.

The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product to the retailer from whom it was purchased (provided that the store is a participating retailer). Returns should be made within the time period of the retailer?s policy for exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with the retailer for their specific return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for exchanges.

The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker owned or authorized Service Center for repair or replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be required. Black & Decker owned and authorized Service Centers are listed under "Tools-Electric" in the yellow pages of the phone directory.

This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province. Should you have any questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center. This product is not intended for commercial use.

LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America, check country specific warranty information contained in the packaging, call the local company or see the website for warranty information.


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    36V 18 in. Mulching/Bagging Mower

    0 people recommended the following review
    lanzasj Wrote:
    Do research before you get a new flap
    I have got mixed feelings about this review, I have a cordless mower (B & D) for about 4 years, I really love it, a couple of months ago the safety shield (back flap) tore up so I got a new one from Amazon, when it got here I was very happy to see that it was made very solid and of an excellent quality so I whistled all the way to my garage to do the installing, after 30 minutes trying to figure out how to install the new one I finally gave up so I decided to look at the manual, after 30 minutes (again) looking at the manual I realized that it doesn't tell you anywhere how to install a new one, I decided to call Black & Decker and they told me there wasn't a manual to show you how to install a new one and in response they gave me the phone number to a local B & D dealer within my town for advise, so, I call the dealer and to my surprise they don't have a clue as of how to install a new flap and they actually told me to watch You Tube!!!, after I came to I turned my computer on a took a look in You Tube to learn how to do this, and again, to my surprise, there is no way to install it unless you brake the ring from one of the back wheels, slip the wheel off and do the installation, so, my advise to you is that if you get a new flap make sure you get a bunch of new wheel rings, good luck!!

    No gas emissions.


    Not very easy to replace a part.

    11/20/2014 5:47:25 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    LawnBmowed Wrote:
    Well Thought Out
    This cordless electric mower has turned out to be one of the best purchases I've ever made. It has plenty of charge to mow both the front and back yards in one session. It has never even come close to running out of charge while I've been using it. It's light weight and relatively small size (and lack of cord) make it very maneuverable. It folds up for convenient storage, which is important since we have very little space in our garage. It's also super easy to clean. Just hose it off. Don't have to worry about gas or oil spilling out so I can just flip it over and hose it down. Can't do that with a gas lawnmower. I've owned this mower for over 18 months. It works as well now as it did when new.

    Plenty of charge. Easy to use. Easy to clean.


    It could use a bigger bag.

    5/31/2014 4:17:32 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    Qwertyui Wrote:
    Boy, do I feel dumb for having bought this mower!
    I was pleased with the mower for the first two years. Now the battery has died. Or has it? All I know that the mower won't start. And, yes, the battery is charged and the key is properly inserted. Where can I get a service manual so I can trouble shoot the mower? I searched and searched, but I could not find anything that indicates a service manual is available. Thank you, Black and Decker! By the way, Black & Decker wants $121+ for a new battery!

    If it were not for the impossibly short battery life, I would love it. For one thing, when it works, it is easy to start.


    Of course the short battery life is a major fault. Some people have said the lawn mower is quiet. It may be quieter than a gas mower, but not by much. It certainly is louder than I expected.

    5/30/2014 7:49:57 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    PemGateway Wrote:
    DON"T Buy These defective Lawnmowers or trimmers!!! #rippOFF
    DON"T Buy These defective Lawnmowers or trimmers!!! #rippOFF Bought an Electric mower & weed trimmer to eliminate emissions & noise at the Hotel. They only last 1 full summer. After 2 uses this yr both are dead!!! Rona Hardware should drop #BlackAndDecker & carry a more reliable line. Very disappointed. Almost $600 down the drain!!!! Not good for the environment this planned obsolescence. Now they're just garbage!!!! GatewayVillageSuites @PemGateway 46s .#LawnMower+#WeedTrimmer diedAfter1summer.@StanleyBlkDeckr Ur Prod's #Suck #DontBuy #BlackAndDecker!http://www.blackanddecker.com/outdoor/CM1836.aspx#.U3FeZrGC6HI.twitter … @cbcmarketplace

    Good for 1 summer only


    Now Ive $600 of garbage between trimmer & lawnmower

    5/12/2014 8:35:15 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    AmishCountryGirl Wrote:
    Can't recommend this product!
    36 V cordless lawn mower (CM1936) is EXPENSIVE overall! I agree with the other reviewers about the battery life! Mine died exactly 2 years after purchase! NOT GOOD! I could see if the battery died after 5 years or more, but 2??!!!! COME ON!!! Not only that but, mine doesn't pick up grass well...most of the time, I still have to rake up clippings!

