How to Start a Honda Lawnmower

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How to Start a Honda Lawnmower
Honda mowers come with the option of manual and automatic starting mechanisms. (cutting grass image by katja kodba from Fotolia.com)

Honda lawnmowers feature fuel-efficient Honda motors built to ensure the same durable, easy-starting process found in a Honda automotive. Honda mowers feature an exclusive twin-blade design that cuts grass into smaller pieces making mulching and bagging easier. These mowers can also include additional features such as Roto-Stop, the Versamow System and cruise control. Following a few simple steps will allow you start both a manual and an automatic Honda mower.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Gasoline

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Release the blade control and drive clutch levers to prevent the blades from turning and the mower from rolling when starting the engine.

  2. 2

    Move the throttle lever to the choke position to warm up the engine.

  3. 3

    Place your foot on the mower's deck step to help you gain balance while using your hand to get a firm grip on the mower's starter cord.

  4. 4

    Pull the starter cord lightly until you feel resistance, and then pull hard to start the engine. Repeating this step a few times before the engine starts may be necessary.

  5. 5

    Wait 3 minutes for the engine to warm up and then move the throttle lever away from the choke position.

  6. 6

    Set the throttle at fast to mow or slow to idle.

  1. 1

    Release the blade control and drive clutch levers to prevent the blades from turning and the mower from moving.

  2. 2

    Warm up the engine by moving the throttle lever to the choke position.

  3. 3

    Turn the engine switch to the start position and hold it there until the engine starts. If the engine does not start within 5 seconds, release the switch, wait 10 seconds and try again.

  4. 4

    Allow the engine to warm up for 3 minutes and move the throttle lever away from the choke position.

  5. 5

    Set the throttle at fast to mow or slow to idle.

Tips and warnings

  • Be sure your mower has gas before starting the engine.

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