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Old 08-26-2014, 08:30 AM
petergriff2010 petergriff2010 is offline
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champion 40 white smoke won't start

Hi a few weeks ago I was mowing a garden I'm not too sure if I turned the mower on its side or not but any way i started the mower up it blew out lots of white smoke for about ten seconds then stopped now it won't start at all it has oil in the air filter and the spark plug I want to try to fix it myself but need to know what the problem is
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:54 AM
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You probably have oil in the cylinder. Change your spark plug and A/F. Check oil level. Then it should start. When those A/F ' s get plugged with oil they can't suck in air hence stopping combustion from occuring. Should fix it right up.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:09 AM
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Remove plug and crank over to blow all the oil out of the cylinder.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:47 PM
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Remove plug and crank over to blow all the oil out of the cylinder.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:48 PM
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I've read online it could be the head gasket do you think that's possible
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:16 PM
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Well anything is possible. But keep it simple stupid. K.I.S.S.
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:33 PM
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Well anything is possible. But keep it simple stupid. K.I.S.S.
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ok so I've done that today and still no joy
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:52 PM
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Meaning what?
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:54 PM
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I removed the plug and kept pulling it not much oil came out of the plug at all I've changed the fuel and the oil and still won't start
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:47 PM
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Well next would be to put the plug back in, and try a shot of carb cleaner and see if she pops. If not then compression test, and spark tests are next
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