discharge bag comes off multiple times every mow

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Love the machine but this discharge bag pops off so often its absolutely beyond annoying. Seems like designing the hooks to be a bit longer or to lock in would have gone a long way to solve this problem. Good thing is that I don't plan on using it every mow as I prefer to mulch but I just moved into a new house and the yard was very overrun and I wanted to get the excess grass out. Just wondering if others are having the same experience and if anyone had a 'bush fix' that is working for them... I see a lot of talk about the mulching insert being shoddy too. Real bummer that the mower is so awesome but the add ons were so poorly engineered...
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Craig Garrison

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Does yours have the foam over the hooks still? I took mine off and it never falls off. Also the mulching insert isn't shoddy. It's the side discharge chute that sucks.
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I have never had the bag pop off or even feel at all loose on either the 20" that I used for 2 years or the 21" in the past 2 months.

If Jacob's suggestion doesn't solve the problem, can you post a picture of how the bag looks when you attach it to the mower?
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Craig, which mower are you using, the 20" or 21"?

I have the 20" mower and I can't imagine the bag ever coming loose unintentionally. The hooks are fairly deep and lock over the steel rods in the mower well, and then the rear cover is spring loaded and holds down on the bag frame.

It's a fairly robust interface in my experience.
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It has always stayed put for our use. We have been bagging a lot these days with the new 21"SP mower because it has been mulching so poorly.

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