1993 Honda Self Propelled Mower

Old 04-28-14, 02:50 PM
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1993 Honda Self Propelled Mower

I have a 1993 Honda HR215 SXA self propelled mower, engine type; GXV 140. I think that I did a no-no when I changed the blade. I must have turned the mower on its left side and induced a hydraulic lock in the cylinder. It must be on the back side as I have pulled the plug and the engine still pulls hard with the start rope. Help! capt40
Old 04-28-14, 07:25 PM
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Been there. Done that. I remove the plug and tip it on it's side and pour out any oil from the cylinder. Then I give it a few pulls with the plug removed. Check the oil level then put the plug back in and try starting it. Also give the oil a smell. When tipping it's possible for the carburetor to flood and get into the oil. It might be a good time for an oil change as long as you're messing with it.
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Sometimes it helps to spray down the cylinder through the plug hole with carb cleaner and pull it fast several times to blow it all out.

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