Had a self-propelled lawn mower. I was trying to mow some thick grass
and it had bogged down a couple of times. I heard a crack or a snap and
it stopped. When I started it back up again, it seems to run, but there
is a thick grey smoke being seen. Did I manage to screw things or can it
be fixed (easily).
On Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:33:38 -0400, "Kurt V. Ullman"
Is this a guessing game ? What's the prize ?
Do we get any more information or hints ?
I suggest that you place the mower at the curb
with a sign on it - free to good home,
ps: what is your address ?
On Monday, August 22, 2016 at 6:33:46 PM UTC-4, Kurt V. Ullman wrote:
IDK, sounds like she's ready for the crapper.
Normally bogging it down like that, which you shouldn't do,
will just stall it. But since you heard a crack and it's now
blowing smoke, sounds like something bad happened internal to
the engine. If it was anything other than that, it should self
clear in a minute or two. How long was it running and smoking?
Check the oil level? Not overfilled? On the other hand, I'm
having a hard time imagining what stalling it like that would
cause to fail that would produce the smoke.
It hasn't self cleared. I let it set for about 10 minutes, went
out started it up, still blowing smoke. I don't hear any specific
rattling, etc, but it loud anyway. It is about 6 years old, so I am
leaning toward using it until it detonates and then go get a new one.
It had bogged down many times over the 20 minutes or so I was
using it before the weirdness started.
Oil wasn't overfilled as I had changed it earlier in the summer and
using it since then with no problems. THere are now little spots on the
mower that look like oil being thrown off.
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