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PDF Content Summary: QUICK FIND OWNER’S MANUAL HRN216VYA LAWN MOWER 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.
Air Filter.................................................. 13 Blades.................................................... 12 Contact Honda....................................... 20 Cutting Height .......................................... 6 CONTENTS WELCOME ............................................. 2 FOR YOUR SAFETY.............................. 2 PARTS AND CONTROLS ...................... 3 INITIAL MOWER SETUP........................ 3 List of Parts ......................................... 3 Adjust the Handlebar........................... 3 Add Engine Oil .................................... 4 Assemble the Grass Bag..................... 4 Please Register Your Mower............... 4 Before Using Your Lawn Mower.......... 4 BEFORE EACH OPERATION................ 4 Check Your Mower.............................. 4 Check Your Mowing Area.................... 4 Clip Director®...................................... 5 Rear Shield.......................................... 5 Grass Bag ........................................... 5 Cutting Height Adjustment................... 6 Check the Oil Level ............................. 6 Add Fuel.............................................. 6 OPERATION........................................... 7 Safe Mowing Practices........................ 7 Operating the Controls ........................ 8 Starting the Engine.............................. 8 Stopping the Engine............................ 9 Mowing Tips ........................................ 9 Find a Dealer..........................................20 Fuel ..........................................................6 Fuel System Maintenance......................19 Maintenance Schedule...........................11 SERVICING YOUR MOWER................ 10 Maintenance Safety........................... 10 Maintenance Schedule...................... 11 Blade Inspection................................ 12 Blade Mounting Bolt Inspection......... 12 Blade Replacement........................... 12 Oil Change ........................................ 13 Air Filter............................................. 13 Spark Plug......................................... 14 Spark Arrester (optional part)............ 14 Smart Drive Cable Adjustment.......... 14 TRANSPORTING ................................. 15 STORAGE ............................................ 15 Fuel ................................................... 15 Oil...................................................... 15 Cleaning ............................................ 15 Storage Location ............................... 15 Handlebar.......................................... 15 Removing From Storage ................... 16 TROUBLESHOOTING.......................... 16 Engine Will Not Start ......................... 16 Loss of Power.................................... 16 Vibration ............................................ 16 Mowing and Bagging Problems......... 16 QUESTIONS? Contact your Honda dealer. There is a dealer locator at powerequipment.honda.com Oil Change................................................. 13 Oil Level Check............................................ 6 Spark Plug ................................................. 14 Warranty Coverage.................................... 21 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 Honda Publications ................................ 20 DISTRIBUTOR’S LIMITED WARRANTY... 21 EMISSION SYSTEM WARRANTY............ 22 PRODUCT REGISTRATION ..................... 23
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WELCOME 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 lawn mowers and are supported by the parts and service divisions of American Honda. 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 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. 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: You WILL be KILLED or WARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Important Message to Parents The safety of children and adolescents is important to Honda. Lawn mowers are powerful tools, not toys. As with any equipment, bad judgments can result in serious injuries. Please ensure before any child, adolescent, or inexperienced person begins using this device, they: • Possess the necessary level of physical strength and have the mental capability of using the device in a safe manner. • Can fully operate all controls and understand the safety instructions and warnings provided. Honda strongly recommends that all young, inexperienced or first time users receive initial training and supervision from a competent adult, in accordance with these instructions. Safety Label Locations 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. AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. Follow all instructions in Owner’s Manual. Keep safety devices(guards, shields, switches, etc.)in place and working. Avoid steep slopes. Look down and behind before and while moving backwards. Do not operate unless properly trained. OBJECT THROWN BY BLADE CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. Inspect area and remove debris before mowing. Do not mow when children or others are around. Wear eye protection. DO NOT OPERATE UNLESS GUARD IS CLOSED OR BAG IS IN PLACE Operation of This Equipment May Create Sparks That Can Start Fires Around Dry Vegetation. A Spark Arrestor May be Required. The Operator Should Contact Local Fire Agencies For Laws or Regulations Relating to Fire Prevention Requirements. Per California Public Resources Code 4442.6
DANGER SERIOUSLY HURT if you don't follow instructions.
