Owner`s manual | Brother 9970CDW All in One Printer User Manual

Owner's Manual
Rotary Mower
HRS216PDA • HRS216SDA
HRR216PDA • HRR216TDA
HRS216PDA • HRS216SDA
K2
HRR216PDA • HRR216TDA
K3
EM4
31VL0U00
00X31-VL0-U000
Printed on
Recycled Paper
POM52774-H
See page 47 for instructions on
setting up your Lawn Mower.
IPC XXXXX.2005.10
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
© 1997–2005 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.—All Rights Reserved
Keep this owner’s manual handy, so you can refer to it at any time.
This owner’s manual is considered a permanent part of the lawn
mower and should remain with the lawn mower if resold.
The information and specifications included in this publication were in
effect at the time of approval for printing. American Honda Motor Co.,
Inc. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change
specifications or design at any time without notice and without
incurring any obligation whatever. No part of this publication may be
reproduced without written permission.
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your selection of a Honda lawn mower! We are
certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the finest lawn
mowers on the market.
We want to help you get the best results from your new lawn mower
and to operate it safely. This manual contains the information on how
to do that; please read it carefully.
As you read this manual, you will find information preceded by a
NOTICE symbol. That information is intended to help you avoid
damage to your lawn mower, other property, or the environment.
We suggest you read the Distributor’s Limited Warranty (page 59) and
the Emission Control System Warranty (page 61) to fully understand
its coverage and your responsibilities of ownership.
When your lawn mower needs scheduled maintenance, keep in mind
that your Honda servicing dealer is specially trained in servicing Honda
lawn mowers. Your Honda servicing dealer is dedicated to your
satisfaction and will be pleased to answer your questions and
concerns.
Best Wishes,
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Power Equipment Division
1
INTRODUCTION
A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others is very important, and using this
lawn mower safely is an important responsibility.
To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided
operating procedures and other information on labels and in this
manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt
you or others.
Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the
hazards associated with operating or maintaining a lawn mower. You
must use your own good judgment.
You will find important safety information in a variety of forms including:
• Safety Labels—on the lawn mower.
• Safety Messages—preceded by a safety alert symbol and  one of
three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.
These signal words mean:
 DANGER
You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY
HURT if you don't follow instructions.
 WARNING
You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY
HURT if you don't follow instructions.
 CAUTION
You CAN be HURT if you don't follow
instructions.
• Safety Headings—such as IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
• Safety Section—such as LAWN MOWER SAFETY
• Instructions—how to use this lawn mower correctly and safely
This entire book is filled with important safety information—please read
it carefully.
2
CONTENTS
LAWN MOWER SAFETY ..............................................................................4
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ...................................................4
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO PARENTS .................................................5
SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS .................................................................6
CONTROLS & FEATURES ...........................................................................7
COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS ..............................................7
DESCRIPTION OF CONTROLS ..............................................................9
BEFORE OPERATION ................................................................................12
ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? ...............................................12
IS YOUR LAWN MOWER READY TO GO? ..........................................12
CHECK YOUR WORK AREA ................................................................13
OPERATION ................................................................................................16
MOWING PRECAUTIONS ....................................................................16
STARTING THE ENGINE ......................................................................16
OPERATING THE CONTROLS FOR MOWING ....................................18
STOPPING THE ENGINE .....................................................................20
SAFE MOWING PRACTICES ...............................................................21
MOWING TIPS ......................................................................................23
SERVICING YOUR MOWER .......................................................................27
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER MAINTENANCE ..............................27
MAINTENANCE SAFETY ......................................................................28
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ................................................................29
BLADE(S) ..............................................................................................30
GRASS BAG CLEANING AND REPLACEMENT ..................................32
ENGINE MAINTENANCE ......................................................................33
SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE (optional equipment) ............................37
FUEL SYSTEM ......................................................................................38
STORAGE ....................................................................................................40
STORAGE PREPARATION ...................................................................40
STORAGE PRECAUTIONS ..................................................................43
REMOVAL FROM STORAGE ...............................................................43
TRANSPORTING .........................................................................................44
BEFORE LOADING ...............................................................................44
LOADING AND UNLOADING ................................................................44
TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS ........................................45
ENGINE WILL NOT START ..................................................................45
LOSS OF POWER .................................................................................45
VIBRATION PROBLEMS .......................................................................45
MOWING AND BAGGING PROBLEMS ................................................46
SET-UP ........................................................................................................47
BEFORE OPERATION ..........................................................................48
TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION .............................................49
TECHNICAL INFORMATION .................................................................49
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM ...........................................................52
SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................54
CONSUMER INFORMATION ................................................................57
INDEX ...........................................................................................................65
QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION ................................inside back cover
3
LAWN MOWER SAFETY
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Most accidents with walk-behind mowers can be prevented if you
follow all instructions in this manual and on the mower. The most
common hazards, according to accident statistics, are discussed
below, along with the best way to protect yourself and others.
Avoid Rotating Blades
Rotating blades can cause serious cuts and even amputate fingers,
hands, toes, or feet. Keep away from the mower deck whenever the
engine is running. If you need to adjust the cutting height, or work
around the deck for any other reason, always shut off the engine. Wear
heavy gloves and disconnect the spark plug cap when you need to
clean the mower deck or handle the blade.
Clear Mowing Area
Mower blades can throw rocks and other objects with enough force to
cause serious injury. Before mowing, carefully inspect the area and
remove all sticks, stones, pieces of wire, and other loose objects.
Never operate the blade over gravel.
Keep Shields in Place
Guards and shields are designed to protect you from being hit by
thrown objects and from hot engine parts and moving components. For
your safety and the safety of others, keep all shields in place when the
engine is running.
Refuel with Care
Gasoline is extremely flammable and gasoline vapor can explode.
Refuel only outdoors, in a well-ventilated area, with the engine OFF.
Never smoke near gasoline, and keep other flames and sparks away.
Always store gasoline in an approved container.
Wear Protective Clothing
Wearing protective clothing will reduce your risk of injury. Long pants
and eye protection reduce the risk of injuries from thrown objects.
Sturdy shoes with aggressive soles will help protect your feet and give
you better traction on slopes or uneven ground.
Turn Engine Off When Not Mowing
If you need to leave the mower for any reason, even just to inspect the
lawn ahead, always turn the engine OFF.
4
LAWN MOWER SAFETY
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO PARENTS
YOUR CHILDREN’S SAFETY IS VERY IMPORTANT to Honda. That’s
why we urge you to read this message before letting your child operate
this lawn mower. Lawn mowers are tools, not toys. As with any
equipment, bad judgments can result in serious injuries. You can help
prevent accidents by making good decisions about if, when, and how
your child operates this equipment.
The first question you’ll need to ask is whether your child is capable of
operating this mower safely. Remember, young people vary widely,
and AGE IS NOT THE ONLY FACTOR.
Physically, a child must be LARGE ENOUGH AND STRONG
ENOUGH to easily start the mower and control its direction. The child
also needs enough size, strength, and coordination to comfortably
reach and operate the controls.
Another, tougher question you need to ask is if your child has enough
MATURITY AND RESPONSIBILITY to safely operate this mower.
Does the young person think through problems and come to logical
solutions? Be honest! Anyone who takes unnecessary risks and
doesn’t obey rules should not operate this lawn mower.
If you decide that your son or daughter can handle the mower safely,
CAREFULLY READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL with your child. Make
sure you both understand all instructions and safety information. Also,
be sure your child wears sturdy shoes and other protective clothing
when operating or handling the mower.
SUPERVISION is also very important. Walk with your child during the
first few minutes of mowing. Even after the child has become confident
with the mower, do not let the young person use the mower without
good adult supervision. An adult should also be present during
refueling and maintenance. In fact, it’s up to parents to make sure that
the mower is properly maintained and kept in safe operating condition.
By always placing safety first, your child will acquire useful skills and a
sense of accomplishment. And you’ll both get the best results from
your lawn mower.
5
LAWN MOWER SAFETY
SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS
The labels shown here contain important safety information. Please
read them carefully. These labels are considered permanent parts of
your mower. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact an
authorized Honda dealer for a replacement.
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Follow all instructions in Owner's Manual.
Go across slopes, not up and down.
Do not mow when children or others are
around.
Look down and behind, before and
while moving backwards.
Keep safety devices (guards, shields,
switches, etc.) in place and working.
WARNING
OBJECTS THROWN BY BLADE
CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY.
Inspect area and remove
debris before mowing.
Keep children and others away.
Wear eye protection.
Do not operate unless bag or
chute are installed or guard is
in place.
CAUTION
UNDER NORMAL USAGE, THIS BAG MATERIAL IS
SUBJECT TO DETERIORATION AND WEAR, AND
SHOULD BE CHECKED FREQUENTLY FOR BAG
REPLACEMENT. THIS BAG CONFORMS TO
A.N.S.I. STANDARD B71.1 ANY REPLACEMENT
MUST MEET THIS STANDARD.
DANGER
KEEP HANDS and FEET AWAY
WARNING
TO P VENT INJURY:
Do not operRE
ate unless bag or chute
are installed or guard is in place.
6
CAUTION
HOT MUFFLER CAN BURN YOU.
Stay away if engine has been running.
CONTROLS & FEATURES
COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS
Use the illustrations on the following pages to locate and identify the
most frequently used controls.
DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER
(SDA & TDA)
HANDLEBAR
FLYWHEEL BRAKE LEVER
RECOIL STARTER
GRIP
REAR CUTTING
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
LEVER (2)
OIL FILLER CAP
SIDE DISCHARGE
GUARD (HRS ONLY)
MUFFLER
FRONT CUTTING HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT LEVERS
Model Identification
To easily identify your model, refer to the chart on page 54.
