mower can only start without blade - otherwise starts, blink orange and stops

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21" mower, batteries are ok (tried two different ones), the mower can run without any issue if i don't install the blade, no strange noise or anything and spins for minutes until I stop. As soon as i install the blade, it can only run 2s then orange blink and shuts down. The blade only rotates a half turn I think if i move it by hand.

I have had the mower for a year, never had any issue, even last time I used it.

Anybody faced a similar issue?

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Posted 7 months ago

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Paul Christenson

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Did you overtighten the bolt? The recommended torque for the blade bolt is 36-43 ft-lb (49-59Nm) 

Otherwise call Customer Service

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I did not do anything between the run when it was working and now. I don't think it's overtight, I'll check tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Chuck Huber

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I had the same problem. Ego Customer Service had me take it to Home Depot. HD couldn't fix it and sent it to Atlanta for repair. 
I have no idea what the problem was, but EGO Cust Serv stepped up and sent me  a new  lawnmower.