Mom needs help with Honda lawn mower
I am newly-divorced and need help with our lawn mower! It is a Honda Harmony 215, around 10 yrs old (I think)...any way, there was just a tiny bit of gasoline in it from over the winter, so I added some new; oil looked fine; air filter was clean; put a new spark plug in (thinking that would help)...nothing has helped.
When I start the mower, it may take 2 or 3 pulls, but it starts just fine. The idling is not smooth; kind of runs up and down. When I engage the blade and put the handle down it dies most of the time. If I AM able to engage the blade, I may mow for a minute or so and it dies. I cannot move the lever off of "choke" either or it dies. This is getting old! I have to stop and start around 50 times to get the yard mowed.
I'm not savvy to terminology, but I have looked at the manual online...if anyone has any ideas what I can do (short of taking this mower in to a repair shop), please let me know.