Lawn mower froze/seized up

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Old 08-16-08, 01:29 PM
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Red face Lawn mower froze/seized up

I misread the oil dipstick, and put to much oil in. First it wouldn't start, and then it stopped being able to crank. The pull string is stuck out. Can I take it apart and wipe down? Is this savable??
 
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Old 08-16-08, 02:37 PM
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Remove excess oil from crankcase. I suspect the cylinder is full of oil causing hydraulic lock. Use a rag over the spark plug hole to prevent oil from blowing where not wanted. Remove spark plug and continue pulling starter cord until oil quits coming from spark plug hole. Blow cylinder out with compressed air to remove oil if you have access to a compressor.

Clean spark plug with solvent or replace spark plug. Install spark plug and keep pulling until the engine starts. It will probably smoke for a while.

Check air filter to ensure it is not oil soaked.

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Old 08-22-08, 07:23 PM
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Thanks. I will try and see what I can do.
 
 

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