How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask JON Your Own Question
JON
JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1404
Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
94737911
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
JON is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Motor oil coming out the air cleaner dripping down onto the

This answer was rated:

Motor oil coming out the air cleaner dripping down onto the mower housing and soaking the filter. Mod#TB230. No fuel noted. Not over full on the dipstick. Not running bad or smoking.
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Troybuilt TB230 165cc front wheel drive. Six hours use (new)
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: That depends as it is under warrenty.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Your guess is as good as mine but it may have something to do with the crank case vent if there is such an item.
You are on the right track, as this is normally caused by a bad crank case breather valve.
This is connected to the carb through a hose on the back of the housing
JON and 2 other Small Engine Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks for the info. Hope it a part that can be replaced. Thanks again Jon.