7
CONTROLS & FEATURES
REAR
DISCHARGE
GUARD
(HRR)
SHIFT LEVER
(TDA)
MULCHING PLUG
(HRR)
GRASS BAG
(HRR)
REAR
DISCHARGE
GUARD
FUEL TANK CAP
THROTTLE
LEVER
SPARK PLUG CAP
HANDLEBAR
LOCKING
KNOB (2)
FUEL VALVE
AIR CLEANER
FRONT CUTTING
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
LEVERS
8
CARBURETOR
MOWER DECK
CONTROLS & FEATURES
DESCRIPTION OF CONTROLS
Fuel Valve
The fuel valve controls fuel flow from the fuel tank to the carburetor.
The fuel valve must be ON to start and operate the mower. The fuel
valve should be kept OFF when the mower is not in use.
FUEL VALVE
OFF
ON
Throttle Lever
CHOKE
For starting a cold engine.
FAST
For restarting a warm engine and for mowing.
SLOW
For idling the engine.
CHOKE
FAST
SLOW
9
CONTROLS & FEATURES
Flywheel Brake Lever
This lever is connected to the
engine flywheel brake and the
engine switch. The engine will not
start or run unless this lever is held
against the handlebar.
FLYWHEEL BRAKE
LEVER
Drive Clutch Lever (SDA, TDA)
The drive clutch lever engages and
disengages the transmission that
drives the rear wheels. The drive
clutch lever should only be
engaged after the engine has been
warmed up.
DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER
(SDA, TDA)
Shift Lever (TDA)
The shift lever selects the mower ground speed.
1 (slow)
For mowing thick grass or
maneuvering in small areas.
2 (medium)
For intermediate self-propelled
speed.
3 (fast)
For maximum self-propelled
speed in large, open areas and
for transport.
10
SHIFT
LEVER (TDA)
CONTROLS & FEATURES
Cutting Height Adjustment Levers
The mower deck can be set to any of the six approximate settings.
Each wheel should be adjusted to the same position.
Lower deck
Raise deck
Move both the front and rear adjusters backward.
Move both the front and rear adjusters forward.
FRONT
ADJUSTMENT
LEVER
REAR
ADJUSTMENT
LEVER
+55
+56
PP
PP
PP
PP
PP
PP
PP
PP
PP
PP
PP
PP
RIGHT SIDE SHOWN
FORWARD
11
BEFORE OPERATION
ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED?
Your safety is your responsibility. A little time spent in preparation will
significantly reduce your risk of injury.
Knowledge
Read and understand this manual. Know what the controls do and how
to operate them.
Familiarize yourself with the lawn mower and its operation before you
begin using it. Know how to quickly shut off the lawn mower in case of
an emergency.
IS YOUR LAWN MOWER READY TO GO?
For your safety, and to maximize the service life of your lawn mower, it
is very important to take a few moments before you operate the lawn
mower to check its condition. Be sure to take care of any problem you
find, or have your servicing dealer correct it, before you operate the
lawn mower.
 WARNING
Improperly maintaining this lawn mower, or
failing to correct a problem before
operation, could cause a malfunction in
which you could be seriously injured.
Always perform a pre-operation inspection
before each operation, and correct any
problem.
Before beginning your pre-operation checks, be sure the lawn mower
is on a level surface.
12
BEFORE OPERATION
Check the General Condition of the Lawn Mower:
• Look around and underneath the lawn mower for signs of oil or
gasoline leaks.
• Look for signs of damage.
• Check each control for proper operation.
• Check the blades for wear. Replace as necessary (page 30).
Check that the blade bolts are tight (page 32).
• Check that all nuts, bolts, screws are tightened.
Check the Engine
• Check the air cleaner (page 35) and oil level (page 33).
• Check the fuel level (page 38). Starting with a full tank will help to
eliminate or reduce operating interruptions for refueling.
CHECK YOUR WORK AREA
For your safety and the safety of others, always inspect the area
before operating the lawn mower.
Objects
Anything which can be picked up by the blade and thrown is a potential
hazard to you and others. Look for things like stones, sticks, nails, and
wire, and remove them from the work area.
People and Pets
People and animals near the work area can move into your lawn
mower’s path or into a position where they could be struck by thrown
objects. Clear the area of people, especially children and pets. Their
safety is your responsibility.
Work Area
Check the condition of the grass. Adjust your lawn mower ground
speed and mowing swath accordingly.
13
BEFORE OPERATION
Mulching Plug (HRR)
The mulching plug helps to curve
the inside of the mower deck for
more efficient mulching.
REAR
DISCHARGE
GUARD
Install and remove the mulching
plug by raising the rear discharge
guard as shown. The mulching plug
only fits one way. Remove the
mulching plug when using a grass
bag.
Side Discharge Chute
(HRS)
To discharge clippings to the side,
install the side discharge chute as
shown.
MULCHING
PLUG
SIDE
DISCHARGE
GUARD
Remove the side discharge chute
when mulching.
SIDE DISCHARGE CHUTE
Cutting Height
Set all four adjustment levers to the
same cutting height position. Each
position changes the height
approximately 1/2 inch (13 mm).
ADJUSTMENT LEVERS
To adjust cutting height, pull each
adjustment lever toward the wheel,
and move it into another notch.
If you are not sure what cutting
height to select, start with a high
setting and check the appearance of the lawn after mowing a small
area. Readjust cutting height if necessary.
14
BEFORE OPERATION
Grass Bag (HRR)
A lawn mower works like a vacuum cleaner; it blows air through the
bag, which traps the grass clippings. Always empty the grass bag
before it becomes filled to the limit of its capacity. Bagging
performance will diminish after the bag becomes about 90% full. Also,
the bag is easier to empty when not packed full.
Inspection
Inspect the grass bag before use. Check for holes, tears, and
excessive wear. The grass bag does wear during normal use, and will
eventually require replacement (page 31).
Installation
1. Raise the rear discharge guard
and remove the mulching plug.
Hook the grass bag frame onto
the mower deck as shown.
GRASS BAG
HANDLE
REAR
DISCHARGE
GUARD
2. Release the rear discharge
guard to secure the grass bag in
place.
Removal
1. Raise the rear discharge guard,
grasp the grass bag handle,
and remove the grass bag.
2. Release the rear discharge guard.
3. When the grass bag is clear of the rear discharge, you can lift the
grass bag through the handlebars or remove it from the rear of the
mower below the handlebar.
15
OPERATION
MOWING PRECAUTIONS
Before operating the mower for the first time, please review the LAWN
MOWER SAFETY chapter beginning on page 4 and the BEFORE
OPERATION chapter beginning on page 12.
Even if you have operated other mowers, take time to become familiar
with how this mower works and practice in a safe area until you build
up your skills.
For your safety, avoid starting or operating the engine in an enclosed
area, such as a garage. Your mower’s exhaust contains poisonous
carbon monoxide gas which can collect rapidly in an enclosed area
and cause illness or death.
STARTING THE ENGINE
The blade turns when you pull the starter grip. It is easiest to start the
engine in a clear or mowed area where the blade can turn freely.
1. Turn the fuel valve to the ON position.
FUEL VALVE
ON
2. Move the throttle lever to CHOKE for a cold engine, or FAST for a
warm engine.
FAST
CHOKE
COLD ENGINE
16
WARM ENGINE
OPERATION
3. SDA, TDA: Release the drive
clutch lever (page 10). If the
drive clutch lever is engaged,
the mower will move forward
when you operate the starter.
DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER (SDA, TDA)
4. Pull back on the flywheel
brake lever and hold it against
the handlebar.
5. Pull the starter grip lightly until
you feel resistance, then pull
briskly. Return the starter
grip gently.
FLYWHEEL
BRAKE LEVER
STARTER
GRIP
Keep your hands and feet away
from the mower deck at all
times when starting and running
the engine.
Continue to hold the flywheel
brake lever against the
handlebar; the engine will stop if
you release the lever.
6. If the CHOKE position was used
during starting, move the
throttle lever away from the
CHOKE position as soon as the
engine warms up enough to run
smoothly. Set the throttle lever
at FAST to mow or at SLOW
to idle.
FAST
CHOKE
17
OPERATION
OPERATING THE CONTROLS FOR MOWING
Throttle Lever
For best cut quality, always mow with the throttle lever in the FAST
position. When the blades rotate at the preset fast speed, it creates a
strong fan action that lifts and cuts grass more efficiently. Do not try to
increase the preset engine speed, the blade(s) could fracture and
come apart.
THROTTLE LEVER
FAST
When you need to leave the mower for any reason, move the throttle
to SLOW, then turn the engine OFF by releasing the flywheel
brake lever.
Flywheel Brake Lever
The lever must be pulled back
against the handlebar to start and
run the engine. The blade starts to
rotate when the lever is pulled back
against the handlebar and the recoil
starter grip is pulled.
Continue to hold the lever against
the handlebar to keep the engine
running and the blade rotating.
Release the lever to stop the
engine and stop blade rotation.
18
FLYWHEEL BRAKE LEVER
OPERATION
Drive Clutch Lever (SDA, TDA)
Push the drive clutch lever forward
and hold it against the handlebar to
propel the mower forward.
DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER (SDA, TDA)
Release the drive clutch lever to
stop the mower’s forward
movement.
Always release the drive clutch
lever before starting the engine. If
the drive clutch is engaged, the
mower will move forward when you
operate the starter.
Operate the drive clutch lever with a quick and complete motion, so the
drive clutch is either fully engaged or fully released. Hold the drive
clutch lever against the handlebar during self-propelled mowing. This
will help to extend the service life of the clutch mechanism.
Shift Lever (TDA)
Use the shift lever to adjust the
forward speed of the mower. Do not
use the throttle lever; the throttle
lever must be kept in the FAST
position for the best mowing
performance.
