owner`s manual hrx217hza lawn mower

owner`s manual hrx217hza lawn mower
OWNER’S MANUAL
HRX217HZA
HRX217HYA
HRX217HZA
LAWN MOWER
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Before operating the mower for the first time, please read this
Owner’s Manual. 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.
QUICK FIND
Air Filter
Add Fuel
Operating the Controls
Blade Inspection
12
7
8
11
Charging the Battery
Check the Oil Level
Cleaning
Dealer Locator Information
14
6
15
20
How to Contact Honda
Maintenance Schedule
Oil Change
Spark Plug
20
10
12
13
CONTENTS
FOR YOUR SAFETY
PARTS AND CONTROLS
INITIAL MOWER SETUP
Adjust the Handlebar
Add Engine Oil
Assemble the Grass Bag
BEFORE EACH OPERATION
Check Your Mower
Check Your Mowing Area
Clip Director®
Cutting Height Adjustment
Check the Oil Level
Add Fuel
OPERATION
Safe Mowing Practices
Operating the Controls
Starting the Engine
Stopping the Engine
2
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
5
6
6
7
7
7
8
9
9
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
Maintenance Safety
Maintenance Schedule
Blade Inspection
Blade Mounting Bolt Inspection
Blade Replacement
Oil Change
Air Filter
Spark Plug
Spark Arrester (optional part)
Replacing the Battery
TRANSPORTING
STORAGE
Fuel
Cleaning
Oil
Storage Location
Handlebar
Removing From Storage
9
9
10
11
11
11
12
12
13
13
14
14
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
TROUBLESHOOTING
16
Engine Will Not Start
16
Loss of Power
16
Vibration
16
Mowing and Bagging Problems
16
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
17
Serial Number Locations
17
High Altitude Operation
17
Emission Control System
17
Air Index
18
Specifications
18
AVOIDING FUEL-RELATED PROBLEMS 19
CUSTOMER INFORMATION
20
Parts, Accessories, and Service Items 20
Dealer Locator Information
20
How to Contact Honda
20
20
Honda Publications
DISTRIBUTOR’S LIMITED WARRANTY 21
EMISSION SYSTEM WARRANTY
22
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
23
QUESTIONS?
Contact your Honda dealer.
There is a dealer locator at
powerequipment.honda.com
00X31VH7 L060
© 2016 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved

WELCOME
Please read the DISTRIBUTOR’S LIMITED WARRANTY on page 21
and the EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY on page 22 to
fully understand what is covered by warranty and your responsibilities
of ownership.
FOR YOUR SAFETY

The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
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 mower and to operate it safely. This manual contains
information on how to do that; please read it carefully.
When your mower needs scheduled maintenance, keep in mind that
Honda Power Equipment servicing dealership personnel are specially
trained in servicing Honda mowers and are supported by the parts
and service divisions of American Honda.
WARNING
California Proposition 65
This product contains or emits
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth
defects, or other reproductive harm.
Important Message to Parents
The safety of your children is very important to Honda. Lawn mowers
are tools, not toys. As with any equipment, bad judgments can result
in serious injuries. Your child must be big enough, strong enough, and
have the coordination necessary to comfortably reach and operate the
controls. Anyone who takes unnecessary risks and doesn’t obey rules
should not operate this lawn mower.
Safety Label Locations
Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have
provided important safety messages in this manual and on the mower.
This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or
others. Please read these messages carefully.
These labels warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious
injury. Read them carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to
read, contact an authorized Honda servicing dealer for a replacement.
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.
Safety Instructions
You will find important safety information in a variety of forms:
• Safety Labels – on the lawn mower
• Instructions – how to use this mower correctly and safely
• Safety Messages – preceded by a safety alert  symbol and one
of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.
Each message tells you what the hazard is, what can happen, and
what you can do to avoid or reduce injury.
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.
• Damage Prevention Messages – you will also see other
important messages that are preceded by the word NOTICE. This
word means:
NOTICE
2
Your engine or other property can be
damaged if you don’t follow instructions.
IN U.S.A., Global Engineered Products,Inc.
SERVICED BY : Brookfield,WI 53005
(Battery danger
label on battery)
PARTS AND CONTROLS
INITIAL MOWER SETUP
SHIFT LEVER (P. 8)
THROTTLE LEVER
(P. 8)
REAR
DISCHARGE
GUARD (P. 5)
KEY
SWITCH
FUEL TANK CAP (P. 7)
RECOIL
STARTER
GRIP (P. 9)
List of Parts
With help from an assistant, carefully remove the mower and loose
parts from the carton and compare the loose parts against the
following list. Contact the authorized Honda dealer from whom you
purchased the mower if any of the loose parts shown are not included
with your mower.
Ref.
No.
Description
Qty.

Grass bag frame
1

Grass bag
1

Engine oil, key, and owner’s manual
1
BATTERY
CHARGER
CONNECTOR
(P. 14)

HANDLEBAR
ADJUST KNOB (2)
MUFFLER
(P. 4)
STARTER
MOTOR
OIL FILLER CAP
(P. 12)
(P. 13)
BLADE CONTROL
BUTTON (P. 8)


