Engine dies unless choke is engaged

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Old 04-17-10, 06:38 PM
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Engine dies unless choke is engaged

I have a craftsman riding mower. EVerything was fine, but all of a sudden it won't stay started unless the choke is all the way out. Then it works fine. What do I need to check?
 
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Old 04-17-10, 09:44 PM
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Likely something got caught up in the carb.
Post the model number of your Craftsman rider and someone can be of more assistance.
 
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Old 04-18-10, 03:38 AM
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Model and Serial

Serial Number 021799B006167S
Model Number 917.270771
 
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Old 04-18-10, 05:37 AM
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Having to choke it means it is not getting enough gas. First, try running with the gas cap loose. May have a plugged vent hole in the gas cap. If that doesn't work, I would suspect the fuel pump.
 
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Old 04-18-10, 06:51 AM
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Thanks

Thanks, I will give that a try.
 
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