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HSS724 Choke Adjustment

Need some help on adjusting the choke, when doing a cold start i need to leave the choke on for a couple minutes before starting.
Can the choke be adjusted by the cable only ?
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Need some help on adjusting the choke, when doing a cold start i need to leave the choke on for a couple minutes before starting.
Can the choke be adjusted by the cable only ?
after starting? how long compared to before?

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I have to leave the choke on before starting almost like its not getting fuel, then when i can smell the gas it will start.
Once it starts i can take the choke off and it runs fine.
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I have to leave the choke on before starting almost like its not getting fuel, then when i can smell the gas it will start.
Once it starts i can take the choke off and it runs fine.
That is normal except the smell of gas..
Also turning on the choke shouldn't make you smell gas while the engine is off.
You centainly shouldn't have to smell gas to be able to start it.
I think I am trouble understanding exactly what is going on.
Try this.
Cold engine.
Turn on fuel.
Look for leaks..hose.. around carb etc.



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No leaks...but you can smell the gas after trying to start the engine
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No leaks...but you can smell the gas after trying to start the engine
The engine should fire right up a pull or two.
Are you having to pull several times..then it smells of gas...it that what you mean by two minutes..have to pull on the rope for a couple minutes?



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That is correct, I have to pull on the rope several times (7 or 8 ) then you can smell gas. Then i would let the machine sit for 30 seconds and it would usually start after one or two pulls.
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it may be flooding. it would be easy to do the following.

1. shut off gas.
2. drain gas from carb bowl
3. remove carburetor bowl
4. turn on gas ( have a glass underneath to catch gas )
5. watch gas flow and then lift up bowl to around level position to see if gas shuts off.

I would also shut off gas and remove , inspect , clean float and check needle for wear. replace if needed.
There may be dirt in where the needle valve seats not letting gas flow stop. it may be very minute leak but enough to cause too much gas into bowl.

you can clean with carb cleaner and then compressed air if you have it.

with the air box removed you can also see the choke function and adjust the choke if necessary. it's really easy on a Honda.

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Defs sounds like flooding

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Flooding it is the only way it seems to start
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