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    Engine Speed Adjustment on Honda HRR216K9VKA Self Propelled Mower

    Hello. I recently bought a new Honda Lawnmower at Home Depot. The model number is HRR216K9VKA.

    The mower starts on the first pull and initially revs at a high speed for about 1/2 second, then the engine speed goes down a bit (auto-throttle?). I would like to adjust the engine speed (throttle?) so it doesn't throttle down quite as much as it does.

    Does this make sense?

    Thanks,
    Rick

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    Re: Engine Speed Adjustment on Honda HRR216K9VKA Self Propelled Mower

    Quote Originally Posted by RickyPicky View Post
    Hello. I recently bought a new Honda Lawnmower at Home Depot. The model number is HRR216K9VKA.

    The mower starts on the first pull and initially revs at a high speed for about 1/2 second, then the engine speed goes down a bit (auto-throttle?). I would like to adjust the engine speed (throttle?) so it doesn't throttle down quite as much as it does.
    The VKA has a autochoke and a preset throttle. The higher revs are probably due to the autochoke operation. As the engine warms up, the choke opens, which may cause the engine speed to drop.

    That engine should run between 2,950~3,100 rpm. You really need a tachometer to confirm / adjust the engine speed. Your mower is still under warranty, so ideally a Honda Dealer in your area can inspect and adjust as necessary; here's a link to find one in your area:

    Find A Honda Dealer

    If you'd prefer to DIY, again, use a tachometer, and understand the blades are spinning when the engine is running. It's a two-man job to do this safely and correctly.

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    Robert@Honda
    Caveat: I work for Honda, but the preceding was my opinion alone.

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