Honda lawnmowers feature fuel-efficient Honda motors built to ensure the same durable, easy-starting process found in a Honda automotive. Honda mowers feature an exclusive twin-blade design that cuts grass into smaller pieces making mulching and bagging easier. These mowers can also include additional features such as Roto-Stop, the Versamow System and cruise control. Following a few simple steps will allow you start both a manual and an automatic Honda mower.

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Honda mowers come with the option of manual and automatic starting mechanisms.

Manual Starting

Step 1

Release the blade control and drive clutch levers to prevent the blades from turning and the mower from rolling when starting the engine.

Step 2

Move the throttle lever to the choke position to warm up the engine.

Step 3

Place your foot on the mower's deck step to help you gain balance while using your hand to get a firm grip on the mower's starter cord.

Step 4

Pull the starter cord lightly until you feel resistance, and then pull hard to start the engine. Repeating this step a few times before the engine starts may be necessary.

Step 5

Wait 3 minutes for the engine to warm up and then move the throttle lever away from the choke position.

Step 6

Set the throttle at fast to mow or slow to idle.

Automatic Starting

Step 1

Release the blade control and drive clutch levers to prevent the blades from turning and the mower from moving.

Step 2

Warm up the engine by moving the throttle lever to the choke position.

Step 3

Turn the engine switch to the start position and hold it there until the engine starts. If the engine does not start within 5 seconds, release the switch, wait 10 seconds and try again.

Step 4

Allow the engine to warm up for 3 minutes and move the throttle lever away from the choke position.

Step 5

Set the throttle at fast to mow or slow to idle.