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Engine runs like POP-POP-POP.Fuel solinoid?

Fuel flows well from tank ,through filter, into carb.Bottom of carb bowl is electrical connector (Fuel solinoid?) if i pull that off ,engine revs and then dies. I plug it back in and cranks over but barely runs seems to be backfiring pop-pop-pop with white smoke. This is a Craftsman LT3000.
This is second use of the year after sitting all winter.First use I blocked off some air intake and engine smoothed out. Thought I had resolved it then...

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  • rbalanetsky Jun 29, 2009

    Fixed. The solonoid was ok (pin retracted when ignition on.) There is a slide (looks like a trombone slide) on the top of the Carb intake.This is the choke? Has no sping attached. I pulled it back and the airflow is restored so the carb is not choking with all fuel mixture. I used a twist tie to hold the intake open(trombone slide) back until i find a small weak spring. Runs great..

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Hi..my name is Keith...this is kind of a hard one to answer...when im not there...but i would suspect weak fuel..i would drain the tank and put fresh in and a new fuel filter..and if that dont help..then you might need a carb cleaning or overhaul..i hope this has helped..if not..write me back

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