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I have a Craftsman Push Rear Bag Lawn Mower w/ High Wheel it's a 6.50 Briggs & Stratton Engine. I changed the oil by turning over the lawn mower and draining the oil from the dip stick hole. I also took off the air "filter" to change the air filter but I guess it doesn;t have one. Having replacing the oil it started okay but it runs very rough and still smokes. What would cause that. Also on the air filter container they is a lever maybe I didn't put that back in place properly. is that for the auromatic choke?

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Your mower should definitely have an air filter whether it is paper or foam, and you should drain the oil from the bottom, not turning it over. turning it over can get oil in places where it shouldn't be and make it smoke or not run at all. It may need carburetor cleaning and spark plug cleaning or replacement, or the flywheel key may be sheared if it runs rough

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