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Angry new craftsman 28" Pro Series only runs on full choke

Bought my Craftsman 247.888740 at the end of January 2016. I used it once in February 2016. I followed all directions to prep for off season storage: ran all the gas out, etc. I had used fuel stabilizer in the gas I used last season. We had our one snowstorm of this winter two days ago. When I added fresh gas and cranked it, the starter worked but the engine would not fire. I pushed the primer repeatedly while cranking and it finally fired and the engine sounds normal as long as I kept it at full choke. If I tried to move the choke after it warmed up for ten minutes, the engine would stall out.

Today I added two ounces of Mechanic in a Bottle to the tank. I ran it for about 35 minutes but it would still stall if I moved the choke off full choke. I let in run dry and then added four ounces of Mechanic in a bottle to the empty tank and used the primer to push it into the fuel filter and the carb. After four hours I started it again but had the same results. I ran it for 20 minutes but it would still stall if I moved the choke a little bit off full choke.

Will it help if I continue to run Mechanic in a Bottle through it? Is it damaging the engine if I run continuously at full choke? I would appreciate any ideas on how to resolve this.

I have an appointment for next Wednesday for Sears Home Services to come out. The Blower is still under warranty but I expect a fight with a close to bankrupt Sears over who will pay for the repair.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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