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Oil Drain Plug Location

I have a Toro 550 rotary mower. I want to change the oil, but can't remember where the oil plug is located. I thought it was under the mower deck, and I found what I thought was the plug, a square slotted plug in which my ratchet driver fits, but won't turn. It this it or am I all wrong? Thanks in advance.

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That is the drain plug sometimes hard to get loose but should come out it is in bottom of engine above blade.

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