WARNINGYou 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 Your mower, other property, or the environment can be damaged if you don’t follow instructions. DANGER KEEP HANDS and FEET AWAY
2 PARTS AND CONTROLS INITIAL MOWER SETUP
GRASS BAG (P. 4) HANDLEBAR ADJUST KNOB (2) (P. 3) SMART DRIVE CONTROL (P. 8) BLADE CONTROL LEVER (P. 8) THROTTLE LEVER (P. 8) HANDLEBAR FUEL TANK CAP (P. 7) FRONT CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVER (P. 6) MUFFLER (P. 14) OIL FILLER CAP (P. 6) 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 1 Grass bag frame 1 Engine oil 1 Owner’s manual 1
ROTO-STOP® BUTTON (P. 8) RECOIL STARTER GRIP REAR DISCHARGE GUARD (P. 5) SPARK PLUG CAP (P. 14) REAR CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVER (P. 6) CLIP DIRECTOR (P. 5) Adjust the Handlebar 1. With the handlebar adjust knobs in the unlocked position, carefully raise the handlebar into the mowing position . HANDLEBAR ADJUST KNOBS CARBURETOR AIR FILTER (P. 13) FUEL VALVE ON FUEL VALVE OFF UNLOCKED LOCKED 2. Align the adjust knobs with one of the two 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.
Add Engine Oil 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 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. 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 6. 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 1. Install the assembled frame into the fabric grass bag, keeping the grass bag handle exposed. 2. Secure the seven plastic clips to attach the bag to the frame. GRASS BAGGRASS BAG HANDLE PLASTIC CLIP (7)BAG FRAME Please Register Your Mower Please take a few minutes and register your purchase with Honda. You can register by completing and mailing the registration card on the back cover of this book or going online to powerequipment.honda.com. You can click on the SUPPORT tab, and then Product Registration, or use the Product Registration link located at the bottom of the home page. Before Using Your Lawn Mower Before using the lawn mower, all mower operators must read the following sections: • FOR YOUR SAFETY (page 2) • BEFORE EACH OPERATION (page 4) • OPERATION (page 7) • MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (page 11) BEFORE EACH OPERATION Your safety is your responsibility. A little time spent in preparation will significantly reduce your risk of injury. 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 Improperly maintaining this lawn mower, or failing to correct a problem before operation, could cause a significant malfunction. Some malfunctions can seriously hurt or kill you. 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. • Check the blades for wear. Replace as necessary (page 12). • Check that the blade bolts are tight (page 12). • Check that all nuts, bolts, and screws are tightened. • Check the air filter (page 13) 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. 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. 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. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your view of a child. Check the height and condition of the grass. Adjust your lawn mower cutting height, ground speed, and mowing swath accordingly. See page 9 for mowing tips and recommendations.
Clip Director® The Clip Director can be adjusted to either the BAG or MULCH position to achieve the desired mowing results. Adjust the Clip Director lever to To discharge clippings to the rear, remove the grass bag and leave the Clip Director lever in the BAG position.
either the bag (shutter door fully open) or mulch (shutter door fully closed). To adjust the Clip Director, release the lock by pulling it away from the mower toward the end of the lever, and then move the lever to the desired position. Release the lock and allow it to snap into the groove. If the Clip Director is difficult to move or the lever will not lock fully: Pull to release lock. 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. • With the engine OFF, lift the discharge guard and remove the grass clippings from around the shutter door. • With a garden hose and nozzle, spray around and under the Clip Director lever and cover assembly to remove the grass clippings. See page 15 for additional mower deck cleaning instructions. Mulching Release the lock and then move the Clip Director lever into the MULCH position . Grass Bag DISCHARGE GUARDREAR SHIELD
CLIP DIRECTOR LEVER AND COVER ASSEMBLY SHUTTER DOOR (fully closed) 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 minimize dust and fine particles from passing through the grass bag fabric, it is best to mow grass in the morning when the grass is damp.
Some grass accumulation in the discharge opening is normal when the Clip Director is in the MULCH position. To remove this grass, close the discharge guard, set the Clip Director to the BAG position, engage the blade control lever, and start the engine. Bag or Rear Discharge Release the lock , and then set the Clip Director lever in the BAG position . Inspection During use, the grass bag material is subject to normal wear and tear. CAUTION An excessively worn grass bag may allow objects to be thrown toward the operator. Thrown objects can hurt you. Replace a worn grass bag to prevent possible injury. Installing a new grass bag is explained on page 4.
