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My Troybilt (new in 2014) snow thrower will start but not

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My Troybilt (new in 2014) snow thrower will start but not continue to run (:30-:45 sec). Fresh gas and clean oil. Any thoughts?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

How long has it been since your engine last performed to your satisfaction?

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

During the times you were not operating your snow thrower, was any gas left inside your fuel tank, during this period of time?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was stored since last season. Yes, there was some gas stored in the tank with some Stable gas additive.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It started initially today with the pull ring. After it quit the first time, I needed to use the optional electric start mode for all subsequent starts.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The exhaust was quite smoky during the run and I tried using the primer and/or the choke when it would begin to shut down, believing there was fuel starvation, but nothing I could do would keep it running. (You still there, Donald?)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello? Anybody?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Was it something I said? Bad breath, BO, my political orientation?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Umm . . . okay, I give up. Sorry I bothered you folks.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I am back. I stepped away from my computer. Thanks for your reply. We can continue from here.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

What color was the smoke coming from your exhaust?

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I apologize for the delay in responding to you. I am here to help.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bye!
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I hope all goes well for you. Have a great day.