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THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN IS VERY IMPORTANT to Honda. That’s why we urge you to read this message before letting your child operate this lawn mower. Lawn mowers are tools, not toys. As with any equipment, bad judgments can result in serious injuries.
“The engine has no oil.” Fuel Refer to page 14. Before Using Your Lawn Mower Before using the lawn mower, all mower operators must read the following sections: • LAWN MOWER SAFETY (page 2) • CONTROL LOCATIONS (page 4) •...
LEVER (P. 7) Familiarize yourself with the lawn mower and its operation before you begin using it. Know how to quickly shut off the lawn mower in case of an emergency. THROTTLE LEVER (P. 7) IS YOUR LAWN MOWER READY TO GO?
Grass Bag (HRR) A lawn mower works like a vacuum cleaner; it blows air through the bag, which traps the grass clippings. Always empty the grass bag before it becomes filled to the limit of its capacity. Bagging performance will diminish after the bag becomes about 90% filled.
Installation 1. Raise the discharge guard and hook the grass bag onto the mower deck as shown. 2. Release the discharge guard to secure the grass bag. Removal GRASS BAG 1. Raise the rear HANDLE discharge guard, grasp the grass bag handle and remove the grass bag.
5. Pull the starter grip lightly until you feel resistance, then pull briskly. Return the starter grip gently. Keep your hands and feet away from the mower deck at all time when starting and running the engine. Continue to hold the blade control lever against the handlebar;...
STOPPING THE ENGINE 1. PDA, SDA: Move the throttle lever to the SLOW position. 2. SDA: Release the CLUTCH LEVER clutch lever. (SDA SHOWN) VKA: Release the Smart Drive control lever. 3. Release the blade control lever. (VKA) BLADE CONTROL LEVER 4.
SERVICING YOUR LAWN MOWER Proper maintenance is essential for safe, economical, and trouble-free operation. It will also help reduce air pollution. WARNING Improper maintenance, or failure to correct a problem before operation, can cause a malfunction in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Always follow the inspection and maintenance recommendations and schedules in this owner’s manual.
EXCESSIVELY NORMAL WORN If the blade(s) are bent, take the lawn mower to an authorized Honda servicing dealer for inspection. 4. A torque wrench must always be used when installing the blade(s). Check that the blade bolts are tight.
Installation 1. Clean dirt and grass from around the blade mounting area. 2. Install the blade(s) using the two blade bolts and special washers as shown. Be sure to install the special washers with the concave side toward the blade(s) and the convex side toward the bolts. WARNING Operating the HRR mower with only one blade will result in an improperly seated blade that can be thrown from the...
Engine Oil Change Drain the used oil while the engine is warm. Warm oil drains quickly and completely. 1. Turn the fuel valve OFF. This will reduce the possibility of fuel leakage. 2. Wipe the oil filler area clean, then remove the oil filler cap/dipstick. 3.
7. Install the spark plug cap on the spark plug. Spark Arrester Service (optional equipment) Your lawn mower engine is not factory-equipped with a spark arrester. In some areas, it is illegal to operate an engine without a spark arrester. Check local laws and regulations. An optional USDA approved spark arrester is available from an authorized Honda servicing dealer.
3. Stop the engine and allow it to cool. 4. After the lawn mower is clean and dry, touch up any damaged paint, and coat other areas that may rust with a light film of oil.
Fuel NOTICE Depending on the region where you operate your equipment, fuel formulations may deteriorate and oxidize rapidly. Fuel deterioration and oxidation can occur in as little as 30 days and may cause damage to the carburetor and/or fuel system. Please check with your servicing dealer for local storage recommendations.
Tighten loose blade bolts (page 11). or unbalanced by improper If blade(s) are found to be bent or sharpening damaged, take the lawn mower to an authorized Honda servicing dealer for inspection. Mechanical damage, such as a Take the mower to an authorized bent crankshaft Honda servicing dealer for repair.
High altitude performance can be improved by specific modifications to the carburetor. If you always operate your lawn mower at altitudes above 5,000 feet (1,500 meters), have your servicing dealer perform this carburetor modification.
Self-propelled, 1-speed Variable speed Automatic choke Single blade Twin blades Grass bag Mulching plug Side-discharge guard & chute = standard equipment = optional accessory; see your Honda lawn mower dealer. FRAME Model HRS216K4 Type Length 61-1/8 in 63-7/8 in (1554 mm)
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