2100SP question

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I recently bought the 2100SP and noticed that when I disengage the self-propulsion I need to push it forward just a bit before it will freely roll back. Is this normal?
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Yes. Key is to release Self-propelled lever and then continue some forward motion to keep wheels from locking. The wheels lock by design so if on a hill the mower won't roll backwards.
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Forgot about the anti-rollback attribute. :-)
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Yes.  Pushing it forward slightly allows the drive to decouple from the wheels.  Many here have asked about it, and most find it takes a slight adjustment to their technique before getting used to it.
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I too just bought one recently and love it. It took me a couple times to get the hang of disengaging the Self-Propel then move forward. For me one of the best part of the LM2102SP is the ability to engage and disengage when needed. I engage sp when mowing on an incline. Mowing on flat or down
hill I disengage. This machine has already been put through all my the tests that Echo and Kobalt could not accomplish. Yes you can even spray the underside deck with water for easy cleaning.
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Yes, that happens to mine, too. What I do is lift it for a couple of seconds and it disengages quick
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I also noticed this when I first used my 21" SP mower. I found that if I release the SP lever a few feet before the end of a strip and allow the mover 's momentum to carry it the last few feet, the drive is disengaged when I want to manuever it.
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Just a few inches does it
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2102 is too slow. Is 2100-sp available and is it faster?
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What do you mean? The self propel is too slow or the blade rpm?