My ego 20 inch 56v LM2001 will start but dies after a few seconds.

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My ego 20 inch 56v LM2001 will start but dies after a few seconds. I have already fixed the issue with the slide bar switch. The battery is charged, light stays green the whole time. Blade spins freely - not starting on the lawn, no resistance. Could the "key" switch, or the switch at the base of the handle cause this? Or is there something else? Love the mower - worked great till now - even the slide bar issue was an easy fix - hoping this will be too, once I know what's causing it. Thanks.
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Posted 2 months ago

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Nothing? Really? Ten posts since I put this up - all have replies now, some have several - but no one is touching this? No one has had this same problem? No one has any idea how to fix it?
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Holding down the green button while lifting the bale handle ?
Handles fully extended and locked ?
Do the headlights work ?
Have you called customer service to trouble shoot ?
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Thank you for answering! To your questions: yes, yes, yes and no. I have not called customer service yet - was hoping someone in this forum would have an answer. I am pretty handy and prefer to fix things myself if at all possible. I suspect CS will say I have to bring/send it in. I have tried a different battery, from my ego weed whacker, with the same results. Runs for about 3 to 5 seconds, sounds like a normal start up, but then it just winds down. All while sitting still in my driveway, so it isn't a matter of pushing/pulling on the handle, or of the blades encountering any resistance. Headlights stay on, indicator light stays green, but the motor stops.
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Unfortunately, I do not recall any successful DIY fixes to your set of issues.

Perhaps someone else will have an idea. 
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Again, thank you for answering. Do you recall any unsuccessful ones? Has anyone else ever had the same set of issues?
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Customer service may have some ideas.
Others that were away / off board for the weekend may also see this and post today as I did

Your not getting a yellow light - which would indicate an overload and has been suggested that the load sensor may be an issue. So, I am out of ideas.
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