I have a John Deere La145 Mower. It is 9 years old but only had 130 hrs. I changed air, oil, fuel filter today and began cleaning engine with engine degreaser. I also spilt some oil on frame when I took off oil filter. When I went to crank it up, I didn’t notice smoke at first but after running it in shop where I was working on it, I noticed smoke in the air. It appears it is coming from lower area of lawn mower. Smoke is not steady, sort of in puffs. When I cranked engine, it was running good. I checked air filter. No sign of oil. Everything looked fine. Oil level is not quite at full mark.
- If I didn’t get all of the engine degreaser dried off, could that have caused smoke? I had sprayed it all in engine area.