CLIP DIRECTOR LEVER AND COVER ASSEMBLY SHUTTER DOOR (fully open)
Installation 1. Raise the discharge guard and clean out any grass or debris in the mounting channels with your finger. 2. Hook the grass bag onto the mower deck as shown. 3. Release the discharge guard to secure the grass bag. Removal GRASS BAG HANDLE BAG DISCHARGE GUARD Check the Oil Level 1. Unscrew and remove the filler cap/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 reach the upper limit mark on the dipstick. 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
1. Raise the discharge guard, grasp the grass bag handle, and remove the grass bag. 2. Release the discharge guard. 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. smoke coming from the muffler when the engine is running. Use 10W-30 API Service category SJ oil for normal conditions. For additional oil recommendations, see page 13. NOTICE FILLER CAP/ DIPSTICK UPPER LIMIT LOWER LIMIT
Cutting Height Adjustment There are two cutting height adjustment levers found on the left-hand side of the lawn mower. The lever on the left front wheel adjusts the height of both front wheels, and the lever on the left rear wheel adjusts the height for both rear wheels. Both levers 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. Move the front and rear adjustment levers to the same position, forward for tall grass and rearward for short grass. To adjust the cutting height, move the rear cutting height adjustment lever first. Grasp the handlebar and lift the mower up slightly, and then pull the adjustment lever toward the wheel and move it into the desired height. Adjust the front cutting height adjustment lever to match the rear height setting. 1 in (27 mm) 1-1/2 in (39 mm) 2 in (51 mm) 2-1/2 in (64 mm) 3 in (76 mm) 3-1/2 in (88 mm) Running the engine with a low oil level can cause engine damage. 4. Screw in the filler cap/dipstick securely. 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 from using a fuel with percentages of ethanol or methanol greater than shown above are not covered under warranty. WARNING
4 in (100 mm) FRONT CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVER REAR CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVER Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive, and you can be burned or seriously injured when refueling. • Stop the engine and let cool before refueling. • Keep heat, sparks, and flame away.
THE CUTTING HEIGHT FIGURES ARE APPROXIMATE 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. Refer to the “Mowing Tips” on page 9 for additional cutting height recommendations. • Refuel only outdoors. • Wipe up spills immediately.
NOTICE 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. 1. Turn engine off and let cool before refueling. 2. Remove the fuel tank cap. 3. Add fuel into the neck of the fuel tank to the UPPER LIMIT line (Approx. 2 inches (53 mm) from the top of the fuel filler neck). Do not overfill. Wipe up any spilled fuel before starting the engine. 2 in (53 mm) UPPER LIMIT 4. 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). 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. 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. General Do not pull the mower backward unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while moving backward. Operate the mower only in daylight or good artificial light. Do not operate the mower after consuming alcohol or drugs. 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 blades. 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 your hands and feet away from the mower deck while the engine is running. • 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 Striking objects with the spinning blades can cause severe engine damage, which is not covered by the DISTRIBUTOR’S LIMITED WARRANTY. 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. Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from your vehicle before filling. Remove gas powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment with a portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle. 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 Blades When Not Mowing If you need to leave the mower for any reason, even just to inspect the lawn ahead, always release the blade control lever.
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. Never operate the mower in wet grass. NOTICE Mowing on steep slopes can starve the engine of oil, causing engine damage that is not covered by the DISTRIBUTOR’S LIMITED WARRANTY. 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. Do not mow near drop offs, ditches, Blade Control System To start blade rotation, make sure the engine is running and the throttle lever is in the FAST position. 1. Push down and hold the Roto-Stop® button . 2. Pull the blade control lever quickly against the handlebar allowing the engine to bring the blades up to full speed. Then release the Roto-Stop button. ROTO-STOP BUTTON BLADE CONTROL LEVER
or embankments. You could lose your footing or balance. 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 Continue to hold the blade control lever against the handlebar to maintain blade rotation. Release the blade control lever to stop blade rotation. Always release the blade control lever before starting the engine to prevent the blades from rotating. Smart Drive Control To prevent thumb fatigue, hold
personal injury and/or property damage. Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. 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 With the engine running and the blades rotating, slowly push the Smart Drive control to propel the mower forward. Ground speed will increase as more pressure is applied the Smart Drive control as shown.
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 12). 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 12), 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. Operating the Controls to the Smart Drive control. After maximum ground speed is obtained, applying additional pressure will not further increase ground speed. Apply only enough pressure to achieve the desired speed. Release the Smart Drive control to disengage the drive when mowing around trees and other obstacles. Push the mower around obstacles for better directional control. Ground speed varies with terrain, grass height, slope, and grass bag weight. Moving the Smart Drive control allows you to maintain the desired ground speed under constantly changing mowing conditions. Release the Smart Drive control to disengage (stop) the rear wheels. Adjusting the Smart Drive Control The Smart Drive control can be adjusted up or down into any one of five positions for operator comfort. Do not attempt to adjust the position of the Smart Drive control while the mower is in motion.
Throttle Lever For best cut quality, always mow FAST STOP Slide the multi-position adjuster to the left to unlock the control, move the Smart Drive control up or down into the most comfortable position, MULTI-POSITION ADJUSTER
with the throttle lever in the FAST position. When the 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 FAST engine speed; the blades could fracture and come apart. and then release the multi-position adjuster and allow it to engage. Starting the Engine Before starting, always release the Smart Drive control so that the mower will not move forward when you operate the starter.
