My father sprayed off the mower deck with water. What should I do?

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My father (67), was looking for a new mower.  He's been interested in my mower ever since I got my Ego last fall.  He normally has a yard service take care of his yard, but they're charging him a lot to do the front and back, and the back yard is not that big.  He's wanting a mower just to take care of the back yard, which is mostly flat, and leave the front with the slope for the lawn crew, which will cut his fee in half.  

So this weekend, I lent him my mower.  

The good: He's sold.  He wants to buy one now, and possibly his neighbor.

The bad: He thought he was doing the right thing and he sprayed the deck off with water.  He did not spray the top or the battery.

My question is, what now?  Is there anything I should take apart, clean, lubricate as a preventive?  The mower still works.

My suggestion for future production runs of the mower is this.  Traditionally, people will spray off their mowers with water to clean grass clippings off the deck.  Since Ego's design in no water spray is a break in tradition, I feel that if it's critical that you should not spray off the mower deck with water, that there should be a sign/sticker/stamp there there on the top of the deck indicated no water.  
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Sorry for our delay in response here.  While both mowers (20" & 21") are weather-resistant, they are not waterproof.  As a matter of precaution, we do NOT suggest ever spraying off the bottom of the deck to clear the grass debris.  Dew from an early morning cut is not the same as a spray of water from the hose.  The mower can handle slight moisture but not a full-on spray, as a rule.  We know that people are used to spraying off the bottom of the deck with a hose in the past.  This, as mentioned by everyone else on this string, is still an electronic device and doesn't play well with water.  We have a quick note on the best practice for cleaning here:  We hope this helps.