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Why would my sera snowblower run out of oil after I had a tune upend oil change.
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Did your Sears snowblower lockup ?? If so how long after the service did it run before it locked up ??

How much oil was in it when you checked it ??

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Oil doesn't evaporate. I see only two options. Either the snow slower didn't actually have oil added as you believe or the oil leaked out. If it leaked you probably would have noticed the oil especially in the snow. Thus, my money's on the oil not being filled.
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Whoever did the service didn't re-fill the oil, and owes you.
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they probably forgot to add oil, ive seen it before
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It's always a good practice to check if the oil level is up when and if you get it serviced by somebody else. They probably screwed up but now it's hard to prove... Is it still under warranty?
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Why would my snowblower run out of oil after I had a tune up and oil change?
Because, that's why. As the others have said, maybe you got an oil drain, but not an oil change. Did you check the oil level before starting the machine?

Any oil caps missing or loose at the lower end of the crankcase?

What became of the engine without oil?

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Because, that's why. As the others have said, maybe you got an oil drain, but not an oil change. Did you check the oil level before starting the machine?

Any oil caps missing or loose at the lower end of the crankcase?

What became of the engine without oil?
That made me laugh.
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Happened at a reputable service station here a few years back. Mechanic changed the oil on a newer model car...got sidetracked and forgot to replace the oil. Vehicle seized within a few miles. Law suit ensued and service station had to replace the engine with a new one. It does happen.
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how did the auto driver not see the OIL lamp blaring in their face ?
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