I just filled up my oil resevoir with gasoline (containing fuel stabelizer) on my MTD 22in. 4.5Hp lawn mower. Ive drained out the oil & gas mix & dont know what to do next before i refill it with new, clean oil. I dont have the specs or a manual. please help
Mar 06, 2011
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Product Troubleshooting for Mtd
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Don't panic. Drain thoroughly and leave plug out for ventilation for a day or two. Or run compressed air through it for a few minutes (oil reservoir) to blow out moisture - let air dry for a day. Refill with OIL and disconnect the Spark plug wire. Cycle manually a few times. Reconnect. Let it rip. You probably did it a favor if the unit is more than 5 years old and got heavy use.
You need to get all the info on the motor, its not an MTD motor, most likely Brigs & Stratton. Then go to their web page for an online manual. Most companies post them