craftsman 2 mower won't run

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Old 09-26-12, 12:51 PM
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craftsman 2 mower won't run

My mower was running fine all summer then it started to make a loud whiny sound and shut off with some white smoke coming from engine area, started back up and quit again now it won't start at all just getting a loud click sound when I turn the key does anyone have any suggestions. thank you
 
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Old 09-26-12, 02:05 PM
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Check the oil to see if it may been run low on oil. Sounds like it locked up or it may have a belt off under engine and locking up engine. Good luck.
 
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Old 09-26-12, 05:37 PM
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It does sound like it ran out of oil and seized. Is it out of oil?
 
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Old 09-27-12, 01:55 PM
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Thanks, there is oil in it, however it does have a little burned smell to it, should I beable to turn the main pulley underneath by hand,I tried but it won't turn, is there a easy way to tell if the motor is gone, I'm not much of a mechanic but I'm willing to try. thanks again
 
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Old 09-27-12, 02:57 PM
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Pull off the top engine cover and cover on top of flywheel and put a 1/2" drive rachet on the flywheel bolt or nut and remove spark plug and see if you can turn it over by this method. If not able to turn over pull enginge out and remove bottom pan. You should be able to see what is locked up. Aluminum rod will be black. Good luck.
 
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Thanks, I'll give it a try. Iwill let you know how it turns out,
 
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