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craftsman riding mower-repairman says motor seized up.why

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craftsman riding mower-repairman says motor seized up.why?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Rick replied 7 years ago.
Can you supply more information? That's a rather generalized question. Most often seizures are because of inadequate lubrication and/or over-heating, but that may not be the case in your particular circumstance. Can you give me additional details please?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
mower had oil in it. It was running,shut itself down,and will not restart.
Expert:  Rick replied 7 years ago.

What engine? How old an engine? What kind of oil? How much? How old was the oil? Running on hills? Heavy cutting?


Can you turn the engine crankshaft by hand?