Lawn Mower Maintenance and Support

Helpful Tips

Cut Quality Concerns / Avoiding Stray Grass Strands

Most issues with cut quality can be resolved by following the advice in Honda's helpful "Mowing a Great Looking Lawn".

Why Do Lawn Mower Crankshafts Bend?

When considering why a lawn mower crankshaft bends, it's helpful to understand just how much energy exists in the rotating blades. A 21-inch Honda lawn mower blade tip moves at nearly 200 miles an hour!

Avoiding Fuel Related Problems

Following these tips will help you to avoid most fuel related problems.

How to Charge the Battery

Instructions for charging the battery on HRR216K9VLA, HRX217K4VLA and HZA, and HRX217K5HZA mowers.

Support Videos

Honda offers a number of videos to help you with your mower.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm having problems pulling up the handles when I'm setting up my new lawn mower.
Reconditioned mower information.
Do I need a spark arrester?
How do I clean the spark arrester?
How do I adjust the Blade Control cable?
How do I adjust the Drive Clutch cable?
How do I adjust the Smart Drive cable on my HRR216VXA lawn mower?
How do I adjust the Smart Drive cable on my HRR216VKA/VLA lawn mower?
How do I adjust the Smart Drive cable on my HRX217VKA/VLA?
How do I adjust the throttle cable on my HRX217HXA/HMA/TDA?
How do I adjust the throttle cable on my HRR216VYA or HRX217HYA/HZA?
How do I know when my grass needs cutting?
How do I know I have the height of the lawn mower set correctly?
How do I know if my lawn mower blade needs sharpening?
What are the recommendations for cutting grass that is very dry or wet?
What precautions should be observed when clearing a clogged mower deck?
Should I adjust the engine speed while I mow?
Does it matter what direction I mow?
What is the best way to mow fallen leaves?
Are how-to videos available for my mower?

Owner's Manuals

Shop Manuals

Lawn mower shop manuals are available to purchase from:

Parts Look Up

Access Honda’s online parts catalog here. You can look up parts and create a wishlist to print or email to your local dealer.

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