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Hi. I have a Toro mower, and it starts, but, it is not running at full speed. There is white smoke coming out of the what I think is the filter. What should I do?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Fuel is in the tank.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Nada

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

White smoke? Not coming from the exhaust? Is the oil level ok, or overfull and thinned from gas in the oil?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The oil level is good. I am not sure about the thinning part, though.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

If the oil is thinned with gas, it will blow out the exhaust and foul the spark plug, causing power loss and white smoke.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I will check it out. Thanks!
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

OK>

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