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12-12-13, 05:29 PM   #1  
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Hey cheese--

I've registered and logged in but can't find the 'post new thread' on the website. Help appreciated.
My question/problem is this.

I have been given a challenge by our local community garden chief. She was given a Honda HRM215 Harmony OHV push lawnmower it is a PDA model. It hasn't been run in several years, had some gas in it and filters were very dirty. I've cleaned the plug and squirted a little oil into the cylinder. Oil is a little dirty but at nominal level. Also, I've drained gas out of tank and carb and purchased new filters and gas and air lines to the carb. When I first got the unit I took air filters off and squirted some carb and choke cleaner in the carb. Unit would start for just a few seconds and then die. Suspect gas and carb problems.

If you go to planopowerstore.com/store/Honda and look for GXV140 control you'll see items 4, 6 and 7.

I want to clean the carb on this mower and need advice on how to get items 4 and 7 loose. #6 is not a problem....I can just unhook it.
It looks like I can just lift the left end of 4 out of its place but how to deal with 7? Use needle nose pliers and bend it enough to get it dislodged from one end or the other?

Once I get these off the carb I can deal with the rest of the stuff on the carb.
Let me know ASAP.
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12-12-13, 05:53 PM   #2  
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12-12-13, 06:23 PM   #3  
Since you requested Cheese you might have to wait a while he might be at work. Have a good one. Geo

 
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12-12-13, 07:20 PM   #4  
You have to remove the carburetor and tilt it to get #7 off. If I recall correctly, you can't slide the carb off because that linkage is too short to allow the carb to slide off the mounting studs. In this case, you need to remove the mounting studs. Once you have everything out of the way, take the nuts that go on the studs and put both of them on one stud. Jam them together tightly, then you can use a wrench on one of those nuts to unscrew the whole stud. Unjam the nuts and do the same on the other stud. You carb will be loose to manipulate as you need to remove that linkage. Don't bend it or you may never get it right again.


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12-19-13, 05:38 PM   #5  
Hey Cheese---
I was able to get the rods off the carb and unhook the spring (#6). #4 was pretty easy--the one end just lifts out of its seat on top of the carb but had to bend #7 sufficiently to get it off the choke set because of the double S hookups to the choke and the lever it attaches to. Refer to diagram (2) below...
(1) https://www.partstree.com/parts/?lc=...E10VE14E2200CF

(2) https://www.partstree.com/parts/?lc=...E10VE14E1400BF

So, I've been able to completely clean the carb...it was a major mess inside but cleaned up nicely and got the main jet unplugged. I've replaced fuel and air lines on this mower. The fuel line is in two parts..part 1 is from the gas tank to the inlet side of a part called the petcock assy; #11 in diagram (1)..the other part goes off the side of the petcock to the carb intake. I took this petcock assy partially apart and then reassembled with the plunger locked into the fork-shaped part...I hope this is the correct assembly. While having the petcock partially apart I noted the internals have some sort of diaphragm and I'm hoping I got it back together correctly.

This leads to my main question: OK---I've gotten the mower to start and run really well but here's the rub...the throttle control lever on the handle has 4 positions: full choke, fast run, slow run and fuel shut off. I can start the mower on full choke on 1st pull....but it acts like it is in slow run...when I move the control lever back to fast run it is definitely in FAST RUN...moving to slow run or fuel shut off does nothing. So....is the problem with the petcock or somewhere else or should I just leave well enough alone.

Any helpful advice is appreciated..

tashidad---also known as Adrian.


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12-19-13, 05:43 PM   #6  
Hey lawrosa---
Where did you move my initial post and did you give it a different thread name?
I still can't see where to "start a new thread" on the website. HELP!!

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12-19-13, 06:18 PM   #7  
All of your posts are right here.... This is the thread...........

Go yo the forum you want to post to and top left is the post new thread button
Like here.

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