Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: New Lenox, Il
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Welcome to MLF. Could you post the model number of your motor which I believe will be a Briggs & Stratton.
The newer Briggs advertise no choke and no priming because they have an automatic choke controlled by a module attached to the muffler. When the motor is cold, the choke plate should be closed and you will have to remove the air filter and it's housing to see it. If the choke module is faulty or the linkage is binding , the choke will be open on a cold motor and make it difficult to start.
It could be a spark plug, but I doubt it since the engine starts fine when warm.
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