BLADE CONTROL
LEVER(P. 8)
BATTERY
BOX
Adjust the Handlebar
(P. 14)
DRIVE
CLUTCH
LEVER
CUTTING HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
LEVER (4) (P. 6)
1. With the handlebar adjust knobs in the unlocked position, raise the
handlebar into the mowing position.
(P. 8)
GRASS BAG
(P. 6)
CLIP DIRECTOR®
KNOB (P. 5)
SPARK PLUG
CAP
(P. 13)
CARBURETOR
HANDLEBAR ADJUST
KNOBS
AIR FILTER
(P. 12)
(P. 12)
FUEL VALVE ON
UNLOCKED
FUEL VALVE OFF
LOCKED
2. Align the adjust knobs with one of the three holes on each handle
stay. Setting the adjust knobs in the lowest holes raises the
handlebar to its highest position.
3. Turn the handlebar adjust knobs 90 degrees into the lock position,
making sure both sides are positioned at the same height.
4. Remove all the cardboard from around the handlebar.
3
Add Engine Oil
Before Using Your Lawn Mower
The mower is shipped WITHOUT
OIL in the engine. Remove the
oil filler cap/dipstick and add the
entire contents of the included
bottle of oil into the oil filler
opening.
All Mower operators must read the following sections:
• FOR YOUR SAFETY (page 2)
• BEFORE EACH OPERATION (page 4)
• OPERATION (page 7)
• MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (page 10)
All Honda engines are run at the
factory prior to packaging. Most
of the oil is removed prior to
shipment; however, some oil
remains in the engine. The
amount of oil left in the engine
varies.
BEFORE EACH OPERATION
Your safety is your responsibility. A little time spent in preparation will
significantly reduce your risk of injury.
If you don’t use the supplied oil, add enough SAE 10W-30 API service
category SJ or later oil to bring the oil level between the upper and
lower limit marks on the dipstick—without screwing the dipstick in
(approximately 12 to 13.5 ounces is required). See page 12.
Do not overfill the engine with oil. If the engine is overfilled, the
excess oil may get transferred to the air cleaner housing and air filter.
An indication of overfilling is white or blue smoke coming from the
muffler when the engine is running.
After filling the engine with oil, screw the filler/cap dipstick in and
remove the hang tag near the recoil starter grip that says “The engine
has no oil.”
Assemble the Grass Bag
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.
Check Your Mower
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
1. Turn the grass bag right-side out.
2. Pull the frame support legs outward and slide them into the eyelets
as shown.
Improperly maintaining this lawn mower, or failing to
correct a problem before operation, could cause a
significant malfunction.
3. Install the assembled frame into the fabric grass bag, keeping the
grass bag handle exposed.
Some malfunctions can seriously hurt or kill you.
GRASS BAG HANDLE
FABRIC GRASS BAG
Always perform a pre-operation inspection before each
operation, and correct any problem.
• Make sure the lawn mower is on a level surface
• 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
SUPPORT LEGS
• Check the blades for wear. Replace as necessary (page 11)
• Check that the blade bolts are tight (page 11)
EYELETS
• Check that all nuts, bolts, and screws are tightened
TOP PLASTIC CLIP
(Route under the
handle and frame)
PLASTIC CLIP
Please Register Your Mower
• Check the air filter (page 12) and oil level (page 6)
• Check the fuel level (page 7). Starting with a full tank will help to
eliminate or reduce operating interruptions for refueling.
Check Your Mowing Area
For your safety and the safety of others, always inspect the area
before operating the lawn mower.
Please take a few minutes and register your purchase with Honda.
You can register:
Anything that can be picked up by the blades and thrown is a potential
hazard to you and others. Look for things like stones, sticks, nails, and
wire, and remove them from the lawn area.
• By completing and mailing the registration card on the back cover
of this book
• Going on-line to powerequipment.honda.com and clicking on
Product Registration
• By scanning this QR code
People and animals near the lawn 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 pets and people, especially children. Their
safety is your responsibility.
Check the condition of the grass. Adjust your lawn mower ground
speed and mowing swath accordingly.
4
Clip Director®
The Clip Director can be adjusted to any one of the ten positions to
achieve the desired mowing results (bag, bag and mulch, or mulch).
FULL BAGGING OR
REAR DISCHARGE
FULL MULCHING
To adjust the Clip Director knob, pull the knob downward and towards
the rear of the mower. The knob adjusts a sliding door from the fully
open BAG position to the fully closed MULCH position.
KNOB (BAG POSITION)
KNOB (MULCH POSITION)
Some grass accumulation in the discharge opening is normal when
the Clip Director is fully closed in the MULCH position. To remove this
grass, close the discharge guard, fully open the Clip Director in the
BAG position, engage the blade control lever, and start the engine.
If a high resistance is noticed when moving the Clip Director knob
from side-to-side, excessive grass may have built up on top of the
sliding door.
SLIDING DOOR
(fully open)
CLIP DIRECTOR KNOB
SLIDING DOOR
(fully closed)
Rear Discharge
To discharge clippings to the rear, remove the grass bag and position
the Clip Director knob in the BAG range. Maximum rear discharge will
occur when the Clip Director knob is all the way to the left (BAG)
position. As the Clip Director knob is moved toward the right (MULCH)
position, less grass will be discharged through the rear discharge
guard.
SLIDING DOOR
(fully closed)
DISCHARGE
GUARD
Important Safety Precaution
Always release the blade control lever and disconnect the spark plug
cap (page 13) before lifting the discharge guard to view or clean
around the sliding door. This will prevent contact with the rotating
blades and prevent objects from being thrown into the discharge area.
Sliding Door Position
The sliding door can be positioned to produce different mowing
results. If the preferred sliding door position is unknown, install the
grass bag and begin mowing with the Clip Director knob all the way to
the BAG position. Check the appearance of the lawn. As the knob is
moved towards the MULCH position, more grass will be recycled back
into the lawn. Adjust the Clip Director knob until the desired result is
achieved.
CLIP DIRECTOR KNOB
BAGGING OR REAR DISCHARGE
AND SOME MULCHING
Fallen Leaves
Use the Clip Director to shred and collect fallen leaves for disposal.
Set the front wheels so they are one or two settings higher than the
rear. Set the Clip Director in position #9 (not quite full mulching), and
adjust the setting from this point for best results.
Collecting leaves while they are damp will help to control dust and
result in more effective mulching of the leaves.
Rear Shield
During normal use the rear shield is subject to deterioration and wear.
Remove the grass bag and raise the discharge guard to check the
rear shield for cracks or tears. If the rear shield is excessively worn,
have it replaced by your authorized Honda servicing dealer.
DISCHARGE GUARD
SLIDING DOOR
(50% open)
REAR SHIELD
5
Grass Bag
A lawn mower works like a vacuum cleaner; it blows air through the
bag fabric, 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% filled.
Also, the bag is easier to empty when it is not packed full.
You can leave the grass bag on the mower during mowing, even
when full mulching is selected.
To adjust cutting height, pull
each adjustment lever toward
the wheel, and move it into
another notch.
ADJUSTMENT LEVERS
Move all four adjustment levers
to the same position, forward
for tall grass and rearward for
short grass.
To minimize dust and fine particles from passing through the grass
bag fabric, it is best to mow grass in the morning when the ground is
slightly damp and the grass is dry.
Inspection
During use, the grass bag material is subject to normal wear and tear.

THE CUTTING HEIGHT FIGURES ARE APPROXIMATE.
3/4 in (20 mm)
1-1/4 in (32 mm)
2 in (46 mm)
2-1/2 in (62 mm)
3 in (75 mm)
3-1/2 in (88 mm)
4 in (102 mm)
CAUTION
An excessively worn grass bag may allow objects to be
thrown toward the operator.
Thrown objects can hurt you.
1
Replace a worn grass bag to prevent possible injury.
•
•
3
Installation
FORWARD
DIRECTION
2
Grass bag replacement is explained on page 15.
•
Clean any grass
clippings from the
hook channel.
4
DISCHARGE GUARD
1. Raise the discharge
guard and hook the
grass bag onto the
mower deck as
shown.
GRASS BAG
HANDLE
BAG
2. Release
the
discharge guard to
secure the grass
bag.
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. Then readjust the cutting height if necessary.
Check the Oil Level
Removal
1. Unscrew and remove the
filler cap/dipstick and wipe
it clean.
1. Raise the discharge
guard, grasp the
grass bag handle,
and remove the
grass bag.
2. Insert and remove the
dipstick without screwing
it into the filler neck.
Check the oil level shown
on the dipstick.
2. Release the
discharge guard.
3. If the oil level is low, add oil
to reach the upper limit
mark on the dipstick.
3. When the grass
bag is clear of the discharge guard, you can lift it through the
handlebar opening or remove it to the rear of the mower below the
handlebar.
Cutting Height Adjustment
Each wheel of the mower can be adjusted to one of seven settings.
The actual height of cut grass will vary with lawn and soil conditions.
Be sure the engine is not running when adjusting the cutting height.
Do not overfill. If the engine
is overfilled, the excess oil
may get transferred to the
air cleaner housing and air
filter. An indication of
overfilling is white or blue
smoke coming from the
muffler when the engine is
running.
FILLER CAP
/DIPSTICK
UPPER
LIMIT
LOWER
LIMIT
Use 10W-30 API Service category SJ oil for normal conditions. For
additional oil recommendations, see page 12.
NOTICE
Running the engine with a low oil level can cause engine damage.
4. Screw in the filler cap/dipstick securely.
6
Add Fuel
This engine is certified to operate on regular gasoline with a pump
octane rating of 86 or higher.
Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture.
Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank.
You may use regular unleaded gasoline containing no more than 10%
ethanol (E10) or 5% methanol by volume. In addition, methanol must
contain cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors.
Use of fuels with content of ethanol or methanol greater than shown
above may cause starting and/or performance problems. It may also
damage metal, rubber, and plastic parts of the fuel system.
Engine damage or performance problems that result form using a fuel
with percentages of ethanol or methanol greater than shown above
are not covered under warranty.

WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive, and you can
be burned or seriously injured when refueling.
• Stop the engine and let it cool before refueling
• Keep heat, sparks, and flame away
OPERATION
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.

