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Have a Poulan PR208 Stormforce snowblower that quits after 2 or 3 minutes.

Starts fine second pulls every time and then sputters, backfires and then quits. I installed a new spark plug, drained the fuel tank through the car Erato with good flow and refuelled with fresh fuel. I started it ran for 2 or 3 minutes, backfired and quit again. Not sure what to check next

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Chcek stuck or loose choke flaps and integrity of carb manifold gasket. Check the ignition coil cable (connected to the spark plug). The kill switch wires should not any crack that may touch the chassis ground.

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