Ego ad on TV shows owner hosing the mower down, is this ok?

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Hosing mower ok?
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Posted 4 years ago

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I've hosed mine down.  Given I don't get the water on the battery door area, or let it get into the motor vents.  It can get rather dusty in the dry summer, so a quick gentle shower to clean it off has worked for me.  Remember that there are wires and circuitry in the handle clamps, key, etc.  So just spray, not soak the wheels and base.   Of course if you let water get where it shouldn't, your warranty would not cover it.

It's a pretty robust piece of equipment.  Officially they would say no water, but unofficially a quick spray off should be ok.  And, I'm not talking about a hard stream of water, but a gentle spray.

Now I need to duck from the EGO engineers throwing their coffee mugs at me :)

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Pressure wash mine regularly—top, bottom, sides—never had any issues in 16+ months.
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16 plus months?  I thought the mower was released around April of last year.  Guess I was wrong. 

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I was an early adopter...

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Ok.  Good deal.
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Maybe I'm overly cautious, but all I do is use my blower after each mow to blow off the dust ant any loose grass from the mower.
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Blue!  I want to see that thing shine!  Am I going to have to be "one of those neighbors" who sneaks out at night and cleans your mower?
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OK, you caught me in a bluff... I keep at least three coats of wax on it and actually have a second "beater" mower that I actually use to cut the lawn. The waxy one is just to show off. :-)
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I find myself treating the mower like a sports car.  I know my neighbors hate me for it.  They come out with their gas mowers making waaayyy too much noise, cut their lawns and put their mowers away.

I, on the other hand, cut my lawn then take my mower to the side, scrape any grass clippings from the underside and use my Ego blower to blow off any grass or dust from the mower itself.  I then slowly open the clamps, push the handle down, close the clams, I then press the little lever to allow the handle to fold over.  I let it stop at the first position and finally press it again to allow the handle to fold all the way over and lock.

I then reach for the front of the mower, stand it most of the way up and roll it into my garage on it's two back wheels.  There, I stand it up with the blade facing them.  From there, I walk further back into the garage and use the garage door controls to slowly bring the garage door down while I watch them watching the mower slow disappear behind the door. 

I know...I need help.

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Join the club.
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The first step, and also the hardest, is admitting you have a problem. With the proper help, and maybe some meds, there's always hope... :-)
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Here's another obsession.  It's about the blower.  Why is the logo set up for left handed people.  I'm right handed.  When I'm blowing off my sidewalk I can't actually hold it in my right hand because the logo is then pointing towards my leg.

What can I do about that?  This is a real problem for me.

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Hmm... hold it in your right hand but point it backwards, and get one of those cycling helmets with the little rear view mirrors built in so you can see what you're doing.

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best.
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Wow! 

I think that would get me some really odd looks. 

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Someone might even look at the blower! :-)
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I wonder if Ego sells bras for their mowers.  Remember years ago when people bought bras for their cars?
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Yep, you may have a problem! :-)
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Official Response
Hi Gary! Thank you for your post. The commercial was designed to show that our mower is weather resistant; however we do not suggest hosing down the mower but rather cleaning it with a cloth. A damp cloth is perfectly okay to use, and please refer to this post for further cleaning instructions: https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/how_do_i_clean_the_ego_power_mower 

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