My Mower Sounds Louder than Usual

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Put on ear plugs?  And then maybe provide more details: who, what, when, where, why, how?

PS - anybody feel like they are playing whack-a-mole? =)

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I think we be tech support up in here...

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As the guys mentioned above, Macher, more detail is needed on the nature of your problem.  But off the top of my head, have you cleaned under the deck?  A build up of grass, common this time of year, can cause your mower to sound differently and possibly louder.  Provide some details and there are some pretty sharp folks here that may be able to help you.  
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I agree with Egocentric. My mower sounds louder the first few mows of the season because I usually end up having to mow when it's a bit wetter than I'd like and the grass builds up on the underside of the deck.
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If your cutting higher, it is a bit louder. But shouldnt be louder than if you were on a hard surface. Like driveway or sidewalk
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Macher, you can always call us for help (1-855-346-5656), but here’s a similar thread that might be of help: https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/loud-mower-the-mower-has-worked-great-for-a-couple-of-...
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That solution was to replace the blade because it was bent. What would be even better would be to know the root cause: typically striking a rock or root.

And then to implement a corrective action in order to prevent recurrence:

a) prior to mowing clear yard of all sticks and stones

b) setup markers for imovable objects.

c) clear obscured areas with trimmer before mowing

Yesterday while mowing I found another rock (again) because my blade hit it! Which luckily didn't break anything. Of course I dig up the rock and got rid of it.
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When you live in paradise island of Hawaii, a couple of rocks here and there is a small price to pay I guess ... :-)
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touché! and the occasional rain, followed by a rainbow.


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What...wait a minute - no more complaints of any kind allowed. 
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Sorry when I first typed this topic I didn't see a space to add content as it was a small block on my mobile phone.

I clean the deck after each use and there doesn't seem to be any build up. I have the deck set to the lowest setting and it seems more loud. Maybe cause I have the deck set at the lowest is the cause?
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What else is different compared to your "usual" situation?  I find my mower is slightly louder at the higher settings, and more muffled at the lowest setting.  Also when the grass bag is full, that really muffles the sound, and right after I empty the bag, it is definitely louder (which means I waited too long to empty the bag).
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I second that a full bag quiets the mower significantly.
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I don't use the bag.
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What's different between then and now?


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If you have a smart phone (iPhone or Android), you can install a free application that functions as a sound meter.  Here is thread with videos of a 20" mower with both the standard and high lift blades, and tested with either the mulching plug or the bag; and at different heights (#1 low, or #6 high).  Bottom line is that the blades were about the same, and the sound level at both heights were pretty much the same; and the only real difference was the mulch plug was 3 dBA quieter than the bagging option.  So if your mower is in the 88 - 92 dBA range, you're probably at normal volume.

https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/technical-review-ab2101-high-lift-blade-on-20-mower-mo...