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sanjsinh1

06:27PM | 05/16/05
Member Since: 05/15/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvlawn
I have a 6.5 HP craftsman rotary lawn mower. I added oil to the engine, but may have added more oil than was necessary. When I started there was white smoke coming from the muffler. I shut it off and drained some oil out of it. Now it does not start after repeated attempts.

What could be wrong and what can I do to fix it.

Thanks.

bobvilla1

08:39AM | 05/22/05
Member Since: 04/04/05
12 lifetime posts
Hi. I had a similar problem once with my mower. There could be several reasons. Did you checkif your spark plug slipped off. If you tilted the mower to to its side, the engine oil could have flooded the air filter on the top. Try leaving in an airy sunny place to dry off. If its a very old mower like mine....you may have to pour oil and then let it sit and then drain several times to unclog old very thick oiland then finally fill a very small amount of engine oil around the mark of your dip stick. Filter may need changing if all these dont work. Mine worked without filter change. The lawn mower is a very resilient being .....dont give up. Mine is atleast 10 years old or more , second hand so God knows what else happened in its life, add to it that know one changed its oil for years!!!!

Matijow

08:13AM | 12/23/06
Member Since: 12/22/06
1 lifetime posts
If your having white smoke emmiting from the muffler, it is probibly the extra oil you put in the crankcase. It got in there from turning the mower over the wrong way. You are supposed to turn it over with the carberator facing up. Just let it run with it smoking. The engine is self cleaning all the oil out of the carberator. Happy mowing

CrownRoyal

02:10PM | 01/23/07
Member Since: 01/22/07
8 lifetime posts
Pull your spark plug out to see if it is covered in oil. Could be the reason it isn't starting now. Clean the spark plug with carb cleaner and replace. See if it starts. If it does, it may smoke a little til all the residual oil is burned up. Let us know how it goes!

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