Help fixing lawn mower issue

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Old 04-19-12, 07:48 AM
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Help fixing lawn mower issue

I have a yard machine push mower 148cc 300 series lawn mower. I went to start it up earlier today, and it wouldn't turn over. I added some fresh oil and gas, and primed it.

Once it did start up, it spit oil out of a round thing at the side with holes in it. Is this an easy fix?

here is a picture of the thing I am talking about:

 
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Old 04-19-12, 08:11 AM
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Looks like the muffler - I think you had it flooded.

Wait, you said oil came out of there? Not gasoline?
 
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I am pretty sure it was oil. looked like oil.
 
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Old 04-19-12, 08:44 AM
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Just wondering...is this a 2 cycle engine? Oil and gas mixed together?
 
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Old 04-19-12, 10:07 AM
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I going to guess you had this stored tilted up instead of sitting flat like it is in the pic? If so, oil coming out the muffler would be normal. You may have to clean the spark plug and work with it a bit to get the oil out of the cylinder to get it started, then it will smoke heavily for a few seconds or minutes. Make sure the oil level in the engine is full.
 
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I know my father in law was using it, and when he was done, he tilted it up to clean it, which I asked him not too. that was just before this issue started. But, I have it stored in my shed sitting flat. I have bought a new muffler, and installed it...going to clean the spark plug, to see if that works. Could it be that there might be too much oil in it?
 
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It could have too much oil, but tipping it for a little while may have been enough to cause the problem.
 
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so, I drained the old oil, qnd put some fresh stuff in. new spark plug, and some fresh gas. she works great now. thanks for all the help.
 
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Great! Glad you got it and thanks for the update.
 
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