mower stalls

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Mower started stalling at level 3 at some parts of my lawn.  In the past, it would stall at level 2.  The only way I could restart it is to set the deck higher.  Any solution to this?
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Posted 3 years ago

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Which mower model are you using? Is your lawn super thick? Also, when you say "stalls" do you mean it flashes orange indicating overload, or does it just stop completely?
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Sorry forgot to include those details. It's the 21-inch push model.  It flashes orange then stops.  I dont think my lawn is super thick.  In the past the mower would stall at level 2, but lately it would even stall at level 3 at some parts of my lawn, again I don't think the thickness of my lawn has changed.  
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None. Again, it stalls but it would run again if I raise the deck height one notch.
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I have same issue how did u resolve if?
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I have a similar problem with my Gas powered mower.  On some sections of my lawn the mower stalls if you push too fast.

I found that some times in the summer, the grass has gotten much thicker.  It is not really the grass itself that is causing the problem, but the amount of grass inside the mulch cycle.  If I went to an external bag the problem goes away.  If I push really slow, stop, let the blade spin up back to speed then it's ok.  or I just raised the deck mowed, then lowered it back to the normal height and went over it again.
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I have the 20-inch mower and have had that problem with mowing at 3 inches in thick sections since I've had it. This is my third season of use. I noticed as my lawn has grown very thick this year, mowing set at 3 inches is even more of a problem, so I mow mostly at the 4 inch setting in thicker areas and have to go back at the 3-inch setting to even out the lawn. I have to raise the level to turn it back on as well. Takes much longer now and the battery is only lasting half the time it used to. Have to recharge multiple times. 
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Sue, have you made sure the blade is sharp? A dull blade can really impact the cut quality, power and run time of the mowers, especially the 20".
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I have the 20" mower, and there is a transition in the grass between my yard and the neighbor's (it steps down towards his yard, about a 2-3" drop-off).  If I just run the mower forward over it, it will bog down, blink orange and then stop).  However, I have found a work around; I tip the mower back (like when you start up), go over the drop-off, then lower it carefully onto the grass, and then pull backwards to cut.  I have found that when driving forward, the mower cuts more; and when going backwards it tends to cut less.  In this situation, the work around has allowed me to "feather" in the transition step between our two yards.







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Measure your deck height and compare to the specs. I think it might be sagging on you where 3 isnt 3 anymore