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Push lawn mower will not start

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Join Date: May 2007
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05-21-07, 01:18 PM   #1  
Push lawn mower will not start

It started for 10 minutes and then stopped. I realised there was too much oil in it, so I removed the oil by lifting the mower on it's side and than replaced with brand new oil SAE 30.. But it still wont start... I tried cleaning the spark plug but that didn't do it.. any idea what I could do?

It's a Murray and the model number is 22315X8A

Thanks, Alex

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05-21-07, 06:48 PM   #2  
Have you checked for compression-and spark at the spark plug terminal.If it 's getting spark,put a little gas into the spark plug hole,replace the pluk,try cranking again.If it cranks and dies gas isn't getting all the way through th carburetor,you'll have to soak/clean it and prob. put a kit in it.

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05-21-07, 07:59 PM   #3  
If you had too much oil in it you probably saturated the air filter. remove the air filter and try to start it, if it works replace the air filter with a cleaned or new one. Have a good one. Geo

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