1st
GEAR
2nd
GEAR
D
EE
SP
3
2
1
You may move the shift lever
anytime; however, if the mower is
pulling hard, release the drive
clutch lever between shifts for
smooth operation.
3rd
GEAR
1st and 2nd gears are
recommended for maximum
mowing performance. 3rd gear
should be used to transport the
mower.
19
OPERATION
STOPPING THE ENGINE
1. Move the throttle lever to the
SLOW position.
2. Release the drive clutch lever
(SDA, TDA).
3. Release the flywheel
brake lever.
SLOW
DRIVE CLUTCH
LEVER (SDA, TDA)
FLYWHEEL
BRAKE
LEVER
4. When the mower is not in use, turn the fuel valve to OFF.
OFF
FUEL VALVE
20
OPERATION
SAFE MOWING PRACTICES
For your safety, keep all four wheels on the ground, and be careful to
avoid losing your footing and control of the mower. Keep a firm grip on
the handlebar and walk, never run, with the mower. Be very careful
when mowing uneven or rough ground. If stuck, do not kick or push the
mower with your foot. Use the handlebar only.
 WARNING
The blade is sharp and spins at high speed.
A spinning blade can cut you severely and can
amputate fingers and toes.
• Wear protective footwear
• Keep your hands and feet away from the
mower deck while the engine is running.
• Stop the engine before performing any
adjustment, inspection, or maintenance.
Slopes
All Models:
Mow across slopes, not up and down.
Avoid steep slopes (more than 20°),
and be careful when changing
direction. Mowing on a slope when the
grass is damp or wet could cause you
to slip, fall, and lose control of the
mower.
21
OPERATION
Obstacles
Use the side of the mower to cut close to obstacles, such as fences or
walls. Release the drive clutch lever to disengage the drive when
mowing around trees and other obstacles. Push the mower around
obstacles for better directional control. Be careful when mowing over
obstacles embedded in the lawn, such as sprinkler heads, paving,
edging, etc. Avoid anything sticking up above the surface of the lawn.
If the blade hits something, or if the mower starts to vibrate, stop the
engine immediately, disconnect the spark plug cap, and check for
damage (page 30). Striking objects may damage the blade, bend the
crankshaft, and/or break the mower deck or other components.
Vibration usually indicates serious trouble.
 WARNING
A worn, cracked, or damaged blade can break,
and pieces of the damaged blade can become
dangerous projectiles.
Thrown objects can cause serious injury.
Inspect the blade(s) regularly, and do not operate
the mower with a worn or damaged blade.
The Distributor’s Limited Warranty (page 59) does not cover parts
damaged by accident or collision.
Gravel and Loose Objects
Gravel, loose stones, and landscaping material can be picked up by
the mower and thrown many feet with enough force to cause serious
personal injury and/or property damage. The best way to prevent
potential injury from thrown objects is to release the flywheel brake
lever to stop the blade before reaching areas with gravel, loose stones,
or landscaping material.
22
OPERATION
MOWING TIPS
Which Blade?
Grasses and lawn conditions vary greatly, so these models can use
various combinations of standard and accessory blades. Use this
blade application guide to help determine which blade(s) are best
suited for your lawn. For more information about blades, see page 58.
Performance
Model
HRS
HRR*
Blade(s)
Part Number
Mulching
Bagging
Side
Discharge
Good
Good
Good
Standard low-lift single
72511-VG3-000
Best
Best
Best
Optional upper mulching
Optional high-lift lower
72531-VE2-020
72511-VE1-020
Best
Best
Best
Standard upper mulching
Standard high-lift lower
72531-VE2-020
72511-VE1-020
* Always use an upper and lower blade on HRR models
When to Mow
Most grasses should be mowed when they have grown ½ to 1 inch
above their recommended height. More frequent mowing is required
for mulching than for bagging. For best mulching results, you may
need to mow the lawn twice a week during the growing season.
Cutting Height
Consult a local nursery or lawn and garden center for cutting height
recommendations and advice about specific types of grasses and
growing conditions in your area.
Most grass has stems and leaves. If you cut off the leaves, you’ll scalp
the lawn. Let the grass recover between mowings. Your mower will
work better, and your lawn will look better.
If your grass gets too tall, cut it once at the highest cutting height
setting, then mow again in 2 or 3 days. Don’t take off more than one
third of total grass height in any one mowing, or brown patches may
develop. Cutting height adjustment is explained on page 11.
23
OPERATION
Cutting Width
For an even lawn finish, overlap each mowing swath by a few inches. If
the grass is very tall or thick, use more overlap and a narrower mowing
swath.
Blade Speed
The blade(s) must spin very fast to cut properly. Always use the FAST
throttle setting. If engine speed drops, it could mean the engine is
being overloaded by the blade(s) trying to cut too much grass. Mow a
narrower swath, move the mower slower, install the discharge chute,
or raise the cutting height.
Blade Sharpness
A sharp blade cuts cleanly. A dull blade tears the grass, leaving
shredded ends that turn brown. When your blades don’t cut cleanly
anymore, have them sharpened or replaced.
24
OPERATION
Dry Grass
If the ground is too dry, mowing will stir up a lot of dust. Besides being
unpleasant to work in, too much dust will clog the air filter. If dust is a
problem, water your lawn the day before mowing. Mow when the grass
is dry to your touch, but the soil is still moist.
Wet Grass
Wet grass is slippery and can make you lose your footing. Also, wet
grass clippings will clog the mower deck and collect in clumps on the
lawn. Always wait for wet grass to dry before mowing.
Fallen Leaves
When equipped with the grass bag (optional for HRS models), your
mower can be used to pick up fallen leaves for disposal. If using the
mower to bag large amounts of fallen leaves, and not for mowing, set
the cutting height adjustment levers so the front of the mower deck is
one or two settings higher than the rear.
If you want to mulch fallen leaves into your lawn, don’t let the leaf cover
get too deep before you begin. For best results, start mulching while
grass still shows through the leaf cover. In places where fallen leaves
completely cover the grass, remove the leaves by raking, or install a
grass bag, so your mower can pick them up for disposal.
Clogged Mower Deck
Before clearing a clogged mower deck, stop the engine and turn the
fuel valve to the OFF position. With the spark plug cap disconnected,
tilt the mower so the air filter side is up.
Clear a clogged deck with a stick, not your hands.
25
OPERATION
Mowing Patterns
Your Honda mower will work most efficiently if you use the following
mowing patterns as much as possible. Mower deck and equipment
design, and the direction in which the blade rotates, cause these
mowing patterns to give the best results.
Mulching
Use a counterclockwise mowing pattern.
If the lawn has an irregular shape, or
many obstacles, divide it into sections
where you can use counterclockwise
patterns.
Side-Discharge Mowing
(HRS)
Where possible, use the same mowing
pattern recommended for mulching. If
the lawn has an irregular shape, or many
obstacles, divide it into sections where
clippings will be discharged away from
uncut areas. This will prevent clippings
from piling up in the path of the mower.
MULCHING AND
SIDE-DISCHARGE PATTERN
Bagging (HRR)
Use a clockwise mowing pattern. This
will give the best bagging performance,
leaving the least amount of clippings on
the lawn. For thick, heavy grass, an
optional high-lift bagging blade (page 58)
may be purchased from an authorized
servicing Honda dealer.
BAGGING PATTERN
26
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER MAINTENANCE
Proper maintenance is essential for safe, economical, and trouble-free
operation. It will also help reduce air pollution.
 WARNING
Improper maintenance, or failure to correct a
problem before operation, can cause a
malfunction in which you can be seriously hurt
or killed.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance
recommendations and schedules in this
owner’s manual.
To help you properly care for your mower, the following pages include
a maintenance schedule, routine inspection procedures, and simple
maintenance procedures using basic hand tools. Other service tasks
that are more difficult, or require special tools, are best handled by
professionals and are normally performed by a Honda technician or
other qualified mechanic.
The maintenance schedule applies to normal operating conditions. If
you operate your mower under severe conditions, such as sustained
high-load or high-temperature operation, or use in unusually wet or
dusty conditions, consult your servicing dealer for recommendations
applicable to your individual needs and use.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control
devices and systems may be performed by any engine repair
establishment or individual, using parts that are “certified” to EPA
standards.
27
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
MAINTENANCE SAFETY
Some of the most important safety precautions follow. However, we
cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in
performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you
should perform a given task.
 WARNING
Failure to properly follow maintenance
instructions and precautions can cause you to
be seriously hurt or killed.
Always follow the procedures and precautions
in the owner’s manual.
Safety Precautions
•
Make sure the engine is off before you begin any maintenance or
repairs. This will eliminate several potential hazards:
— Carbon monoxide poisoning from engine exhaust.
Be sure there is adequate ventilation whenever you operate the
engine.
— Burns from hot parts.
Let the engine and exhaust system cool before touching.
— Injury from moving parts.
Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so.
• Read the instructions before you begin, and make sure you have
the tools and skills required.
• To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, be careful when
working around gasoline. Use only a nonflammable solvent, not
gasoline, to clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away
from all fuel-related parts.
Remember that an authorized Honda servicing dealer knows your
mower best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it.
To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new, genuine Honda
parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement.