WARNING
Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that
can build up to dangerous levels in closed areas.
Breathing carbon monoxide can cause unconsciousness
or death.
Never run the lawn mower in a closed, or even partially
closed area where people may be present.
You may hear a clicking noise as you push the lawn mower forward
with the engine OFF. This is normal and will not damage the mower.
Safe Mowing Practices
Most injuries and property damage with walk-behind mowers can be
prevented if you follow all instructions in this manual and on the
mower. The most common hazards are discussed below, along with
the best way to protect yourself and others.
Avoid Rotating Blades
• Refuel only outdoors
• Wipe up spills immediately
If your equipment will be used on an infrequent or intermittent basis,
(more than 4 weeks before next use), refer to “AVOIDING
FUEL-RELATED PROBLEMS” on page 19 for information regarding
fuel deterioration.
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 blades.
1. Remove the fuel tank cap.
2. Add fuel to the bottom of the red fuel level gauge in the neck of the
fuel tank. Do not overfill. Wipe up spilled fuel before starting the
engine.
RED FUEL LEVEL GAUGE

DANGER
The blades are sharp and spin at high speed. If you come
in contact with a spinning blade, it will cut you severely
and can amputate fingers and toes.
• Wear protective footwear
• Keep you hands and feet away from the mower deck
while the engine is running
MAXIMUM
FUEL LEVEL
• Stop the engine before performing any adjustment,
inspection, or maintenance
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 blades over gravel.
NOTICE
3. Tighten the fuel tank cap until it clicks.
Move the mower 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 21).
Striking objects with the spinning blades can cause severe engine
damage, which is not covered by the DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED
WARRANTY (page 21).
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.
7
Refuel With Care
Operating the Controls
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.
Throttle Lever
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.
Stop the Engine When Not Mowing
If you need to leave the mower for any reason, even just to inspect the
lawn ahead, stop the engine by releasing the blade control lever.
For best cut quality, always
mow with the throttle lever in THROTTLE
the FAST position. When the LEVER
blades rotate at the preset
fast speed, they create a
strong fan action that lifts and
cuts grass more efficiently.
Do not try to increase the
preset engine speed; the
blades could fracture and
come apart.
FAST
Avoid Slopes
Avoid steep slopes of more than
20°.
Mow across slopes, not up and
down. 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.
NOTICE
Mowing on steep slopes can
starve the engine of oil, causing engine damage that is not covered by
the DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED WARRANTY (page 21).
Keep all four wheels on the ground, and be careful to avoid losing
your footing and your 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 shove the mower with your foot. Use the
handlebar to control the mower.
Avoid Obstacles
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 blade control
lever to stop the blades before reaching areas with gravel, loose
stones, or landscaping material.
Be careful when mowing over obstacles that stick up above the
surface of the lawn such as sprinkler heads, paving, edging, raised
tree roots, etc.
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 11). Striking objects may damage the blades, 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.
Blades thrown from the mower could seriously hurt or kill
someone.
Inspect the blades regularly (see page 11), and do not
operate the mower with a worn or damaged blade.
The DISTRIBUTOR’S LIMITED WARRANTY (page 21) does not
cover parts damaged by accidental impact collision.
8
Blade Control Lever
To start blade rotation, hold
down the yellow button  on
top of the blade control lever,
and then push the lever 
forward quickly and hold it
against the handlebar. Move
your hand away from the
yellow button and continue to
hold the blade control lever
against the handlebar.
BLADE CONTROL LEVER


BUTTON
Operate the blade control
lever with a quick and
complete motion so that the
blade control is always either
fully engaged or released.
This will help to prevent stalling the engine, and it will also extend the
service life of the blade control mechanism.
To stop blade rotation, release the blade control lever. The engine will
continue to run. Always release the blade control lever before starting
the engine to prevent the blades from turning.
Drive Clutch Lever
Push the drive clutch
lever forward to propel the
mower.
BLADE CONTROL LEVER
Release the drive clutch
lever to stop the mower’s
forward movement.
You can control the
self-propelled speed with
the drive clutch lever. The
DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER
mower will move
gradually faster as you
push the drive clutch lever
forward. If you push the lever all the way forward to the handlebar, the
mower will move at the speed determined by the shift lever setting.
When moving and using the drive clutch lever to change the
self-propelled speed, continue to fully hold the blade control lever
against the handlebar. This will help prevent damage to the blade
control mechanism. Use the shift lever (see page 9) to change the
maximum speed so you can hold the drive clutch lever comfortably
against the handlebar.
For self-propelled mowing, press the button on top of the blade control
lever, push the blade control lever completely forward, and then push
the drive clutch lever forward. The drive clutch lever will hold the blade
control lever against the handlebar.
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.
Stopping the Engine
Shift Lever
Use the shift lever to select
the forward speed at which
you wish to mow.
SHIFT
LEVER
OFF
2. Move the throttle lever to the
slowest position.
TH
R
Do not use the throttle lever
to adjust your forward speed.
The throttle lever must
remain in the FAST position
for good mowing
performance.
1. Release the drive clutch and blade
control levers.
SLOW
O
TT
LE
3. Turn the key switch to the OFF
position.
FAST
For maximum mowing performance, use the lower speed range for
mowing and the higher speed range for transporting.
4. If your mower will not be used for
3 to 4 weeks, we recommend
running the engine’s carburetor
out of fuel. You can do this by
leaving the fuel valve OFF,
restarting the engine and running it until it stops. See “AVOIDING
FUEL-RELATED PROBLEMS” on page 19 if you don’t plan to use
your mower for a month or more.
With the shift lever all the way back and the drive clutch lever
engaged, the mower will move slowly or not at all.
5. Clean your mower after each mowing; refer to “Cleaning” on
page 15.
The position of the shift lever
determines the maximum
ground speed when the drive
clutch lever is fully engaged.
Starting the Engine
Before starting, the engine, always release the drive control lever so
that the mower will not move forward when you operate the starter.
SERVICING YOUR MOWER
Proper maintenance is essential for safe, economical, and
trouble-free operation. It also helps reduce air pollution.
1. Turn the fuel valve to the ON position (page 3).
2. Move the throttle lever to the
FAST position.

WARNING
Improper maintenance, or failure to correct a problem
before operation, can cause a serious malfunction.
FAST
Some malfunctions can seriously hurt or kill you.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance
recommendations and schedules in this owner’s manual.
THROTTLE
LEVER
3. Start the engine using the
electric starter or the recoil
(manual) starter.
Electric start:
Turn the starter key switch to
the START position. Let the
key return to the RUN
position when the engine
starts.
RUN
START
The starter should not be
cranked for more than
5 seconds at a time. If the
engine fails to start, release
the switch and wait 10 seconds before operating the starter again.
If the battery does not have sufficient charge to start the engine,
possibly due to a long storage period, use the recoil starter to start
the engine for at least one mowing session. The battery should
have sufficient charge after one mowing session (approximately
1 hr). An optional plug-in charger is also available (page 20).
Manual start:
Turn the engine switch to the RUN position. The engine switch
must be in the RUN position to start the engine with the recoil
starter.
Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance, and then pull
briskly. Return the starter grip gently.
To ensure easy restarting and maximum performance from the Auto
Choke System, allow the engine to run for at least three minutes after
starting a cold engine before shutting down. This minimum run time
will be longer if the temperature is below 70°F (21°C).
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, high temperature, or unusually wet or dusty conditions,
consult your servicing dealer for recommendations applicable to your
individual needs and use.
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, Honda Genuine parts or
their equivalents for repair and replacement.
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.
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
Improper maintenance can cause an unsafe condition.
Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and
precautions can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.
Always follow the procedures and precautions in this
manual.
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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.
Maintenance Schedule
Item
Action
Before
each use
Rear shield
Check
O
5
Blades
Inspect
O
11
Blade mounting bolts
Inspect
O
11
Engine oil
Check
O
6
Check
First
25 hours
of use
50 hours
of use
or every
6 months
O
Change
Air filter
5 hours
of use
or first
month
O (2)
100 hours
of use
or every
year
O
150 hours
of use
or every
two years
O
O
See page
12
12
O (1)
Clean
O (1)
O (1)
O
Replace
Grass bag
Check
O
Blade control
operation
Check
O
Spark plug
Check
6
O
8
O
13
O
Replace
O
13
O (3)(4)
O (4)
8
O (4)
O (4)
—
Adjust
O (4)
—
Idle speed
Adjust
O (4)
—
Fuel tank/filter
Clean
O (3)
—
Valve clearance
Checkadjust
O (3)
—
Pinion gears
Grease
O (3)
—
Rear wheel adjuster
bushings
Inspectgrease
Fuel lines
Check
Spark arrester
(optional part)
Clean
Blade control cable
Adjust
Drive clutch cable
Adjust
Throttle cable
O (3)
Check every 2 years and replace if necessary (3)
—
—
(1) Service more frequently when used in dusty areas.
(2) Change engine oil every 25 hours when used under heavy load or in high outside air temperatures.
(3) These items should be serviced by an authorized Honda servicing dealer unless you have the proper tools and are mechanically proficient.
Refer to the Honda shop manual for service procedures. See “Honda Publications” on page 20 for ordering information.
(4) See FAQ section at PowerEquipment.Honda.com for information.
Failure to follow this Maintenance Schedule could result in non-warrantable failures.
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Blade Inspection
Blade Replacement
1. Turn the fuel valve OFF (page 3).
1. Remove the two blade bolts with a 14 mm (6 point) socket wrench.
Use a wooden block to prevent the blades from turning when
removing the bolts. Remove the blades.
2. Disconnect the spark plug cap from the spark plug (page 13).
3. Tilt the mower to the right side so that the fuel cap side is up. This
will help to prevent fuel leakage and hard starting due to carburetor
flooding.
4. Inspect the blades for damage, cracks, and excessive rust or
corrosion.
UPPER BLADE
LOWER
BLADE
BLADE
BOLT (2)
BLADE BOLTS
SPECIAL
WASHER (2)
2. Clean dirt and grass from around the blade mounting area.
BLADES
3. Install the sharpened or replacement blades using the two blade
bolts and special washers as shown below. Be sure to install the
washers in the direction shown.

