I bought the EGO mower 3.5 years ago. The battery has been acting up.

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I bought the EGO mower 3.5 years ago. At that time it came with the 56V 4ah battery. Last year the battery started acting odd where it wouldn't initially charge when placed on the charger. I would have to put it back in the mower and run it for a minute and then place it on the charger and eventually it would start charging. This year I got a couple of cuts and the battery started blinking as defective and would not charge. I debated on buying a new battery on a whole new mower due to price and availability. It seems tat home depot does not really carry the larger batteries and it take 2 weeks to get them in. I went with buying a new mower and grabbing the self propelled mower. I just got home and opened it up to grab the battery and get it charged. I placed the new battery on the old charger and it began charging. At that time I decided to place the old battery on the new charger to see what would happen and it began charging immediately. Now I don't know if the problem is the battery or the charger but they are not even 4 years old yet. At this point I now have to decide what to do and I am thinking about returning the new mower.  I wish they had a discount for returning the older mowers for the purchase of a newer model. That would solve this problem and possibly keep customers coming back.
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That's weird for sure, Tony.  Perhaps go back to trying the original battery/charger combo and see if the problem is repeatable.  If using the new charger works with the old battery 100% of the time, consider getting a new/used battery charger off Ebay and seeing if that works.  The standard chargers are cheap and plentiful there.

If you can't figure it out, perhaps give Ego Customer Service a call and they may be able to help you troubleshoot the issue and figure out if you have a battery or charger problem.
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A couple of weeks ago, someone said that they were having battery charging p-roblems, and that they figured out that the battery was "hanging". Remove the plug from the electric outlet and let the battery seek its own Nirvana, then plug it in and install the battery.  It should work for you as it did for me. Good Luck and God Bless America
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I am in the middle of the fifth year of my first generation mower and battery, the 4AH size.  Last year and this year the battery has begun to act strangely, with similar behavior as you describe.  The first charge of the season starts normally, but soon switches to a blinking battery and charger that indicates a bad battery.  However, if I remove the battery and put it back on the charger a few times, the battery charges.  It then works normally in the mower, and will usually recharge normally after that.  I suspect that either one of the cells is getting worn out, or there is corrosion building up on the contacts of the battery and/or charger.  I intend to get as much life out of this battery as possible since it is expensive to replace, and cannot come close to making up the money spent compared to a gas mower.  My advice would be to coax the battery as long as you can, until it just refuses to charge no matter how many time you try.

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