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Q:

mower sat for several years

A:

 

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

 Since it sat up so long, it could have stuck piston ring or it could have possibly have a broken ring allowing the crankcase to build up pressure and blow out oil. It could have a rocker arm or push rod issue too.

Also, make sure it is not overfilled with oil too. It could also have stopped up crankcase breather too. On the side of the engine normally near the carburetor is a rectangle cover called the "Breather" and it will normally have rubber tube connecting the breather to the bottom of the air filter box. If the crankcase breather is stopped up and not letting the crankcase pressure vent, it can cause oil to blow up through the carburetor. 

If the crankcase breather is clean and working correctly and you're not able to get the unit started, I strongly suggest calling a service technician to come out or take the mower in for an estimate and/or repair. 

 

 If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services.

 

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 12, 2013
Q:

The mower sat for years, and won't start. What should I do?

A:

I think you need to rebuild or replace the carburetor. You can order a kit to overhaul the carburetor (part number 632760B $20.00), or a new carburetor (part number 640262A $70.00).

If you overhaul the carburetor you need to let it soak in carb cleaner several hours. Run a soft wire through each fuel and air passage inside the carburetor and blow them out with compressed air.

If the inside of the carburetor has a white substance built up on the metal of the body you should replace the carburetor. This residue is from the water in the old fuel attacking the metal and will continue to stop up the fuel passages. It can't be corrected.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
September 08, 2008
Q:

My new lawn tractor is pouring balck hot oil out of the muffler. The mower is a4 weeks old and used about 4 times. Why? The mower was delivered from sears

A:

Check the engine oil level. Make sure it’s not overfilled with oil. Mowing on a steep incline can cause oil and to blow out the muffler too.

When you check the oil level make sure you have the tractor parked on a level surface. If the oil smells like gas then there is likely a carburetor issue. Stop using the mower until repaired. Since the mower is new and only 4 weeks old then you will need to call and schedule service at 1-800-4MY-HOME or 1-800-469-4663.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 29, 2010