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There should be a drain plug in the bottom of engine warm lawn mower up take out drain plug drain oil out check your air filter replace it even if it looks clean replace it

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Black spark plugs are a sign of a weak spark or too much fuel in the air-fuel mixture.
If the fuel and air mixture is too rich, it can lead to incomplete combustion. This happens when the carburetor lets too much fuel into the combustion chamber. The resulting smoke will build up on your spark plug over time. If your spark plug keeps turning black, especially quickly, then it may be a carburetor problem.
You may find oil on a spark plug because: Too much oil was mixed with the gasoline. The piston rings (the component that seals piston and cylinder) are failing. If these rings are broken or failing in some way, they can let oil slip past the piston and get on the spark plug.
Carbon fouled

Black, dry soot on the electrodes and insulator tip indicates a carbon-fouled plug. This can be caused by a dirty air filter, excessive driving at low speeds, too rich of a fuel/air mixture or idling your vehicle for too long.

Causes of a carbon-fouled spark plug include a dirty air filter, excessive driving at low speeds, too rich of a fuel/air mixture, dirty fuel injectors or idling your vehicle for too long.
Causes of Carbon Fouling:

Spark plug heat range too cold. Air-fuel mixture too rich. Reduced compression and oil usage due to worn piston rings/cylinder walls.

Oil will seep through an O-ring that has been worn or cracked, and it will reach the spark plug tube. You`ll need to address this issue promptly before the engine suffers too much damage. You`ll need to change the spark plugs as well because the oil has saturated them.
If the valve does freeze, it can cause higher-than-normal crankcase pressure. This can cause oil to be forced past the valve seals. If the PCV valve is stuck open, the excess vapors and oil droplets can quickly foul the spark plugs. A failed turbocharger can be another source of spark plug oil fouling.
WD-40 Multi-use Product is ideal for cleaning spark plugs. Spray WD-40 Multi-use Product on a microfiber cloth and rub over the spark plug. You can even spray WD-40 directly on the spark plug & then wipe it down using a soft, clean cloth.
To safely clean a spark plug, you should use a wire brush or spray-on plug cleaner specifically designed for this ignition part. You can also use a sturdy knife to scrape off tough deposits. Note: NEVER clean a spark plug with a shot blaster or abrasives.
Spark plugs are made to be self-cleaning. The heat generated by high engine temperatures allows the spark plugs to burn off anything that may be covering them.
Yes, you can clean an old, fouled plug. However, it`s best to opt for a spark plug replacement in most cases. That`s because an old spark plug won`t perform as well as a new spark plug. After all, electricity discharges best from sharp edges that only a new plug can have.
When a spark plug is black, that`s usually a sign that there`s incomplete combustion in that cylinder. And when it gets bad enough, it`ll turn on your Check Engine light, and might even create a misfire.
If the engine is running to lean, the spark plug can look greyish white. If the engine is running to rich the spark plug will look black, sometimes a glossy black if it`s really rich.
If you haven`t turned on your engine recently, your mower won`t start and/or you have to tug repeatedly on the rewind to start the engine, a damaged spark plug may be the culprit. These problems may also cause excessive fuel consumption, deposits on the cylinder head and oil dilution.

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2700 Series Presser Washer, and I need to change the “engine” oil. There on two oil “yellow” fill point, and the manual talks about changing the pump oil. How exactly do I change the engine oil?
ANSWER : Look for a drain plug on the base of the engine.Take the fill cap off also, and it’ll drain easier.

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ANSWER : Put straight 30 weight motor oil in it. Not 10W30 or any multi-viscosity oil. Straight 30 weight motor oil. If you’re doing a complete oil change, then you may want to use Synthetic 30 weight, which will last longer between oil changes and also make your engine last longer (but it costs more too). Best of luck to you.James

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Husqvarna iz4817 change oil light needs to be reset
ANSWER : The oil change reminder will flash at 49 hrs for 2 hrs then reset itself. It will do this every 50 hrs.

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Proper oil for old electric on a electric cord
ANSWER : Use regular bar/chain oil available from home centers, hardware stores, and saw dealers. Good luck!

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What type of oil does my black and decker chainsaw need
ANSWER : You can use SAE 30 weight motor oil or bar and chain oil. Press the bulb on the resevoir cap 2x before each cut making sure the saw is pointed down and to the right to let the gravity feed oiling system work properly.

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My husky 455 rancher is not oiling the chain properly. I have tried to clean all the oil ports on the bar and saw but it still is hardly pumping any oil to the chain. What could be the problem? How does the oiling system work?
ANSWER : The problem is very likely to be a clogged but more likely faulty internal oil pump (especially if your chainsaw is old).Hope it helps.

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How to reset the oil change gauge on the dash after giving an oil change??
ANSWER : From a Husqvarna forum I got that the icon blinks and will stop blinking after a couple of hours of operation (two hours or so).
There is nothing to do or that you can do to stop or reset this blinking.

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I have a husqvarna 137 chainsaw. The problem is with the bar oil. When the saw runs oil is flowing but where the rubber corner piece which allows the oil to flow out of appears to be just dripping the oil straight out. It looks like it should fill a small reservoir behind the metal plate and the oil then moves upwards where the chains drags the oil through the oil hole on the bar which is moving outwards as in the top chain on the bar. However the chain-brake area is just getting messy with oil splattering all over and the bar not actually getting oiled. I have fitted a new metal plate to see if the corner of the original was not sealing properly but that has not helped. The bar holes are clean. Any suggestions as I can’t see what it could be?
ANSWER : It’s the rubbers. I had the same problem with my 137 and 141. The rubbers shrink over time and the oil never makes it up the channel. The replacement part is one piece and less prone to leaking than the original 2 piece design.

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