If you open the choke all the way the engine will stop.Then as the engine warms up you may have to readjust the choke so the engine continues to run smoothly.
If I can stress only one point, it is do your research before you buy your snow equipment. Educate, educate, educate, yourself and you cannot go wrong.
Purchasing a snowblower is a huge investment in time and money and it should not be taken lightly.
Then put a pint or two of Tru Fuel in the tank, start the engine and let it run about half-throttle for 10 minutes.
I have one snow blower here with a 208 cc Power More engine that I don’t use. I put use 2 tablespoons per gallon of Sea Foam in the fuel when I go buy the gas.
Then hang it upside down so the spout is hanging down and let it dry out for 6 hours. Yes, the fuel is expensive but it’s a lot cheaper than a new carb.
For storage run the existing fuel out of the snow blower or siphon it out of the tank if you know how.I read dozens of reviews every year where an owner uses their brand new snow blower for 10 -30 minutes.The snow blower stops running and they can’t get it started again.It has been sitting for 2 years with Tru Fuel in it. (5 gallon tank that’s 10 tablespoons) STA-BIL 360 works well also.I had to move it last month and it started on the second pull! Finally, in the winter if the fuel in my gas can is more than a month old I’ll put that in my car and go buy fresh.I hope that after reading this buying guide you have a better understanding of not only what a snowblower is, but how it works and what it can do for you.