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Jack, is your engine a twin cylinder Briggs & Stratton?
Will your engine continue to run to leave your choke partially closed?
Have you checked your fuel shut off solenoid?
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.
It could be your fuel pump. You can check it. 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.
Also, double check your fuel shut off solenoid. Turn your key on and off a few times, to see if your solenoid clicks each time.
Your fuel pump could very well be the source of our problem.
There is rubber pulse hose that goes from your valve cover, to your fuel pump. Check this hose for splits or holes.
Shine a flashlight into your fuel tank, to check for sediments that could be randomly clogging the outlet hole on your fuel tank.
If you check out all of my suggestions above, this will help you and I determine what is causing our problem.
I can suggest an online store, but it will be difficult to know what parts you need, without doing some troubleshooting first. I do not like buying parts that are not actually needed.
I can say that if there was sediments inside your fuel tank, it is likely that your fuel filter will need to be replaced, and your carburetor will need to be cleaned.
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Did you soak your carburetor prior to cleaning it? Did you totally disassemble your carburetor?
You are very welcome! Focus on your fuel shut off solenoid, and your fuel flow to your carburetor.