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Hello Mark. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Your carburetor have a fuel shut off solenoid. If your fuel shut off solenoid is faulty, it could be failing after it heats up, and either partially or fully shutting off your carburetor fuel flow.
Your fuel shut off solenoid should click each time you cycle your ignition switch on and off. It has a spring loaded plunger that must retract, when your ignition switch is on, to allow fuel to flow within your carburetor. Sometimes this part will fail after it reaches full operating temperature.
If you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, immediately after your engine stops running, to see if your engine will start right back up and run briefly, or if your still have to wait a few minutes before your engine will re-start.
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Thank you for checking. This confirms that our problem is fuel related. There are three possibilities I would focus on.
If your fuel tank have sediments floating around inside, they can eventually settle over the outlet hole in your fuel tank, and restrict your fuel flow.
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If you drain all the gas from your tank, then let it air dry, you will be able to safely use your video cam. Let's hope your fuel tank is clean inside.
Verify your fuel shut off solenoid first, then consider cleaning your carburetor, if needed.
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