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I think that will find that the wire strainer has become blocked in your engine breather system. Unfortunately the engine breather for your engine is located under the flywheel, the flywheel will have to be removed with a puller as this is a taper fit on the engine crankshaft and usually a very tight fit ( especially if it has never been removed before ), once removed you will find a small cover held on with two 6mm bolts, remove the cover and you will see a wire stainer, wash this out, and if possible blow it through with compressed air until you can see through the wire strainer when you hold it up to the light, refit all parts and hopefully you will have many more years service from your lawnmower, I write this as I have a garden machinery repair business in Chedzoy, Somerset, England and have had a very similar problem with a customers lawnmower, best of luck and happy mowing.

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If the air filter is facing downward, then it will most likely catch the gas and oil that leak due to gravity. However, air filters do become greasy with time, so if the issue is not persistent, your filter probably just needs to be replaced.
Oil filler cap or oil fill gasket is damaged or missing. Breather mechanism is dirty, damaged or defective. Piston ring gaps are aligned. Piston rings are worn.
The white smoke is the engine burning off all the excess oil. The fix – drain the excessive oil, and idle the engine until the smoke clears. This may take 5 minutes or so. Too much oil will cause other problems, smoke, poor running, no running, leaks, engine damage.
It is caused by excessive carbon deposits or engine sludge developing inside the crankcase. When the oil does not flow efficiently, excessive engine oil pressure will be created and cause extra oil to push through the PCV valve and into the air intake.
Sometimes the oil filter itself is to blame. If it has been screwed on crooked or not fitted tightly enough, pressure from the engine could cause oil to leak out the top. You might also have fitted the wrong size oil filter or used a cheaper aftermarket part.
Common signs include oil leaks, excessively high idle, and a decrease in engine performance, power, and acceleration.
Your lawn mower`s carburetor regulates the ratio of gasoline to air mixture. If the carburetor isn`t getting enough air, the mixture has a higher percentage of gasoline, which can create black exhaust smoke. It`s possible that a dirty or clogged air filter is preventing sufficient airflow into the carburetor.
White smoke most likely would indicate that water or coolant is getting into the combustion chamber or exhaust port. This can occur if coolant is leaking into the head. It could also be as simple as water entering the exhaust or carburetor after the engine was pressure-washed.
Power Loss – An air filter covered in dirt and oil will suffocate your engine, not allowing the proper amount of air to burn with the fuel. Less combustion power means less horsepower. If you notice your mower is not maintaining consistent power, check your air filter.
If the filter gets clogged, you will likely encounter issues with your lawnmower. This can be something as simple as an annoying sputter when you try to start the mower, difficulty getting it started, or it can cause the mower to idle unevenly.
If petrol is coming out of your primer bulb, this means that it is backing up in your carburettor and flowing out of the primer tube. The float-valve in your carburettor has most likely got stuck and just needs to be adjusted.

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Oil leaking too much from the oil filter and blowing out smoke
ANSWER : Kathy there is too much oil in the mower. Drain some out and try again.

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Oil blows out filler, checked breather hose in air cleaner housing, ok.
ANSWER : If your machine is filled with more than 21 ounces of oil the oil will be forced out the crankcase vent and leak out the filter. Check your oil level, correct if needed. If the oil is good you may have a bad crankcase vent.

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Joe

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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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What kind of oil do I use for a gx240 8.o honda motor cement mixer
ANSWER : Hi, sae 10w-30 mineral oil. Hope this helps, regards Phil.

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My yard man mower is blowing black smoke when I crank it. Why would this be?? It was low on oil, but we filled it up and it still smokes. Do we need to change the oil? If so how? It has a honda engine, and is 2 years old.
ANSWER : Like the other guy says drain the oil out. Disconnect the spark plug wire (for safety). Place the mower onto a stable platform to work from. To remove the drain plug usually you need a 3/8 ratchet and I use a short extension so I don’t skin my knuckles. Put the extension end into the drain plug and remove. Have a drain pan to catch the used oil. Clean the area around drain plug first. When oil is drained replace the drain plug and tighten. Add your new oil. ONLY ADD ABOUT 15 OUNCES. Use SAE 30 motor oil. Once you get the oil in set it on a flat surface and check for the proper level. Add if needed. Usually the push mowers only use about 16 ounces. I start with 15 because it is easier to add than remove the oil. Replace the spark plug wire, prime and start. It may smoke awhile to get the old oil burnt up.

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I have a Honda GX240 that burns oil like crazy. Rings are perfect as are the valve guides..what’s the problem?
ANSWER : One major problem is how much oil u put into it,if you over full it ,on the down stroke the oil will compress,forcing the oil,between the rings,causing it too burn.

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I have an early 90’s cub cadet rider and it was over filled with oil. Now it smokes and blows oil out the exhaust. Could over filling it cause this? If not are there any common causes of blowing oil
ANSWER : Yes, over filling can cause this. The fix for this is to put the oil level back to normal, and run your machine normally, until the oil residue burns back off. Some “side effects” may be fouling spark plugs and occasionally residue build up in the muffler, so, keep this in mind. Normally, though, everything goes back to normal. It’s better to run the machine for a while than starting and stopping it, to allow the machine to get up to operating temperature and clean out the exhaust system.
Best regards, –W/D– please feel free to rate this solution.

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Won’t start, new coil, weak spark,
ANSWER : If i remember correctly these have electronic ignition the module may need replacing but beforedoing any thing drastic try disconecting the oil alert wire that sometimes gives a bit of pain youdoit

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