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After installing a new lower oil seal and carb cleaning, my 0290 passed the startup and small run test stage. However, I went to cut the yard yesterday and it started right up but after 5 passes over the lawn it started the white smoke again and the RPM's dropped.



I decided enough is enough so I am going to strip it down save some parts I can use on my 10424 and scrap the rest!


Totally frustrated

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Sorry to hear that you have not been able to pin point the issue you were having. These Lawnboys are really not hard to repair. It's just a matter of process of elimination. Did you ever install a new needle and seat? If you mentioned you tilted the mower and it died that would indicated a flooding fuel problem. Bill

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After installing a new lower oil seal and carb cleaning, my 0290 passed the startup and small run test stage. However, I went to cut the yard yesterday and it started right up but after 5 passes over the lawn it started the white smoke again and the RPM's dropped.



I decided enough is enough so I am going to strip it down save some parts I can use on my 10424 and scrap the rest!


Totally frustrated
stop cleaning the carb and buy a new one for $16

the smoke is from flooding so stop playing around and fix it right

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I have owned Lawnboys and used and repaired them for over 34 years and have as of yet to ever find a carb on any mowers that I used or acquired to need replacing due to being unable to clean. I have had one or two that were just worn out such as where the throttle goes through the carb body. As far as the suggestion goes to stop cleaning the carb and buy a new one for $16.00 goes, I am going to guess that the member who suggested that has never had to purchase a NOS Lawnboy carb. You would be lucky to find one for less than $75.00 to $100.00 unless you were lucky enough to run into someone that was parting with their stash. I know you can find Chinese knock offs in that price range for engines like Briggs but to the best of my knowledge I have never seen a new carb for a Lawnboy made mower that inexpensive. Bill

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Bill - i'm with you on this one bro.
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DOA LB 0292

Thanks for all the input. I decided to let the 0292 go and a neighbor took it for her dad to tinker with. I firmly believe the rings were shot since it still has oil leaking at the muffler. I still have my 10424 that runs great.

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