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I have a [Bnew[/B] Craftsman 24" Model 247.889571 snow thrower that runs only 30 seconds and then stops. Have FRESH gas, cleaned plug. Any reasons for it not running?
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more than likely a dirty carb
 

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New as in brand new from the store never before been used? Or new as in used once 3 years ago and then parked?

Is the oil full?

Are you trying to use it on an angle?

Is one of the safety switches killing the engine?
 

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Could try loosening the gas cap. Maybe the vent is iced over.
 

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I just tried starting it again and this time it ram for over a minute and then stopped, emitting a lot of oily smoke as it shut down. Would not start a second time.
 

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Is the exhaust actually oily, or perhaps sooty might be more accurate? Perhaps the choke is stuck on?
 

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The exhaust is oily (and smells "oily"). The choke seems to be working when I can get the thrower to run long enough to close it.
 

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oops, missed that "new" part.
Just a thought, how is the oil level? Almost sounds like it could be overfilled.
 
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