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Accidently tipped machine and it cut out. cannot restart. when i take the spark plug out and pull cord oil comes out of port. will it clear itself?

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Yes you can clear it out. The best thing to do is:

1 - remove the spark plug
2 - put a little gas in the plug hole (about a tablespoonful or so)
3 - pull the cord slowly so the gas can mix with the oil and thin it out
4 - pull the cord fast several times to blow everything out the spark plug hole
5 - dry and reinstall the spark plug
6 - try to start the motor without any choke
7 - if it won't start go to 1 and repeat

When it does start it will probably run rough for a while and smoke a lot until it gets everything cleared out of the cylinder. After a minute or two it should run like it did before the incident. Be sure to check the oil level, you probably didn't lose much but better safe than replacing the motor.

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