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5HP Honda (HRU215) mower hard starting power loss

I have a 5HP Honda (HRU215) mower, which has suffered poor starting and power loss. This started after attempting to restart it while in grass. The grass was long enough to stop the blades during the pull.

What do you think might have happened? How do I go about repairing it?

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Either the choke isn't operating fully or there is some dirt in the carburettor. Check the choke first by putting the throttle lever full to the start position, the see if you can still pull the inner cable further at the bottom end. If you can, then you need to undo the clamp at the engine end and pull the outer cable back a bit before reclamping it in the new position. If that isn't the case, you will need to dismantle and clean the carburettor - probably a job for your local dealer..

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