Honda HR216 Carburetor

jg1124March 27, 2007

Hi all. I have a Honda HR216 that I have had for about 4 years. Recently it has been running very rough and seems to have lost some of its power. The engine sputters and at times acts like it wants to die. I have read various things and have a feeling I need to clean the carburetor. I was wondering if anyone could provide some tips or how-to about doing this. I am fairly handy but have never worked on a lawn mower before. Thanks.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

After 4 years it's probably time to take it apart. First make sure that fuel line is not clogged and enough gas gets to carburetor. If flow is good, cleaning carb would be the next thing I would try. Also, your air filter is clean, right? Get some good spray carb cleaner (make sure it has toluene, the "environmental" stuff sucks). Spray the outside before you take it off. The carb is not that hard to take apart, just study it as you go and don't get rough with it. You will need a small screwdriver, like a jewelry size to take out the jets. Clean the passages with small copper wire. Twisted strand electric wire sometimes works on the really small passages. Use the carb cleaner on parts that have any varnish on them. Some of the passages may be recessed and hard to see, so a flashlight may help. Get a good place to work so you don't lose any small parts, and don't get any carb cleaner in your eyes. Good luck.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2007 at 10:47AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New Toro Push Mower?
I am looking to replace an 11 year old Toro Recycler,...
Came home with a new mower
After I threw in the towel on my LB 10323, I decided...
Snapper commercial refurb
This is the 1986 snapper 21500PC that I found in the...
Craftsman ZTS 7500
Going to look at a used one of these tomorrow. Anything...
New Purchase
Well hard to believe that it took over 25 yrs to breakdown...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™