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I put too much oil in my Deere 14.5 HP lawnmower and it

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I put too much oil...
I put too much oil in my John Deere 14.5 HP lawnmower and it won't start.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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Have you removed the spark plug and spun the engine? Clean the cylinder, clean the spark plug and it should start. I'm assuming the oil got into the cylinder.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am not a mechanic. What is a cylinder - where is it and does it have to be removed to be cleaned? And how do I clean it and with what? I notice that the funds, to which I was supposed to agree, have already been removed from my bank account. I'm not real happy about that.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Oh, and "spun the engine"??? What? It is electric start. How does one spin it when it won't start?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

You mean it does not spin engine? I assumed it was turning, but bit starting! If no action from starter, have you found the ignition fuse and checked it?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Did you read the first part of my question?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Have you checked the fuse?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No, I have not checked the fuse! I want to deal with the first part of the question, which is about the oil problem and the cylinder. DID YOU READ the FIRST part of my question?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

It takes 1 1/2 quarts.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I didn't ask that question. You might want to find a different job, because you certainly are not doing this one very well. I will be requesting a refund for the second part of my payment.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Yep to that!

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Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

I'm going to try to help you out with your tractor , oil is most likely in the cylinder . The cylinder is where the piston goes up into and if it's loaded with oil it can't go up into the cylinder . Can you locate the spark plug , it should be on the front of the tractor, we need to remove that so we can turn the engine over along with draining some oil out of the crankcase

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Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

The reason it isn't turning over I'd because the oil is in the cylinder and it's almost like vapor locked it , you need to remove the spark plug then try to turn it over , that will clean the cylinder because it will push excess oil out of the spark plug hole

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you John! I do know where the spark plug is. An engine will start without it? Wasn't aware that is a possibility. It is night here now, but if you tell me the engine will start without the plug I will try that in the morning. I have drained some oil and will try to get it to drain some more. It is cold here in Maine, so not sure the thickened oil will drain very well. I put in less than half a quart and likely was able to drain some of it when the engine did start and warm it some (before it decided to die).
Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

No it won't start but it will push any excess oil out , this is what they call clearing the cylinder . Turn it over a few times with the plug out ,then clean the plug with a rag etc and put it back in , after that if your oil is level then it should turn over ok .

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