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First, make sure the machine is upright, level and straight, then check the sight glass for proper oil level, on the right hand side.
Overfilling the motor & transmission with oil can cause oil leaks in several places.
As far as the oil plug leaking, if the plug bolt has been cross threaded or the sealing washer left off, either situation must be corrected.
Another area which frequently leaks, is the oil filter base.
The usual reason for that is someone left the previous oil filter gasket on the machine.
Of course, if the filter was forced on (cross threaded), that will cause a catastrophic motor oil leak.
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