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Honda HRT 216 mower runs 10 seconds, then stops


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09-11-16, 02:45 PM   #1  
Honda HRT 216 mower runs 10 seconds, then stops

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This mower runs for 10 - 12 seconds, and then stops. If it sits for a few minutes it starts again, then stops after another 10 - 12 seconds.

I removed the carb, sprayed carb cleaner into every orifice I could find, and blew them out with compressed air. Put it all back together, and no change.

I noticed a split in the end of the breather tube that connects to the air filter housing. I put a hose clamp on it (loosely) to keep it together. Could that be causing it? Any ideas for me?

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09-11-16, 04:31 PM   #2  
The main jet and nozzle is dirty below is a link to a video on how to clean the carb. Have a good one. Geo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cknDXc2b8Y

 
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09-11-16, 07:26 PM   #3  
That's a great video, thanks. I'll give it a shot.

 
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09-12-16, 01:09 AM   #4  
If cleaning the carb doesn't do it, put a spark plug on it. There is a thread a few pages long about that exact problem on this exact engine. I've run across it before myself. Get the NGK plug out and put a champion in it.


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09-12-16, 04:27 AM   #5  
I'd actually cleaned the jet and nozzle on the first try, and thought maybe i missed something. I looked at the plug, too- it was carboned up so i sandpapered the spark surfaces. A bad plug will cause the run-and-stop deal?

 
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09-12-16, 04:37 AM   #6  
I just found the spark plug thread... whodathunkit. I'll get a new plug next.

 
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09-13-16, 03:12 AM   #7  
As a follow-on, does the breather tube simply press onto the engine?

 
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09-16-16, 06:31 AM   #8  
Replaced the spark plug and solved the problem- thanks!

 
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09-16-16, 08:51 AM   #9  
Great! Glad we could help!


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