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HRR2163vxa mulch plug

I just got a used Honda HRR2163VXA mower. # MZCG-7363370. It came with the bag but no mulch plug. So I researched the part and found the parts diagram on line. So I ordered #76266-VG4-020ZA. I received the part and installed it. The problem is the part is way to small to fill the opening in the rear of the mower. There's no way that will work. Any ideas which part I actually need. Thanks in advance, Rick
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-17-2018, 06:42 PM
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That would appear to be the correct part number... Maybe installed in the wrong orientation? Per the Owner's Manual:


The mulching plug helps to curve the inside of the mower deck for more efficient mulching. Install and remove the mulching plug by raising the rear discharge guard as shown. The mulching plug only fits one way. Remove the mulching plug when using a grass bag.


Here's the link to the Owner's Manual if you need it: http://cdn.powerequipment.honda.com/...s/31VL0B01.pdf
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I recall I had trouble figuring out just how to slide that plug in...I think yours needs to be turned 90 Deg CCW....then it will slide fully in, drop down and lock in place...Hard to describe...but goal is to reshape the blade area, not to fill up the exit opening to bag..
If you have both blades installed, recently sharpened, you will be impressed with the mowers mulching ability...
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You guys are correct. After reading in the manual, (thanks for the link). I retried it and with the handle facing up it fits in there. The scoop part fits toward the top. Now, I feel like an idiot. I do have both blades installed but may need the blades sharpened, or replaced as I just got this. Thanks for the help.
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At least you should feel like a happy idiot. Remember that the stupidest question is the question never asked.
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