20 Most Recent Honda HRX217VKA Lawnmower Questions & Answers

check carb for blockage and levers to raise throttle

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Apr 07, 2018

Try partstree.com they will help

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Apr 07, 2018

indicates excessive oil in the sump ( check float is not stuck and fuel in leaking into the inlet manifold and into the engine sump)
ring problem allowing excessive blow by into the sump which is collecting oil vapor as it exits to the air filter

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Apr 02, 2018

sounds lke float is stuck remove carb. and clean and check float is not stuck.

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Jan 18, 2018

The carburetor has two circuits, a main power circuit and an idle circuit. When the idle circuit gets partially clogged, the governor will drop the throttle shut, the engine partially dies and the governor yanks the throttle back open till the main kicks in. If the idle circuit gets completely clogged, the engine will need the choke partially on to make up for the missing air fuel mixture, will run rich and surge horribly. The carburetor needs to be cleaned out, a can of Berryman's spray can dissolve the crud out and restore operation. 90% of this problem is caused by old contaminated gas

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Jul 14, 2016

go to a honda lawn mower dealer
go e-bay and type in air filter housing for honda lawn mower

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Jul 04, 2016

If the recoil will only pull out a little and it appears to be good when you removed it, then pull the plug on the engine and pull the recoil rope 3 times all the way. Important - watch the plug hole each time to see if black debris blows out. Then squirt 1 time WD40 in the cylinder head thru the plug hole. Clean, gap the plug or replace if required. LM19 I think, plug is marked. RE-install plug, attach laminator connector. Pull recoil rope again, should be free if engine isn't seized. Make sure oil has been changed this year, 30W, and is full. Check air filter also while you are doing this basic maintenance.

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Jun 28, 2016

Have you checked the blade for balance? Bad gas?

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Feb 10, 2016

Hi Duane:
I'd be thinking that it's possible that the alignment key on the flywheel has sheared. That will throw the timing out and it can't run.
Fix is pretty straightforward.
Disconnect and remove pieces until you have the flywheel exposed. Loosen the nut. Lift on the flywheel and smack down on the nut with a plastic mallett to loosen the flywheel. Then remove the nut and flywheel. Replace the key (get replacement ant any lawnmower or chainsaw service shop)
Put it back together and it should run just fine.

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Nov 04, 2015

probably needs air filter replaced .

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Oct 06, 2015

Flush gas tank. Fill with fresh gas with Stabil. Remove bowl from carb clean. Replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Enjoy!

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Jul 04, 2015

Replacement only, stretched.

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Jul 04, 2015

Feed onto engine pulley, remove front drive pulley by removing scews holding plastic cover over drive pulley, feed over drive pulley.

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Jul 04, 2015

Yup.. Expensive machine. All plastic housing. I bet you thought you bought the Cat's Meow. Lots of headaches with this machine... Wait until the Drive cable breaks. AND it will

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on May 13, 2015


Good pictures on this link to follow. I found it eaiser if you put your mower on a work bench or 2 sawhorse with plywood on them. Read everything on the link for your plan before you start. When you finish you will feel you can fix anything on the mower. Hope this will do the trick for you. Good luck!

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Jan 21, 2015

check to see if the return springs are still attached to the stationary post and the choke lever.

Honda HRX217VKA... | Answered on Jul 23, 2014

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