Honda engine runs slowly

wpjordanApril 13, 2013

I started my Troybilt push mower on the first pull, but the Honda engine won't run at full speed. It runs smoothly. Pulling on the throttle wire directly doesn't change the engine speed. I ran it for 10min without a change.

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Look for a clogged air filter or possibly a choke that is not pulling off to start. Is this a situation that this is the mower's maiden voyage for the year?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 11:47PM
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With engine running (have a helper hold the bail or tie it down) touch the governor lever on the LH side of the block at the rear. Pull it back to rev the engine. If it revs, you know the problem is in the throttle control. Is this a new mower? You might have to return it for repair if you can't troubleshoot it. If it's not new, the assumption is it ran okay last season and something has happened in the interim.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 3:06PM
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