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Engine tied up within 5 minutes of use.

Series 860 self propel. bought it from lowes, used it today for the first time. within 5 minutes it died. engine seems like its tied up, blade will not turn. There IS oil in it, not sure whats wrong with it but mtd sucks. By the way, it was one of the clearanced off mowers from past repairs.

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You can remove the spark plug and see if the engine revolves.  However, I'd take it back and let them replace it.  I've never had any trouble returning things to Lowe's.  Small engines don't have oil pumps they are splash lubricated.

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