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Old 06-29-2020, 09:07 AM
 
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Just make sure the tank is empty and then make sure the spark plug is disconnected BEFORE you check or touch anything under the mower deck....duh
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Old Today, 05:02 PM
 
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What you are doing wrong is tipping your lawn mower over with fuel in it.
As someone stated it's vented, your lucky it will even start again, sometimes they flow into the carb, then the air cleaner. Probably the oil leaked out as well.

I check and change my blade when the fuel is low or empty, your user guide probably tells you the same. If low I can get away with putting it on it's side, never upside down (for most lawn mowers).
No, all the oil stayed where it's supposed to. The mower started and operated finevwhen I used it again, a few days ago.
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Old Today, 05:10 PM
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You take a piece of plastic wrap and screw the fuel cap over it to prevent the fuel from leaking out the vent in the cap. That’s how I change the oil.
So one person actually comes up with a solution! Remember to remove the plastic when operating the engine, or you will find out why there is a vent. ie the motor will starve for fuel and die and not restart because there is a vacuum in the fuel tank.
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Old Today, 05:28 PM
 
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So one person actually comes up with a solution! Remember to remove the plastic when operating the engine, or you will find out why there is a vent. ie the motor will starve for fuel and die and not restart because there is a vacuum in the fuel tank.
Sort of on-topic:
The local tree guy was in my back yard grinding a stump yesterday. He’s 80. He has a chainsaw guy in a bucket truck who is 70. His son, maybe age 50, is on the crew and there’s a “kid” as muscle who might be 30. Anyways, the stump grinder quits 90% of the way through the job. It’s stuck there until it’s repaired because you can’t tow it with the cutting head deployed. The mechanic shows up in my back yard at around 6:30 last night with the 80 year old. The mechanic pulls a plug wire (2 cylinder gas engine) and installs a gizmo in series to see if there’s spark. No spark. He pulls the distributor cap and rotor. It looked like a vintage 1970 ignition system with points and a condenser. With the cap dangling and the rotor in his hand, he pushes the start button and it starts. It runs well enough to drive the hydraulic pump to retract the cutting head. We’re all incredulous. The mechanic has never seen that before. The engine was stone cold after sitting 4 hours and managed to diesel enough to turn over.
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