28
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
REGULAR SERVICE PERIOD
ITEM
Perform at every
indicated interval
Blade(s)
Grass bag
(HRR)
Engine oil
Every
50
hours
Every Every See
100
150 page
hours hours
Check condition
O
30
Check bolt torque
O
32
Check
O
32
Check
O
Change
Check
Air cleaner
First Every
Before
month year or
each
or 5
25
use
hours hours
Clean
33
O
O (1)
34
O
O (1)
35
Replace
Spark plug
O (1)
Check-Adjust
O
Replace
O
Spark arrester
Clean-Inspect
(optional equipment)
Valve clearance
Adjust
Pinion gear
(SDA,TDA)
Lubricate
Idle speed
Check-Adjust
Throttle cable
Adjust
Flywheel brake
O (2)
–
–
O (2)
Check pad
–
O (2)
–
O
39
O (2)
–
After every 250 hours (2)
Clean tank
Check line
37
O (2)
Check operation
Combustion chamber Clean
Fuel system
O
36
–
O (2)
Every 2 years [replace if necessary (2)]
–
–
(1) Service more frequently when used in dusty areas.
(2) These items should only be serviced by an authorized Honda
servicing lawn mower dealer, unless you are mechanically
proficient and have the proper tools. Refer to the Honda shop
manual for service procedures.
Failure to follow this maintenance schedule could result in
non-warrantable failures.
29
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
BLADE(S)
1. Turn the fuel valve to OFF
(page 9). Disconnect the spark
plug cap from the spark plug
(page 36).
2. Tilt the mower to the right, so
the air filter side is up. This will
help to prevent fuel leakage and
hard starting.
BLADE(S)
BLADE BOLTS
3. Inspect the blade(s) for wear
and damage.
 WARNING
A worn, cracked, or damaged blade can break,
and pieces of the damaged blade can become
dangerous projectiles.
Thrown objects can cause serious injury.
Inspect the blade(s) regularly. Do not operate
the mower with a worn or damaged blade.
NORMAL
EXCESSIVELY
WORN
BENT
CRACKED
A dull blade can be sharpened, but a blade that is worn out, bent,
cracked, or otherwise damaged must be replaced. A worn or damaged
blade can break, causing blade pieces to be thrown from the mower.
When a blade needs sharpening or replacement, take the lawn mower
to an authorized Honda servicing dealer. Or, if you have a torque
wrench, you can remove and install the blade(s) yourself (page 31).
Check that the blade bolts are tight (page 32).
30
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
Blade Removal and Installation
If you remove the blade(s), use a torque wrench for installation. Wear
heavy gloves to protect your hands. To avoid weakening the blade(s),
or causing imbalance or poor cutting, the blade(s) should be
sharpened by trained staff at an authorized Honda servicing dealer. If
replacing the blade, use a genuine Honda replacement blade(s) or
equivalent.
Blade Removal
1. Turn the fuel valve to OFF. Disconnect the spark plug cap, then tilt
the mower to the right side (air filter side up).
2. Remove the two blade bolts with a 14 mm socket. Use a wooden
block to prevent the blade(s) from turning when removing the bolts.
Remove the blade(s) from the blade holder.
HRS
BLADE HOLDER
SINGLE BLADE
SPECIAL
WASHER (2)
BLADE
BOLT (2)
HRR
BLADE HOLDER
UPPER
BLADE
LOWER
BLADE
SPECIAL
WASHER (2)
BLADE
BOLT (2)
Always use an upper and lower blade on the HRR models.
31
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
Blade Installation
1. Clean around the blade holder. Install the blade(s) using the bolts
and special washers as shown [concave side of the special
washers toward the blade(s)].
The blade bolts and washers are specially designed for the mower.
Should you ever have to replace them, use only genuine Honda
parts. Otherwise, a blade may become detached from the mower
and cause serious injury.
2. Tighten the bolts with a torque wrench. Use a wooden block to stop
the blade(s) from turning.
Blade bolt torque: 36 ~ 43 ft-lb (49 ~ 59 N·m)
If you don’t have a torque wrench, have an authorized Honda servicing
dealer tighten the blade bolts before you use the mower. If the blade
bolts are overtightened, they could break. If the blade bolts are not
tightened enough, they could loosen or come out. In either case, it
would be possible for the blade to fly off while you are operating the
mower.
GRASS BAG CLEANING AND REPLACEMENT
(HRR)
Grass Bag Cleaning
Wash the bag with a garden hose, and
allow it to dry completely before use; a wet
bag will clog quickly.
Grass Bag Replacement
Replace a worn or damaged bag with a
genuine Honda bag or its equivalent.
Bag Removal
Unclip the plastic edges of the bag from the
frame. Remove the bag from the frame.
Bag Installation
Insert the frame into the new bag. Clip the plastic edges to the frame
as shown.
32
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Engine Oil Level Check
1. Remove the dipstick and wipe it
clean.
2. Insert and remove the dipstick
without screwing it into the
filler neck. Check the oil level
shown on the dipstick.
3. If the oil level is low, add oil to
bring the level between the upper
and lower limit marks on the
dipstick as shown. Do not
overfill. If the engine is overfilled,
the excess oil may transfer to the
air cleaner housing and filter.
NOTICE
Running the engine with a low oil
level can cause engine damage.
FILLER CAP/DIPSTICK
(do not screw in the
dipstick when checking
oil level)
UPPER LIMIT
LOWER LIMIT
4. Screw in the filler cap/dipstick securely.
Engine Oil Recommendations
Oil is a major factor affecting
performance and service life. Use
4-stroke automotive detergent oil.
SAE 10W-30 is recommended for
–20
0
20
40
60
80
100 F
general use. Other viscosities
–30 –20 –10
0
10
20
30
40 C
shown in the chart may be used
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
when the average temperature in
your area is within the recommended range.
0
0
The SAE oil viscosity and service classification are in the API label on
the oil container. Honda recommends that you use API SERVICE
category SJ or later oil.
33
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
Engine Oil Change
Drain the used oil while the engine is warm. Warm oil drains quickly
and completely.
1. Turn the fuel valve to OFF to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage
(page 20).
2. Wipe the oil filler area clean, then remove the oil filler cap/dipstick.
3. Place a suitable container next to
the mower to catch the used oil,
then tilt the mower on its right side.
The used oil will drain through the
filler neck. Allow the oil to drain
completely.
NOTICE
Improper disposal of engine oil can be harmful to the environment.
If you change your own oil, please dispose of the used oil properly.
Put it in a sealed container, and take it to a recycling center. Do not
discard it in a trash bin or dump it on the ground.
4. Fill with the recommended oil. Do
not overfill. Allow a couple of
minutes for the oil to settle in the
engine, then measure the oil level
as shown on page 33.
NOTICE
Using nondetergent oil can shorten
the engine’s service life, and using
2-stroke oil can damage the engine.
34
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
Air Cleaner Service
A dirty air filter restricts air flow to the carburetor, reducing engine
performance. If you operate the mower in very dusty areas, clean the
air filter more often than specified in the MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE.
NOTICE
Operating the engine without an air filter, or with a damaged filter, will
allow dirt to enter the engine, causing rapid engine wear. This type of
damage is not covered by the Distributor’s Limited Warranty (page 59).
AIR CLEANER
HOUSING
FILTER
COVER TABS
COVER
1. Press down on the cover tabs, then remove the cover.
2. Remove the filter and inspect it; if damaged, replace the filter.
3. Clean the filter by tapping the filter several times on a hard surface
to remove dirt, or blowing compressed air [not exceeding 30 psi
(207 kPa)] through the filter from the inside. Never try to brush off
dirt; brushing will force dirt into the fibers.
4. Wipe dirt from the inside of the air cleaner housing and cover,
using a moist rag. Be careful to prevent dirt from entering the air
duct that leads to the carburetor.
5. Reinstall the filter and cover.
35
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
Spark Plug Service
Recommended spark plugs: BPR6ES (NGK) or W20EPR-U (DENSO)
For good performance, the spark plug must be properly gapped and
free of deposits.
NOTICE
An incorrect spark plug can cause
engine damage.
SPARK
PLUG
1. Disconnect the spark plug cap
and remove dirt from the area.
2. Remove the spark plug with a
spark plug wrench.
SPARK PLUG CAP
3. Inspect the plug; replace it if the
electrodes are worn, or if the
insulator is cracked or chipped
SPARK PLUG WRENCH
4. Set the gap to 0.028 ~ 0.031 in
(0.7 ~ 0.8 mm).
5. Install the spark plug carefully, by
hand, to avoid cross-threading.
6. After the plug seats, tighten it as
follows to compress the washer:
Old plug: 1/8 to 1/4 turn
New plug: 1/2 turn
NOTICE
A loose spark plug can overheat
and damage the engine.
Overtightening the spark plug can
damage the threads in the cylinder
head.
7. Install the spark plug cap on the
spark plug.
36
0.028 ~ 0.031 in
(0.7 ~ 0.8 mm)
SEALING
WASHER
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE (optional equipment)
Your lawn mower engine is not factory-equipped with a spark arrester.
In some areas, it is illegal to operate an engine without a spark
arrester. Check local laws and regulations. An optional USDA
approved spark arrester is available from an authorized Honda
servicing dealer. See page 58 for part numbers.
The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to keep it
functioning as designed.
1. Allow the engine to cool, then remove the bolts from the muffler
shield. Remove the muffler shield.
2. Remove the two set screws and remove the spark arrester.
3. Check for carbon deposits on the spark arrester and the exhaust
port. Use a brush to remove any carbon deposits from the screen.
Replace the screen if it is torn or damaged.
4. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten all hardware
securely.
SET SCREW (2)
MUFFLER
BOLT (3)
MUFFLER
SHIELD
SPARK
ARRESTER
37
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
FUEL SYSTEM
Refueling
Fuel tank capacity: 0.29 US gal (1.1 l)
If the fuel level is low, refuel in a well-ventilated area with the engine
stopped. If the engine has been running, allow it to cool first.
To refuel, remove the fuel tank cap, and fill the tank with gasoline to the
bottom of the filler neck. Refuel carefully to avoid spilling fuel. Do not
overfill. There should be no fuel in the filler neck. After refueling,
tighten the fuel tank cap securely.
 WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive.
