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Does the engine seem to hesitate when the trigger is pulled or can you tell me a little more about exactly what it is doing.
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It would be strange that it would not catch at times and then work fine others, but if you will look at the carburetor area most of those machines were built with an adjustment plate for the throttle cable that will allow you to make small cable adjustments by just turning a screw on the plate. It sounds like maybe the cable just needs to be adjusted a little in order to make it work all the time as it should. There was also a release built into the throttle trigger assembly that would keep the cable from catching and working if the switch were in the off position, you may have something bent in there that is causing it too not catch all the time.