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How to Start a Honda Lawnmower

Updated April 08, 2017

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Tip

Be sure your mower has gas before starting the engine.

Things You'll Need

  • Gasoline
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Greenville native La Vera Frazier has been writing and directing stage plays since she was 12. Since 2009 Frazier has been writing entertainment-related articles that have been published on various websites. She holds a certificate as PCT/CNA from Greenville Tech. She is also completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Lander University.