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Smokes when i crank it up and when i engage mowing lever. Smokes from exhaust. just bought mower. It is a lts 2000 09' model. Bought from sears, mower was shortly owned and used.

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What moter do you have on let me know ok hey ck the oil it may be over full it wont hurt it you just need to get the level right let me know

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