Model #917375611 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Q:

My Craftsman lawn mower has a mix of gas and oil in the carburetor. Don't know if I have a blown gasket.....is there another solution,

A:

When there are multiple problems like this an option is to take the mower to a local repair center for repair. I attached a link below to help with that if needed while you wait for the expert.

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Barbara H. -
May 07, 2011
A:

You did not say if the air filter has oil in it also. I expect the air cleaner is oily.

You didn't mention if you tilted the mower before this all happened. Usually when this type carburetor gets oil in it, the mower has been tilted over and the oil pours through the crankcase breather into the throat of the carburetor. This would cause the mower to smoke badly.

I suggest you clean or replace the air cleaner, clean the oil out of the carburetor, check the engine oil level and drain any excess out. Remove the spark plug and pull the starter rope 8-10 times to blow any oil out of the cylinder. Clean the oil from the tip of the spark plug.

You should not have to replace anything on the mower except perhaps the air cleaner.

If you have questions, reply on this thread and I will be glad to help.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 09, 2011
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I have a zero turn craftman lawnmower started it up yesterday blowing white smoke, gas and oil out of carburetor will stay running. It was fine two weeks ago. It has a new carburetor on it. been running fine.

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Michael -
October 01, 2011
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Michael, when the engine is blowing white smoke, it is burning oil. Be sure the oil level is at or just below the full mark on the dip stick. If the crankcase is overfilled, the engine will burn oil. Check for any air leaks into the engine. If the dip tube is not tightened in the oil fill tube, it will cause the engine to burn oil. If you have more questions, reply here and I will be glad to help.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
October 03, 2011
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Q:

Mower will not keep running

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Lawn mowers can try the patience. I checked the archives and found a similar issue and attached to the link below. The model is a bit different but may help while you wait for the expert to review your model. Hope this helps.

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Barbara H. -
August 28, 2011
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If the mower runs for less than a minute when started and then dies it is most likely an issue with the carburetor. You can watch THIS VIDEO to see how to go through your carburetor to clean it thoroughly.

If this does not appear to be the problem please let me know back on this thread.

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
August 30, 2011
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Q:

I bought the mower used and it did not come with the deflector shield, do I need to buy it separately?

A:

It would have come supplied with the mower when it was new. It would depend on the seller if you would have to buy one not.

The deflector is part #176509. Is it missing the mounting bracket, spring and the hinge rod too?

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
September 16, 2009

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