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.
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.
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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.
"Anthony Yeung (Rogers@Home)" < email@example.com> wrote in message
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
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...
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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