Honda HR214 Bogs down??

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Dmagill, Jul 31, 2001.

  1. Dmagill

    Dmagill LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 1

    I have a Honda HR214, and it has started to bog down alot while mowing. I would expect this if the grass was too high, but I try to cut it atleast once a week....any ideas what could be causing this??


  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    sharpen your blade, the mower doesn't have to work as hard
  3. Lil Encore48

    Lil Encore48 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Try replacing your air filter first and don't overfill crankcase with oil. Honda riders are generally a little down on power anyway. You may have an idler problem as well.
  4. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    Maybe the governor linkage is bent or out of adjustment. There may be some chaff around the linkage also. Just another thing to check. Good luck.
  5. ArboristSite

    ArboristSite LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    The blade break clutch bearing could be rusted so its working against its self. I have run into this frequently on Toro's also.

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