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Mower starts but wont stay on. ran fine for 30 min but then started burning oil (blue smoke) and lost power.

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Sound like you ring or cylinder is shot. Do a compression check, should be around 80psi. If it is not, then add some engine oil into the cylinder, not much. Do the compression test again. If the compression increased then you rings or cylinder is bad. If it does not increase then you valves or seals are shot.

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