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Blue smoke from lawnmower

so i was mowing the lawn, and some grass got stuck on the blade, so i tipped it, not knowing which side im supposed to tip it on, and im sure i got oil in the air filter. now when i start it, after a few seconds, tehres blue smoke coming from the exhaust. what should i do? i think its a 4 stroke, since i dont need to use a oil/gas mixture. can i just let the lawnmower burn the oil?

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if it is a 4stroke when you tipped it the oil may have run out the crankcase breather into the carb. if it is in the carb filter a little wash with some gas shake out let dry and replace. any residual oil in carb should burn off. good luck.
 

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Also be sure to check into your air filter. Most of the time these get saturated with oil and cause the machine to run rich which would explain the blue smoke. If you end up needing a new one get the model type and code off the engine they are usually above the muffler or spark plug stamped into the metal. they are usually readily available.
 

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yeah im sure i tipped oil into the filter, so i just ahve to buy a new filter?
Pop your filter cover and have a look at it. If it's a foam filter that's saturated in oil, try cleaning it. There are foam filter cleaners out there.

I wouldn't worry too much about the blue smoke, it will quickly burn off as you run it as mentioned above.

Lesson learned, tip the mower on the otherside next time. :)
 

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Also avoid turning the blade while it's tipped at any sharp angle. That helps cut down the amount of oil that gets into the wrong places as well. ;)
 
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