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Honda mower bent ...something!

Posted by Mudrucker none (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 9, 14 at 11:22

I have a Honda mower HRM215. A couple weeks ago it was hydro-locked (I think) so I did all the necessary steps and fixed that (I think). Cleaned out the carb and got her running spick and span. I mowed like 90% of my yard until it began to slow down, slow down, slow down, and finally died. I checked the gas and checked the oil and tried to start her up again. I TUGGED! and it felt like my rope caught on something. I checked it and it was fine, I tugged again and it was very hard to pull. I know it isn't hydro-locked again because that doesn't just happen out of no where. I thought I might have bent the blade so I took it off and tried to spin the engine with my hand. It spun completely smooth about 85% of the spin and then it caught on something and it was reeeeeal hard to spin that last part. Then I got past the rough part and was able to spin again smoothly, about 85% of the way, then it stopped again and was reeeeal hard to spin that last bit. Remember this is with the blade AND belt removed. WHAT DO!?

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RE: Honda mower bent ...something!

Well, have you removed the spark plug and tried cranking it that way? If there had been fuel in the engine oil, it doesn't lubricate well and it is possible your engine is seizing. I suppose if yours is a blade clutch model it could be developing a clutch issue. If it is not a clutch model, then expect it to have a strange pull when it is under compression, though it should pull all the way around.

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