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New Platinum 24 starting issue??

OK, it starts fine. First pull yesterday and normally on the second pull at other times but here is the issue: Neighbor stopped to talk so I shut it off by simply throwing the switch from on to off. He left and I clicked the switch back on and gave it a pull and then another pull and yet another. After 10 pulls without even a hit I decided something must be amiss! I pulled it into the garage and let it sit for a few minutes. I don't remember if I choked it again or not, shouldn't have needed it as it was still plenty warm, at any rate on about the 3rd pull it finally started.
I ran it for awhile and shut it off the same way a little later just to see if the problem still existed. Shut off the switch and tried starting it again. Same problem. It starts great cold but sure doesn't seem to start great warm. This is a brand new machine. Any pointers I could use to start it next time?
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Pretty much the same with me. It seems like you need to give it at least partial choke to start even when warm. Most times at least. If there's pointers, I'm all ears.
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Pretty much the same with me. It seems like you need to give it at least partial choke to start even when warm. Most times at least. If there's pointers, I'm all ears.
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Is that with the AX engine or Briggs?

I have the briggs and it does the same thing. I have to choke it slightly to get it to pop off then immediately after I turn choke off.

Doesn't seem like it should be this way but I guess it is.
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I think that is the nature of the new motors. I have a snow tek and I shut if it off with the switch and refilled with gas and had to use choke too get it started also.gayland
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problem might be that the carb is set to run lean and we will have to use choke on restart. might have to try and use primer and see if that works. maybe somebody will chime in and explain this to us better.
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When you say new carbs with lean mixture, I think you've nailed it. Be glad you only have to choke it to get it restarted and don't need to choke it to keep it from surging and have to operate with it on The troy is that way.

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When you say new carbs with lean mixture, I think you've nailed it. Be glad you only have to choke it to get it restarted and don't need to choke it to keep it from surging and have to operate with it on The troy is that way.

You mean they are supposed to run without the choke somewhat engaged? I think all 7 blowers that I use (Ariens and John Deere) have to have either 1/4 choke or 1/2 choke engaged to run the thing after starting otherwise it sputters and looses power. Most except the new Deluxe 30 will start with 3/4 or full choke on, even after they have been running awhile. The Deluxe 30 will start with 4 primes on 1/2 or 1/4 choke but still requires 1/4 choke to run without sputtering.
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If they are brand new it's the jetting of the carb. If they are a year or a few old it can be varnish or crap that found it's way to the jets.

My 2410 Troy is know for it and there was even a guide on what drill bits to use to open up the jets to cure the problem if cleaning doesn't help. I already have the mini drill bits on hand for this spring when I don't need the Troy and it's warmer. It's a pain to get to the carb as there are a couple covers and a number of screws to get to the two that hold the carb. Already pulled it once to clean and it don't do anything. Didn't have the drill bits at the time

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Pretty much the same with me. It seems like you need to give it at least partial choke to start even when warm. Most times at least. If there's pointers, I'm all ears.
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Well, glad to hear someone else is having the same issue. Maybe I will write Ariens. They surely have an answer.
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