Lawn mower engine smoking. Tilted wrong way.
April 3, 2005 9:46 AM Subscribe
I tilted the lawn mower the "wrong" way (which is to say not with the spark plug pointing up) in order to clean the underside, and now when I start it up, the engine pours out lots of white smoke. This seems to be because some part of the engine has been flooded by gasoline and/or oil (because, I guess, this is some super crappy engineering).
Anyone know how to get this to stop? Do I just need to wait for it to dry out? Is the solution somehow spark plug-related (the manual seems to imply that removing the spark plug is necessary to every single bit of maintenance)? Will the engine simply smoke until all the oil is burned off?
Am I going to blow up my lawn mower?
posted by bryanjbusch to home & garden (14 answers total)