    When it runs, it does cut grass well and it is easy to use.


    Battery life is downright abysmal! Definitely not worth the $425 I spent on it 2 years ago!

    4/27/2014 6:10:39 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    Samney Wrote:
    CM1836 Mower Height adjuster does not work
    The mower seems to work fine so far but the height adjuster does not work. I have contacted B&D to see if they will repair or replace. Poor design on the height adjuster part.

    Mower is quiet and had enough charge to do my yard in one mow.


    Height adjuster pops back to position 1 within a few seconds. will scalp your lawn if on position 1, cant hold any other position.

    4/22/2014 8:02:45 AM

    0 people recommended the following review
    DrBob13 Wrote:
    Poorly made, not inspected
    I used the previous model, a 24V, for five years and loved it. I brought this one home, and the right front wheel rubs against the deck. Actually, the tread engages with the deck so the wheel won't move. If the unit had been given even a cursory inspection at the factory, this would have been discovered. I had ordered it, and it took two weeks to arrive. So I'll take it back and next spring will explore other options. I was also disappointed to see that B&D had changed the height adjustment mechanism making it harder to change the height. Why re-engineer something that was working really well?

    Didn't get a chance to find out. It's not usable.


    It's not usable because of a defective wheel alignment that should have been discovered at the factory and corrected. Very disappointing.

    10/3/2013 9:21:39 AM

    0 people recommended the following review
    Enrique_Ulffe Wrote:
    DO NOT BUY!... and B&D Customer Service Team has A LOT to improve.
    I decided to wait a few months and a dozen of light uses to provide honest feedback. In summary, do NOT BUY this thing because: * Battery: it definitely does not last, not even close to the 1/3 acre suggested in the product info, even using the larger settings in a average-to-short grass * Operation: after the first 5 uses, the mower only works for 1 run; i.e. if you turn the switch-handle off after 10min of mowing, then you will not be able to turn it back on again. * Customer Service: Seriously, Black & Decker may have one of the worst customer service teams I had the chance to interact to. They even asked me to check with the local reps in Atlanta area "if they could" fix the problem without charging me $$$, because the people over the phone could not. If I wouldn't had thrown the box way (had other B&D tools that gave me no headaches, so I trusted the brand), I'd have checked with amazon for a return. Hope this helps. Also hope somebody from B&D contact me for a resolution soon.

    Cordless Quiet Light


    Battery B&D Customer Service

    9/15/2013 6:14:19 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    yves66 Wrote:
    Not worth it.
    Bought it in January 2012, and it worked OK for several months - before the Summer came and grass started growing like crazy.

    It is quiet. Yes, you hear it, but it is just loud enough to be heard.


    The battery (there are 3 12V ones) died very soon, and the mower only lasted for 3 minutes on my lawn after full charge. Not enough to do anything. Contacted Black & Decker customer service several times in the end of 2012. No answer. These guys don't want to care about their products. Ended up buying new batteries (UB12100), they also died by now. Bought a replacement blade, but it didn't make much difference. Ugly.

    9/9/2013 12:15:43 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    armymrs Wrote:
    Worst Mower Ever Made!
    We owned the first model of this mower and LOVED it; that thing was a beast. How a company can create a model DOWNGRADE as the next model is beyond me but they did. This mower is awful! The battery had to be replaced within two months because it wouldn't hold a charge ($70). The lever to change the height is impossible to move without getting a hernia. There is no battery meter as there was on the previous model so you just have to guess how much juice is left in the battery. The plug-in for the charger is asinine. I just cannot imagine why they made all the changes they made and came up with this awful mower. I will not be buying another one of their products.

    There aren't any! The thing doesn't work half of the time!


    The battery The plug The battery life The height adjustment The charger

    8/27/2013 8:44:40 AM

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