champion 40 white smoke won't start

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by petergriff2010, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. petergriff2010

    petergriff2010 LawnSite Member
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    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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  2. Rdub

    Rdub LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Remove plug and crank over to blow all the oil out of the cylinder.
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  4. petergriff2010

    petergriff2010 LawnSite Member
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  5. petergriff2010

    petergriff2010 LawnSite Member
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    I've read online it could be the head gasket do you think that's possible
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  6. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well anything is possible. But keep it simple stupid. K.I.S.S.
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  7. petergriff2010

    petergriff2010 LawnSite Member
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    ok so I've done that today and still no joy
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  8. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Meaning what?
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  9. petergriff2010

    petergriff2010 LawnSite Member
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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
    Posted via Mobile DeviceI've also cleaned the carb too
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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