Lawn Mower Not Running After Adding Oil to Gas Tank?

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February 7, 2017

I accentently poured fuel oil into the gas tank thinking it was gas, I used the mower for about 15 minutes after that and now it won't start. What can I do?


February 9, 20170 found this helpful
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  1. Drain gas tank.
  2. Drain the fuel line.
  3. Put a new fuel filter on.
  4. Spray carb cleaner into the carburetor.
  5. Clean the spark plug.
  6. If that doesn't work put a new carburetor on.

You could ultimately have damaged the engine. Good luck and hope it works.

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February 7, 20170 found this helpful

Drain the oil out of the tank and replace it with gas. Then try to run it.

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February 8, 20170 found this helpful

Clean or change your spark plug first start use starting fluid it will be a hard start but it will start

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February 8, 20170 found this helpful

You are going to have to drain your tank, replace your fuel filter and clean out the carburetor and fuel lines.

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