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white smoke and oil coming from exhaust Answered

mower starts but blows white smoke and oil from exhaust any ideas what could be wrong ????

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you turned the motor upside down when you cleaned the blade off.

When you turn the motor upside down the oil will run into the cylinder and it will smoke until the oil burns off.

1. Assuming this is not water cooled (if it is inspect the head gasket.)

2. Wjite smoke is burned oil - It has to be passing the piston rings so the bore is shot. Either new engine or new mower.