Honda Mower question
I purchased a Honda HRX217HXA late last year. I used new regular unleaded in it with Seafoam added. After 4 or 5 mowings, it began to have idling problems. When I put it on idle, it would die. Since it was so late in the season, I didn't worry about it. I took it in early this year and was told that I had used bad gas. The carb replacement was not covered under warranty. I couldn't argue with them because I didn't have any proof that the gas wasn't bad.
It ran fine for the first few mowings but now, after four mowings, it is starting to have the same problem again. When I put it on idle, the mower dies. I bought a brand new gas can, used 92 octane gas and put stabil in the gas right from the start. The gas was never more than three weeks old and I kept it clean and sealed tight. I'm having a hard time thinking that it is bad gas. Anyone have any ideas? I don't want to have to learn how to rebuild carbs.