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Bought it for $100 with bagger, all attachments. Kid said it "ran great last year". Runs for 5 minutes then shuts off. I pulled off the carb cleaned it, got new ebay coil, gunked it off, replaced spark plug, new carb gaskets, new muffler gasket, cleaned exhaust port, repacked tranny with grease. Adjusted all bail cables and lubed them. Got it all back together this morning.

Went outside after the last minute check over. Added fuel filter and shut off valve. Primed it and pulled it a few times. Buh buh buh smoked a bit dies. Pull pull pull pull ....look down ---OIL ALL OVER THE DECK around the main pulley hub for the self propel flung out in a nice fan pattern..so much for cleaning it all off...:00000060: :duh: :eek:mg: :hide:

Lower seal? Would this effect compression? While i was changing the blade I noticed the piston seemed kinda sticky. It didn;t move easily but I figured it was from sitting so long so I shot some wd40 in the sprak plug hole and in the exhaust port and dropped some oil down the plug hole last night and gave it a few pulls. Then let it sit overnight. No more piston stickies but now I have the oil/gas bath.

Diagnosis and future course of action?

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Make sure the oil is coming from the seal area and not the exhaust. There may have been a lot of oil residue in the case/exhaust if it sat with a full tank of gas and it seeped past the needle/seat assy and ran into the crankcase. When you tear into it to change the seals, you may need to do some cleanup inside the case. In the meantime, I'd go ahead and try to get it fired up, providing the seal appears to be where they belong.

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I am pretty sure since I pulled the exhaust replaced the muffler gasket and resealed the under deck box its comking from the crank shaft. Plus its being flung out in a nice fan pattern as I pull it rather then straight out of the exhaust or underneath.
 

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No matter what it turns out to be, you gotta tell the kid thanks, it's the best running mower you've ever seen. Might ask if he has any more. :aetsch
 

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The word is duped. Sorry you were told less than the truth anyway.
 

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I once bought a 10424 with spun crank bearings from a 70 y.o. woman. She claimed to have cut the lawn with it the day before. For some reason, I trusted an old woman not to lie to me. Maybe it's because she reminded me of my grandma. Anyhow, it was cheap enough, so no biggie. Bob has that mower now...
 

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I once bought a 10424 with spun crank bearings from a 70 y.o. woman. She claimed to have cut the lawn with it the day before. For some reason, I trusted an old woman not to lie to me. Maybe it's because she reminded me of my grandma. Anyhow, it was cheap enough, so no biggie. Bob has that mower now...

What do spun crank bearings sound like when you try to pull start it?
 

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What do spun crank bearings sound like when you try to pull start it?
The one I had sounded like plastic on plastic, kinda like the recoil was rubbing on the shroud. I was really miffed after that one... Lesson learned.
 

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The one I had sounded like plastic on plastic, kinda like the recoil was rubbing on the shroud. I was really miffed after that one... Lesson learned.
Would that show itself by shaft play-ie side to side play from the blade/shaft? Or do I need to crack open the case and check the rod end mate to the crank?
 
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