Ego mower flashing orange and wont stay on. What's up? Cleaned bottom, battery is charged.

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My ego mower is flashing orange/green and wont stay on. It has a fully charged battery and I cleaned the grass off the bottom.  Any ideas?
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Brian A. Brewer

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Posted 3 months ago

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This happened to me after cleaning the bottom of my mower and sharpening and replacing the grass cutting blade.  

I accidentally put the round white fan in upside down.   When I put it back in right - with the fan blades facing up toward the motor - the mower started up right away.  

See pages 25-26 of the manual (LM 2101, 2102, 2100 and 2100 SP)
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Thanks Sibyl.  I didn't even know this.  I've never removed that fan.
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The fan is loose and can just fall off when changing the blade.  
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Thanks but no success.  Still waiting on a call back from the tech department. I cleaned the bottom, readjusted the handle and the battery charger indicates full charge.
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Brian, more than likely a battery issue; had a similar situation with a power head using pole saw attachment. I simply exchanged at Home Depot because it was under 90 days.
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that sounds like the overheating signal. it usually resets once the batt cools back down (happened to me once when I thoughtlessly plowed through some waist high pasture grass trying to cut a new path.) If it has been more than a half hour, remove the battery and just let it sit for a few more minutes. some folks said they had success rebooting it by putting the battery in the fridge for a bit.
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Don't hold your breath on a call back. I don't think it goes through. Only success has been leave a message and someone actually answered or hold for an hour, got an answer. If need to bring in for repair, make arrangements since you will not see it again for at least a month.
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Why not just take it in to Home Depot with your receipt/proof of purchase, and get the store to deal with the manufacturer?

Honestly, EGO needs to have quicker repair turn around - especially on lawn mowers during growing/mowing season.   Or have loaners while a mower under warranty is being repaired.