Model #917374367 Craftsman walk behind lawnmower, gas

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Q:

Leaking oil to the air filter, how do I fix it? 917374367 Craftsman Mower

A:

Thank you for your question. I am sorry you are having a problem with your Craftsman mower model 917374367.  If the engine has oil leaking from the air filter, I recommend checking the oil level first. If the engine is over filled, it will blow oil out the breather into the air filter. To cure this you need to drain some of the oil so it reads full on the dipstick. Then remove the air filter and wipe up all the spilled oil. Once it is cleaned up, leave the air filter out and start the engine. The engine will likely smoke for a few minutes. Usually 5 to ten minutes. After the engine stops smoking go ahead and install a new air filter and it should be ready to go.  You can also get oil into the air filter if the mower is tipped the wrong way when servicing. If you tip the mower so the air filter is pointing down oil will run out the breather into the air filter. To cure this you need to add oil to bring it back full. Then wipe up the oil and replace the air filter. If the engine still gets oil onto the air filter, I suspect the breather is defective.    If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears  technician.  Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services   Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
May 24, 2013