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05-02-15, 05:38 PM   #1  
no oil from drain plug

Just changed the filter and oil on a sit on top mower.
Some oil came out of the filter but not much.
Nothing came out of the plug even though the dipstick days Max.
So, I put another 600ml in and changed the filter.
Still nothing coming out of the plug and dipstick still reads Max!
Capacity is 600ml oil.
Any ideas what to do?

 
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05-02-15, 06:01 PM   #2  
Stick a screwdriver in the holes & stand back.

 
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05-02-15, 06:42 PM   #3  
Should it be a bolt or a little yellow plastic cap that you can just just pull off?
The plastic cap has a little cylinder type metal in it but when I put a screwdriver in it, nothing comes out.

 
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05-02-15, 07:08 PM   #4  
I don't know of any yellow caps. Sometimes there is a buildup of who knows what that blocks the drain hole. I guess it could block the port to the oil filter too. It only happened to me once on a Chrysler. Mowers maybe different.

 
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05-03-15, 03:35 AM   #5  
The brand and size engine you have would be helpful. Posting a pic or two of the plug [and area] you removed would confirm if you have removed the drain plug.


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05-03-15, 03:43 AM   #6  
Did the mower come with an Owners Manual ?

 
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05-03-15, 05:27 AM   #7  
Be sure to remove the oil dip stick first. I could cause a vacuum preventing the oil from draining.

Word of caution...too much oil is as bad as not enough oil.

 
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05-03-15, 06:42 AM   #8  
Kohler courage 20
Looks like this



 
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05-03-15, 07:01 AM   #9  
Per your picture;
Rotate the fitting about 2* CCW and then pull straight out. This will release the stopper and allow oil to flow. Be good to have a hose on the fitting to direct oil into container.
When through draining, push the fitting back toward engine and then rotate it 2* CW to latch it in closed position.

I think if you will clean around fitting you will be able to see the notch and retaining pin.

Hope this helps!

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05-03-15, 10:05 AM   #10  
Check this picture of drain assembly from a 25 hp Kohler.

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05-03-15, 11:33 AM   #11  
Done.
Thank you!
You twist it anti clockwise then pull out.
Reverse to seal it.

 
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