If you're referring to the black choke spring housing that has a wire going to it, its not really an "electric choke", but a standard choke spring with an electric connection that heats the spring up to unwind it to take the choke off after a minute or so.
Anyway, next time its cold, take the air cleaner off, actuate the throttle linkage by hand and watch to see if the choke plate closes. If it does, then the choke is working just fine. If it does not, then need to find out why.
If the choke closes OK, next thing to confirm is whether throttle actuation is causing a squirt of gas to go down the throat. Get close and you should be able to hear it. If not, then the carb's accelerator pump diaphram is shot. It's this extra shot of gas that the engine needs to start up. That's why we pump the gas pedal a couple times to start a carburetor'd engine.
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