WTF Lawn mower help

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  1. Shamrock12

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    Hi, I have no idea wtf I'm doing. First time it mowed like half the lawn, and it started smoking. I don't think I used enough oil. I put enough oil in it now, what can I do or did I fuck it up permanently?
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Does your mower require two cycle oil mixed with the gas?
     
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    I got an electric mower
    it was on sale
    I shoulda forked over the extra hundy and got a gas one
    fucking pain in ass
     
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    If the string pulls freely you should be ok. The biggest issue people have is not storing them properly for the winter and the carburetor gets all gummed up.

    If this is brand new and you did fuck it up take it back.
     
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    Could most likely be a carburetor thing.
     
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    This is the first step....does the string still turn the motor...or is it frozen
     
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    usually if its smoking its because of too much oil
     
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    you blew the motor up due to oil starvation.

    well played.
     
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    Too much oil will make it smoke also. Check the oil level after it's been sitting long enough to cool down completely.

    OTOH, if it's a 2 stroke, and you put straight gas in it, it's probably fried.

    Make/model?
     
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    The oil bottle says to use entire bottle first time, I only read instruction manual and put a little (I used dip stick). I can pull the cord, it moves freely. It's an electric start with option to pull start it. When I push start it using electric start, it has the basic start up noise, but won't turn over
     
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    smoking could be a sign of too much oil

    If it still turns get some starter fluid, pull off the air filter, give it a couple shots and go from there. You'll kill yourself pulling and pulling if the carb is fouled. Fuck that, use starter fluid and see if it runs from there


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    You said the first time you used it, is it new?
     
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    get the starter fluid....if it is fouled you'll just burn up the elec starter wasting your time...Trust me, I am a mozer expert LOPz :fil:
     
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    It's brand new
     
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    Spray some starter fluid into the air intake (carburetor), or if you don't have any put a few drops of gas in there.

    Take the air filter off first.
     
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    do they even make 2 stroke mowers anymore?
     
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    This guy gets it
     
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    my buddy put oil in his brand new snowblower
    then it snowed
    he was away
    the father in law comes over and puts in more

    it was shooting flames outta the side of it
    good times
     
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    I've never tried to mow a lawn in my life, I've always rented. Im helping my mom out and fucked it up. No good deed goes unpunished. She moved a few hours away so none of my guy friends can just come by and help, figured I'd try here