In Reply to: 841 Still Not Running posted by John (AL) on October 24, 2017 at 16:27:38:
The fact that it smokes when it starts indicates it is getting too much fuel or not enough air. First check to make sure the choke is opening. Try starting it with the air cleaner tube disconnected. Sometimes a driving rain can force water into the air cleaner and overfill the oil cup in the air cleaner. This can have the same effect as the choke being closed.