WARNING

A worn, cracked, or damaged blade can break, and
pieces of the damaged blade can become dangerous
projectiles.
Blades thrown from the mower could seriously hurt or kill
someone.
Inspect the blades regularly, and do not operate the
mower with worn or damaged blades.
A dull blade can be sharpened, but a blade that is excessively worn,
bent, cracked, heavily rusted, or otherwise damaged must be
replaced.
WARNING
Operating the mower with only one blade will result in an
improperly seated blade that can become dangerous
projectiles.
Blades thrown from the mower could seriously hurt or kill
someone.
Always install both blades as a set.
The blade bolts and washers are specially designed for this
application. When replacing bolts and washers, use only Honda
Genuine replacement parts.
UPPER BLADE
NORMAL
TRAILING EDGE
LOWER BLADE
EXCESSIVELY WORN
TRAILING EDGE
NORMAL
WORN
BENT
CRACKED
If a blade is bent, take the lawn mower to an authorized Honda
servicing dealer for inspection.
Blade Mounting Bolt Inspection
Inspect the blade bolts for any signs of damage
or looseness. If they are damaged, they must
be replaced.
If they appear loose, a torque wrench must be
used to accurately tighten the blade bolts to the
required torque. If you do not have a torque
wrench, take your lawn mower to an authorized
dealer to have the bolts replaced or tightened.
Use only Honda Genuine blade bolts and
special washers, since they are specifically
designed for this purpose. Replacement part
numbers are on page 21.
INSPECT WASHERS
AND BOLT HEADS
FOR LOOSENESS
AND DAMAGE.
BLADE BOLT [2]
AND WASHER [2]
SPECIAL WASHER
DIRECTION
4. Tighten the blade bolts with a torque wrench to the specified
torque. Use a wooden block to prevent the blades from turning
when tightening the bolts, as shown on page 12.
Blade bolt torque: 36 ~ 43 ft-lb (49 ~ 59 N·m)
If you do not have a torque wrench, have an authorized Honda
servicing dealer tighten the blade bolts.

