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The oilcap on the Yardmachine mower is really unusual. It is a small yellow cap that has 2 raised knobs/bumps on it, and no other discernable gripping surface for turning. How do I take this cap off to put oil in?

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Sounds like the good old fashioned Briggs engine oil cap. They're designed that way so that if you screw it on too tight (or the crud stops it from turning freely) you can simply put a large screwdriver between the two knobs and use it as a lever to get the cap unstuck. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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