Anybody know what's wrong with my lawnmower?

I bought this from a neighbor today and it wouldn't start. I filled it with gas and tried to start it but then white smoke shot out the side and oil leaked out (picture below). any ideas on what's wrong with it?anybody know what's wrong with my lawnmower??


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  • Did you check the oil

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    • 2mo

      I'm going to change it now I'm just trying to figure out how to do it online

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    • 2mo

      yeah I got it working thank you

    • 2mo

      You're welcome , I'm got a push mower too.
      Pain in the butt. lol , it's not bad once you get them going

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What Guys Said 3

  • Take the air filter housing off and see how dirty and clogged the air filter element is. That might not be all the problem, but it wouldn't hurt to change the element anyway.

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  • can you post a pic of the plug tip? They're pretty cheap, like 2-4$ at your local auto parts store.

    It that a YardMachines brand?

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    • 2mo

      yeah it's a yard machine briggs and Stratton 500 series. also where's the plug tip?

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    • 2mo

      I looked and its very clean. right now I'm gonna drain the oil and replace it

    • 2mo

      really? Well that's really good. hmm, now im curious. find out why/where that oil is leaking from.

      If i could make a wild guess. I bet the heavy oil leak is dropping on to the hot exhaust port/muffler dealy'. That's causing the smoke maybe? Post back if you get it running, im already emotionally invested lol.

  • No clue but you should have it examined interally,
    Can tell much about an internal combustion engine from just its port

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