When to quit on a Honda HR214?
We bought a used Honda HR214 in 1991, and it's been great.I have no idea how old it really is.
Still starts on the first pull and just does what it's supposed to do.
A couple of weeks ago, however, whatever allows the rear wheels to free wheel when the mower is pulled backwards locks up whether the engine is running or not.
There is 3/16-3/8 play in the drive clutch lever as per the manual.
Other than the blade, nothing has been touched under the deck since we bought it. I thought I'd take a look at the transmission and ran into chunks of deck missing, a rusty axle, bolts that don't want to break loose, floppy axle bearings.
Do the Honda people have any recommendations??