20 Most Recent Honda GCV190-N5AP 187cc GCV190 Series OHC Vertical Shaft Engine with Questions & Answers

did you pull the spark plug out and clean it ? if you did , did you also put the starter cord and turn the motor over without the plug installed to get rid of the 2-cycle oil out of the cylinder ? if not do so.

Honda... | Answered on Feb 16, 2015

In order to start an engine needs: -

A good cranking speed or equivalent.
The right amount of fuel being delivered into the combustion chamber.
A good spark at the right time.

As your engine doesn't start, clearly there is at least one of those items that is absent or unsatisfactory. There are a couple of things you didn't mention - you didn't say the spark plug was getting wet with fuel and you didn't say you had checked the spark...

Honda Garden | Answered on Jul 01, 2020

Honda engines usually start easily.
If the engine starts and runs smoothly the problem is probably with the recoil starter - some designs can accumulate wear and detritus that can cause considerable friction and sometimes need taking apart for examination, cleaning and lubricating. Any worn parts should be replaced and pay particular attention to the ferrule the rope passes through and if worn should be replaced.

The recoil spring can become gummy also adding to the force needed for starting. Removing it very carefully (because they can easily fly and bite) and wash it in a little petrol or similar and dry it thoroughly.
Lubricating the spring is a sort of damned if you do and damned if you don't situation - lubricating the spring reduces friction and helps stop corrosion but does trap more dust and grit.
Light machine oil is good but a little dry colloidal graphite is better. I find a silicone spray is satisfactory, though repeat spraying is needed regularly including the rope...

Honda Garden | Answered on Jun 23, 2020

Could be carburetor float is stuck or the inlet needle not functioning. Check that engine oil level is not above normal.

Remove air filter cover and see if fuel has saturated the filter. Another sign of a stuck carb float.

Honda Garden | Answered on Jun 14, 2020

clean fuel jet in carburetor or buy a new one for 30.00

Honda Garden | Answered on May 29, 2020

Not worked on too many of these, however it would suggest there is either wear in the screw shaft, or the crown wheel, you should also check the bushes the screw shaft runs in, if there is excessive wear the gears will not mesh properly.

Honda Garden | Answered on May 22, 2020

Likely decompression has failed, bad camshaft.

Honda Garden | Answered on Oct 19, 2019

if you wrote it you can delete it. if not post a link to it and ill delete it for you

Honda Garden | Answered on Oct 12, 2019

Honda doesn't make a pressure washer. only the engine.

Honda Garden | Answered on Oct 10, 2019

a new assembly is cheap for them

Honda Garden | Answered on Oct 10, 2019

Here is what's going on. I cleaned the wheel "dogs" or whatever you call them multiple times. This DID NOT fix the problem. Look at the cable that engages the forward movement (self-propel function). If there is any slack in the cable near the handle, then there is retained tension at the transaxle. Not enough to move the mower forward, but enough to keep the wheel from freely rotating backwards. I tipped my HRX217 on it's side and located where this cable engages the drive box. Lubricate the heck out of it and coerce it to move with needle nose pliers. After thorough cleaning and lubricating both ends of the cable, I am now able to move the mower backwards without lock-up. Hope this helps someone, as I found nowhere on the internet that this is what REALLY fixes this

Honda Garden | Answered on Sep 13, 2019

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