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After lots of excellent service suddenlymy craftsman rorotiiler Model # 917 2960230 is auddenly belching white smoke and oil out of the exhaust It starts with the choke on and tries to run when the choke goes off but dies. It will not runor start. What is wron? And what can I do?

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  • len_olds Oct 08, 2010

    Sabin, I'm not sure but less than five years. Cm't you ytell from the Model #? I ertainly hope it is not the oil ring.

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What has happened the oil ring on the piston broke. When you break a ring chances are that you can put a new ring on and the tiller will be good as new. The ring is what produces compression. With no compression the engine will not run. The white smoke is from burning oil. It don't cost very much to have a new ring put in. Or you can go to Lowe's or Home Depot and get the parts and a manual to rebuild it yourself.

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How old is it?

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