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Does this engine have the smart start feature on it or does it have a primer?
If it has smart start with no primer then NO you don't want to try to move the throttle because you will damage the choke system. The smart start system has an automatic choke system that is tied to the throttle linkage and if you force the throttle linkage you can break the choke assembly and create more issues for yourself.
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