lawmmower and white smoke

hi all, few days ago, while I was mowing the lawn, white smoke came out after about 20 minutes of mowing. I did check the oil before but I think they are low (not empty). I also check the oil again the smoke, the oil was still there. Today I bought the lawmower oil and pour into the mower. THe mower runs ok and after 2 minutes, the white smoke (fume) came out again with the burning smell. I wonder if I had killed the motor!! I bought this Murray mower in May, 2003.
Thanks
Anthony
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Take it back to where you purchased it, tell them what it's doing, and let them fix it.
James
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WADR, different people have different experiences. My 1st Murray (less than $90 new) lasted 3+ years before I replaced it, and the replacement was an "upgrade." The next (current) Murray is 4 years old, going good as new with virtually no maintenance, and I paid $99 for it. An average cost of $25/year. I consider that a bargain, and even if/when it dies, it's cheaper to buy a brand new on, than repair costs of some of the higher end brands. YMMV -jb
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Don't they all use the same Briggs engine, John Deer, Sears, TDM or Murry? If you want to pay more for the same, it's fine.
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Just for your information, I had the same problem, and they ended up replacing the block. Said it overheated. Glad it was under warranty (less then 1 year old) as the cost was almost $250. They blamed dirty filters, build up of grass on the underside and this was supposed to be a mulching mower. (John Deere) Funny thing is I used cheap mowers in this same yard and had no problem with them at all. Last mower went about 10 years. Take it before the warranty expires.
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Anthony Yeung (Rogers@Home) wrote:

what do you expect with a murry mower, they dont last forever.. if you want one that last go for the Toro brand.. i have three, one about 25 yrs. old, one about 15 yrs. and one 5 yrs. and none smoke, they all run great... and a mower that is only a few months old just bring it back and tell them you want your money back.. if you got it from walmart or kmart you should have no trouble and dont get another one...
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On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 04:12:00 GMT, someone wrote:

White smoke means you have elected a pope.
;-)
-v.
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If it has a Briggs and Stratton engine, you may be a victim of the same recall I was. I had a brand new Troy Bilt 18HP that did the same thing with 13.2 hours run time. The compression regulator was found to be faulty. There was a recall issued, but it wasnt made public according to the repair facility. If this is the case for you, make sure they change your starter also because it is damaged if your engine is already smoking.

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