You can be burned or seriously injured when
handling fuel.
• Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks, and
flame away.
• Handle fuel only outdoors.
• Wipe up spills immediately.
Never refuel the engine inside a building
where gasoline fumes may reach flames
or sparks. Keep gasoline away from
appliance pilot lights, barbecues, electric
appliances, power tools, etc.
FUEL TANK
CAP
Spilled fuel is not only a fire hazard, it
causes environmental damage. Wipe up
spills immediately.
FUEL
FILLER
NECK
Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away
from the fueling source and site before starting the engine.
NOTICE
Fuel can damage paint and plastic. Be careful not to spill fuel when
filling your fuel tank. Damage caused by spilled fuel is not covered by
the Distributor’s Limited Warranty (page 59).
38
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
Fuel Recommendations
Use unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher.
These engines are certified to operate on unleaded gasoline.
Unleaded gasoline produces fewer engine and spark plug deposits
and extends exhaust system life.
Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture.
Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank.
Occasionally you may hear light “spark knock” or “pinging” (metallic
rapping noise) while operating under heavy loads. This is no cause for
concern.
If spark knock or pinging occurs at a steady engine speed, under
normal load, change brands of gasoline. If spark knock or pinging
persists, see an authorized Honda servicing dealer.
NOTICE
Running the engine with persistent spark knock or pinging can cause
engine damage.
This is considered misuse, and the Distributor’s Limited Warranty
(page 59) does not cover parts damaged by misuse.
For oxygenated fuel information refer to page 51.
Flywheel Brake
Start the engine outdoors and move the throttle to FAST. Release the
flywheel brake lever; the engine should stop quickly. If it does not, take
your mower to an authorized Honda servicing dealer for repair.
39
STORAGE
STORAGE PREPARATION
Proper storage preparation is essential for keeping your lawn mower
trouble-free and looking good. The following steps will help to keep
rust and corrosion from impairing your lawn mower’s function and
appearance, and will make the engine easier to start when you use the
lawn mower again.
Cleaning
1. Wash the lawn mower, including the underside of the mower deck.
Engine
Wash the engine by hand, and be careful to prevent water from
entering the air cleaner.
NOTICE
• Using a garden hose or pressure washing equipment can force
water into the air cleaner. Water in the air cleaner will soak the
filter and can enter the carburetor or engine, causing damage.
• Water on a hot engine can cause damage. If the engine has been
running, allow it to cool for at least 1/2 hour before washing.
Mower Deck
If using a garden hose or pressure washing equipment to clean the
mower deck, be careful to avoid getting water into controls and
cables, or anywhere near the engine air cleaner or muffler opening.
Before washing the underside of the mower deck, be sure the fuel
valve is in the OFF position. Disconnect the spark plug cap. Rest
the mower on its right side, so the air filter side is up. This will help
to prevent fuel leakage and hard starting due to carburetor
flooding. Wear heavy gloves to protect your hands from the blade.
2. After washing the lawn mower, wipe dry all accessible surfaces.
3. With the mower in an upright position, start the engine outdoors,
and let it run until it reaches normal operating temperature to
evaporate any water remaining on the engine.
4. Stop the engine and allow it to cool.
5. After the lawn mower is clean and dry, touch up any damaged
paint, and coat other areas that may rust with a light film of oil.
Lubricate the control cable cores with a silicone spray lubricant.
40
STORAGE
Fuel
Gasoline will oxidize and deteriorate in storage. Old gasoline will cause
hard starting, and it leaves gum deposits that clog the fuel system. If
the gasoline in your mower deteriorates during storage, you may need
to have the carburetor and other fuel system components, serviced or
replaced.
The length of time that gasoline can be left in your fuel tank and
carburetor without causing functional problems will vary with such
factors as gasoline blend, your storage temperatures, and whether the
fuel tank is partially or completely filled. The air in a partially filled fuel
tank promotes fuel deterioration. Very warm storage temperatures
accelerate fuel deterioration. Fuel deterioration problems may occur
within a few months, or even less if the gasoline was not fresh when
you filled the fuel tank.
The Distributor’s Limited Warranty (page 59) does not cover fuel
system damage or engine performance problems resulting from
neglectful storage preparation.
You can extend fuel storage life by adding a fuel stabilizer (page 58)
that is formulated for that purpose, or you can avoid fuel deterioration
problems by draining the fuel tank and carburetor.
Adding fuel stabilizer to extend fuel storage life
When adding a fuel stabilizer, fill the fuel tank with fresh gasoline. If
only partially filled, air in the tank will promote fuel deterioration during
storage. If you keep a container of gasoline for refueling, be sure that it
contains only fresh gasoline.
1. Add fuel stabilizer following the manufacturer’s instructions.
2. After adding a fuel stabilizer, run the engine outdoors for 10
minutes to be sure that treated gasoline has replaced the untreated
gasoline in the carburetor.
3. Stop the engine, and turn the fuel valve to the OFF position. This
turns off the fuel flow between the fuel tank and the carburetor.
41
STORAGE
Draining the Fuel Tank and Carburetor
1. Remove the carburetor drain bolt with a 10 mm wrench, and drain
the carburetor bowl fuel into an approved container.
 WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive.
You can be burned or seriously injured when
handling fuel.
• Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks, and
flame away.
• Handle fuel only outdoors.
• Wipe up spills immediately.
2. Turn the fuel valve ON (page 9).
This will allow fuel in the fuel tank
to drain through the carburetor
bowl. After the fuel is completely
drained, reinstall the drain bolt.
Engine Oil
Change the engine oil (page 34).
Engine Cylinder
DRAIN BOLT
Remove the spark plug (page 36). Pour a tablespoon (5 ~ 10 cc) of
clean engine oil into the cylinder. Pull the starter rope several times to
distribute the oil in the cylinder. Reinstall the spark plug. Pull the starter
rope slowly until resistance is felt, then return the starter grip gently.
This closes the valves so moisture cannot enter.
Handlebar Folding
LOCKING KNOB
Remove the grass bag (if installed).
Loosen the handlebar locking knobs.
Press each side of the lower handlebar
outward, then swing the handlebar
upward. Don’t allow the cables to be
bent or pinched.
42
STORAGE
STORAGE PRECAUTIONS
If your mower will be stored with gasoline in the fuel tank and
carburetor, it is important to reduce the hazard of gasoline vapor
ignition. Select a well-ventilated storage area away from any appliance
that operates with a flame, such as a furnace, water heater, or clothes
dryer. Also avoid any area with a spark-producing electric motor, or
where power tools are operated.
If possible, avoid storage areas with high humidity, because that
promotes rust and corrosion.
Unless all fuel has been drained from the fuel tank, turn the fuel valve
to OFF to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage.
Place the mower with its wheels on a level surface. Tilting can cause
fuel or oil leakage.
The handlebar can be folded for compact storage (page 42).
With the engine and exhaust system cool, cover the mower to keep out
dust. A hot engine and exhaust system can ignite or melt some
materials. Do not use sheet plastic as a dust cover. A nonporous cover
will trap moisture around the mower, promoting rust and corrosion.
REMOVAL FROM STORAGE
Check your mower as described in BEFORE OPERATION (page 12).
If the fuel was drained during storage preparation, fill the tank with
fresh gasoline. If you keep a container of gasoline for refueling, be sure
that it contains only fresh gasoline. Gasoline oxidizes and deteriorates
over time, causing hard starting.
If the cylinder was coated with oil during storage preparation, the
engine will smoke briefly at startup. This is normal.
43
TRANSPORTING
BEFORE LOADING
If the engine has been running, allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes
before loading the mower on the transport vehicle. A hot engine and
exhaust system can burn you and can ignite some materials.
Turn the fuel valve to OFF (page 20). This will prevent carburetor
flooding and reduce the possibility of fuel leakage.
OFF
FUEL VALVE
If equipped, remove the grass bag.
LOADING AND UNLOADING
If a suitable loading ramp is not available, two people should lift the
mower on and off the transport vehicle while holding the mower level.
Position the mower so all four wheels are on the bed of the transport
vehicle. Tie the mower down with rope or straps, and block the wheels.
Keep the tie-down rope or straps away from the controls, adjustment
levers, cables, and the carburetor.
The handlebar can be folded so the mower will take up less space (see
page 42).
44
TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED
PROBLEMS
ENGINE WILL NOT START
Possible Cause
Fuel valve OFF
Throttle lever in wrong position
Correction
Turn fuel valve ON (page 9)
Move throttle lever to CHOKE position,
unless the engine is warm (page 16).
Out of fuel
Refuel (page 38)
Bad fuel; mower stored without treating or
Drain fuel tank and carburetor (page 42).
draining gasoline, or refueled with bad gasoline Refuel with fresh gasoline (page 38).
Spark plug faulty, fouled, or improperly gapped Check gap, or replace spark plug (page 36)
Spark plug wet with fuel (flooded engine)
Dry and reinstall spark plug. Start engine
with throttle lever in FAST position.
Fuel filter clogged, carburetor malfunction,
Take mower to an authorized Honda
ignition malfunction, valves stuck, etc.
servicing dealer for repair
LOSS OF POWER
Possible Cause
Throttle not set to FAST
Grass too tall to cut
Correction
Move throttle to FAST (page 18)
Raise cutting height (page 11), cut narrower
swath (page 24), use a slower ground speed,
or cut more frequently
Mower deck clogged
Clean out mower deck
Air filter clogged
Clean or replace air filter (page 35)
Bad fuel; mower stored without treating or
Drain fuel tank and carburetor (page 42).
draining gasoline, or refueled with bad gasoline Refuel with fresh gasoline (page 38).
