Problem solved! Mower starts.

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My mower wouldn't start with a fully charged battery.  I changed the mower height from 1 to 5 and that worked like a charm.  So thankful to get the front lawn mowed.  Recharging now and will finish.  Yay!!!
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Mary Lou Massucco

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May be related. With a 2.5Ah battery, it showed Red Light (Bad battery). With 7.5 Battery it show yellow light (Overload). So raised the height, and it worked on 7.5Ah. My 2.5Ah may be bad, still Red. Would Mower take 2.5Ah batteries and Mow without issues?
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We're either of you trying to start the mower while it was on the lawn? The reason I ask is, if the blade is in long grass and the mower detects resistance when starting, it will fail to start.

To see if this is the problem, when starting you can push down on the handle to raise the blade out of the grass, or start the mower on a hard surface, like the driveway, and then proceed into the grass with the mower running.
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Yes, I was on the lawn. And my grass was longer than usual.  So far, so good!  Next time I will try starting it on the driveway.
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Thanks for following up, Mary! Your feedback will help others who have the same issue.

Glad to hear you got it sorted out! :-)
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I don't have a 2.5amp battery, but I have read ANY EGO battery will work, you just get less time. No difference in power. But glad you got your mower working.
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So it sounds like this is not a bug--its a feature.

Ie. there is safety interlock that keeps it from starting because it feels resistance (like you have your hand or your foot on the blade, for whatever reason.
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Yes, it seems like a safety feature to make sure the blade spins freely before starting up..