WARNING
If the blade bolts are not torqued properly, the blade could
loosen and be thrown from the mower.
Blades thrown from the mower could seriously hurt or kill
someone.
Ensure the blade bolts are torqued properly.
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Engine Oil Recommendations
BLADES
Oil is a major factor affecting performance and service life. Always
change the oil in accordance with the Maintenance Schedule
(page 10).
Recommended oil for general use: SAE 10W-30
Other viscosities shown in the chart may be used when the average
temperature in your area is within the recommended range.
30
5W-30 • 10W-30
TORQUE
WRENCH
0
TORQUE:
36 ~ 43 ft-lb
(49 ~ 59 N•m)
20
-20 -10
40
0
60
10
80 100°F
20
30
40°C
WOODEN
BLOCK
Oil Change
The SAE oil viscosity and service category are in the API label on the
oil container. Honda recommends API service category SJ or later oil.
Change the oil after the first month or 5 hours of use. Thereafter,
change the oil every 6 months or 50 hours of use. Change the oil
more frequently when used under heavy load or high outdoor
temperatures. See “Engine Oil Recommendations” on this page for
recommended oil properties.
Air Filter
Drain the used oil while the engine is warm. Warm oil drains quickly
and completely.
A properly maintained air filter will help prevent dirt from entering your
engine. Dirt entering the carburetor can be drawn into small passages
in the carburetor and cause premature engine wear. These small
passages can become blocked, causing starting or running problems.
To reduce the chance of scratching the side of the mower deck or
wheels when tipping, place a piece of cardboard or drop cloth on the
ground.
1. Turn the fuel valve OFF (page 3). This will reduce the possibility of
fuel leakage.
2. Wipe the oil filler area clean, and then remove the oil filler
cap/dipstick.
3. Place a suitable container
next to the mower to catch
the used oil, and then tilt the
mower on its right side.
The used oil will drain
through the filler neck. Allow
the oil to drain completely.
After draining, take the oil to
your local recycling center or
service station. Do not throw
it in the trash, pour it on the
ground, or pour it down a
drain.
4. Fill with the recommended oil.
Do not overfill. Allow a couple
of minutes for the oil to settle
in the engine, and then
measure
the
oil
level
(page 4).
Refill amount:
12.0 ~ 13.5 oz
(0.35 ~ 0.40 L)
NOTICE
Using non detergent oil can
shorten the engine’s service
life, and using 2-stroke oil can damage the engine.
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Clean the air filter after the first 25 hours of use. Thereafter, clean the
filter every 6 months or 50 hours of use. Clean the filter more often
when used in dusty areas. Replace the filter every 2 years or 150
hours of use.
NOTICE
Operating the engine without an air filter, with a damaged air filter, or
with an improperly installed air filter cover 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 21).
We recommend the use of a Honda Genuine air filter to ensure it
seals and performs as designed. Using a non-Honda air filter can
result in dirt bypassing the filter, causing damage to the engine or fuel
system.
1. Press down on the cover tabs and remove the cover.
2. Remove the filter from the air cleaner housing.
AIR CLEANER
HOUSING
FILTER
COVER
TABS
COVER
3. Inspect the filter; replace if damaged.
4. Clean the filter by tapping it several times on a hard surface to
remove dirt, or blow compressed air (not exceeding 30 psi
[207 kPa]) through the air filter from the inside. Never try to brush
off dirt; brushing will force dirt into the fibers.
5. 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.
6. Reinstall the filter and cover. Be sure both tabs are fully locked in
place.
Spark Plug
Spark Arrester (optional part)
Replace the spark plug every 2 years or after 150 hours of use.
The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to keep it
functioning as designed.
Required Spark Plug: NGK - BPR5ES
NOTICE
An incorrect spark plug can cause engine damage.
For good performance, the
spark plug must be properly
gapped and free of deposits.
SPARK PLUG
1. Allow the engine to cool and disconnect the spark plug cap.
2. Remove the three flange bolts and the heat shield. Remove the
setscrew and the spark arrester from the muffler.
1. Allow the engine to cool,
disconnect the spark plug
cap, and remove any dirt
from around the spark plug
area.
2. Remove the spark plug
with a 13/16 in (21 mm)
spark plug wrench.
3. Inspect the spark plug.
Replace it if the electrodes
are worn, or if the insulator
is cracked or chipped.
4. Measure the spark plug
electrode gap with a suitable
gauge.
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 21 for part numbers.
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.
SPARK
PLUG
CAP
4. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten all hardware
securely.
SETSCREW
SPARK ARRESTER
0.028 ~ 0.031 in
(0.7 ~ 0.8 mm)
Gap: 0.028 ~ 0.031 in
(0.7 ~ 0.8 mm)
Correct the gap, if necessary,
by carefully bending the side
electrode.
SEALING
WASHER
5. Install
the
spark
plug
carefully, by hand, to avoid
cross-threading.
FLANGE
BOLT (3)
HEAT SHIELD
6. After the spark plug seats,
tighten with a 13/16 in
(21 mm) spark plug wrench to
compress the washer.
If reinstalling the old spark plug, tighten 1/8 to 1/4 turn after the
spark plug seats.
If installing a new spark plug, tighten 1/2 turn after the spark plug
seats.
Spark plug torque: 14 ft-lb (20 N·m)
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.
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Charging the Battery
Replacing the Battery
The lawn mower engine has an internal charging system. Under
normal mowing usage it is not necessary to charge or maintain the
battery.
1. Remove the battery cover by removing the three battery cover
mounting screws.
If the mower fails to start or has been stored for an extended period:
• Start the lawn mower using the recoil starter manually for at least
one mowing session. This should charge the battery sufficiently to
use the electric starter
• If the electric starter does not operate (after manually starting for
one mowing session), check the 3 Amp and 30 Amp fuses (shown
to the right)
2. Carefully remove the battery from the box, and then pull the
connector away from the terminals.
3. Carefully position the battery in the case without pinching the
wires. The wires must be routed above the top side of the battery
exactly as shown.
Place wires above nut and
SCREW (3)
above the battery to avoid
pinching wires in cover.
• If the electric starter still does not operate, take the lawn mower to
an authorized Honda servicing dealer
• If you prefer, there is an optional AC powered plug-in battery
charger shown below
Red(+) wire should loop
behind the 30A fuse.
holder.
Optional Battery Charger
The optional battery charger is available thru your Honda servicing
dealer, see page 20 for ordering information.
Charge the battery as follows:
NOTICE
Only use a genuine Honda 12 volt
charger or equivalent with a maximum
rated output less than 1 A.
Do not charge using a standard
automotive charger.
Replacing a Fuse
1. Disconnect the battery by pulling the battery connector away from
the charge port located on the right hand side of the lawn mower
handle.
2. Connect the battery charger connector to the female end of the
battery charge port.
3. Plug the charger into a standard 120V AC power outlet and let the
battery charge for 24 hours. The charger may become slightly
warm during charging, this is normal.
4. After charging the battery, disconnect the charger and firmly
connect the battery connector to the charge port located on the
right side of the lawn mower handle.
The electric starter circuit and battery are protected by a 30 Ampere
and 3 Ampere fuse. If the 30 Amp fuse burns out, the electric starter
will not operate and if the 3 Amp fuse burns out, the battery will not
charge. The engine can be started manually if either fuse burns out.
1. Remove the battery cover by removing the three cover mounting
screws.
2. The 30 Amp fuse is for main line protection. The 3 Amp fuse is for
the charge line protection.
3. Remove and inspect the fuses. If they are burned out, replace with
a serviceable fuse.
If a frequent fuse failure occurs, it usually indicates a short circuit or
an overload in the electrical system. Take the mower to an authorized
Honda servicing dealer for repair.
TRANSPORTING
BATTERY CHARGE PORT
If the engine has been running, allow it to cool 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 the OFF position. This will prevent carburetor
flooding and reduce the possibility of fuel leakage.
If installed, remove the grass bag.
BATTERY CHARGER
CONNECTOR
NOTICE
• Battery will not charge properly when the handle is folded and the
battery is upside side down.
• Do not charge the battery for more than 24 hours or the battery may
be damaged.
• Disconnect the battery charger from the battery before storing the
lawn mower.
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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.
Fold the handlebar so the mower will take up less space (page 12).
STORAGE
Proper storage preparation is essential for keeping your lawn mower
trouble free and looking good. To help keep rust and corrosion from
impairing your lawn mower’s function and appearance, and to make
the engine easier to start after storage, follow the instructions
described in this section to:
•
•
•
•
Drain or treat the fuel
Change the oil and coat the engine cylinder
Clean the mower, engine, and grass bag
Choose a storage location
Oil
Change the engine oil (see page 12) if planned storage is 3 months or
longer or when storing in a high humidity environment.
Add oil in the engine cylinder to prevent rust.
1. Remove the spark plug (page 13).
2. Pour a teaspoon (5 cc) of clean
engine oil into the cylinder to
keep it from rusting.
OIL
3. Pull the starter rope several
times to distribute the oil in the
cylinder.
Fuel
4. Reinstall the spark plug.
See “AVOIDING FUEL-RELATED PROBLEMS” on page 19 for a list
of recommended procedures to avoid fuel related problems.
The DISTRIBUTOR’S LIMITED WARRANTY (page 21) does not
cover fuel system damage or engine performance problems resulting
from neglected storage preparation.
5. Pull the starter rope slowly until
resistance is felt, and then
return the starter grip gently. SPARK
This will close the valves so PLUG
moisture cannot enter the HOLE
engine cylinder.
Cleaning
Storage Location
Mower Deck
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 dry 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.
Before washing the underside of the mower deck, stop the engine and
turn the fuel valve to the OFF position. Rest the mower on its right
side, so the fuel cap 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 blades.
Be careful to avoid getting water into controls and cables.
Engine
Wash the engine by hand, and be careful to prevent water from
entering the air cleaner and exhaust opening.
NOTICE
Using a garden hose or pressure washing equipment can force water
into the air filter. Water in the air cleaner will soak the paper element
and can enter the carburetor or engine cylinder, causing damage.
Water contacting a hot engine can cause damage. If the engine has
been running, allow it to cool before washing.
Grass Bag
Make sure the fuel valve is in the OFF position to reduce the
possibility of fuel leakage.
Place the mower with its wheels on a level surface. Tilting can cause
fuel or oil leakage.
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.
Handlebar
Remove the grass bag if installed. You can place it on top of the
engine with the bag opening to the front.
Remove the bag from the mower, and wash it with a garden hose or
pressure washer. Allow the bag to dry completely before storage.
Drying
After washing the lawn mower, wipe dry all accessible surfaces.


