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I have a riding lawn mower & need to check underneath to see if the drive belt is broken but I've been told that if you tip the mower up it will blow the motor up....is that true?

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No, but it's better to lift the mower up than tip it over because the gas will leak out and cause a serious fire hazard. But if you can empty the gas first, then no problem. Also, you might get a little oil leaking from the filler cap, but you can tie a rag around it to minimize the mess, and don't leave it tipped over for days. Once you put it back down, give the oil 30 minutes to run down where it should be, and no problem. Thanks for using FixYa, and good luck

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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    Al Kupchella Apr 29, 2010

    I almost forgot! Take the battery out before you tip it! You don't want battery acid leaking all over!!!

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