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Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by webmastercorey Lead Acid Battery Makes For a Maintenance Nightmare
Do your research on batteries before buying any cordless electric lawn mower. Lead acid batteries are a pain to maintain. If you do not perform regular battery maintenance on lead acid batteries, they will develop sulfation. Sulfation happens when lead acid batteries sit too long without a full charge (i.e. winter). The same thing happens to most car batteries when not driven regularly to be recharged by the alternator. Unfortunately, this product's charger doesn't do battery maintenance for you—so you get to go out to your garage and make sure it stays charged every few weeks (at the right temperature), but in the end it won't be enough. There's a reason why there's a 1-year warranty. That's all they can promise, and that's all you'll get. Shamefully, I've already bought 2 hoping I could do proper maintenance, but it never mattered how much I tried.
This may be cheaper than other models but when you add buying a $150 battery every season into the mix it's a bad purchase. It would be a good machine if it used a lithium-ion based battery. I haven't had any other issues with the features promised, but what good is a lawnmower that doesn't start or cuts only 20ft of grass before it demands a recharge? If you're a single lawn/car junky you may be able to make the battery last longer, but if you're the average joe coming home from work and just want the lawnmower to start without calling in a mechanic—go find another lawnmower.
February 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Maxx Stopped working 3 weeks after warranty expired. So far unable to find repair service.
Mower worked well for 2 years. A few days ago it stopped working, just 3 weeks after warranty expired. I called the customer support service center (sub-contracted support provider) and was given info on two authorized repair services within a 25 mile radius. One of the two has stopped servicing Earthwise mowers due to difficulty getting parts. The other phone number I was given turned out to be a private residential phone number. So currentlyI have no option for repair services. The "traditional" mower repair services I've contacted won't service electric mowers (not the motor/battery system, at least.) Mower was running fine then suddenly won't run despite fully charged battery (verified by battery center.) Most likely a problem with the safety switch in the handle grip. Not happy!
August 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Karbusto This product was a piece of junk
I purchased this lawn mower online and it worked for about a month. I followed the manual on how to charge the battery. I didnt deviate from the instructions. I noticed that it began to die while i was cutting grass. I would shake it a bit and it would run again, then die. This continued for a while. I looked at the cables and they all seemed fine.
July 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Will Great choice if lawn is not huge.
I bought one of these for my place up north I used it just a few times and felt comfortable enuf to buy a second one for my home. They are powerful enuf to cut thru pretty thick and tall grass the battery rating goes down but it can do the job. It doesnt mulch really well but I was cutting some way overdue lawn too; when I went over it a second time it was fine and I probably would have had to do that w a gas mower too, it was that long. If your lawn is really big you dont want this tho cuz you cant use it when the LED is in the red it will damage the battery I cant imagine that you would do part and charge and come back finish the rest. I have a smaller (not tiny) lawn and I can get at least two mowings on one charge. I would recommend this mower for the right situation. It has worked well.
June 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TJLAWNMAN Not Real Powerful
I recently moved from acreage to a small lot in a city and I sold all my lawn care equipment as I planned on buying a smaller lawn mower. A co-worker had just purchased a Earthwise 24V cordless used and claimed he loved it. I questioned him about how powerful it was and he claimed it was very powerful. I decided to take the plunge into the new cordless mowers and I purchased this 36V mower. I can honestly say that I do regret the purchase. The mower does cut but you better have a very manicured lawn and plan on raking and picking up every stick before mowing. This mower does not have the torque and whirlwind blade power of a gas mower. It does not seem to mulch like the gas mowers do nor does it seem to have the power. It is also pretty heavy and comparible to even the heaviest gas mowers so if you have a hill this is probably not the mower for you. The cut seems nice but again I feel like the yard has to be leaf free. I used to run my gas mower over dried leafs and debrie and it chewed them up into dust making them disapper completely into the lawn. This unit does not have the power to do that and even when there is just a few leaves it spits them out almost intact as a full leaf. Just does not seem to have the power needed. I love the cordless part and also how quiet it is! My co-worker just told me his battery charger failed on his 24V earthwise unit. My wife used ours once but called me out when the blade was making a strange noise. I turned the mower over to discover a big dent in the rear deck that the blade was scraping on. I was able to push the dent out with my finger... The mowing deck should be stronger thicker steel and not be able to be moved with finger pressure. Honestly I would buy a gas mower and leave the cordless units alone until the technology improves on engine power.
May 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Moxman This is a great lawn mower
This lawn mower is a very welcome replacement to a corded electric mower that finally quit! I like the rear bag and the option of a mulching attachment. It was simple to assemble and the battery charged up in a matter of a few hours. I like the battery gauge on the handle. This mower is fairly well balanced, so working with it on the lawn is easy. I also like the fact that the charge adapter has L.E.D.s on it let you know the state of charge of the battery. This mower also has plenty of power to cut through heavy grass. My lawn is fairly small, so an electric mower makes sense. But, this mower would probably be a sensable option for larger lawns too? Gas powered mowers are becoming a thing of the past, and battery power is the solution. I guess I'm mowing my lawn with the "Nissan Leaf" of lawn mowers? The only thing I don't like about this mower is the rubber guard that runs between the rear wheels. It tends to get hung up in the grass, when you try to back the mower up.
April 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ashwani Be prepared for a two year life
If you buy this lawnmower, be prepared to replace the battery after two years. There is no way to tell when the battery is fully charged, except by putting in on the mower. And even when it shows a full charge, it may not carry enough load to actually cut any grass. Nor do they have a suitable service infrastructure.
May 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by annie Undetermined
Product arrived direct from manufacturer with a defunct battery. Now wating for a factory authorized service center to repair or authorize a replacement battery for over a week so far.
March 20, 2012