Place the mower with its wheels on a level surface. Start the engine
outdoors and let it run until it reaches normal operating temperature to
evaporate any water remaining on the engine.
Stop the engine and allow it to cool.
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.
UNLOCKED
1. Turn the handlebar adjust knobs 90 degrees to unlock the locating
pins .
2. Fold the handlebar forward ; do not pinch or kink the cable.
Removing From Storage
When unfolding the handlebar, be sure to lock the handlebar adjust
knobs to secure the handlebar in the mowing position.
Check your mower as described in “BEFORE EACH OPERATION” on
page 4.
If the cylinder was coated with oil during storage preparation, the
engine may smoke briefly at startup.
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Vibration
TROUBLESHOOTING
Possible Cause
Engine Will Not Start
Possible Cause
Correction
Throttle lever in wrong position
Move the throttle lever to the
FAST position (page 8).
Starter turns slowly or not at all
• Use the recoil starter for at
least one mowing session to
allow the battery to charge ()
• Check for blown fuse
(page 14)
Fuel valve OFF
Turn the fuel valve ON
(page 3).
Out of fuel
Refuel (page 7).
Bad fuel; mower stored without
treating gasoline, or refueled with
bad gasoline
Refuel with fresh gasoline
(page 7).
Spark plug faulty, fouled, or
improperly gapped
Gap or replace the spark plug
(page 13).
Spark plug wet with fuel (flooded
engine)
Fuel filter clogged, carburetor
malfunction, ignition malfunction,
valves stuck, etc.
Grass and debris lodged under the
mower deck
Clean out the mower deck
(page 15).
Blades loose
Tighten loose blade bolts
(page 11).
Blades bent, damaged, or
unbalanced by improper
sharpening
Take the mower to an
authorized Honda servicing
dealer for repair.
Mechanical damage, such as a
bent crankshaft
Mowing and Bagging Problems
Possible Cause
Correction
Mower is moving too fast for lawn
conditions
Move the shift lever toward
the SLOW position (page 9).
Cutting height adjustment levers
set at different positions
Set all levers at the same
cutting height position
(page 6).
Dry and reinstall the spark
plug.
Grass bag clogged
Wash the grass bag
(page 15).
Take the mower to an
authorized Honda servicing
dealer for repair.
Mower deck is clogged
Clean out the mower deck
(page 15).
Grass is too tall
•
•
•
•
Grass is too wet
Allow the grass to dry
Blades dull, worn, or damaged
Sharpen or replace the
blades if necessary
(page 11).
Wrong blades installed
Install correct blades
(page 11).
Loss of Power
Possible Cause
Correction
Throttle not set to FAST
Move the throttle lever to the
FAST position (page 8).
Grass is too tall
•
•
•
•
Raise the cutting height
Cut a narrower swath
Use a slower ground speed
Cut more frequently
Grass is too wet
Allow the grass to dry
Mower deck is clogged
Clean out the mower deck
(page 15).
Air filter is clogged
Clean or replace the air filter
(page 12).
Bad fuel; mower stored without
treating gasoline, or refueled with
bad gasoline
Refuel with fresh gasoline
(page 7).
Fuel filter clogged, carburetor
malfunction, ignition malfunction,
valves stuck, etc.
Take the mower to an
authorized Honda servicing
dealer for repair.
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Correction
Raise the cutting height
Cut a narrower swath
Use a slower ground speed
Cut more frequently
Emission Control System
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
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.
Serial Number Locations
Honda utilizes appropriate air/fuel ratios and other emissions control
systems to reduce the emissions of carbon monoxide, oxides of
nitrogen, and hydrocarbons. Additionally, Honda fuel systems utilize
components and control technologies to reduce evaporative
emissions.
U.S. and California Clean Air Acts, and Canadian
Environment Protection Act
ENGINE
SERIAL NUMBER
MODEL NAME AND
FRAME SERIAL NUMBER
CONFORMS TO ANSI B 71.1-SAFETY STANDARD
HRX217K5HZAA
MAGA –– XXXXXXX
XX
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Alpharetta, GA 30005-8847
There are two serial numbers, one for the engine and one for the
mower frame. Record the engine and frame serial numbers in the
space below. You will need these serial numbers when ordering parts
and when making technical or warranty inquiries.
Engine serial number: _________________________________
Frame serial number: __________________________________
U.S. EPA, California, and Canadian regulations require all
manufacturers to furnish written instructions describing the operation
and maintenance of emissions control systems.
The following instructions and procedures must be followed in order to
keep the emissions from your Honda engine within the emissions
standards.
Tampering and Altering
NOTICE
Tampering is a violation of Federal and California law.
Tampering with or altering the emissions control system may increase
emissions beyond the legal limit. Among those acts that constitute
tampering are:
• Removal or alteration of any part of the intake, fuel, or exhaust
systems
• Altering or defeating the speed-adjusting mechanism to cause the
engine to operate outside its design parameters
Problems That May Affect Emissions
Date of purchase: _____________________________________
If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have your engine
inspected and repaired by your servicing dealer.
High Altitude Operation
•
•
•
•
At high altitudes, 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 lawn 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.
Hard starting or stalling after starting
Rough idle
Misfiring, backfiring under load, or afterburning
Black exhaust smoke or high fuel consumption
Replacement Parts
The emissions control systems on your new Honda engine were
designed, built, and certified to conform with EPA, California, and
Canadian emissions regulations. We recommend the use of Honda
Genuine parts whenever you have maintenance done. These
original-design 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 emissions
control system.
A manufacturer of an aftermarket part assumes the responsibility that
the part will not adversely affect emissions 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 emissions
regulations.
Maintenance
Follow the Maintenance Schedule on page 10. Remember this
schedule is based on the assumption that your machine will be used
for its designed purpose. Sustained high-load or high-temperature
operation, or use in unusually wet or dusty conditions, will require
more frequent service.
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Air Index
Maintenance
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.
Fuel
The bar graph 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 SYSTEM WARRANTY (page 22) for
additional information.
Descriptive Term
Unleaded gasoline with a pump
octane rating of 86 or higher containing
no more than 10% ethanol by volume
page 7
Capacity: 0.25 US gal (0.93 L)
See “AVOIDING FUEL-RELATED
PROBLEMS” on page 19
Blade Bolt
Torque
Engine Oil
Applicable to Emissions
Durability Period
36 ~ 43 ft-lb (49 ~ 59 N•m)
SAE 10W-30, API SJ or later
Capacity: 17.0 oz (0.50 L)
Refill amount: 12.0 ~ 13.5 oz
(0.35 ~ 0.40 L)*
page 11
page 12
Moderate
50 hours (0 ~ 80 cc)
125 hours (greater than 80 cc)
Spark Plug
Type: NGK - BPR5ES
Gap: 0.028 ~ 0.031 in (0.7 ~ 0.8 mm)
page 13
Intermediate
125 hours (0 ~ 80 cc)
250 hours (greater than 80 cc)
3,100 +0/-150 rpm **
Shop
manual
Extended
300 hours (0 ~ 80 cc)
500 hours (greater than 80 cc)
1000 hours (225 cc and greater)
Maximum
Governed
Speed
Valve
clearance
(cold)
Intake: 0.15 ± 0.04 mm
Exhaust: 0.20 ± 0.04 mm
Shop
manual
Specifications
*
Mower Features
HRX217K5HZAA
Honda rotary mower, 21-inch mower deck,
self-charging electric start, Clip Director,
hydrostatic transmission, blade brake clutch,
Auto Choke System
Dimensions and Weights
Length
71.9 in (1,825 mm)
Width
23 in (585 mm)
Overall height *
Dry weight
Cutting width
Cutting heights (7)
43.9 in (1,115 mm)
102 lb (46.1 kg)
20.9 in (530 mm)
3/4 ~ 4 in (20 ~ 102 mm)
* 1-1/4 inch cutting height and handle in highest position
Engine Design and Performance
Model
GCV190
Type
4-stroke, overhead-cam,
single-cylinder, air-cooled
Displacement
Bore and stroke
Compression ratio
Ignition system
11.4 cu in (186 cc)
2.71 x 1.97 in (69.0 x 50.0 mm)
8.5:1
Transistorized magneto
Transmission Design and Performance
Transmission type
Ground speeds
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Variable speed
0 to 3.6 ~ 4.0 mph
(0 to 1.60 ~ 1.85 m/s)
Actual amount will vary due to residual oil in the engine. Always
use the dipstick to confirm the actual level (page 6).
** Do not try to increase the engine speed above the maximum
governed speed; the blades could fracture and come apart.
AVOIDING FUEL-RELATED PROBLEMS
When properly maintained, your Honda lawn mower should provide years of trouble-free operation. This includes the fuel system. However,
gasoline can quickly deteriorate (in as little as 30 days) causing starting or running problems and, in some cases, damage to the fuel system.
Most fuel-related problems can be avoided by following the precautions listed below. Fuel system damage and engine performance problems
resulting from deteriorated gasoline are not covered by the Distributor’s Limited Warranty (see page 21).
Follow These Precautions to Prevent Most Fuel-Related Problems
During the Normal Mowing Season
Reason
Do not use gasoline containing more than 10% ethanol (E10). Not
all automotive gasoline is safe to use in your lawn mower.
Higher levels of ethanol in gasoline attract water, and can corrode or
damage the fuel system and cause performance problems.
Store gasoline in a clean, plastic, sealed container approved for fuel
