mower shuts off after a few inches of grass

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i love my EGO mower, i bought the trimmer and blower too. i've mowed probably 10 times this summer (bought the mower may 2015) and the last 2 times i've used it on moderate grass height (probably about a 5 setting) being cut to 3 the mower would flash yellow and die.  i can start right back up but dies again cutting the grass in the same fashion.  i made sure everything was cleared in the blade area and chutes (i tried mulching and bagging and both failed) and i've tried 2 different fully charged batteries.  what can i do to fix the problem?
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Jack Venticinque

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Posted 4 years ago

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Hello Jack,

Going from a level 5 to 3 means that your grass was trained to grow at the higher level, and is probably thicker at level 3.  Some factors that affect cutting performance

  • Dull Blade (Sharpen often, world of difference)

  • Wet or Damp grass blades

  • Overgrown grass

  • Type of grass

I would recommend sharpening the blade to a razor sharp cutting edge, and see how the cutting goes.