.blinking orange light

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battery is charged, mower deck cleaned, mower stays on about 5 sec and turns off.  
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OLHA LECHMAN

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  • frustrated. need to mow

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Couple of questions to make sure of the status:
1.  With Battery installed on the mower, but nothing running or engaged, when you press test button on the battery, does it  show all "green" bar?
2.  Is your model self-propelled?
3.  Does the blade freely rotate by hand when no power applied?  If not, I wonder if something is causing resistance and when you try to start the mower, the resistance is high enough to cause a safety circuit to trip, turning off power.  If self-propelled model, when it shuts down after the 5 seconds, does the self-propelled capability also quit?

Frustrating, I know!
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Battery tests green. It is a push model..blade does spin
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OHLA, are you starting the mower in long grass? If so, try lifting the blade out of the grass by pressing down on the handle first or starting it on the driveway.
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I do start on driveway not tall
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Is this is a 20" or a 21" model?
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The battery manual says a blinking orange light is a battery overheat problem. You are saying mower starts, runs for just a few seconds, blinking orange light, and shut down (or shut down and then blinking orange light)?
Double check there isn't something down in the terminals in the battery well of the mower. 
Almost sounds like the battery is discharging way too fast and overheating as a result. 
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when i test battery -light is green- not overheating
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shuts down then blinking
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ego says to take in to home depot-60miles away to have them look
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Please let us know what The Home Depot says, Olha. 
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Flashing. Orange also happens when the handle clips aren't fully engaged . But it shuts off when you move it.
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Those pesky clamps. Ugh.
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They will send replacement clamps. they look the same but work much better.
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I have a similar issue. I would get the blinking light mid-cut. I had to take out and reinsert the battery multiple times. I thought it was a heat issue due to the weather, but I surmised that it was due to the deck not being clean enough. I cleaned the deck thoroughly and didn’t have an issue on my next cut. However, I had the same issue when I did a short cut this evening. Had to pull the battery at least three or four times just to finish. The weather was cool and the mower was clean. It’s an annoying situation.
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That sounds more like an overload condition, than heat related.  One thing I do is when I know I'm about to mow a thick or tall section, I'll tip the mower back just a bit, run it over, then back up a little, and then lower it back to normal, and run it back over.  Another thing you can try is to mow backwards over thick areas, that doesn't cut as much, so it reduces the load.

One time, I hadn't mowed in six weeks, so rather than continuing to go forward, and continuously hitting the overload; I pulled the mower backwards for most of the yard, then went forward again.  Was easier than mowing at a higher height, then mowing again at the lower height.

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That's what I had thought especially after the cleaning.  But I just cut the grass while fairly short, and I had the problem.  I need to really examine around the blade and see what's up with anything preventing it from spinning easily.  
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Sharpen the blade. That is probably what is going on here.

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