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Question General questions about choke usage

Hi all,

I have an Ariens snowblower that I've had for a few years with no issues. Even though it's summer time (I live in MA), I still periodically start it to ensure it stays working. It's been hot lately (80s and 90s) and I've noticed that starting it, I need the choke dial all the way to the left (which is open I believe and how it's set when it's warmed up). If I leave it in the usual position when I would typically start it in the winter, it won't start. I think this might be because the weather is hot and therefore the engine is already "warmed" up.

Is this true or is something potentially wrong with the choke?
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Hi all,

I have an Ariens snowblower that I've had for a few years with no issues. Even though it's summer time (I live in MA), I still periodically start it to ensure it stays working. It's been hot lately (80s and 90s) and I've noticed that starting it, I need the choke dial all the way to the left (which is open I believe and how it's set when it's warmed up). If I leave it in the usual position when I would typically start it in the winter, it won't start. I think this might be because the weather is hot and therefore the engine is already "warmed" up.

Is this true or is something potentially wrong with the choke?
I just had almost the same problem and the guys told me here that if it's hot , you may not need the choke.

does yours run fine on low and full throttle after it is warmed up as usual? mine does so I think I'm OK. I'll try it on a real cold morning.

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Choke just enriches the mixture when the gas is cold and not atomizing as efficiently as when warm. On a warm or hot day, the fuel will more readily atomize so the mixture will not need to be as rich to fire.

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