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scotts intek 6.5 lawn mower won't start

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07-27-16, 08:59 AM   #1  
scotts intek 6.5 lawn mower won't start


I have an used one and haven't put it to use for a year at least. Now I'm trying to start it but failed. I cleaned up the carb and replaced the gasket between the carb and the intake but still no good. I checked the plug which is working fine with pretty strong sparks in the dark as I pulled the chord.

I started only once, not sure it's from luck or something. I noticed that the choke butterfly gate was always open, doesn't matter the engine is cold or hot. So I put something to keep it closed and it started and it kept running until I hit the engine brake.

I guess if the choke is kept open as the engine is cold, it will never start.

For this machine, I don't see any control of the choke, right? Please advise.

Thanks in advance.

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07-27-16, 10:08 AM   #2  
We need to know what engine is on it...(make and model #)
The choke could be a type of auto choke, or throttle cable actuated or.....???

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07-28-16, 08:29 AM   #3  
Need the carb manufacturer and model #. Sounds like it was replaced with a substitute instead of a direct replacement unless there is a choke control not connected.

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07-28-16, 06:56 PM   #4  
If it is a Intek then it's a Briggs and you more than likely have an automatic choke on it. I have 2 just like it.

The choke lever attaches to a spring that goes to a lever that goes behind the muffler.

You should have a black part on top of your choke plate on the carb. Yes it should be closed all the time. When you start it the heat from the engine slowly opens the choke plate.

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