Originally Posted by IanH
All sorted now.
I. The issue was believed to a minute piece of debris from the manufacturing process in the idle jet, that has now been blown through. No mention that any other residue/powder had been found on interior or carb.
That's good news & it was not the way you were trying to start it ,
I traced the white powder/ residue in the carb/ float bowl back to the fuel tank connecter ,
Looks like who ever assembled at the factory used too much of the white paste sealant that had also got inside the male connecter (hence it not getting picked up by the Filter/strainer on the pick up pipe in the tank though it must have washed itself through the other filter on the engine then collected in the carb causing the jet to get blocked ,
Just wonder how many other new engines have had this problem .