The automatic choke is a very useful part of your carbureted fuel system, but it’s not without it’s own share of problems. Dirt debris and build up can prevent the choke plate shaft or the mechanism that moves it.
Spray your choke plate, and the shaft with a bit of silicone spray at oil-change intervals. This will ensure that your automatic choke and carburetor will serve you well for many years to come.
Remove excess build up or debris with compressed air or a can of carburetor cleaner to really get serious.