Smoke coming out of side of lawnmower

a.singh18July 29, 2012

Hi i was recently pouring some unleaded gasoline into my lawn Mower and after i started using it about 30 sec into it being on some smoke started pouring out the side. Wondering whats wrong.

Posted some pictures of the part that it was coming out of

http://www.flickr.com/photos/83795206@N07/7673025224/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/83795206@N07/7673021440/in/photostream

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bill_kapaun

That's the muffler.

You didn't by chance pour the gas into the oil fill tube did you?

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 10:42PM
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KubotaMaster(7A-Arkansas)

Ha really? I agree with bill.. Fuel in the oil it seems 2 me like alot of people are doing that here lately. One of my neighbors just did that to a brand new honda mower.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 4:39PM
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apundt-tx(8 SW Austin)

Do you happen to own a gas weed eater

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 9:37PM
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1saxman

'Do you happen to own a gas weed eater'

Not a bad idea, but in fact using 2-cycle mix in a 4-cycle rarely produces exhaust smoke. If you gassed the oil, obviously dump it and change it. Most likely the only effect will be a really clean engine on the inside. In this case, you would also check the paper air filter for oil contamination and replace it if it looks oily.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 2:45PM
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sspkmurray

You could also just buy a new one if you want. Maybe it's a sign?

Here is a link that might be useful: O'Connors Lawn & Garden

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 3:13PM
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lbpod

Saxman, I'm not doubting you, I'm just curious.
How does oil in the fuel contaminate the carburator
air filter?

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 3:16PM
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andyma_gw

Through the breather. The rubber pipe going to the intake. The gas added to the sump raised the level so it was getting sucked into the carb. This same scenario occurs from a stuck needle valve too.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 8:07PM
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