Fuel filter clogged, carburetor malfunction,
Take mower to an authorized Honda
ignition malfunction, valves stuck, etc.
servicing dealer for repair
VIBRATION PROBLEMS
Possible Cause
Correction
Grass and debris lodged under mower deck Clean out mower deck (page 25)
Blades loose, bent, damaged, or unbalanced Tighten loose blades bolts. If blades are found
by improper sharpening
to be bent or damaged, take the lawn mower
to an authorized Honda servicing dealer for
inspection.
Mechanical damage, such as a bent
Take mower to an authorized Honda servicing
crankshaft
dealer for repair
45
TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS
MOWING AND BAGGING PROBLEMS
Possible Cause
Correction
Engine speed is too slow to cut well
Move throttle lever to the FAST position
(page 18)
Mower is moving too fast for lawn conditions
Walk slower (PDA). Release the drive clutch
lever and push slower (SDA, PDA). Shift to a
lower gear (TDA).
Adjustment levers set at different positions
Set all levers at the same cutting height
position (page 11)
Grass bag overfilled or clogged
Empty the grass bag. Wash the grass bag if
clogged with dirt (page 32).
Mower deck clogged
Clear out the mower deck (page 25)
Blade(s) dull, worn, or damaged
Sharpen or replace blade(s) if necessary
(page 31)
Wrong blade(s) installed
Install correct blade(s) (pages 23, 31, 58)
46
SET-UP
Unpacking
Remove all the cardboard from
the mower, including the
cardboard and piece of paper
around the handlebar.
Handlebar Setup
Loosen the two knobs on the
lower handlebar enough to
raise the handlebar into the
mowing position.
LOCKING
KNOB (2)
FLYWHEEL BRAKE LEVER
Depress the flywheel brake lever while raising the handlebar.
Select a desired handlebar height adjustment position and tighten the
knobs securely.
Grass Bag Assembly (HRR)
Slide the grass bag frame into the grass bag and attach the clips as
shown.
GRASS BAG
BAG
FRAME
BAG FRAME
PLASTIC CLIP
GRASS BAG
HANDLE
REAR DISCHARGE
GUARD
Lift the rear discharge guard,
remove the mulching plug,
then install the grass bag.
47
SET-UP
Engine Oil
The lawn mower is shipped
WITHOUT OIL in the engine.
A bottle of oil is included in the box
with your mower. Add the entire
contents of the oil bottle into the oil
filler opening. Check that the oil
level is between the upper and
lower limit marks on the dipstick as
shown.
If the supplied oil is not used, add
enough SAE 10W-30 API service
category SJ or later oil. Add oil until
the oil level is between the upper
and lower limit marks.
Do not overfill engine oil. If the
engine is overfilled, the excess oil
may be transferred to the air
cleaner housing and air filter.
For additional engine oil
information, see page 33.
FILLER CAP/DIPSTICK
(do not screw in dipstick
when checking oil level)
UPPER LIMIT
LOWER LIMIT
Fuel
Refer to page 38.
BEFORE OPERATION
Before using the lawn mower, all mower operator’s must read the
following chapters and sections:
•
LAWN MOWER SAFETY (page 4)
•
CONTROLS & FEATURES (page 7)
•
BEFORE OPERATION (page 12)
•
OPERATION (page 16)
•
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (page 29)
48
TECHNICAL & CONSUMER
INFORMATION
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Serial Number Locations
ENGINE SERIAL
NUMBER
MODEL NAME AND
FRAME SERIAL NUMBER
HR_216_ _ A
M_ _ _ –– _XXXXXX
AG
AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
ALPHARETTA, GA 30005-8847
There are two serial numbers, one for the mower frame and one for the
engine. Record the frame and engine serial numbers in the space
below. You will need these serial numbers when ordering parts and
when making technical or warranty inquiries (page 64).
Engine serial number: ________________________________
Frame serial number: ________________________________
Date of purchase: ___________________________________
49
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
Carburetor Modification for High Altitude Operation
At high altitude, the standard carburetor air-fuel mixture will be too rich.
Performance will decrease, and fuel consumption will increase. A very
rich mixture will also foul the spark plug and cause hard starting.
Operation at an altitude that differs from that at which this engine was
certified, for extended periods of time, may increase emissions.
High altitude performance can be improved by specific modifications to
the carburetor. If you always operate your mower at altitudes above
5,000 feet (1,500 meters), have your servicing dealer perform this
carburetor modification. This engine, when operated at high altitude
with the carburetor modifications for high altitude use, will meet each
emission standard throughout its useful life.
Even with carburetor modification, engine horsepower will decrease
about 3.5% for each 1,000-foot (300-meter) increase in altitude. The
effect of altitude on horsepower will be greater than this if no
carburetor modification is made.
NOTICE
When the carburetor has been modified for high altitude operation, the
air-fuel mixture will be too lean for low altitude use. Operation at
altitudes below 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) with a modified carburetor
may cause the engine to overheat and result in serious engine
damage. For use at low altitudes, have your servicing dealer return the
carburetor to original factory specifications.
50
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
Oxygenated Fuels
Some conventional gasolines are being blended with alcohol or an
ether compound. These gasolines are collectively referred to as
oxygenated fuels. To meet clean air standards, some areas of the
United States and Canada use oxygenated fuels to help reduce
emissions.
If you use an oxygenated fuel, be sure it is unleaded and meets the
minimum octane rating requirement.
Before using an oxygenated fuel, try to confirm the fuel's contents.
Some states/provinces require this information to be posted on the
pump.
The following are the EPA-approved percentages of oxygenates:
ETHANOL —— (ethyl or grain alcohol) 10% by volume
You may use gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol by
volume. Gasoline containing ethanol may be marketed
under the name “Gasohol”.
MTBE ———— (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) 15% by volume
You may use gasoline containing up to 15% MTBE by
volume.
METHANOL —- (methyl or wood alcohol) 5% by volume
You may use gasoline containing up to 5% methanol
by volume, as long as it also contains cosolvents and
corrosion inhibitors to protect the fuel system.
Gasoline containing more than 5% methanol by
volume may cause starting and/or performance
problems. It may also damage metal, rubber, and
plastic parts of your fuel system.
Fuel system damage or performance problems resulting from the use
of an oxygenated fuel containing more than the percentages of
oxygenates mentioned above are not covered under warranty.
51
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
Source of Emissions
The combustion process produces carbon monoxide, oxides of
nitrogen, and hydrocarbons. Control of hydrocarbons and oxides of
nitrogen is very important because, under certain conditions, they react
to form photochemical smog when subjected to sunlight. Carbon
monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic.
Honda uses lean carburetor settings and other systems to reduce the
emissions of carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, and hydrocarbons.
The U.S., California Clean Air Act and Environment Canada
EPA, California and Canadian regulations require all manufacturers to
furnish written instruction describing the operation and maintenance of
emission control systems.
The following instructions and procedures must be followed in order to
keep the Honda engine emissions within the emission standards.
Tampering and Altering
Tampering with or altering the emission control system may increase
emissions beyond the legal limit. Some acts that constitute
tampering are:
• Removal or alteration of any part of intake, fuel, or exhaust system.
• Altering or defeating the speed-adjusting mechanism to cause the
engine to operate outside its design parameters.
Problems That May Affect Emissions
If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have your engine
inspected and repaired by your authorized Honda servicing dealer.
•
•
•
•
•
52
Hard starting or stalling after starting
Rough idle
Misfiring or backfiring under load
Afterburning (backfiring)
Black exhaust smoke or high fuel consumption
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
Replacement Parts
The emission control systems on your new Honda engine were
designed, built, and certified to conform with EPA, California and
Canadian emission regulations. We recommend the use of genuine
Honda parts whenever you have maintenance done. These originaldesign replacement parts are manufactured to the same standards as
the original parts, so you can be confident of their performance. The
use of replacement parts that are not of the original design and quality
may impair the effectiveness of your emission control system.
A manufacturer of an aftermarket part assumes the responsibility the
part will not adversely affect emission performance. The manufacturer
or rebuilder of the part must certify that use of the part will not result in
a failure of the engine to comply with emission regulations.
Maintenance
Follow the MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE on page 29. Remember that
this schedule is based on the assumption that your machine will be
used for its designed purpose. Sustained high-load or hightemperature operation, or use in unusually wet or dusty conditions, will
require more frequent service.
53
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
Air Index
An Air Index Information hang tag/label is applied to engines certified
to an emission durability time period in accordance with the
requirements of the California Air Resources Board.
There is a bar graph on the hang tag that is intended to provide you,
our customer, the ability to compare the emissions performance of
available engines. The lower the Air Index, the less pollution.
The durability description is intended to provide you with information
relating the engine’s emission durability period. The descriptive term
indicates the useful life period for the engine’s emission control
system. See your Emission Control System Warranty (page 61) for
additional information.
Descriptive Term
Moderate
Intermediate
Extended
Applicable to Emissions Durability Period
50 hours (0–65 cc)
125 hours (greater than 65 cc)
125 hours (0–65 cc)
250 hours (greater than 65 cc)
300 hours (0–65 cc)
500 hours (greater than 65 cc)
The Air Index Information hang tag/label must remain on the mower
until it is sold. Remove the hang tag before operating the mower.
SPECIFICATIONS
FEATURES
Model
Type
Push
HRS216K2
PDA
SDA
z
HRR216K3
PDA
TDA
z
z
Self-propelled, 1-speed
z
Self-propelled, 3-speed
Single blade
z
z
Twin blades




z
z
Grass bag
Mulching plug
Side-discharge guard & chute
z
z
z
z
z
z
z = standard equipment  = optional accessory; see your Honda lawn mower dealer.
