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Will not crank due to oil overflow

I over filled lawn mower will oil and now it will not crank. I drained the oil out and it still will not crank.

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Sounds like you may have gotten oil into the cylinder past the piston. If this is the case, just remove the spark plug and spray some carburetor cleaner inside, then blow air into it. Try to turn over the engine with the plug still removed and cycle it a few times, then give it a short squirt of WD-40 and reinstall the plug...and try to start it. I hope this helps.

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You may have got oil up into the combustion chamber if you have tipped the mower the wrong way, remove the plug and check

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