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Tiller starts, runs for 2 minutes, then engine slowly sputters and dies. In checking the engine oil, discovered gasoline mixed in with oil. Why would this happen? Solutions?

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Other than knowing you have a tiller,sounds like you have a float type carb. and the float did not shut the fuel off and fuel ends up in the crank case with the oil
Your problem sounds like you need to address the carb. area starting with removing the float bowl and inspect the float needle valve and needle valve seat mainly for dirt and functioning freely. If you have a metal float shake it to see if has fuel in it? if it does get a new one. Drain the oil when you fix the problem and put new in

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