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The redi start has an auto choke feature, which should close the choke butterfly on cranking. It may be sticking. If it were mine, I would remove the spark plug and put a teaspoon of fuel into the cylinder, re-install spar plug and see if it will start. If not, I would return it where it came from!
May have stuck float in carburetor, There is no fuel pump on this model. just gravity flow.