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thanks Curtis but this particular model does not have a choke cable. It is an automatic choke. Regarless checking the throttle linkage is a good place to start. I'll update you on how it goes.
Curtis - Its not the linkage. I started up the engine with the air filter off. Engine cold, choke was closed. A few pulls on start chord. Nothing.
Then I hit it with 1 short shot of starter fluid, engine fired right up, ran smoothly. Put the air filter back on and I let it run for 10 minutes. Shut it off, checked choke, now open. tried to start it back up, pulled chord several times, nothing. pulled air filter off, short blast of starter fluid, fired right up and ran smoothly. Matter of fact, I mowed the whole lawn..... Is there a vacuum that is supposed to be created when I pull start that draws gas into the carb?