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Hi Jim, my name is***** will be assisting you.
Can you provide the model and type or spec number from the engine so that I can better assist you?
According to the engine parts manual this engine has a separate choke control on it. Are you pulling the choke control out on the dash?
The choke may be built into the throttle control. When you operate the throttle control does it seem to go all the way up or do you feel a catch or stop before it gets all the way up? Is it stopping about 1/2" prior to the top of the control?
In looking at the engine parts manual they don't build this engine with an automatic choke. There are two options for the choke on this engine, one is a separate choke control cable the other would be built into the throttle lever with a detent or catch at full throttle then anything beyond that point would be choke.
Yes, but you have to go all the way up. As you move the throttle from idle to full throttle you will hit a detent that will be full throttle, you will need to go just beyond that in order to choke the engine.
The only other thing that I can think of on that engine would be the fuel solenoid on the carburetor. There is a fuel solenoid on the bottom of the carburetor bowl that requires voltage to it in order for it to open up and allow the carburetor to actually get fuel through the main fuel jet or nozzle. If the wire was not connected good from the factory then it may have come loose and is not opening the fuel solenoid which would keep the engine from starting.
If there is no choke feature on the dash and it doesn't seem to be built into the throttle per your information. I would venture to say that it is either out of adjustment or the fuel solenoid has lost power. Since it is a new machine if it needs adjustments or the fuel solenoid is not working then they(Simplicity or the dealer) will take care of that at no cost to you.
I am sorry that I could not be of more assistance. Thank you it has been a pleasure to assist you.
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