Wont stay running
Experienced gardeners share their insights in answering this question :
Blown motor. Replace.

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White smoke usually means coolant is getting into the combustion chambers of your vehicle. This generally happens because of a cracked or leaking head gasket, which allows coolant to seep into your cylinders.
White Smoke

It usually means that coolant is being burned in the engine, which means that something is drastically wrong. The most common cause of this is a blown head gasket, which can quickly lead to an overheating engine.

Blue or white smoke coming from your engine usually indicates burning oil, which can be caused by: Overfilling the crankcase with oil. Incorrect oil grades. Operating engine at greater than a 15 degree angle. Inoperative crankcase breather.
White or blue smoke may indicate an oil spill on the engine.

The smoke may look disconcerting, but it`s completely harmless. Solve the problem by restarting the mower and allowing the spilled oil to burn off.

The white smoke is a mixture of potassium chlorate, lactose and a pine resin, also known as Greek pitch.
Light or thin white exhaust smoke is typically water vapor. You`ll notice it the first time you start your car, especially if it`s a cold day. This happens because condensation naturally collects in the exhaust system. Light or thin white exhaust smoke is common in vehicles.
In general, a hotter fire will convert more fuel into elemental carbon, which forms into tiny particles that absorb light and appear in the sky as black smoke. A cooler combustion—or one that doesn`t work as efficiently—yields less-pure forms of carbon. These tend to reflect light, making the smoke look white.
What is whitesmoke? Whitesmoke is a slightly gray shade of off white. The whitesmoke hex code is #F5F5F5.
White smoke from the exhaust can spell big problems with your engine, and the smoke`s white color tells us that it`s water vapor (blue = burning oil, gray or black = fuel). Specifically, coolant is escaping from the cooling system into the combustion chamber.
The symptoms of too much car oil

If it is overfilled, the following may occur: Dense white smoke – If you drive your car and see plenty of thick, white exhaust smoke, excess oil may be burning within the engine block, although fluids such as antifreeze may also be the culprit.

To be extra clear, before someone starts arguing with us, white smoke will make your food taste smoky, but in a bad way. This is because this white smoke is a sign that your charcoals aren`t ready to cook with. While this white smoke is billowing, you`ll likely be at low temperatures and getting ash all over your food.

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Husqvarna riding mower blowing white smoke out front
ANSWER : Check the oil does it smell like gas the needle valve is not seating and gas over flows the carb and dumps it into the crank case

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Craftsman lt1000 starts up and blows white smoke it stays started for only a short time
ANSWER : Hi, replace the fuel as it may be contaminated, also change the oil as it may be diluted with fuel (you can smell it on the dipstick if this is the case). Regards Phil

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White smoke from p1500 trimmer
ANSWER : Too much oil in the gas or water in the gas
Drain the gas, refill with fresh clean oil/gas mixture

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Mowing keeps stalling and emitting clouds of white smoke
ANSWER : You probably either have too much oil in the engine or there is water in the fuel system.

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White smoke lots of it coming out of exhaust – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Too much oil or fuel

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Continues blowing out white smoke after I start the lawn mower
ANSWER : Hik marie carten…
Normally white smoke coming out of the exaust will me one of two things.
You have overfilled the crankcase with too much oil and it is making the smoke, in which case you can drain the excess oil out and that should elimanate the white smoke.
Or, you have a worn out engine and oil is getting by the rings of the piston and being burnt in the combustion chamber of the engine.Which means engine overhaul, or buy a new mower.
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Billows of white smoke when Toro lawn mower runs
ANSWER : You overfilled the oil. If the mower runs, just go ahead and mow grass until it runs the oil out of the gas tank. Or you can empty the gas tank and fill with new gas. White smoke is not a serious problem. Only a hassle.

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Mower smoking and running rough
ANSWER : Check the gas you put in, it sounds like it had water in it.

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