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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2020

Specs note max cutting height at 3.5". Mine is set at 3 1/16" maximum. In hot dry temps one needs to mow at least at 3.5". I suspect the deck hanger on the front can be adjusted to make this better, but:

1. The dealer said to just put more air in the tires. He did not know about this adjustment. He is an authorized dealer.
2. Chat with Snapper did not help.
3. I just submitted a second email on their site. The first, submitted about 5 business days ago remains unanswered. August 17, 2020.

4. The instruction manuals could not be worse. Frequently the drawing for English instructions.... when you can locate them, is on a different page than the printed instructions. Impossible to find anything of value. Just wing it I guess.

I'm going to give the deck hanger an adjustment. [If this works, the set up from the dealer/factory was incorrect.] Most frustrating. If you mow at 3 1/16" or lower, the upside is that this seems to be very well built and should give me years of good service .... mowing lower than I desire. Like a car that will last forever, going a max of 45mph. Geez. If I get the deck to mow at 3.5", per specs, this is a 6 star mower, and I would highly recommend it.

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Reviewed Sept. 20, 2019

Last month I purchased the model number listed above in the title from Walmart. I was reluctant due to the price but thought I would give Snapper a try. Shame on me! I should have stuck with my instincts and spent a little more to get a better product. Two main issues. First, the Line Dispenser attachment is ridiculous. It is the most complicated and time stacking process I have ever experienced to refill the line. The owners manual is laughable and offers no good way to do it. Better have lots of tools ready, a few people to help and about an hour of time on your hands.

Second issue, and most importantly was the Snapper “Customer Service Team”. I am putting quotes around it because they couldn’t have been any less helpful. I have only had the product a month and one of the o rings came off the line dispenser. Shouldn’t be a big deal. A part that costs 25 cents. Not to Snapper Customer Service. After being on hold for 20 minutes Francesca and then her supervisor Nick said it wasn’t their issue and I needed to buy a new dispenser or take it back to Walmart for them to handle. I will do that and exchange for a product that the manufacturer will stand behind. This is my last Snapper purchase. Ted

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Reviewed June 8, 2019

I purchased a brand new hedge trimmer in March. I live in Illinois and it’s really cold here I’m March so I put this in the heated garage. I went to use it and straight out of the box the battery is flashing red. So I contacted Snapper. They said I had to have my receipt. Unfortunately we had just moved and my husband lost the receipt. So I sent photos of this new hedge trimmer. You can tell if something has been used or not so they agreed to send me another battery after I had to threaten to do a YouTube video and my son is on the radio so he will warn consumers not to purchase snapper products with a 60v battery.

So they sent me another battery and it is dead too. I emailed them again over a week now and nothing. This is the worst customer service I have ever received. Brand new out of the box DOA. I will never purchase Snapper again! We ordered a new Echo because we have many of their products and they actually work. Maybe after a month of trying I’ll finally get the hedges trimmed.

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Reviewed March 29, 2019

I purchased the 33” professional riding mower 2 yrs ago. It has been a great disappointment when compared to previous products. First, the carburetor flooded the crankcase requiring installation of an in-line shutoff valve. Second, both front wheels fell off requiring replacement of the wheel bearings. Third, the steering gear failed requiring a 500 dollar repair. All in all, Briggs & Stratton has ruined what was a great product.

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2018

Told me my warranty was VOID because I CUT too much grass. The deck is gouging the lawn. Asked Snapper. They referred me to who I got it from, told by them I have to pay them for a new deck even though it was still under warranty. Because I used the mower... Snapper is a piece of expensive junk and should be sued.

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Reviewed Sept. 10, 2018

54" deck was barely held in place by two tiny bolts. One broke, so I oversized them. The hood had little tabs where it was bolted together. Vibration broke the tabs, so I brazed the hood together. Should have been made of one piece. No wheel bearings... just plastic sleeves that wore out... just days before the warranty expired. Too many corners were cut instead of grass.

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2018

I have used this push mower just a month when the right rear wheel is just about falling off. It is a 4wd self propel mower. I bought it at Walmart. It was just 4 days past the 30, so they would not refund the money for the mower... I won't buy another major item from Walmart. Not buy another Snapper.