1. Turn the fuel valve to the ON position (page 3). 2. Move the throttle lever to the FAST position. 3. With the blade control lever released, Blade Speed The blades must spin very fast to cut properly. If engine speed drops, it could mean the engine is being overloaded by the blades trying to cut too much grass. Mow a narrower swath, move the mower slower,
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 FAST use the rear 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.
System, allow the engine to run for at least three minutes after starting a cold engine before stopping the engine. This minimum run time will be longer if the temperature is below 70 °F (21 °C). Stopping the Engine 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.
1. Release the blade control lever to stop blade rotation. 2. Move the throttle lever to the STOP position to stop the engine. 3. When you finish mowing, turn the fuel valve OFF. 4. If your mower will not be used for 3 to 4 weeks, we recommend running BLADE CONTROL LEVER STOP THROTTLE LEVER 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, 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, adjust the front cutting height adjustment lever 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
the engine’s carburetor out of fuel. You can do this by leaving the fuel valve OFF, restarting the engine and running it until the engine stops. See “AVOIDING FUEL-RELATED PROBLEMS” on page 19 if you don’t plan to use your mower for a month or more. 5. Clean your mower after each mowing; refer to “Cleaning” on page 15. Mowing Tips When to Mow Most grasses should be mowed when they have grown ½ to 1 in (12 ~ 25 mm) 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. Cutting grass that is too tall or mowing the lawn too quickly can clog the mower deck with grass and may cause the engine to stall. If your grass gets too tall, cut it once at the highest cutting height setting using a slow ground speed, then mow again in 2 or 3 days. Don’t take off more than one third of the total grass height in any one mowing, or brown patches may develop. Cutting height adjustment is explained on page 6. 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. 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 carburetor side is up. Clear a clogged deck with a stick, not your hands. 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 provide 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. MULCHING PATTERN Bagging Use a clockwise mowing pattern. This will give the best bagging performance, leaving the least amount of clippings on the lawn. BAGGING PATTERN
SERVICING YOUR MOWER Proper maintenance is essential for safe, economical, and trouble-free operation. It also helps reduce air pollution. WARNING Improperly maintaining this lawn mower, or failing to correct a problem before operation, could cause a significant malfunction. Some malfunctions can seriously hurt or kill you. Always perform a pre-operation inspection before each operation, and correct any problem. 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. 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 5 hours of use or first month First 25 hours of use 50 hours of use or every 6 months 100 hours of use or every year 150 hours of use or every two years See page
Rear shield Check O 5 Blades Inspect O 12 Blade mounting bolts Inspect O 12 Engine oil Check O 6 Change O O (2) O O 13 Air filter Check O Clean O 13 (1) O (1) O (1) Replace O Grass bag Check O O 5 Blade control operation Check O O 8 Spark plug Check O14 Replace O
Spark arrester (optional part) Clean O 14
Smart Drive cable Adjust O O O O 14 Roto-Stop cable Adjust O (3) O (3) — Throttle cable Adjust O (3) O (3) — Fuel tank/filter Clean O (3) — adjustO (3) — Valve clearance Check Pinion gears Grease O (3) —
Transmission axle bearings replaceO (3) — Inspect
Fuel lines Check 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. Failure to follow this maintenance schedule could result in non-warrantable failures. 11
Blade Inspection 1. Turn the fuel valve OFF (page 3). 2. Disconnect the spark plug cap from the spark plug (page 14). 3. Tilt the mower to the right side, so 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. BLADES BLADE BOLTS (2) 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, or otherwise damaged must be replaced. NORMAL TRAILING EDGE 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 Blade Replacement 1. Turn the fuel valve OFF (page 3). 2. Disconnect the spark plug cap from the spark plug (page 14). 3. Tilt the mower to the right side, so the fuel cap side is up. This will help to prevent fuel leakage and hard starting due to carburetor flooding. 4. Remove the blade bolt with a 14 mm (6 point) socket wrench. Wear thick leather gloves and hold the blades with your hand to prevent the blades from turning when removing the bolts. Remove the blades. UPPER BLADE LOWER BLADE SPECIAL WASHER (2) BLADE BOLT (2) 5. Clean dirt and grass from around the blade mounting area and Roto-Stop assembly. 6. Install the sharpened or replacement blades using the blade bolts and special washers as shown. Always install both blades as a set. The blade bolts and washers are specially designed for this application. When replacing the bolts and washers, use only Honda Genuine replacement parts. UPPER BLADE LOWER BLADE WASHER (2) BLADE BOLT (2) SPECIAL WASHER DIRECTION 7. Tighten the blade bolts with a torque wrench. Wear thick leather
or looseness. If they are damaged, they must be replaced. If the bolts 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 and/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 20. Inspect the washers and bolt heads for looseness and damage. gloves and hold the blades with your hand to prevent the blades from turning when tightening the bolt, as shown on page 13. 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 blades 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.