storage.
Store your fuel supply container away from direct sunlight; if the
container has a vent, keep it closed.
A plastic container eliminates the risk of rust and metallic
contaminants from a metal container entering the fuel system.
Gasoline will deteriorate faster when exposed to air and sunlight.
Purchase only enough gasoline to last for 1 to 2 months (about 30 to
60 days).
If you purchase enough gasoline to last for more than 60 days, add
a fuel stabilizer to your storage container when you fill it.
Gasoline deteriorates with age so try to avoid storing it for long
periods, especially in summer heat.
Fuel stabilizer will extend the shelf life of gasoline, but it will not
reconstitute stale fuel.
Keep your lawn mower’s fuel tank full of fresh fuel when not in use.
Turn the fuel valve OFF.
If the fuel tank is only partially filled, air in the tank will promote fuel
deterioration.
Keep the air filter clean and properly serviced. Check it before each
use.
A properly maintained air filter will help prevent dirt from entering the
carburetor. The small passages inside the carburetor can become
blocked.
3 to 4 Weeks Before Next Use
Reason
Keep your lawn mower’s fuel tank full of fresh fuel when not in use.
Turn the fuel valve OFF.
If the fuel tank is only partially filled, air in the tank will promote fuel
deterioration.
Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position, start the engine and let it run
approximately 3 minutes until the carburetor is empty and the
engine stops.
The small amount of gasoline in your engine’s carburetor will
deteriorate faster than the fuel in the fuel tank due to its small
volume and heat from the engine.
1 to 3 Months Before Next Use
Reason
If you did not add fuel stabilizer to your fuel storage container when
you filled it up, fill your lawn mower’s fuel tank with fresh gasoline.
If the fuel tank is only partially filled, air in the tank will promote fuel
deterioration.
Add fuel stabilizer to the lawn mower’s fuel tank according to the
stabilizer manufacturer’s instructions.
Fuel stabilizer will extend the life of gasoline, but it will not
reconstitute stale gasoline.
Run the engine outdoors for 10 minutes.
This makes sure treated gasoline has replaced untreated gasoline
throughout the fuel system.
Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position, start the engine, and let it
run approximately 3 minutes until the carburetor is empty and the
engine stops.
The small amount of gasoline in your engine’s carburetor will
deteriorate faster than the fuel in the fuel tank due to its small
volume and heat from the engine.
More Than 3 Months Before Next Use
Start the engine and let it run long enough to empty all the gasoline
from the entire fuel system, including the fuel tank.
Do not allow gasoline to remain in your lawn mower’s fuel tank for
more than 3 months (about 90 days) of inactivity.
Reason
All fuel stabilizers have a shelf life. It is good practice to empty the
fuel system for long term inactivity.
If you have fuel left in your storage container at the end of the operating season, recycle the fuel into your car’s fuel tank or dispose of it
properly.
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Dealer Locator Information
CUSTOMER INFORMATION
To find an Authorized Honda Servicing Dealer anywhere in the United
States:
Parts, Accessories, and Service Items
Visit powerequipment.honda.com and click on Find a Dealer.
Contact an authorized Honda servicing dealer to purchase any of
these (or other) Honda Genuine items for your lawn mower.
How to Contact Honda
Replacement Parts
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.
Item
Part Number
Notes
Spark plug
98079-55846
NGK (brand) BPR5ES
Air filter
17211-Z8B-901
Paper
Lower blade
72511-VH7-000
Upper blade
72531-VH7-000
Always use an upper
and lower blade as a
set.
Blade bolt
90105-960-710
2 required, 10 x 25 mm
Spring washer
90502-VG3-000
Grass bag
81320-VH7-D00
Wheel/tire
Or telephone: (770) 497-6400
42710-VH7-010ZA
Rear
44710-VH7-010ZA
Front
•
•
•
•
•
•
31500-VH7-V31
Fuse: 30A
3A
38201-VH7-S30
38206-V15-003
Spare key
35111-VL0-W01
Mower deck
guard kit
Battery charger
Lawn mower
cover
SAE 10W-30
engine oil
NO-SPILL®
Model and serial numbers (page 17)
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
Owner’s Manual
Part Number
06180-Z0J-000
Notes
Includes spark
arrester, ID plate, and
screw
06761-VH7-000AH
Two stainless steel
side guards
31570-VH7-V31
120 Volt AC plug-in
charger
08P59-VE2-000AH
Custom fitted,
waterproof, and
breathable
Part Number
08207-10W30
Notes
1 quart
Keep this owner’s manual handy so you can refer to it at any time.
Consider this owner’s manual a permanent part of the lawn mower;
please give it to the new owner if you resell the lawn mower.
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.
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 visit
powerequipment.honda.com and click on Product Support;
then click on Shop Manuals.
Parts Catalog
This manual provides complete, illustrated parts lists, and is available
through your Honda dealer.
Frequently Asked Questions
See your local dealer
1-1/4 gallon
See your local dealer
2-1/2 gallon
gas cans
Fuel stabilizer
08732-0800
8 ounces
For short and
long term storage
Matte black
touch-up paint
08707-NH105
For handlebar only
(aerosol can)
® NO-SPILL is a registered trademark of NoSpill LLC.
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When you write or call, please give us this information.
These publications will give you information for maintaining and
repairing your lawn mower.
Service Items
Item
M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
Honda Publications
Accessories
Spark arrester
kit
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Power Equipment Division
Customer Relations Office
4900 Marconi Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30005-8847
Fabric bag only, no
frame
Battery
Item
If you are dissatisfied with the decision made by the dealership's
management, contact the Honda Power Equipment Customer
Relations Office. You can write:
The Honda Power Equipment web site provides
additional information for users of Honda power
equipment. Visit powerequipment.honda.com and
click on FAQs or scan the QR code shown.
DISTRIBUTOR’S LIMITED WARRANTY
Honda Power Equipment
This warranty is limited to the following Honda Power Equipment products when
distributed by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Power Equipment Division, 4900 Marconi
Drive, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005-8847, purchased at retail or placed in rental service on
or after January 1, 2010.
PRODUCTS COVERED
BY THIS WARRANTY
HRX Mower and deck(2)
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
(from date of original retail purchase)
PRIVATE
RESIDENTIAL(1)
COMMERCIAL/RENTAL/
INSTITUTIONAL
60 months
3 months
(1) Private residential: Used in maintaining owner’s primary and/or secondary residence.
Any other use, including but not limited to informal “for hire” use, is considered
commercial/rental/institutional use.
(2) Limited lifetime warranty on mower deck is valid for the original purchaser for private
residential use only.
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 first retail purchaser and each subsequent
owner during the applicable warranty time period, unless noted otherwise.
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 Co., 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, at your expense, take the Honda Power Equipment product, accessory,
replacement part, apparel, or the power equipment on which the
accessory or replacement part is installed, and proof of purchase to any Honda
Power Equipment dealer in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the
U.S. Virgin Islands who is authorized to sell and/or service that product, during the
dealer’s normal business hours. To locate a dealer near you, visit
our web site at PowerEquipment.Honda.com and click on Find a Dealer.
If you are unable to obtain warranty service or are dissatisfied with the warranty
service you receive, 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. See “How to Contact Honda” on page 20.
Exclusions:
1. Any damage or deterioration resulting from the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
2.
3.
4.
Neglect of the periodic maintenance as specified in this manual
Improper repair or maintenance
Operating methods other than those indicated in this manual
The use of non-genuine Honda parts, accessories, lubricants, and fluids other
than those approved by Honda
Exposure of the product to soot and smoke, chemical agents, bird droppings,
sea water, salt or other corrosive environments
Collision, fuel contamination or deterioration, neglect, unauthorized alteration,
misuse, incorporation or use of unsuitable attachments or parts
Normal wear and tear (including, but not limited to, normal fading of painted or
plated surfaces, sheet peeling, and other natural deterioration)
Consumable parts: Honda does not warrant parts deterioration due to normal
wear and tear. The following parts are not covered by warranty (unless they are
needed as a part of another warranted repair): spark plug, fuel filter, air cleaner
element, clutch disc, tire, wheel bearing, recoil starter rope, cable, belt, cutter
blade, oil, and grease.
Cleaning, adjustment, and normal periodic maintenance work (carburetor
cleaning, engine oil draining, blade sharpening, belt and cable adjustments).
Any product that has ever been declared a total loss or sold for salvage by a
financial institution or insurer.
Auger and paddle assemblies of snow throwers, tiller tines of roto-tillers, mower
