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There is oil in my air filter and pooled around the top of the yellow part of the mower and now it won't start. Do I have an oil leak somewhere or what?

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Perhaps you tipped your mower over to clean underneath it? If you tip it the wrong way, yes, the oil will run up and into the carburetor, then out the carb and into the air filter. An oil leak would not cause this to happen due to gravity. If this was caused by tipping the mower, then let it set upright for a time and let everything run back to where it's suppose to go. It will take a bit to start it, but should work then. I'm hoping this is what your problem is. I hope this helps.

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