to remove battery from charger is almost impossible, impossible now

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LOVE the machine with one exception.  Extremely difficult to remove the battery from the charger.  Nothing really to grab hold of, and no button to push to release it.  Struggle and struggle with it, then sometimes turning the whole thing upside down works.  But this time it won't.  Have tried everything, it's stuck.  Have a LOT of mowing to do.  Is there some trick to get it out?
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Do you have small hands so that you can't grasp it easily?   I have large hands (glove size is XL) and I can see that someone with much smaller hands would have a heck of a time grabbing the 7.5A battery out of the charger.
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Yes, I do have small hands.  5'1", hand stretch can reach an octave only on the piano, not any farther.
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I have small hands and have no problem removing the battery from the charger.  My charger hangs on the wall using the attach holes on the back of the charger. I use my left hand and hold the bottom of the charger to keep it from coming off the screws the charger attaches to the wall with and use my right hand to lift the battery from the charger. It slips right off.
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You could try prying it with something soft like a wooden spoon.
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I also have issues pulling the battery out.  I definitely cannot 1 hand it  (that sounds funny).  It sure would be nice if it had some sort of easy release mechanism with a spring to get it started.
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Grab the charger, flip it upside down, tap bottom of charger, this should let gravity do its job.
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You should mount the charger on the wall (they are designed to be mounted on a wall). Then you can use both hands to pull the battery.
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SCDC, when it comes to fanagling custom stuff, I work so slow my projects literally become priceless! My wife's friends always joke about hiring me to do stuff for them, and my response is always "you couldn't afford the time or money it would take!" :-)
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DHD, if all the crap in that cart was tools and mechanical bits' bobs, yeah, that would about cover it!
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Blue, I forgot to mention that the cart is "self-propelled" for easy transport - so you can carry more stuff without having to "pull or push" and yes, it uses a "brushless" motor ... : )
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That's my kinda cart! :-)
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I requested a self propelled garden cart/wagon a while ago.
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I'd like to read an update from the OP to find out if this increasing difficulty was because there was a problem with the battery or charger snagging, causing them to get stuck, or whether it was just a matter of hand strength.

The batteries do have a bit of a "handle" or grip built into them to grab when taking them off the charger. When the battery is vertical, with the button facing up, there is a piece of plastic at the top center of the battery that is curved inward and has ridges that are intended to be used as a grip.
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Could also be some plastic "flash" on the charger or battery that is making this tighter then normal.
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Mine just pick up easily without effort

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