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Starts up fine then dies when hot

I have a Craftsman Lawn Tractor _ Model # 917.273390 about 6 years old. I put in a new spark plug, oil and oil filter. Runs fine for 15-20 minutes then when hot it dies. Plenty of gas.


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Carb probably shot had same issue replaced carb all good

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Your automatic choke is defalting

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