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I evidently put too much oil in the Proulan Pro Lawn Mower. Now I cannot get it started. It sputters at first but will not start. I have cleaned off the spark plug with a paper towel and sand papered the oil off the spark plug. But, I still cannot get the mower to start. This is the Poulan Pro Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (Model PR625Y22RKP)

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  • glennkrommin Jul 23, 2010

    I drained out the oil until I was down to the proper level. I sprayed WD-40 into the spark plug hole. I then replaced the air filter and spark plug. The lawn mover finally worked again. Thanks for the advice.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    The engine won't start

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I cannot get the engine to start. I have recharged the battery and cleaned the spark plug, put in gasoline additive but still can't get it to start.

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First thing is to remove the excess oil. Take out as much as you need to to get to the line on the dipstick. Next, you may want to use a little WD-40 or similar cleaner to spray into the spark plug hole to thin the oil in there. Replace the spark plug and start the machine a number of times until it runs correctly. Using WD-40, remember the term "little". Good luck...Lee

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