Wear thick leather gloves to hold the blades with your hand to prevent the blades from turning. TORQUE WRENCH TORQUE: 36 ~ 43 ft-lb (49 ~ 59 N•m) Oil Change 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. Drain the used oil while the engine is warm. Warm oil drains quickly and completely. 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. The use of a commercially available siphon pump will save time and make the oil change easier. 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 Engine Oil Recommendations Oil is a major factor affecting performance and service life. Always change the oil in accordance with the MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (page 11). 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 0 20 40 60 100°F 80 -20 20 30 40°C -10 0 10 OUTSIDE AIR TEMPERATURE 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. Air Filter 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. 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. 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.
couple of minutes for the oil to settle in the engine, and then measure the oil level (page 6). Refill amount: AIR CLEANER HOUSING COVER TABS FILTERCOVER
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. 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 Replace the spark plug every 2 years or after 150 hours of use. Required Spark Plug: NGK - BPR5ES NOTICE Using an incorrect spark plug can cause engine damage. For good performance, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. 1. Allow the engine to cool, Spark Arrester (optional part) The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to keep it functioning as designed. 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 “Parts, Accessories, and Service Items” on page 20 for the part number. 1. Allow the engine to cool. 2. Unclip the two red top cover tabs  on the muffler side of the engine, and then slightly lift the red top cover up to expose the upper muffler shield bolt. 3. Remove the three bolts  from the muffler shield  using a 10 mm socket wrench.
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. Gap: 0.028 ~ 0.031 in (0.7 ~ 0.8 mm) Correct the gap, if necessary, by carefully bending the side electrode. 5. Install the spark plug carefully, by hand, to avoid cross-threading. 6. After the spark plug seats, tighten with a SPARK PLUG SPARK PLUG CAP 0.028 ~ 0.031 in (0.7 ~ 0.8 mm) SEALING WASHER 4. Remove the muffler shield . 5. Remove the set screw . 6. Remove the spark arrester  from the muffler . 7. Check for carbon deposits on the spark arrester and the exhaust port. Brush carbon deposits away. Be careful to avoid damaging the spark arrester screen. 8. Install the spark arrester into the muffler. 9. Install the muffler components on the engine, and tighten the three bolts securely.    (3)    (red cover shown removed) Smart Drive Cable Adjustment
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. Start the engine and move the throttle lever to FAST. DO NOT engage the Roto-Stop® (blades must be stopped before continuing). Loosen the adjuster jam nut. Slowly tighten the cable adjuster until the lawn mower begins to creep forward without engaging the Smart Drive lever. LOOSEN the cable adjuster 5 complete revolutions using the adjuster mark as a reference. Tighten the jam nut to lock the adjuster in place. TIGHTEN ADJUSTER MARK JAM NUT LOOSEN
TRANSPORTING 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. 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 15). 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 Fuel 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. Oil Change the engine oil (see page 13). Add oil in the engine cylinder to prevent rust. 1. Remove the spark plug (page 14). 2. Pour a teaspoon (5 cc) of clean Before cleaning or 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. Remove any grass clippings from the underside of the mower deck, paying attention to the areas surrounding the Clip Director shutter lever and housing. Be careful to avoid getting water into controls and cables, or anywhere near the engine air cleaner or muffler opening. Engine Allow the engine to cool before washing. 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 cleaner. Water in the air cleaner will soak the paper filter 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 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. With the engine running, engage the Roto-Stop lever several times to expel any residual water from the mechanism. 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. Storage Location 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
engine oil into the cylinder to keep it from rusting. 3. Pull the starter rope several times to distribute the oil in the cylinder. 4. Reinstall the spark plug. 5. Pull the starter rope slowly until resistance is felt, and then return the starter grip gently. This will close the valves so moisture cannot enter the engine cylinder. Cleaning Mower Deck Allow the engine to cool before cleaning or washing. SPARK PLUG HOLE OIL motor, or where power tools are operated. 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.
