If the throttle lever is not operating the choke properly on your Honda self-propelled lawn mower then you will have to adjust the throttle cable. To do this, you must first shift the throttle lever to the â€œFastâ€ position. Then remove the air filter cover and the air filter that is located on the side of the engine. Using a feeler gauge, measure the space between the choke control arm and the control lever. The clearance should be 0-0.040 in (0-1 mm). If the space is more than that then you will need to adjust it by loosening the lock nuts on the throttle cable and move the adjuster up or down to get the proper space between the choke control arm and the control lever. Once you have adjusted it accordingly, tighten the lock nuts and check the engine speed with a tachometer to see if the lawn mower is operating properly.
You can find the model and serial numbers located on your Honda push or self-propelled lawnmower on a decal on the rear of the mower.
NOTE: if you need a part for the small engine in your Honda push or self-propelled lawnmower, there will be a separate model/serial number for the engine. Here are the small engines that are available in your Honda push or self-propelled mower. Visit the page of the engine you have to find out where the model/serial number is located for your small engine model: