John Deere Spitting Oil

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Old 03-02-13, 09:29 AM
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John Deere Spitting Oil

My JX75 lawn mower will not fire. When I apply an ether based "cold start" spray to the air inlet it will fire for a second or so but then stops. Also, I notice that engine oil has been dripping from an open polythene tube which is connected to the carburetor.

I suspect that this is because I stored the machine over winter at an angle - the rear wheels 9" above the front ones - and oil has seeped into a part of the engine.

Can an expert guide me through the process of correcting this, please.

Thank you.
Alex
 
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Old 03-02-13, 09:50 AM
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Take the spark plug out and crank the engine repeatedly. This will help clear the oil out of the cylinder. If oil has entered the air cleaner portion of the engine, you'll need to change the air filter, and if it sat there for a long time, it may require removal of the bowl to clean the carb.
 
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Sorry Cheese, didn't see you already had this one.
 
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Old 03-05-13, 09:23 AM
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Thanks Cheese
The bowl was filled with oil as you suggested. Cleaned it out and it fired first time!
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Old 03-05-13, 09:45 AM
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Great! Thanks for the update and glad you got it going!
 
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