Oil in Carburetor/Wrong Petrol In Mower

Learn how to repair a lawn mower that has oil or incorrect petrol in the carburetor.

Tools/Parts Required 

  • Carburetor Cleaner
  • Oil pump
  • Flat Head Screwdriver

Step 1.

Use the oil pump to drain as much oil from the carburetor as possible or to empty the fuel tank in the case of incorrect fuel.

Step 2

Press the primer 10 times or tip some petrol in the carburetor then pull the starter 5-10 times to mix the fuel with the oil. if the mower does not start spray some carburetor cleaner or engine starter into the carburetor and try again.

Step 3

Allow the mower to run for 1-3minutes and the oil smoke should clear up and your mower should be back to normal.


    • Hi Ani

      We would need some further details of what type of mower you have and where the petrol was poured in order to offer any advice

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