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Son, it ain’t a choke! It is an
“enrichener”! There is no “choking”
of the incoming air. But semantics aside, you still need to get the
enrichener piston out of that carburetor. Remove the cable assembly if
possible, and use needle-nose pliers
to attempt to lever the piston out.
Lubricate the piston generously with
something like WD- 40. Reapply at
intervals, and each time try to lever it
out again. It may take a day or two.
If all else fails, drill a hole in the top
of the piston and insert a wood screw
to allow you to get a good purchase
with a pair of vise grips and twist
it out. Better to destroy a small part
than to have to replace the entire
carburetor. Good luck! ❏