Grass Bag Flaw

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There is a small gap at the bottom where the bag meets up with the mower. I noticed this during my first use of the bag. The bag does not "seal" up tightly with the mower. Clippings were left all over my sidewalk. Is EGO aware of this and is there a solution?
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Chris

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Posted 4 years ago

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TK

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Reinstall the bag on the mounting rail. This happened to me the first time.


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Tim1951

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I use the bag every time I mow and there a few clippings when I remove the bag to empty it but other than that, I think it works very well.
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I have no problem with bagging, in fact I was pleasantly surprised because sometimes I think the mulching is a bit weak, thus I was thinking there wouldn't be enough lift.  I was wrong.  I don't bag during the hot growing season, only when I want to clean and mow (leaves, etc).
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Hi Chris, as already mentioned, some clippings are bound to fall out as you remove the bag to empty it.  However, the rear discharge door should provide enough force to keep your bag nice and tight against your mower.  Let us know if you've tried to reinstall the bag as TK mentioned and if you are still experiencing issues.  
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I am having the same issue. Took the bag off and put back on. Mowed and no grass in the bag.
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Tammy, is this the first time using your mower? If so, did you remove the mulching plug? It ships installed in the mower where the grass would blow into the bag.
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It's got to be the mulching plug. It's impossible to not have any of the grass in the bag otherwise.

I don't bag very often, but my bag doesn't leak much at all until it's full.
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The problem is not occurring when removing the bag after mowing. The problem is, while mowing, clippings are falling out of the bag due to the gaps in the bag. I don't know how else to install it--it appears to install only one way. I will post a picture of what I'm talking about in a few hours when I can get to the mower.
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Same here!
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Jennifer, here are the pictures. You can see in the top picture the gap that exists between the fabric of the bag and the frame of the bag. And the picture below shows the bag installed and the gap that exists.


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Hi Chris, unfortunately, that is the design of the bag and we feel that you will continue to see the minute grass clippings escape from there.  We have taken your feedback to our product development team and will continue to research this for a possible change in the future.   Thanks for taking the time to write in.
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Thanks Jennifer. 
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I just used my lawnmower for the first time and I’m with Chris, I have more clipping sprayed on me and all over the mower than staying in the bag. Same gap as well. Xavier
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I wonder if the bag isn't correctly installed on the frame for the bag or if you aren't connecting it to the mower correctly? Got to be something like that because mine never spews clippings unless the bag is full. 
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There is a small little area where the bag actually hooks on.  It is not obvious when you first look at it.
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Only problem I have is that I fill up the bag quickly and it’s heavy. I just text my wife to come empty it.
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Frank Woodbery

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Ummm, you're just kidding. Right?
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Is this gap the only place where grass is escaping to end up on the sidewalk? I used to bag all the time before I realized how bad bagging is for the health of the lawn, and even the $800 gas mower I used back then still didn't capture 100% of of the clippings in the bag.

Even if the bag were perfectly sealed, some clippings would still fall under the mower. Sweeping or blowing off sidewalks, driveways, and patios after cutting the lawn is pretty much unavoidable.

Perhaps you could move somewhere windy enough that the clippings blow into the neighbor's yard before you have a chance to clean up?
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My top of the line Honda use to have so much lift that the clippings and dust would always find small areas of the bag to blow the stuff out.  There is no mower that will get 100% of the clippings.   Even then, I just used the blower to blow them back into my lawn  :)
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I think you just pulled the cover off of Ego's secret plan... use a messy mower to drive up sales of the leaf blower. DOH! I fell for that one too!!! :-)

Seriously though, if the bag on Chris' mower is leaving any small "clumps" of grass I could see it being an issue. If it's just the odd blade or two that flies out I don't think that's much of a problem. I've never used the Ego mower bag so I'm not familiar with any issues it may have. The only issue I have is how much space it takes up in my basement.
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Nice combo deal.  Wouldn't hurt to market the two together.  It seems most people who get the mower, eventually get the blower.
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It's a lawn, not a carpet!