54
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
FRAME
Model
Type
Length
HRS216K2
HRR216K3
PDA
SDA
PDA
TDA
61 1/8 in
(1554 mm)
63 7/8 in
(1621 mm)
61 5/8 in
(1566 mm)
64 1/2 in
(1637 mm)
23.0 in
(585 mm)
Width
Overall height
Dry weight
37-3/8 in
(948 mm)
62.2 lb
(28.2 kg)
38 1/4 in
(970 mm)
69.4 lb
(31.5 kg)
1 ~ 3 ½ in
(25 ~ 87 mm)
3/4 ~ 3 ¼ in
(19 ~ 79 mm)
Fuel tank capacity
0.29 US gal
(1.1l)
Engine oil capacity
0.58 US qt
(0.55l)
ENGINE
Model
Engine type
Displacement
Bore and stroke
Compression ratio
Ignition system
Maximum horsepower*
83.1 lb
(37.7 kg)
21.0 in
(530 mm)
Cutting width
Cutting heights
75.0 lb
(34.0 kg)
GCV160
4-stroke, overhead-cam, single-cylinder, air-cooled
9.8 cu in (160 cc)
2.52 x 1.97 in (64 x 50 mm)
8.5:1
Transistorized magneto
5.5 bhp (4.1 kW) @ 3,600 rpm
Maximum torque
8.4 ft-lb (11.4 N•m) @ 2,500 rpm
* Horsepower rating (shown as maximum power output at 3,600 rpm) is in accordance
with SAE J1995. Actual engine power will be lower. Engine power depends on
accessories, operating speeds, operating conditions, and other variables.
55
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
MAINTENANCE
Fuel
See page 39.
Unleaded gasoline with a
pump octane rating of 86 or
higher
Engine oil
SAE 10W-30
See page 33.
Transmission lubricant
(SDA, TDA)
Grease (NLGI #2)
See shop manual.
Spark plug type
Regular:
NGK - BP6ES
DENSO - W20EP-U
(Resistor plugs reduce
interference with radio and Resistor:
NGK - BPR6ES
television reception.)
DENSO - W20EPR-U
See page 36.
Maximum governed speed 2,950 ~ 3,100 rpm
See shop manual.
Throttle cable
Adjust for proper choke
operation and maximum
governed speed.
See shop manual.
Blade bolt torque
36 ~ 43 ft-lb
(5.0 ~ 6.0 kg-m,
49 ~ 59 N•m)
See page 32.
TRANSMISSION
Type
SDA
TDA
Transmission type
Single speed
3-speed
2.5 mph (4.0 km/h)
1st: 1.7 mph (2.8 km/h)
2nd: 2.6 mph (4.2 km/h)
3rd: 3.2 mph (5.2 km/h)
Ground speeds
TUNEUP
Spark plug gap
Idle speed
0.028 ~ 0.031 in
(0.7 ~ 0.8 mm)
See page 36.
1,700 ± 150 rpm
See shop manual.
Valve clearance (cold)
Intake: 0.15 ± 0.02 mm
Exhaust: 0.20 ± 0.02 mm
Other specifications
No other adjustments needed.
56
See shop manual.
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
CONSUMER INFORMATION
Dealer Locator Information
To find an Authorized Honda Servicing Dealer anywhere in the United
States:
Call (800) 426-7701
or visit our website:
www.hondapowerequipment.com/dealer
Customer Service
See page 64.
Honda Publications
These publications will give you additional information for maintaining
and repairing your lawn mower.
Shop Manual
This manual covers complete maintenance and overhaul procedures.
It is intended to be used by a skilled technician. Available through your
Honda dealer or through Helm Inc. at 1 888-292-5395 or visit
www.Hondapowerequipment.com > product manuals.
Parts Catalog
This manual provides complete, illustrated parts lists, and is available
through your Honda dealer.
57
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
Accessories and Replacement Parts
Model Item
HRS
HRR
All
Part Number
Standard
Accessory
Contact an authorized Honda servicing dealer to purchase any of
these (or other) accessories or genuine replacement parts. Be sure to
have the lawn mower frame and engine serial numbers when you
contact your dealer (page 49).
Notes
Includes grass bag, frame, and
new mulching blades
Grass bag kit
06813-VG3-020
•
Grass bag
81320-VG3-000
• Fabric bag only, no frame
Lower mulching high-lift blade
72511-VE1-020
•
Upper mulching blade
72531-VE2-020
• See page 23
Low-lift blade *
72511-VG3-000
Side discharge chute
81211-VG3-010ZA •
•
Parts Catalog
14VG3E1P
Grass bag
81320-VL0-B00
•
Fabric bag only, no frame
Upper mulching blade * *
72531-VE2-020
•
See page 23
Lower mulching high-lift blade * * 72511-VE1-020
•
•
Rear discharge chute
06814-VG4-010
Mulching plug
76266-VG4-000ZB •
Spark plug
98079-56846
•
Air filter
17211-ZL8-003
•
Spark arrester parts
Fuel stabilizer
•
NGK: BPR6ES
18350-ZL8-000
• Arrester and deflector
18356-ZL8-000
• ID plate
90055-ZE1-000
• Screw
08732-0001
•
* HRS models come standard with a single low-lift blade. For best mulching,
remove the single blade and install an upper mulching blade and a lower
mulching high-lift blade.
** Always use an upper and lower blade on HRR models. See page 23.
58
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
Distributor's Limited Warranty
PRODUCTS COVERED BY THIS
WARRANTY
HRS216 - HRR216 Lawn Mowers
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
(from date of original retail purchase)
Noncommercial/Nonrental
Commercial/Rental
24 months
3 months
To Qualify for this Warranty:
The product must be purchased in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands from American Honda or a
dealer authorized by American Honda to sell those products. This warranty applies to the first retail purchaser and
each subsequent owner during the applicable warranty time period.
What American Honda will Repair or Replace Under Warranty:
American Honda will repair or replace, at its option, any part that is proven to be defective in material or workmanship
under normal use during the applicable warranty time period. Warranty repairs and replacements will be made without
charge for parts or labor. Anything replaced under warranty becomes the property of American Honda Motor Company,
Inc. All parts replaced under warranty will be considered as part of the original product and any warranty on those parts
will expire coincident with the original product warranty.
To Obtain Warranty Service:
You must take the Honda lawn mower and proof of original retail purchase date, at your expense, to any Honda Power
Equipment dealer in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands who is authorized to service that product,
during the dealer's normal business hours. If you are unable to obtain warranty service, or are dissatisfied with the
warranty service you receive, take the following steps: First, contact the owner of the dealership involved; normally this
should resolve the problem. However, if you should require further assistance, write or call the Power Equipment
Customer Relations Department of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Refer to page 64 for contact information.
Exclusions:
This warranty does not extend to parts affected or damaged by accident and/or collision, normal wear, fuel
contamination or deterioration, use in an application for which the product was not designed, or any other misuse,
neglect, incorporation or use of unsuitable attachments or parts, unauthorized alteration, or any causes other than
defects in material or workmanship of the product.
Mower blades and mower deck housings, are specifically not warranted against impact damage, including but not
limited to, abrasive damage.
Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied Warranties:
American Honda disclaims any responsibility for loss of time or use of the product, transportation, commercial loss, or
any other incidental or consequential damage. Any implied warranties are limited to the duration of this written limited
warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions and limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
59
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
Accessories, Replacement Parts, and Apparel Warranty
This warranty is limited to Honda Power Equipment parts, accessories and apparel when distributed by American
Honda Motor Co., Inc.,
4900 Marconi Drive, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005-8847
PRODUCTS COVERED BY THIS
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
(from date of original retail purchase)
Noncommercial/Nonrental
Commercial/Rental
Accessories
12 months
3 months
Replacement Parts
6 months
3 months
Apparel
6 months
3 months
To Qualify for this Warranty:
1. The accessories, replacement parts, or apparel must be purchased from American Honda, or a dealer, distributor or
distributor’s dealer authorized by American Honda to sell those products in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the
U.S. Virgin Islands.
2. You must be the first retail purchaser. This warranty is not transferable to subsequent owners.
What American Honda will Repair or Replace Under Warranty:
American Honda will repair or replace, at its option, any power equipment accessories, replacement parts, or apparel
that are proven to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable warranty time
period. Anything replaced under warranty becomes the property of American Honda Motor Company, Inc. All parts
replaced under warranty will be considered as part of the original product and any warranty on those parts will expire
coincident with the original product warranty.
Accessories and replacement parts, installed by a dealer who is authorized by American Honda to sell them, will be
repaired or replaced under warranty without charge for parts or labor. If installed by anyone else, accessories and
replacement parts will be repaired or replaced under warranty without charge for parts, but any labor charges will be
the responsibility of the purchaser. Apparel will be repaired or replaced under warranty without any charge.
To Obtain Warranty Service:
You must take the Honda Power Equipment accessory, replacement part, apparel or the power equipment on which
the accessory or replacement part is installed, and proof of purchase, at your expense, to any Honda Power
Equipment dealer in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands who is authorized to service that product,
during the dealer's normal business hours. If you are unable to obtain warranty service, or are dissatisfied with the
warranty service you receive, take the following steps: First, contact the owner of the dealership involved; normally this
will resolve the problem. However, if you should require further assistance, write or call the Power Equipment
Customer Relations Department of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Refer to page 64 for contact information.
Exclusions:
This warranty does not extend to accessories, parts, or apparel affected or damaged by accident and/or collision,
normal wear, use in an application for which the product was not designed, or any other misuse, neglect, incorporation
or use of unsuitable attachments or parts, unauthorized alteration, improper installation, or any causes other than
defects in material or workmanship of the product.
Mower blades and mower deck housings, are specifically not warranted against impact damage, including but not
limited to, abrasive damage.
Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied Warranties:
American Honda disclaims any responsibility for loss of time or use of the product, or the power equipment on which
the product is installed, transportation, commercial loss, or any other incidental or consequential damage. Any implied
warranties are limited to the duration of this written warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above exclusions and limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
60
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
Emission Control System Warranty
Your new Honda Power Equipment engine complies with the U.S. EPA, Environment Canada and State of California
emission regulations. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. provides the emission warranty coverage for engines in the
United States, and its territories. Honda Canada Inc. provides the emission warranty for engines in the 13 provinces
and territories of Canada. In the remainder of this Emission Control System Warranty, American Honda Motor
Company Inc. and Honda Canada Inc. will be referred to as Honda.
Your Warranty Rights And Obligations:
California
The California Air Resources Board and Honda are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty on your
Honda Power Equipment engine. In California, new utility and lawn and garden equipment engines must be designed,
built and equipped to meet the State's stringent anti-smog standards.
Other States, U.S. territories and Canada
In other areas of the United States and in Canada, your engine must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the U.S.
EPA and Environment Canada emission standards for spark-ignited engines at or below 19 kilowatts.
All of the United States and Canada
Honda must warrant the emission control system on your power equipment engine for the period of time listed below
provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your power equipment engine. Where a
warrantable condition exists, Honda will repair your power equipment engine at no cost to you including diagnosis,
parts and labor.
Your emission control system may include such parts as the carburetor or fuel injection system, the ignition system,
and catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses, connectors and other emission-related assemblies.
Manufacturer's Warranty Coverage:
The 1995 and later power equipment engines are warranted for two years. If any emission-related part on your engine
is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Honda.
Owner's Warranty Responsibility:
As the power equipment engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in
your owner's manual. Honda recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your power equipment
engine, but Honda cannot deny warranty coverage solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the
performance of all scheduled maintenance.
As the power equipment engine owner, you should however be aware that Honda may deny you warranty coverage if
your power equipment engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, or unapproved
modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your power equipment engine to a Honda Power Equipment dealer as soon as a
problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should write or call the Honda office
in your region.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Power Equipment Customer Relations
4900 Marconi Drive
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005-8847
Telephone: (770) 497-6400
or
Honda Canada Inc.
Power Equipment Customer Relations
715 Milner Avenue
Toronto, ON M1B 2K8
Telephone: (888) 946-6329
61
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
Warranty Coverage:
Honda power equipment engines manufactured after January 1, 1995 and sold in the State of California, and U.S. EPA
certified engines manufactured on or after September 1, 1996 and sold in all of the United States, and Canadian
certified engines manufactured on or after January 1, 2005 are covered by this warranty for a period of two years from
the date of delivery to the original retail purchaser. This warranty is transferable to each subsequent purchaser for the
duration of the warranty period.
Warranty repairs will be made without charge for diagnosis, parts or labor. All defective parts replaced under this
warranty become the property of Honda. Warranted parts are listed under Emission Control System Warranty Parts on
page 63. Normal maintenance items, such as spark plugs and filters, that are on the warranted parts list are warranted
up to their required replacement interval only.
Honda is also liable for damages to other engine components caused by a failure of any warranted part during the
warranty period.
Only Honda approved replacement parts may be used in the performance of any warranty repairs and must be
provided without charge to the owner. The use of replacement parts not equivalent to the original parts may impair the
effectiveness of your engine emission control system. If such a replacement part is used in the repair or maintenance
of your engine, and an authorized Honda dealer determines it is defective or causes a failure of a warranted part, your
claim for repair of your engine may be denied. If the part in question is not related to the reason your engine requires
repair, your claim will not be denied.
To Obtain Warranty Service:
You must take your Honda Power Equipment engine or the product on which it is installed, along with your warranty
registration card or other proof of original purchase date, at your expense, to any Honda Power Equipment dealer who
is authorized by Honda to sell and service that Honda product during his normal business hours. Claims for repair or
adjustment found to be caused solely by defects in material or workmanship will not be denied because the engine was
not properly maintained and used.
If you are unable to obtain warranty service, or are dissatisfied with the warranty service you received, contact the
owner of the dealership involved. Normally this should resolve your problem. However, if you require further
assistance, write or call the Power Equipment Customer Relations Department of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Refer to page 64 for contact information.
62
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
Exclusions:
Failures other than those resulting from defects in material or workmanship are not covered by this warranty. This
warranty does not extend to emission control systems or parts which are affected or damaged by owner abuse,
neglect, improper maintenance, misuse, misfueling, improper storage, accident and/or collision, the incorporation of, or
any use of, any add-on or modified parts, unsuitable attachments, or the unauthorized alteration of any part.
This warranty does not cover replacement of expendable maintenance items made in connection with required
maintenance services after the item's first scheduled replacement as listed in the maintenance section of the product
owner's manual, such as: spark plugs and filters.
Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied Warranties:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda Canada Inc. disclaim any responsibility for incidental or consequential
damages such as loss of time or the use of the power equipment, or any commercial loss due to the failure of the
equipment; and any implied warranties are limited to the duration of this written warranty. This warranty is applicable
only where the California, U.S. EPA or Environment Canada Emission Control System Warranty regulation is in effect.
Emission Control System Warranty Parts:
SYSTEMS COVERED
BY THIS WARRANTY:
PARTS
DESCRIPTION:
Fuel Metering
Carburetor assembly, (includes starting enrichment system),
Engine temperature sensor, Engine control module, Fuel regulator,
Intake manifold
Evaporative
Fuel hoses
Exhaust
Catalyst, Exhaust manifold
Air Induction
Air filter housing, Air filter element*, Crankcase breather tube
Ignition
Flywheel magneto, Ignition pulse generator, Crankshaft position
sensor, Power coil, Ignition coil assembly, Ignition control module,
Spark plug cap, Spark plug*
Miscellaneous Parts
Tubing, fittings, seals, gaskets, and clamps associated with these
listed systems.
* Covered up to the first required replacement only. See the Maintenance Schedule on page 29.
63
TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION
Customer Service Information
Honda Power Equipment dealership personnel are trained
professionals. They should be able to answer any question you may
have. If you encounter a problem that your dealer does not solve to
your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealership's management.
The Service Manager or General Manager can help. Almost all
problems are solved in this way.
If you are dissatisfied with the decision made by the dealership's
management, contact the Honda Power Equipment Customer
Relations Office. You can write:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Power Equipment Division
Customer Relations Office
4900 Marconi Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30005-8847
Or telephone: (770) 497-6400 M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
64
When you write or call, please give us this information:
Model and serial numbers (page 49)
Name of the dealer who sold the lawn mower to you
Name and address of the dealer who services your lawn mower
Date of purchase
Your name, address, and telephone number
A detailed description of the problem
INDEX
A
Accessories warranty . . . . . . . . 60
Air cleaner service . . . . . . . . . . 35
Air index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Altitude, high altitude operation . 50
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
B
Blade
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Stabilizer additive . . . . . . . . . 41
Valve location . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Fuel tank draining . . . . . . . . . . . 42
G
Grass bag
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Cleaning or replacement . . . . 32
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
I
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
L
C
Loading and unloading . . . . . . . 44
Carburetor
Draining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Modifications for altitude . . . . . 50
Choke operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Clogged mower deck . . . . . . . . 25
Customer relations . . . . . . . . . . 64
Cutting height
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Recommendations . . . . . . . . . 23
M
D
Dealer locator information . . . . . 57
Distributor’s warranty . . . . . . . . 59
Drive clutch lever . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
E
Emissions
Control system . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Engine specifications . . . . . . . . 54
Ethanol oxygenated fuel . . . . . . 51
F
Flywheel brake lever . . . . . . . . . 10
Fuel
Oxygenated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Recommendations . . . . . . . . . 39
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Maintenance
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . .
Methanol oxygenated fuel . . . .
MTBE oxygenated fuel . . . . . . .
Mulching plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
28
29
54
51
51
14
N
NOTICE symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
O
Oil
Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check level . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recommendations . . . . . . . . .
Oxygenated fuels . . . . . . . . . . .
34
33
33
51
P
Parts
Catalog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement list . . . . . . . . . .
Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
57
54
58
57
R
Replacement parts . . . . . . . . . . 58
65
INDEX
S
Safety
A few words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Serial number locations . . . . . . . 49
Shift lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Shop manual ordering . . . . . . . . 57
Spark plug
Arrester service . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . 16
Stopping the engine . . . . . . . . . 20
T
Technical information . . . . . . . . 49
Throttle lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Transmission operation . . . . . . . 19
Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Troubleshooting
Engine and vibration . . . . . . . . 45
Mowing and bagging . . . . . . . . 46
U
Unloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
W
Warranty
Accessories & parts . . . . . . . . 60
Distributor’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Service information . . . . . . . . . 64
Washing the mower . . . . . . . . . . 40
Web address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
66
QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION
Fuel
Type
Unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
rating of 86 or higher (page 38)
Engine oil
Type
SAE 10W-30, API SJ or later (page 33)
Spark plug
Regular:
NGK BP6ES
DENSO W20EP-U
Resistor:
NGK BPR6ES
DENSO W20EPR-U
Type
Check blade and bolt torque (page 32)
Before each use Check engine oil (page 33)
Check air cleaner (page 35)
Maintenance
First 5 hours
Change engine oil (page 34)
Subsequent
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule
(page 29)
Owner's Manual
Rotary Mower
HRS216PDA • HRS216SDA
HRR216PDA • HRR216TDA
HRS216PDA • HRS216SDA
K2
HRR216PDA • HRR216TDA
K3
EM4
31VL0U00
00X31-VL0-U000
Printed on
Recycled Paper
POM52774-H
See page 47 for instructions on
setting up your Lawn Mower.
IPC XXXXX.2005.10
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
© 1997–2005 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.—All Rights Reserved
Download PDF

advertising