How To Fix A Smoking Lawn Mower?

How do I fix white smoke from my lawn mower?

The white smoke is the engine burning off all the excess oil.

The fix – drain the excessive oil, and idle the engine until the smoke clears.

This may take 5 minutes or so.

Depending on your mower type, draining the oil can be a pain in the ass.

Why does my lawnmower smoke?

Your lawn mower’s engine can smoke if your oil chamber is too full, or if oil leaked into the exhaust muffler when you tilted your mower to the side. It’s simply burning off while the engine is hot.

What does it mean when your lawn mower blows white smoke?

White smoke is an indicator of a blown head gasket and/ or moister in the fuel related components. Blue smoke would indicate high oil consumption, clogged breather, oil soaked filter, or worst case, piston ring failure, and/ or seal leakage which would require an engine rebuild.

Why is my John Deere lawn mower smoking?

White or blue smoke may be emitted during the initial break-in period of a new John Deere lawn tractor. The company also warns that the mower may consume oil during the break-in period. Oil consumption can lead to an abnormal amount of smoke from the exhaust as the engine burns it along with gasoline.

What are the symptoms of a blown head gasket in a lawn mower?

Signs & Symptoms of a Blown Lawn Mower Head Gasket

  • Low Power. Low engine power in a lawn mower can be caused by wear and tear, lack of oil or regular maintenance, worn-out seals or a blown head gasket.
  • Failed Compression Test.
  • Diminished Compression.
  • Oil Leak.

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