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2018

I bought a Snapper rider lawn mower new July 2015. He ran ok. But in April 2016 it started to now move on small incline and on flat ground. Took it back to Missouri to El-Mel. They said nothing wrong when they drove it. Took it home and back again. Not doing right again so they said they put a new engine in back and my husband said it needs new belt so they did that. July 2017 steering wheel came off. I made them come and get it and bring it back plus I said it wasn't moving hardly at all. Now 2018 the same thing but out of warranty so I have to PAY to have the belt put on again!!! They are a piece of crap and that's describing it nicely!!!

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Reviewed July 27, 2018

First summers use was in dealers shop for 6 weeks because factories assemble left out important part which affected blade movement, belts often break causing downtime with trip to dealers shop.

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

Bought this mower used (11 years old) was well taken care of and works like new. Very good brand. When this one quits I will buy a new one without hesitation.

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

It's like having a Mini Bush Hog almost indestructible, I have always liked the Snapper Comet Riding Mower!!! Also, it is easy to work on if you have a mishap.

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

I have a 2008 Snapper garden tractor with a mower deck. It always starts easily and runs strong. It mows well and enthusiastically does all that I ask of it including hauling large loads of firewood on a trailer. The only problem I've had involved mice taking up residence in the engine compartment and chewing on the wiring.

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

Bought my ST2446 24 HP. riding lawn mower with 46 in. mowing deck on 06/28/2018 at WalMart. On 06/29/2018 started mowing. 10 minutes into mowing the right front wheel fell off. Called Snapper Customer support, asked if they could send me an e-ring. SS said I would have to take it to a certified Snapper Dealer, unfortunately the only one available is about 40 miles from where I live. He said he would email me a list of certified repair facilities close to me. Never received a list from SS. I finally found the parts, 3 washers, e-ring and rubber cover. Straightened parts in a vice, jacked up mower and re-installed wheel. About 2 hours wasted due to poor workmanship. If it falls off again within 30 days, I will take it back to WalMart for a refund. Warranty is like most other warranties. Customer has to take to a certified support dealer who may get to it within a month or so. MAYBE???

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

VERY DISAPPOINTED with the 23/42 (2691450). Before I even used it to mow, the Brake Pedal froze (broke). That's POOR QUALITY (breaks BEFORE even using it). That really concerns me about the quality, if it really will last or something else breaks. Dealer had to come get it. He wouldn't trade it for a new one, & would cost $500+tax for a new one. That's also POOR CUSTOMER service. Also, purchased it brand new. I know it is under warranty, but now I will have a NEW REPAIRED model, instead of a NEW NEW model. I previously had a Snapper Zero Turn, but as of now, I don't think I will buy another Snapper, & unfortunately I am stuck with this one.

So I guess I am stuck with a NEW USED mower and a dealer not really concerned about Customer Service and the reputation of Snapper. I like Snapper, owned a Zero Turn and no problems. This mower had NEVER been used, broke BEFORE I even had the chance to mow. That doesn't say much about Snapper products & quality. I had hoped for help and a better solution from Snapper company. Actually I would have been happy just to exchange (not having to pay $500+tax! ), because now I am concerned of possible more issues with the mower & poor Snapper and dealer support. P.S. Sears, Lowe's, & Home Depot have 30-day return policy.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

SCAM! I don't usually write review unless I feel like it was an incredible experience, or a horrible experience, and this happens to be on the horrible side. A couple weeks ago, I contacted Snapper looking for a photographer to shoot a vacant condominium that I was listing for sale, on behalf of a client here in Seattle, WA - USA. The price was $150/Shoot which seemed to be okay, and the photographer Charlie was friendly enough, so I thought why not try out a new photographer, since my old photographer moved to Florida. The results were the biggest garbage you've ever seen. A 2 year old with a Razor Flip Phone could have produced better photos than what Charlie produced. So what did I do, I reached out requesting a refund. After a lot of back and forth over 5 days they came to the conclusion that because he did the 'Job' they wouldn't be refunding me.

They said the following: "The photographer, Charlie, was able to go to the shoot and was able to do it despite that there are no specific instructions provided to him (angles, lighting, etc.). Our photographers, only do standard photographic editing to ensure that your photos look amazing. However, as we have reviewed the photos taken from the shoot with Charlie and from the reshoot you did, seems that the photos from the reshoot are more enhanced. Like it was enhanced using Photoshop." I ended up hiring another photographer, for roughly the same amount who did an incredible job! Good news is scammers never last long in business!

