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Good evening, have you checked the float bowl to see if it may have arer in it? When was the mower last run? Do you have fuel getting to the carburetor in quantity through the fuel filter?
This engine has an electric solenoid, that can be screwed from the carburetor bowl to drain it.
With it running only with choke on, you are starving for fuel. It is not getting through the main jet into the cylinders. This electric solenoid can be stick, it does plug the main jet, and has to open when key is turned on!
Is the fuel solenoid clicking when key is turned on? Does it have 12 volts to it when key is on?
OK, when did it last run? It may need a carburetor cleaning.
I understood it died when choke was removed?
OK> drain the carb and go from there.
OK let me know.
Did you find any debris in carb? Was solenoid working correctly? Needle valve passage from the inlet to the bowl may be restricted.
Is the electric solenoid in the side of the bowl, where you could remove it and plug the hole for test. Test with it removed!
Thanks! Check the suction from the tank to the fuel pump!
Yes, you could, put line in a fuel container.