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Choke switch will not stay at start position

I have a Ryobi RY6051A that I bought in 2007. I have drained and started with fresh gas oil mix, this year. I also have changed the spark plug. In following the starting instructions, I push the choke switch to the start position but it will not stay in the start position. When I pull the rope, it is definitely getting gas and fires, but does not start. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.

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Hello:

>>The Following is a Basic Instruction File for Doing a Diagnostic on the Engine for this Problem. Any Input is Appreciated.
>>**Remove the Muffler and Make Sure the Exhaust Port is Clear.
>>If it is, then Try to Start the engine with the Muffler Off.
>>If it Starts and Runs Properly, then Clean the Spark Arrestor Screen in the Muffler or Replace the Muffler if Required.
Please, Do Not Hesitate, If I Missed Something or you Hit a Snag or this Does Not Correct the Problem, I am Here if You Require More Assistance.
Hope this Helps. Let me Know What Happens, Please. May the All Mighty Bless You and Yours. Be Safe and Be Happy. Thanks.

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Posted on May 15, 2009

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