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Engine keeps flooding out

My Huskee snowblower with a 5 hp Tecumseh motor ran fine a few times this winter, then would only run on full choke. Now it seems to choke itself out after running for perhaps 5 seconds or so. It starts, then dies, etc. Possibly a dirty fuel filter? Ice in the gas line? Haven't used it that many hours. It sits in an unheated/unattached garage when not in use.

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Recommend completely draining the fuel system. Tank, lines, and carb. Make sure everything is clean and dry. Clean or replace fuel filter. Always try to store it with a full tank of fuel. It is common to get condensation when the weather goes from warm to cold and back.

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