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I have a DYT 4000 from 2004. Cutting the lawn today, about half way through something inside the engine popped (sounded like a belt) and the tractor shut off. I tried to restart and the starter was FLYING but seemed to be free. Checked the oil level (might as well, it's out of commission) and noticed white whispy smoke coming from the oil fill area. It had been running for about an hour. Any help is appreciated.

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Sounds like an internal engine failure. Take the spark plugs out and stick a screw driver in the the cylinders. Then turn the engine by hand, and see if the pistons move. My guess is one or both won't, but if they do then you'll need to do more testing like a compression test or leak down tests. You may even need a partial tear down to find the problem. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is possible that it is repairable rather than having to purchase a whole engine.

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