Snowblowers from Honda are very efficient machines, but it is not uncommon for them to have problems. Problems can arise when simple mistakes are made, such as not changing the oil or inspecting the spark plugs regularly.
A list of things you should be cautious of when working with Honda snowblowers has been compiled by experts.
By using the manual that came with the equipment for reference or not mixing chemicals together that might react horribly, you can avoid any long-term damage, such as having to pay for repairs down the road.
Honda Snowblower Troubleshooting
This article discusses some common problems with Honda snowblowers and how to fix them.
Honda Snowblower Won’t Throw Snow
The shear pin is a metal pin that runs along the axle of your auger shear. This pin prevents it from becoming dislodged during use. Bear in mind if this comes loose this could cause damage to the engine and render your auger unworkable.
So be sure that you inspect it to see if the pins are broken or whether they have fallen out altogether and then make sure you fix the problem before you go on using your machine again otherwise you might end up putting yourself at some risk.
A shear bolt is a metal bolt that locks the auger drive axle in place with the auger axle sleeve. As a safety measure, shear bolts are designed to break in half if the auger strikes a rock or chunk of ice, preventing damage to your engine.
The shear bolt breaks off; therefore, preventing any further damage from occurring and causing you to stop. Inspect whether the shear bolt is broken or lost then replace it.
Honda Snowblower Leaks Gas
The primer bulb is an important component of your snowblower ignition system. Primer bulbs can leak gas over time when the rubber is worn and brittle.
If you suspect that there’s a leak in your primer bulb, then it’s important to replace the component right away before you experience more serious issues with your ignition system.
Check the fuel filter connections for any dirt or debris that might be blocking the fuel line. If it has a crack, replace it. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to repair this if it’s already cracked! If the line is damaged in any way, replace it.
You might be tempted to cut off a piece of hose and reattach it but make sure there isn’t another section that may also have cracks or defects because that could cause other problems.
Honda Snowblower Auger Won’t Turn
The gearbox may have failed if the auger connected to the main drive shaft isn’t turning. Gearboxes consist of three moving parts: two rotating shear pins that act as clutches, and a drive pinion that converts rotational energy from the motor into rotational motion.
If either or both of these pins aren’t rotating freely, they prevent the auger from staying engaged with the main shaft and could result in further damage to your food processor.
If this happens, remove both shear pins and drive gear, then replace the faulty gearbox and reinstall all three parts making sure not to damage any of them on installation.
When the auger cable is engaged, it spins. If the auger cable is kinked or not properly tightened and secured, then it will not spin. Inspect the auger cable to see if it has been compromised or broken in any way.
Replace if necessary. Secure and tighten the cable to make sure it has enough power. Look for signs of wear and tear on the cable’s outside coating that might be weakening its integrity, such as dented edges, as this will also diminish its overall effectiveness so make sure to replace it if possible.
You should purchase new auger cables immediately if there is nothing you can do about poorly used ones.
Honda Snowblower Won’t Engage Wheels
The clutch cable might be broken or out of adjustment. Check with your mechanic to determine if the clutch cable is truly broken.
If it’s not, then take a close look at the way that it connects between the handle lever and clutch assembly.
Double-check that the end of your cable is connected in a functional manner and fits properly onto its respective mechanisms. And lastly, check to see if you can even shift gears without yanking too hard.
The cogged belt connects the engine to the gearbox. So, if this belt happens to break or isn’t in good enough condition, then you will get stuck with a snowblower that doesn’t turn.
There is no need to worry about wearing out the cogs since you can inspect them. If they do need replacing, ensure that the rubber belt is adjusted properly as well before continuing onward.
Should anything go astray during your repair journey, don’t fret—we’re here with all the solutions you may need.