I have a fairly new lawnmower that wouldnt start yesterday.Put oil, whole container into lawnmower. 10-30 W per the manual guidelines. It Started immediatly then began to spit white smoke and black oil out and clearly wasnt running smooth/There is gas in it, no choke. And otherwise sounds normal. Should I clean the air filter? Do I need to clean it all out? What should I do?
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Is this a push mower?
and by whole container, do you mean a whole quart of oil?
I am thinking that you may have just overfilled the oil. Check your dipstick, as it take a very small amount, even a tick over the full mark on a lot of push mowers will make it smokejust on the underside of the full mark should be where it is at.
yes push mower..yes whole quart
Ok I will check this and get back to you today. Thank you...anything else you can think of. If it is too full, how do I correct it
I would say you have it a bit overful. a lot of them only take 3/4 of a quart. if it is overfull, you can tip it with the oil fill down, and carburetor up, to drain out the excess.
if you didtnt run it very long, your plug and filter are probably fine.
if you ran it for a little bit, you may want to change the plug
Ok..thanks..i will be back to you later
ok. have a great day!
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