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Honda 00X31-VL0-U540 Owner's Manual

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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your selection of a Honda lawn mower! We are
certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the finest
lawn mowers on the market.
We want to help you get the best results from your new mower and to
operate it safely. This manual contains the information on how to do
that; please read it carefully.
We suggest you read the DISTRIBUTOR'S LIMITED WARRANTY
(page 20) and EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY
(page 21) to fully understand coverage and your responsibilities of
ownership.
When your mower needs scheduled maintenance, keep in mind that
an authorized Honda servicing dealer is specially trained in servicing
Honda mowers and is supported by the parts and service divisions of
American Honda. Your Honda dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction
and will be pleased to answer your questions and concerns.
Keep this owner's manual handy, so you can refer to it at any time.
This owner's manual is considered a permanent part of the lawn
mower and should remain with the lawn mower if resold.
The information and specifications included in this publication were in
effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Power Equipment
Mfg. Inc. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change
specifications or design at any time without notice and without
incurring any obligation whatever. No part of this publication may be
reproduced without written permission.
SAFETY MESSAGES
Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have
provided important safety messages in this manual and on the
mower. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt
you or others. Please read these messages carefully.
Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the
hazards associated with operating or maintaining a lawn mower. You
must use your own good judgment.
You will find important safety information in a variety of forms:
• Safety Labels - on the lawn mower.
• Instructions - how to use this mower correctly and safely.
• Safety Messages - preceded by a safety alert A symbol and one
of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These
signal words mean:
B DANGER
B WARNING
B CAUTION
Each message tells you what the hazard is, what can happen, and
what you can do to avoid or reduce injury.
• Damage Prevention Messages - You will also see other
important messages that are preceded by the word NOTICE. This
word means:
Your engine or other property can be
NOTICE
damaged if you don't follow instructions.
© 2005-2010 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.-All Rights Reserved
HRS216PDA
HRS216SDA
31VL0U54
HRR216PDA
00X31-VL0-U540
HRR216VKA
You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY
HURT if you don't follow instructions.
You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY
HURT if you don't follow instructions.
You CAN be HURT if you don't follow
instructions.
K4
POM31VL0U54
EM5
HPE.2010.03
K6
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
OWNER'S MANUAL
HRS216PDA • HRS216SDA
HRR216PDA • HRR216VKA
B
WARNING:
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
CONTENTS*
INTRODUCTION ...............................1
SAFETY MESSAGES........................1
LAWN MOWER SAFETY ..................2
PARENTS.....................................2
CONTROL LOCATIONS ...................4
BEFORE OPERATION......................4
READY TO GO?...........................4
OPERATION......................................6
PRECAUTIONS ..........................6
STARTING THE ENGINE.............6
FOR MOWING..............................7
STOPPING THE ENGINE ............8
STOPPING THE ENGINE ............8
MAINTENANCE SAFETY.............9
BLADE(S) ...................................10
* For more information regarding cable adjustment and how to mow your lawn, see FAQs
at www.hondapowerequipment.com/faq
B
REPLACEMENT (HRR) ..............11
ENGINE MAINTENANCE ...........11
FUEL SYSTEM ...........................14
TRANSPORTING ............................14
STORAGE .......................................14
PROBLEMS .....................................16
ALTITUDE OPERATION.............17
SPECIFICATIONS ......................18
SERVICE ITEMS ........................19
INFORMATION ...........................19
WARRANTY................................20
WARRANTY................................21
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   Summary of Contents for Honda 00X31-VL0-U540

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Power Equipment Mfg. Inc. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatever.

  • Page 2: Lawn Mower Safety

    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.

  • Page 3: Setting Up Your New Mower

    “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) •...

  • Page 4: Control Locations

    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?

  • Page 5: Get The Mower Ready

    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.

  • Page 6: Operation

    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.

  • Page 7: Operating The Controls For Mowing

    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;...

  • Page 8: Stopping The Engine

    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.

  • Page 9: Servicing Your Lawn Mower

    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.

  • Page 10: Blade(s)

    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.

  • Page 11: Grass Bag Cleaning And Replacement (hrr)

    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...

  • Page 12

    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.

  • Page 13

    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.

  • Page 14: Fuel System

    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.

  • Page 15: Placing In Storage

    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.

  • Page 16: Taking Care Of Unexpected Problems

    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.

  • Page 17: Carburetor Modification For High Altitude Operation

    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.

  • Page 18: Specifications

    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)

  • Page 19: Consumer Information

    Parts Catalog - This manual provides complete, illustrated parts lists, and is available through your Honda dealer. Custom fitted, waterproof, and breathable Frequently Asked Questions - The Honda Power Equipment web site provides additional information for users of Honda power equipment. Visit www.HondaPowerEquipment.com and click on FAQs.

  • Page 20: Distributor's Limited Warranty

    Honda Power Equipment dealer in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands who is authorized to sell that product, during the dealer’s normal business hours.

  • Page 21: Emission Control System Warranty

    TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE: You must, at your own expense, take your Honda Power Equipment engine or the product on which it is installed, along with your sales registration card or...

  • Page 22

    NOTES...

  • Page 23: Product Registration

    PRODUCT REGISTRATION PLEASE COMPLETE and MAIL or REGISTER ONLINE www.hondapowerequipment.com Honda HRX Mowers Look on the left side of the mower deck, in front of the discharge guard door spring. Honda Mini-Tiller Look on the right side of the tine shield. SERIAL NO: Honda Hand-Held...

  • Page 24

    1. Go www.hondapowerequipment.com to register your unit. 2. Click on Product Registration. 3. Complete the required information and click Submit. It’s that simple! You’ll receive e-mail confirmation of your registration. Product Registration BUSINESS REPLY MAIL FIRST CLASS MAIL PERMIT NO. 117 AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

This manual also for:

31vl0u54, Hrs216pda, Hrs216sda, Hrr216pda, Hrr216vka

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