Ryobi cordless electric mowers; safety interlock issuess

Old 04-30-19, 10:40 AM
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Ryobi cordless electric mowers; safety interlock issues

I'm looking at a Ryobi cordless mower (RY40180) that has been out 2-3 years and find many reports with the mower stopping by itself due to the safety interlocks in the handle.
I know others use this setup where the handle length has to be fully extended and the elevated position has to be set and locked before the motor will spin.

The problem appears to be thru vibration, sections loosening up and/or bad microswitches causing it to 'trip' and the motor stops.

Can anyone here confirm how much a problem this is and has it been addressed by Ryobi?
Old 05-01-19, 03:59 AM
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If you think its a design issue, look at another brand, If you think it is a user issue, only you can determine the cost to benefit. Good luck

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