1. Turn the handlebar adjust knobs 90 degrees to release the Loss of Power Possible Cause Correction Throttle not set to FAST Move the throttle lever to FAST (page 7). Grass is too tall Raise the cutting height (page 6), cut a narrower swath, use a slower ground speed, or cut more frequently. Instead of mulching, try rear discharging or bagging. Mower deck is clogged Clean out the mower deck (page 15). Air filter is clogged Clean or replace the air filter (page 13).
locating pins . 2. Fold the handlebar forward ; do not pinch or kink the cables. 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 OPERATION (page 4). If the cylinder was coated with oil during storage preparation, the engine may require additional pulls of the recoil starter grip and may Bad fuel; mower stored without treating gasoline, or refueled with bad gasoline Fuel filter clogged, carburetor malfunction, ignition malfunction, valves stuck, etc. Vibration Refuel with fresh gasoline (page 7). Take the mower to an authorized Honda servicing dealer for repair.
smoke briefly at startup. Possible Cause Correction
TROUBLESHOOTING Grass and debris lodged under the mower deck Clean out the mower deck (page 15).
Blades loose Tighten loose blade bolts (page 12).
Engine Will Not Start Possible Cause Correction Blades bent, damaged, or unbalanced by improper sharpening Take the mower to an authorized Honda servicing dealer for repair.
Throttle lever in wrong position Move the throttle lever to the FAST position (page 7). Mechanical damage, such as a bent crankshaft
Fuel valve OFF Turn the fuel valve ON (page 3). Out of fuel Refuel (page 7). Mowing and Bagging Problems
Bad fuel; mower stored without treating gasoline, or refueled with bad gasoline Spark plug faulty, fouled, or Refuel with fresh gasoline (page 7). Gap or replace the spark plug Possible Cause Correction Engine speed is too slow Move the throttle lever to FAST (page 7).
improperly gapped Spark plug wet with fuel (flooded engine) Fuel filter clogged, carburetor malfunction, ignition malfunction, valves stuck, etc. (page 14). Dry and reinstall the spark plug. Take the mower to an authorized Honda servicing dealer for repair. Mower is moving too fast for lawn conditions Mower leaves behind cut grass when bagging Cutting height adjustment levers set at different positions Apply less pressure to the Smart Drive paddles. Grass bag may be full. Empty the grass bag. Set all levers at the same cutting height position (page 6).
Grass bag clogged Wash the grass bag (page 15). Grass bag full Empty the grass bag. Mower deck is clogged Clean out the mower deck (page 15).
Blades dull, worn, or damaged Sharpen or replace the blades if necessary (page 12).
Wrong blades installed Install correct blades (page 20). 16
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Serial Number Locations FRAME SERIAL NUMBER ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER 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: __________________________________ Date of purchase: _____________________________________ 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. 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 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 U.S. EPA and California 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 If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have your engine inspected and repaired by your servicing dealer. • 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 and California 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. Honda cannot deny coverage under the emission warranty solely for the use of non-Honda replacement parts or service performed at a location other than an authorized Honda dealership; you may use comparable EPA certified parts, and have service performed at non-Honda locations. However, 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 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. Follow the MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE on page 11. 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.
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. The bar graph is intended to provide you, our customer, the ability to compare the emissions performance of available engines. The lower Transmission Design and Performance Transmission type Variable speed Ground speeds 0 ~ 4.11 mph (0 ~ 1.84 m/s) Maintenance Item Description Page
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 Applicable to Emissions Durability Period Fuel Unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher containing no more than 10% ethanol by volume Capacity: 0.24 US gal (0.91 L) See “AVOIDING FUEL-RELATED PROBLEMS” on page 19 to prevent fuel-related problems page 6
Moderate 50 hours (0 ~ 80 cc) Blade Bolt Torque 36 ~ 43 ft-lb (49 ~ 59 N•m) page 12
125 hours (greater than 80 cc) Intermediate 125 hours (0 ~ 80 cc) 250 hours (greater than 80 cc) Extended 300 hours (0 ~ 80 cc) 500 hours (greater than 80 cc) 1000 hours (225 cc and greater) Engine Oil SAE 10W-30, API SJ or later Capacity: 13.5 oz (0.40 L) Refill amount: 12.0 ~ 13.5 oz (0.35 ~ 0.40 L)* Spark Plug Type: NGK - BPR5ES Gap: 0.028 ~ 0.031 in (0.7 ~ 0.8 mm) page 13 page 14
Smart Drive Cable Adjust for proper operation. page 14
Specifications Mower Features Maximum Governed Speed 2,950 ~ 3,100 rpm ** Shop manual
HRN216VYA Honda rotary mower, 21-inch mower deck, Valve clearance (cold) Intake: 0.10 ± 0.02 mm Exhaust: 0.10 ± 0.02 mm Shop manual
3-in-1 Clip Director®, Smart Drive variable speed transmission, Roto-Stop® blade brake clutch, Auto Choke System Dimensions and Weights Length 61.0 in (1,550 mm) Width 22.6 in (575 mm) Overall height* 40.8 in (1,037 mm) Dry mass [weight]** 88.0 lb (39.9 kg) Cutting width 20.9 in (530 mm) * 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.
Cutting heights (approximate) 1 ~ 4 in (27 ~ 100 mm)
Wheelbase 26.6 in (676 mm) * Cutting height set at 1 in (27 mm) and handlebar set in highest position. ** Including grass bag Engine Design and Performance Model GCV170 Type 4-stroke, overhead-valve, single-cylinder, air-cooled Displacement 10.1 cu in (166 cc) Bore and stroke 2.36 x 2.32 in (60 x 59 mm) Compression ratio 8.0:1 Ignition system Transistorized magneto 18 AVOIDING FUEL-RELATED PROBLEMS When maintained properly, your Honda lawn mower should provide years of trouble-free operation. This includes the fuel system. However, gasoline can quickly deteriorate, 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 fuel 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. A high level of ethanol in gasoline attracts 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. Purchase only enough gasoline to last for 30 to 60 days. If you purchase enough gasoline to last for more than 60 days, add a fuel stabilizer to your storage tank when you fill it. When you finish mowing, turn the fuel valve OFF and fill the mower’s fuel tank. A clean plastic container will prevent rust and metallic contaminants from entering the fuel system. Gasoline will deteriorate faster when exposed to air and sunlight. 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. If the fuel tank is only partially filled, air in the tank will promote fuel deterioration.
3 to 4 Weeks Before Next Use Reason Turn the fuel valve OFF and fill the mower’s fuel tank. If the fuel tank is only partially filled, air in the tank will promote fuel deterioration.
With the fuel valve off, start the engine and let it run until it runs out of gas. Running time should be approximately 3 minutes. The small amount of gasoline in your lawn mower’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 tank when you filled it up, fill your mower’s fuel tank with fresh gasoline. Add fuel stabilizer to the mower tank according to the stabilizer manufacturer’s instructions. If the fuel tank is only partially filled, air in the tank will promote fuel deterioration. Fuel stabilizer will extend the life of gasoline, but it will not reconstitute stale gasoline.
Run the engine outdoors for 10 minutes. To make sure treated gasoline has replaced untreated gasoline throughout the fuel system.
Stop the engine and turn the fuel valve OFF. Restart the engine and let it run until it runs out of gasoline. Running time should be approximately 3 minutes. The small amount of gasoline in your lawn mower’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 Reason
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 for more than 3 months of inactivity. All fuel stabilizers have a shelf life. It is good practice to empty the fuel system for long-term inactivity.
We recommend Pro Honda Fuel Stabilizer that has an improved formulation with added corrosion protection (page 20). 19
CUSTOMER INFORMATION Parts, Accessories, and Service Items Contact an authorized Honda servicing dealer to purchase any of these (or other) Honda Genuine items for your lawn mower. Replacement Parts Item Part Number Notes Spark plug 98079-55846 NGK (brand) BPR5ES Air filter 17211-Z8B-901 Paper Lower blade 72511-VR8-M00 Always use an upper and lower blade as a set. Upper blade 72531-VR8-M00 Blade bolt 90105-960-710 2 required, 10 x 20 mm Spring washer 90502-VG3-000 2 required Grass bag 81320-VR8-N00 Fabric bag only, no frame Wheel/tire 44710-VR8-N00 Front 42710-VR8-N00 Rear Accessories Item Part Number Notes How to Contact Honda 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. - 7:00 p.m. ET When you write or call, please give us this information: • 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 Honda Publications
Muffler with spark arrester 78300-Z9L-800 Spark arrester equipped muffler with ID mark These publications will give you information for maintaining and repairing your lawn mower.
Fast funnel 08C25-FST-000 Disposable and spill-free (3-pack) Owner’s Manual Keep this owner’s manual handy so you can refer to it at any time.
Lawn mower cover 08P59-VE2-000AH Custom fitted, waterproof, and breathable 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. An electronic, color version of the owner’s manual is available for
Service Items Item Part Number Notes download by visiting powerequipment.honda.com and clicking on SUPPORT and then Owner’s manuals, or you can click the Owners Manuals link provided at the bottom of the home page.
SAE 10W-30 engine oil NO-SPILL® gas cans 08207-10W30 1 quart 06176-1415-C6 1-1/4 gallon 06176-1405-C6 2-1/2 gallon 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.
