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blumonster


Location: Wisc.
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Cable Loose
Original Message   May 22, 2014 10:38 pm
I was cutting the grass with my old Honda mower, I had to stop for a minute or two because the grass was too tall in that area and realized the cable for the roto stopper(?) got loose all of a sudden. I do not know how and where to attach it now. The lever is moving freely, no resistance and the end of the cable is not connected. How and where do I connect it?
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robertcoats


Joined: Dec 12, 2011
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Re: Cable Loose
Reply #1   May 23, 2014 9:25 am
It the cable loose from the Roto-Stop lever on the handlebar, or is it loose from the control assembly near the blades?

On the back of your mower deck is a serial number; Honda makes lots of different models with Roto-Stop, so share that number with me and I can post some service details:



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


Location: Wisc.
Joined: Oct 14, 2011
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Re: Cable Loose
Reply #2   May 30, 2014 3:18 am
robertcoats wrote:
It the cable loose from the Roto-Stop lever on the handlebar, or is it loose from the control assembly near the blades?

On the back of your mower deck is a serial number; Honda makes lots of different models with Roto-Stop, so share that number with me and I can post some service details:



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


I tipped the mover from the handle upwards to see the blade if there was any obstruction, it was not loose from the roto stop then. I pulled chunks of grass around the blade., lowered the deck, realized the cable was loose, pulled it out of roto stop handle, tried to see how I could attach so it would not be loose. I have not been able to. It starts but iof course it does not cut grass and the rpm not stable. Here are the pictures I took yesterday: Thank you for the response, Robert.
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blumonster


Location: Wisc.
Joined: Oct 14, 2011
Points: 160

Re: Cable Loose
Reply #3   May 30, 2014 3:25 am
robertcoats


Joined: Dec 12, 2011
Points: 36

Re: Cable Loose
Reply #4   May 30, 2014 3:09 pm
Notice how the other three cables (throttle, change, drive clutch) have the outer black sleeve pushed in tight (green circles) against the adjuster fitting:



But the Roto-Stop cable is clearly NOT in the right position (orange). Check both ends, and I'll bet it has come loose or broken.

Can you see the cable flex/move when you operate the Roto-Stop lever?

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


Location: Wisc.
Joined: Oct 14, 2011
Points: 160

Re: Cable Loose
Reply #5   Jun 13, 2014 12:14 am
robertcoats wrote:
Notice how the other three cables (throttle, change, drive clutch) have the outer black sleeve pushed in tight (green circles) against the adjuster fitting:



But the Roto-Stop cable is clearly NOT in the right position (orange). Check both ends, and I'll bet it has come loose or broken.

Can you see the cable flex/move when you operate the Roto-Stop lever?

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


I pushed the cable sleeve into the adjuster fitting, does not stay there, does not look like it is broken either. The roto stop lever is completely free, the end with the tiny bullet size extension is not connected to the lever at all. I do not know how to connect it. I have no idea where the other end connects to. I looked under the deck, did not see anything out of the ordinary. I had to use my trimmer as a last resort to keep the growing grass under control. I just do not want to buy my third mower, I have limited space in the garage. The other one is some no-name mower but with a Honda engine also.
robertcoats


Joined: Dec 12, 2011
Points: 36

Re: Cable Loose
Reply #6   Jun 13, 2014 11:08 am
Have a look:



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


Location: Wisc.
Joined: Oct 14, 2011
Points: 160

Re: Cable Loose
Reply #7   Jun 17, 2014 1:25 pm
Am I missing pieces? Here is what I see: The part where the cable is connected to the blade looks intact, I see that the cable is connected there.
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robertcoats


Joined: Dec 12, 2011
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Re: Cable Loose
Reply #8   Jun 18, 2014 9:21 am
Yes, the Roto-Stop cable end (inside red circle) should be connected to the Roto-Stop lever (yellow circle):



The parts used to connect these together appear to be missing. The cable itself appears to be stretched and maybe damaged (replacement may be required) Suggest you get a shop manual if you want to DIY the repairs (Honda sells them on eBay and Amazon) or use this link to find a Honda dealer near you that can do the work:


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