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White smoke coming from front of mower. a lot of white smoke.

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Your exhaust pipe actually exits from the front of your mower you most likely need an oil change. have them check your head seals as well.

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Too much oil, that happened to me when I went up a slope. I drained some out and it solved that problem, Remember to check the dipstick to see that the oil levels are correct.

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