Fuel stabilizer 08732-0800 8 oz For short and long term storage Shop Manual
Matte black touch-up paint (aerosol can) 08707-NH105 For handlebar only 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 SUPPORT; then click on Shop Manuals.
® NO-SPILL is a registered trademark of NoSpill LLC.Dealer Locator Information To find an Authorized Honda Servicing Dealer anywhere in the United States: Visit powerequipment.honda.com and click on Find a Dealer. Parts Catalog This manual provides complete, illustrated parts lists for your lawn mower. Visit peparts.honda.com for free online access to the parts catalog. It is also available for purchase in paper form through your Honda dealer. Frequently Asked Questions 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.
20 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. LENGTH OF WARRANTY (from date of original retail purchase) 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
PRODUCTS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL(1) COMMERCIAL/ RENTAL/ INSTITUTIONAL 30005-8847. LENGTH OF WARRANTY
HRN Mowers 36 months 3 months PRODUCTS COVERED (from date of original retail purchase)
(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 BY THIS WARRANTY PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL/ RENTAL/ INSTITUTIONAL
commercial/rental/institutional use. 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: - Neglect of the periodic maintenance as specified in this manual - Improper repair or maintenance - Operating methods other than those indicated in the product owner’s manual - Increasing engine speed beyond factory specification - 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) 2. 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. 3. Cleaning, adjustment, and normal periodic maintenance work (carburetor cleaning, engine oil draining, blade sharpening, belt and cable adjustments). 4. Any product that has ever been declared a total loss or sold for salvage by a financial institution or insurer. 5. 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. 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. Parts 6 months 3 months Accessories 12 months 3 months Apparel 6 months 3 months To Qualify for This Warranty: 1. 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. 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 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: 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. PWL50623-W
21 EMISSION SYSTEM WARRANTY
Your new Honda Power Equipment engine complies with the U.S. EPA 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. In the remainder of this Emission Control System Warranty, American Honda Motor Co., 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 2019 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 In other areas of the United States, your engine must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the U.S. EPA emission standards for spark-ignited engines at or below 19 kilowatts. ALL OF THE UNITED STATES 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 (see adjacent column for additional covered parts). 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. If you have any questions regarding your emission warranty rights and Honda cannot deny coverage under the emission warranty solely for use of non-Honda replacement parts or service performed at a location other than an authorized Honda dealership; however, use of a part that is not functionally identical to the original equipment part in any respect that may in any way affect emissions (including durability) could result in denial of coverage. If such a non-Honda 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, 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. 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. disclaims 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 or U.S. EPA emission control system warranty regulation is in effect. SYSTEMS COVERED PARTS
responsibilities, you should contact the Honda office in your region: BY THIS WARRANTY: DESCRIPTION:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Power Equipment Customer Relations 4900 Marconi Drive Alpharetta, Georgia 30005-8847 Telephone: (888) 888-3139 Email: email@example.com WARRANTY COVERAGE: Honda power equipment engines sold in the United States 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 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 cleaner case, Air cleaner 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*
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 Crankcase Emission Control Crankcase breather tube, Breather valve assembly, Oil filler cap
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 adjacent column 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. Miscellaneous Parts Tubing, fittings, seals, gaskets, and clamps associated with these listed systems. 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 11. PWL50975-T
22 PRODUCT REGISTRATION Thank you for choosing Honda. To ensure you receive important service information in the event of a product update or recall, please register your lawn mower within 30 days of purchase. From time to time, American Honda conducts sales promotions that require you to register your lawn mower within 30 days of purchase. If you purchased your Honda lawn mower during one of these promotions, you must register your mower within 30 days. Your information will remain confidential. It will not be released to any other company or organization. Failure to register your lawn mower does not diminish your warranty rights. Please complete and mail the postage paid card or register online at powerequipment.honda.com (example) Print your 7-digit serial number here.
Serial number M ANA Owner's Last Name * Dealer Store number * Dealer ZIP code *If available First Name
Company Name Address City y E-mail address (commercial/rental users) Telephone ( ) State ZIP Code
Date of Purchase Purchased Via (check one)
MONTH YEAR DAY Application Commercial In Store Online Non-commercial Rental
(check one) (private, homeowner use) (for-hire use) (professional use)
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! Product Registration BUSINESS REPLY MAIL FIRST-CLASS MAIL ALPHARETTA GA PERMIT NO. 117 POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY ADDRESSEE Power Equipment Division American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 4900 Marconi Dr. Alpharetta, GA 30005-9956 NO POSTAGE NECESSARY IF MAILED IN THE UNITED STATES EM5 HPE.2019.08 PRINTED IN U.S.A.
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