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2018

I have owned Snapper mowers since 1977 and this is my last one. I have a 21 inch walk behind that requires new parts constantly for the drive mechanism. I finally got tired of feeding the beast new parts and decided to remove the mechanism and make it a push yourself mower. Four hours and a grinder and cold chisel and large hammer just to disassemble this poorly designed piece of work. Hope they saved a fortune in manufacturing because the shortcuts are glaring when you take this monster apart. This is my last American designed mower.

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2017

I see complaints about the 1 inch strip of grass not cut when using this mower. What I found out, after extensive research is an answer for it. You will need to purchase a "High Lift" blade (not mulching blade) and bag your grass. You likely will be able to use the side discharge, but not the mulching attachment. Mulching blades no matter what brand I have tried are not made to lift the grass for a clean cut. It seems to be a problem with every mulching mower I tried to include Honda, Toro, Ariens, Cub Cadet and Troy Built mowers.

What drew me to High Lift was a sharpening shop and experience with Snapper's High Lift Mower. I had Snapper High Lift mowers for 36 years and none ever disappointed me. Every mulching mower has been a disappointment. It appears that the mulching mowers do not have the high compression that High Lift Mowers have and the grass bends instead of lifting. My research took 2 years to finally find out I had to get a High Lift blade. Once I get it, I am putting it on my Snapper Ninja Mulching mower and bagging my grass. The blade costs about $26. Another answer is to use the Ninja and just bag the grass at 3 inches. It works perfectly.

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Bought a Snapper mower self propelled. Cuts terrible, leaves a strip of cut grass on the left side so you have to go over your lawn twice to get all the cut grass. Not pleased at all. Want to warn others of this. Stay away from Snapper if you don't want to cut your grass twice. Had an old mower of 15 years old and it did a better job.

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Reviewed June 9, 2017

6-8-17 I purchased from Walmart a Snapper SP65 self-propelled mower. Followed directions, put oil and gas in. Immediately the oil poured out from engine onto top deck and out the bottom from where the blade comes out of deck, all out onto my cement garage floor and cement driveway. I called Snapper 800 number. They had no clue. I'm taking it back to Walmart tonight, 6-9-17.

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Reviewed June 9, 2017

No longer a quality mower (Commercial Snapper Ninja Lawn mower): Commercial welded deck welds broke right out of the box new. This is not the same Snapper of the one I bought 20 years before. You might as well buy a cheaper one like a Honda. Never another Snapper! Very poor customer service!

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Reviewed May 16, 2017

I bought this thing (Snapper 190cc) brand new based on name recognition. When it cuts it leaves a swath of uncut grass on the left side about an inch wide. I resharpened the blade. No help. I asked Snapper for help. None offered. I asked for a refund. None given. What an expensive piece of garbage. Will sell it at a cut rate price and buy a Toro.

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Reviewed May 5, 2017

On Sept. 19, 2016 I purchased my second Snapper 28" Ryder with rear bagger. Previous 1990 Ryder bagger supports were schedule 40 pipe and the 2016 model now use tubing. The tubing has stress fracture when collecting grass clippings and tend to break. Local dealers fail to replace this defect part as determined by Snapper. This quality product has disappeared since 1990's and we are left with completive pricing junk.

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

We bought a brand new Snapper 21" Steel Deck FWD-HD Speed Walk Behind Mower (Self-propelled) in September 2016. My husband started it briefly upon its arrival, and it was stored in our dry garage since then. We have attempted to start it, and it will not fire up. He cleaned the spark plug, drained the fuel and put in new, checked the oil, fuel filter, everything that he could think of. The "manuals" for the Briggs-Stratton lawn mower engine are a joke. It referred us to a "fuel shut-off" that doesn't even exist on this mower motor (yes, we are aware the manual addresses mowers with/without a choke and even key start). The "frequently asked questions" we were referred to were not beneficial; we have viewed others on YouTube who have suffered the same plight as us. We are thoroughly disgusted with Snapper and Briggs and Stratton for apparent dysfunctional merchandise and lack of customer support.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2016

Snapper 21 in push mower rear wheel drive - I purchased the mower 3 weeks ago from local authorized dealer. I used the mower for the first time 2 days ago and it did not cut tall grass evenly. One of the wheels was not making constant contact with the lawn or ground. I returned to the dealer and was told that was normal for Snapper mowers. This was the same dealer that told me how quality the brand was and the specific mower was. He said he did not see an issue he could repair. He said if he sent the mower back to the manufacturer they would not replace or repair the mower. He said they would tell him nothing was wrong with the mower.

