honda ezstart lawn mower won't start

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Old 05-26-08, 05:29 PM
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honda ezstart lawn mower won't start

My $550 honda lawn mower won't start unless I squirt start fluid in the carb. After it starts the first time it starts real easy. How is the auto choke supposed to work on these engines.
 
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Old 05-26-08, 07:36 PM
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Move the choke to the "start" position, then crank up the engine. It should un-choke slowly by itself as it runs.
 
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Old 05-26-08, 08:03 PM
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It has no choke or throttle controls.
 
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Old 05-26-08, 08:08 PM
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Post the model# so I can see what we're dealing with. The ones I know of have a small lever right above the air cleaner that you move to set the choke before starting.
 
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model HRX217K2VKA
 
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Old 05-28-08, 12:16 AM
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Ok, I see. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting the automatic choke on one of these yet. I see there is a part # 16600-ZOL-840 that is the automatic choke assembly. I think it listed for around $20. I would remove it and have a look. Looks like there are a rew parts that could be dusty and stuck in this mechanism. It looks simple, but I can't tell from the diagram just how it works.
 
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