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Stan, will your engine continue to run, if you partially, or fully close your choke?
Immediately after your engine dies, you need to determine if you are still getting fuel from your fuel tank, to your carburetor.
To check your fuel flow, remove your fuel hose from your carburetor, and place it into a suitable container, to catch your fuel. Turn your key to start position, as you observe your fuel flow.
If your fuel flow is still good after 15 minutes, then I would check the fuel shut off solenoid that is screwed into the bottom of your carburetor.
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 either before, or after it reaches full operating temperature.
How long have this problem existed?
Hello Stan. This is a follow up, to see if you had a chance to check out my suggestions. I hope all goes well for you.