My new 21" Self Propelled mower doesn't cut well on the pull stroke.

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My new 21" Self Propelled mower doesn't cut will on the pull stroke.
self propelled "Push" the mower forward and it cuts at one height, move the mower over to the next strip of grass and "pull" it back and the grass is longer.

Makes for a very pronounced strip in the lawn.
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I do not think mowers are designed to be bi-directional and often have differing results.  I think the pulling is generally only used on small patches where turning around is difficult.

Are you not able to turn the mower around and push the mower on the second strip
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I know exactly what you mean I had a hell of a time getting it to work by pulling it. Then someone came by and told me its electric you just push a the button and it starts right away. lol  hope this helps
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The whole idea of a mower is to push it not pull it. That's why there is no reverse on the self propel function. Probably why they are called push mowers not pull mowers lol
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When my rows get short, I will also pull it back rather than turning it around. I have no problems with this. The height is the same in either direction.
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The rear drive tends to lift the rear slightly because of the way the drive shaft has to engage. Pulling it back wards will have the rear wheels down lower, the angle of the cut changes so it stands out. I dont look for a perfect cut it does the job well enough and this is the first lawnmower I have ever fallen for. I cant wait to use it and may end up buying the snow blower just to keep the fun going through the winter.