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Honda HR215 starter rope

The starter rope pulls out and returns OK - but the flywheel does not seem to engage to turn the engine over.

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  • borgerr2000 Mar 14, 2009

    The problem was that the cogs in the rope pull mechanism were damaged. They were fixed and the problem was resolved.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    When I pull the rope on my Honda HR215, it fires up, revs up for about 5 seconds and dies. It takes about 30 seconds before it will start again. I have cleaned the main carburetor jet and the needle valve. I don't have any idea how to make external adjustments.


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Try checking the spark plug if it sat for a long period of time it may be faulty, or the fuel might have built up condensation in it.

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