blades and mower deck housings, are specifically not warranted against impact
damage, including but not limited to, abrasive 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.
Honda Parts, Accessories, and Apparel
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)
PRIVATE
RESIDENTIAL
COMMERCIAL/RENTAL/
INSTITUTIONAL
Parts
6 months
3 months
Accessories
12 months
3 months
Apparel
6 months
3 months
To Qualify for This Warranty:
The parts, accessories, or apparel must be purchased from American Honda or a
dealer authorized by American Honda to sell those products in the United States,
Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Parts and Accessories must be purchased
for installation on original Honda equipment or engines to be eligible for warranty
coverage. Installing parts and accessories on non-Honda products or engines voids
this warranty.
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 Honda Power Equipment
parts, 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 Co., Inc. The warranty on all parts, accessories, and apparel replaced under
warranty will expire coincident with the original warranty on the replaced parts,
accessories, or apparel.
Parts and accessories 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, parts and accessories 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, at your expense, take the Honda Power Equipment part, accessory,
apparel or the Honda Power Equipment on which the part or accessory is installed,
and proof of purchase to any Honda Power Equipment dealer in the United States,
Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands who is authorized to sell that product, during
the dealer's normal business hours. To locate a dealer near you, visit our web site at
PowerEquipment.Honda.com and click on Find a Dealer.
If you are unable to obtain warranty service or are dissatisfied with the warranty
service you receive, 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. See “How to Contact Honda” on page 20.
Exclusions:
This warranty does not extend to parts, accessories, or apparel affected or
damaged by 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. Installing parts and
accessories on non-Honda products or engines voids this warranty.
Disclaimer of Consequential Damage and Limitation of Implied
Warranties:
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.
American Honda disclaims any responsibility for loss of time or use of the product,
transportation, commercial loss, or any other incidental or consequential damage.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
PWL50623-T
5.
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EMISSION SYSTEM WARRANTY
Your new Honda Power Equipment engine complies with the U.S. EPA,
Environment Canada, and State of California (models certified for sale in
California only) 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 Co., Inc. and Honda Canada
Inc. will be referred to as Honda.
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.
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS:
You must, at your own expense, take your Honda Power Equipment engine or
the product on which it is installed, along with your sales registration card or
other proof of original purchase date, to any Honda Power Equipment dealer
who is authorized by Honda to sell and service that Honda product during their
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.
CALIFORNIA
The California Air Resources Board and Honda are pleased to explain the
emission control system warranty on your 2016 and later Honda Power
Equipment engine. In California, new spark-ignited small off-road equipment
engines must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the state's stringent
anti-smog standards. Specific Honda products that do not meet the California
emissions regulations can be identified by a “Not for sale in California” decal.
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.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITY:
As the power equipment engine owner, you are responsible for completing all
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 that all scheduled maintenance has been completed.
As the power equipment engine owner, you should however be aware 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 emission related
warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to
exceed 30 days.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE:
If you are unable to obtain emission 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, contact the Honda office in your region. Refer to adjacent
column for contact 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 that are affected or damaged by owner abuse, neglect,
improper maintenance, misuse, misfueling, improper storage, collision, the
incorporation of, or use of, 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 service 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.
SYSTEMS COVERED
BY THIS WARRANTY:
PARTS
DESCRIPTION:
Fuel Metering
Carburetor assembly (includes starting
enrichment system), Oxygen sensor, Throttle
body, Engine temperature sensor, Engine control
module, Fuel injector, Fuel regulator, Intake
manifold
Evaporative
Fuel tank, Fuel cap, Fuel hoses, Vapor hoses,
Carbon canister, Canister mounting brackets,
Fuel strainer, Fuel valve, Fuel pump, Fuel hose
joint, Canister purge hose joint
Exhaust
Catalyst, Exhaust pipe, Muffler (with catalyst)
Air Induction
Air filter housing, Air filter element*
Ignition
Flywheel comp., Flywheel magneto, Ignition pulse
generator, Crankshaft position sensor, Power coil,
Ignition coil assembly, Ignition control module,
Spark plug cap, Spark plug*
Crankcase Emission Control
Crankcase breather tube, Breather valve
assembly, Oil filler cap
Miscellaneous Parts
Tubing, fittings, seals, gaskets, and clamps
associated with these listed systems.
If you have any questions regarding your emission warranty rights and
responsibilities, you should contact the Honda office in your region.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Power Equipment Customer
Relations
4900 Marconi Drive
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005-8847
Telephone: (888) 888-3139
or
Honda Canada Inc.
Power Equipment Customer
Relations
180 Honda Blvd.
Markham, ON, L6C 0H9
Telephone: (888) 946-6329
Email: powerequipmentemissions
@ahm.honda.com
WARRANTY COVERAGE:
Honda power equipment engines sold in the United States and Canada are
covered by this warranty for a period of two years from the date of delivery to
the original retail purchaser or the length of the Honda Distributor’s Limited
Warranty, whichever is longer. This warranty is transferable to each subsequent
purchaser for the duration of the warranty period.
If any emission-related part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired
or replaced by Honda without charge for diagnosis, parts, or labor. All defective
parts replaced under this warranty become the property of Honda. Only Honda
approved replacement parts may be used in the performance of any warranty
repairs and must be provided without charge to the owner. A list of warranted
parts is on the reverse side of this warranty statement. 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 will also replace other engine components damaged by a failure of any
warranted part during the warranty period.
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Note: This list applies to parts supplied by Honda and does not cover parts
supplied by the equipment manufacturer. Please see the original
equipment manufacturer’s emissions warranty for non-Honda parts.
* Covered up to the first required replacement only. See the Maintenance
Schedule on page 10.
PWL50975-Q
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Thank you for choosing Honda!
Please register your lawn mower within 30 days of purchase to ensure you receive
important service information in the event of a product update or recall
and for added coverage during certain sales promotions.
Your information will remain confidential.
It will not be released to any other company or organization.
There are three ways to register, select one:
Complete and mail the postage paid card shown below
• Complete and submit the on-line form at powerequipment.honda.com
Scan the QR code below and then complete and submit the on-line form
•
•
CONFORMS TO ANSI B 71.1-SAFETY STANDARD
HRX217K5HZAA
MAGA –– XXXXXXX
XX
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Alpharetta, GA 30005-8847
Print your 7 digit serial number here.
* Dealer Store number
Serial number
* Dealer ZIP code
M A G A—
*If available
Owner's Last Name
First Name
Company Name (commercial/rental users)
Telephone
(
)
Address
City
y
State
ZIP Code
E-mail address
Purchased Via (check one)
Date of Purchase
In Store
MONTH
Application (check one)
DAY
Online
YEAR
Commercial
(professional use)
Non-commercial
(private, homeowner use)
Rental
(for-hire use)
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1. Go to: powerequipment.honda.com to register your unit.
2. Click on Product Registration.
3. Complete the required information and click Submit.
It’s that simple!
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NECESSARY
IF MAILED
IN THE
UNITED STATES
Product Registration
BUSINESS REPLY MAIL
FIRST-CLASS MAIL
PERMIT NO. 117
ALPHARETTA GA
POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY ADDRESSEE
Power Equipment Division
American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
4900 Marconi Dr
Alpharetta GA 30005-9956
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EM5
K5
HPE.2016.03
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
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