I contacted Snapper. They said, "Take the mower to another shop to check the mower." As, if I can't see it's not cutting properly and as if I can't see one of the wheels spinning when the mower is on the ground. I don't know what the issue is with the mower. I also did not buy the mower from Walmart. I went to a dealer. It should be perfect and it's not. I did not build the mower, professionals did. I am however a professional user and I know what is supposed to happen.

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Reviewed Sept. 8, 2016

Bought it last summer at Walmart for $300.00. Light weight & pretty, but don't buy it if you want it to cut your grass. I mow my St. Augustine lawn once a week & have to go over it several times & I still have grass sticking up all over the place. Who likes to mow their lawn & then mow it again in the other direction a second time & then run all over the place trying to get all of the grass still sticking up everywhere & I never can get it all with this mower. How freaking ridiculous is that. I bought a new blade this summer to see if it would help & it changed nothing. I tried elevating it to the highest setting & it still cannot achieve what it was made to do. I even took a zip tie & pinned the rear height way past the last factory setting & it still leaves random grass sticking up everywhere, so I don't believe it has anything to do with the grass resistance, especially considering it does not cut all of the random grass sticking up when going back over it on the second & third pass where there is no resistance.

Low settings are even worse. I'm wondering if the engine does not produce enough power to make the blade spin fast enough to whack the grass down. It's as if the blade just pushes the grass over & then the pops right back up. I'm not a rocket scientist or even a lawn mower expert by any means, but I assume effective grass cutting has a lot to do with upward suction, blade speed, height, grass thickness, dry or wet grass, & how sharp or dull the blade is. I think this mower might have been made in Lego Land. In the year that I have had it, the top cover has repeatedly popped off, the fuel cap pops off all of the time & comes completely out of the strap allowing it to fall on the ground, & the air cleaner constantly falls off which this summer I was fortunate enough to run over & knocked a hole in it with the blade. So, now to top it off, I have a one year old lawn mower with duct tape covering the hole in the air cleaner.

Also, the engine will stall if you bump the mower against something or if it is elevated to an angle other than flat. Summary - This mower works best on flat ground on grass that has already been mowed & when pushing it, be sure not to run over the parts falling off of it. I will be giving this mower to a fiend for free because it is not even work as well as one of those cheap hundred dollar mowers & I will be getting something else. Sad because it is only a year old & I got 10 years out of the Toro I had before it which although the motor was knocking at the end, it still ran & mowed the lawn. In hind sight, I would rather have the 10 year old Toro with the knocking engine. That ought to speak volumes to the people at Snapper. It is sad that this product is American made.

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Reviewed July 29, 2016

I am the owner of a 33" Snapper RER with a bagger. I purchased the mower with the intent of bagging the grass just in the area around my house consisting of approximately 1/3 acre. I have never been so disappointed in a piece of equipment in my life. I will say it does an excellent job of picking up the grass but after that it is all down hill. The transmission is hard to shift and it will not pull itself up a slight slope if you start from on the hill. The blade clutch is a joke since you have to hold your foot on a bar to keep the blade on. The bar is slick and your foot will slip off causing the blade to stop. You cannot back up with the blade on so you have to turn it off to back up.

You have heard the old country song that says, "Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around". Well I think this mower must have been on his mind when he wrote that song. It does not turn sharply and it takes a lot of effort to turn the front tires. The flat steering wheel gets in the way when you are trying to mount or dismount unless the front wheels re straight forward. If you have deltoid muscle problems you definitely don't want to be using this mower. If your lawn is anything but perfectly flat you will be highly disappointed with the final result of the cut. I like to keep my grass at 2" until late summer at which time I increase to 2.5". You have to be in the 4th highest position to get a 2" cut and don't even think about turn the mower on the grass while cutting it.

It will scalp your lawn on every turn. The mower has anti scalp wheels on the deck, but they are as worthless as ** on a boar hog. They are just for looks. The bag is a one piece bag and if you get it full you better be a weight lifter because you aren't going to be able to get it out to dump. It should be a 2 bag system but alas! it's not. I honestly believe the design engineer has never mowed a lawn in his/her life. I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night hearing the person I bought it from laughing and saying, "you big dummy". I talked you into paying $2100 for a POS. If you buy this mower, you will wake up in the middle of the night hearing me say "I TOLD YOU SO!"

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

ANY battery powered equipment (at least their battery operated weed eater from my experience today) that has Snapper's name on it is not a product of Snapper. It is a product of Green Works/Global. Snapper's name is just on it. You contact Snapper concerning any question about any of their battery operated equipment (again, at least their battery operated weed eaters), they have NO answers and will tell you to contact Green Works/Global.

