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Engine starts on first pull but runs rough -- coughs and

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Engine starts on first pull but runs rough -- coughs and chokes with some white smoke for few minutes and then dies -- like it's not getting enough gas. New fluids seem OK. What to do?
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes -- clean fuel in tank --what and where is shut off valve?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yep
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Engine was just gone over by mechanic about 4 months ago and has sat since then -- ran fine when he tested it in front of me then
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 month ago.

Hi. Welcome to chat! My name is ***** ***** I am currently a factory dealer auto mechanic. I will attempt to assist you with your concern today.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 month ago.

Sitting for 4 months it is likely that the gas in the carb may have gummed up the jets already. If it seems like starving for fuel you should remove the carb bowl and clean the jet out again.

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Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 month ago.

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