Honda mower hard to pull backward

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Old 09-21-08, 01:29 PM
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Honda mower hard to pull backward

Model: Honda HRM215K2HX
Frame & Serial#: MZBB-6304407
Engine#:: 6732326

Purchased 4/7/95

It is difficult to pull our Honda Harmony backwards sometimes (after releasing the self-propelled bar). You can feel the wheels clicking as you pull the mower backwards with a lot of resistance. Other times, there is no resistance and it is a piece of cake to pull backwards. What could be causing this?

I am in the process of replacing the drive belt, but I don't think that has been the problem.

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Old 09-22-08, 08:49 PM
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Take off each rear wheel, remove the drive components, clean and lube and reassemble them. This should fix the problem.
 
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Old 09-22-08, 09:42 PM
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Thank you Cheese. What is the best lube?
 
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Old 09-23-08, 01:38 PM
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Did you check the height adjustment on the wheel. It may have slipped down a notch, which would make the mower almost impossible to pull backwards while running. Probably not your issue, but worth checking nonetheless.

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Old 09-23-08, 09:21 PM
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I use wheel bearing grease to lube the drive parts on those mowers.
 
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Wheel height is okay. Problem occurs randomly.

Should I just lube the gear and the shafts the wheel and gear slide mount on?
 
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Old 09-24-08, 03:23 AM
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Wheel height is okay. Problem occurs randomly.

Should I just lube the gear and the shafts the wheel and gear slide mount on?
yes, don't lube the outside of the gear or the wheel ring gear teeth. it will just collect dirt and grit.
 
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Old 09-24-08, 09:50 AM
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You'll need to take the drive gear off and clean/lube the ratchet parts that are under that gear. That is where the problem is.
 
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Old 09-25-08, 02:11 AM
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I have reassembled everything and now when I back up the lawnmower, the right wheel locks up. Everything works fine going forward, but it is difficult to turn since the one tire will not freewheel as you turn. I'll take it off again, though, since I lubed the outside of the gear and I see your point about grit and dirt buildup.
 
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Old 09-25-08, 03:16 AM
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on the one wheel locking up, i think you assembled the ratchet pawl backwards. it's been awhile since i worked on a Honda.
 
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