Now, on to the "warranty" of their (Snapper/Green Work/Global) battery operated equipment (weed eater)... I spoke with Snapper at first. They told me I had to contact Green Work/Global because it is their product not Snapper's. I did and asked them (Green Work/Global) if/when my brand new, box not even opened yet, $200.00 ST60V weed eater needed serviced, where do I take it.

Ready for this, part 1?? NOWHERE. You call Green Works/Global, explain what is happening to your product, they determine what may be the problem (so obviously be prepared, you better know how to explain it for them to make a determination from that phone call alone, no diagnostics needed from their view) and if covered under warranty, they will mail you the part.

Ready for this, part 2?? You are responsible for having the (possible) needed part replaced. You can do it yourself or pay someone to do it for you. If you do it yourself and you are not a certified Snapper/Green Works/Global or any type of certified mechanic, you void all warranties. If you take it to someone certified in changing the (possible) defective part with the new part to keep the warranty valid, you pay for it out of your pocket. So, God bless America. Corporate America has now changed what a warranty is. No longer does it benefit the consumer, it benefits the company. You get a free part, but you are responsible for replacing that part either yourself and void the warranty, or pay someone to do it. WOW!!

So Green Work/Global/Snapper has now taught me to question warranties like I never thought I would have to. Warranty to Snapper/Green Work/Global equals, part ONLY, all labor cost are paid for via the consumer, or use free labor (yourself) and void all warranties. Needless to say, my brand new, $200.00, box unopened, battery operated, ST60V weed eater goes back to the store tomorrow. BEWARE consumers, corporate America is changing yet more ways to deceive you.

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Reviewed July 6, 2016

Snapper 60 Volt Lithium - Ion Battery operated Lawn Mower: I purchased this mower under the pretense presented in the advertisements. Snapper claimed that the 4 Ah battery would last to mow a 1/2 acre yard. This is not true. The battery only lasted for approximately 45 minutes. The second issue regarding this product is that when I attempted to purchase a “backup battery" for the Mower... Well this is a total impossibility. I have called an authorized Snapper Dealer and was told the battery was not available. I'm very much miffed about this product. The owner's manual states that batteries are available thru Wal-mart or I've attempted to find the specific battery to no avail. I would not recommend this product to anybody.

The only backup battery I have presently is a 2 Ah battery that came with a Snapper Weed Eater. This battery only last for 20 minutes when used to power the lawn mower. I have tried to email a sales department at Snapper, but those emails have come back to me as undeliverable. I would really appreciate assistance on finding the correct battery to use with this Snapper Lawn Mower. I have a yard that is approximately 3/4 acre and I need the backup battery to be able to complete the mowing job and not have to wait over 2 hours for the original 4 Ah battery to charge to full capacity.

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Reviewed May 28, 2016

My Snapper self propelled lawn mower, purchased new at $600 two years ago is a piece of junk. Today one of the wheels flew off, broke off and went flying. I took it to the dealer who sold it to me and he mumbled something about the gears, blah blah blah, an expensive repair. Expensive repair? I maintain my Snapper like a baby. How could this have happened unless these Snapper products are junk? I had consulted websites and consumer reviews before I bought a Snapper. After this dealer repairs it, I hope it runs. If not I will purchase Honda. $600 for a lawn mower every two years? What has happened to quality of product in this country? Snapper, I will never ever buy anything from you again and I will tell all my friends never to purchase anything from you. Your products are unreliable junk.

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

Gearbox (part number: 10011) on my string trimmer Model SST-18CL failed two days ago. I thought "no problem, just look online for an replacement Gearbox", Thinking Snapper a so called premium company who stands behind their products and would with no doubt manufacture replacement parts for their quality lawn equipment would have what I need. Was I wrong, so very wrong. I called several snapper service centers in my area and was told that snapper discontinued this model and does not manufacture replacement parts for this model. :(

Its sad that I have to throw away a good motor and shaft because snapper cares not to make spare parts when their equipment fails, and make the consumer purchase another one. This string trimmer was not cheap nor is there any problems with the motor and shaft. I could have gotten a few more years of service from this trimmer if snapper only did the right thing. I will no longer support any snapper products and will inform all who are interested in purchasing a snapper product about my issue, and I will let anybody who cares know of your sub-standard equipment Failures.

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