My mower leaves a stripe -- 20"

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When mowing with my 20" non self-propelled mower it doesn't cut all of the grass.  In fact it leaves some uncut on every pass.  I am a qualified mower (been mowing lawns for 35 years), so I know to overlap the tires, etc.  I love everything about this mower, but it is frustrating. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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There is a bit of a technique using these mowers. You might try applying upward pressure on the handlebar to force the front of the mower down a little bit. See if that works.
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Make sure your blade is NOT upside-down...:)
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Ouch...hope that isn't it...I will feel like an idiot.
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No...a bunch of the mowers came that way from the factory...
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I don't know that "a bunch of mowers" came with their blades upside down. I remember reading one post here claiming that was the case.
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I confirmed the blade is on correctly...frankly I'm a little sad, this would have been an easy fix.
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Hi J, I had the same problem, try overlapping a few inches past the previous tire track. There is a 1/2inch of space between the edge of the blade and the the outer edge of the mower deck.
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Buy the hi lift blade. And keep it sharp. They get dull quick because the metal is poorly heat treated if at all
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High life blade - I'm tired of talking about it it made my mowing SO much better.
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There isn't a high-lift blade for the 20-inch mower in the U.S.
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Bummer...
Knowing what I know I would order one from England it's that much better. It's worth the 50 bucks it will cost if you can afford a $600 mower.
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Why it is not available in the US is a complete mystery.  Can't be a safety regulation thing because they already sell the 21" HL blade in the US.

Come on Ego - get this done - make it available to your US customers.
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I'll just drop this here - 20" High Lift blade from UK and they do ship to the US for ~$20

https://www.mowermagic.co.uk/acatalog/EGO-AB2001-High-Lift-Lawnmower-Blade-EGAB2001.html#SID=5613
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