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19 HP Briggs & Stratton engine hard to start,when it finally

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19 HP Briggs & Stratton engine hard to start,when it finally starts it won't come up to full power then heavy smoke and huge oil leak then stops. What blew up?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

Model number? Single cylinder OHV engine? Is the oil level over full? Will the starter still turn the engine, just won't start? If you remove the spark plug is it covered with oil, fouling it.???

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

I see question is still open, did you find problem? Likely the head gasket is blown.