I was given a EGO Push Lawn Mower with Overload issue.

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I was given a EGO Push Lawn Mower with Overload issue. I put in my 2.5 ah battery from my weed eater and strarted it up in my drive way with no load and it ran for a few seconds then the overload light came on. Could there be an overload sensor that has gone out?
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The 2.5 ah battery will cause this mower to overload much easier than a 5 or 7.5ah battery. The 2.5 really is taking a beating in that mower.

I know it says you can use any battery, but the 2.5 cannot handle a continuous 1000 watt load. That is even hard for the 5 ah to sustain.

One thing to know, if you don't already. Amp hour rating not only dictates run time, but it also dictates how much amp draw can happen continuously. So a 5ah is basically the same as running two 2.5ah batteries for run time and also to share the 1000 watt + self propelled motor demand that your mower requires.

Basically you need a larger battery.
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One other thing. If you have the high lift blade, it will significantly add to the overloading with a 2.5ah battery.

Look at the blade. If it's slim then it's the normal one. If it has fat ends, then it's the high lift blade.
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Yep. Forgot the most likely cause

Make sure the handle clips are engaged. The green ones when you extend the handle.

If it flashes orange then that is the handle clips.

If it turns orange and stays orange, that is an overload.
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The lady that gave me the mower said that it was doing the overload with her 7.5ah battery, but she was going to keep it to use with her blower.  The light is a solid orange.  She has sence bought a Kobalt 40v mower to replace this.  I need to find someone with a 7.5ah battery to try.   Thanks.
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She should have warrantied it. It sound like the overload sensing system is not working correctly. If you know her well, see if she will claim warranty on it for you.

You will not be able to.