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Just picked up this mower for cheap(HRR2163VXA). Had to replace the carb which was no big deal. But I have never dealt with a Roto Stop. It IS broken. The blade will not stay engaged. I took Rotoswitch apart and I see a metal spring attached to a plastic piece inside the switch. Very poor design in my opinion. As this plastic piece has wore and will not hold the spring under any applied tension. Thus why the blade will nto stayed engaged.

My questions? I see the replacement part for the Roto Blade to be: 75180-VL0-B03.

Was/Is this under recall by Honda in the past?
I see the newer model of my mower that is still sold at Home Depot has a "button" design for the Roto Stop, instead of mine which is more of a clutch. Is this new part compatible with mine?

Also has anyone had good luck with the replacement part:
75180-VL0-B03? This is not the original part that came with the mower. But a "substitution". I'm wondering if this substitution has fixed the plastic on metal connection i described above.
Thank you
 

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Hello, Fishyflush, and welcome to the forum. I am not familiar with your machine but we have some real sharp Honda folks that drop in here regularly. 1 in particular may be able to give you the exact answers you are looking for. Good luck, and happy mowing once your machine is fixed!
 

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Hi fishyflush, welcome to MLMF. I don't see mention of a recall on the Honda Power site, but then, I'm not going to say this is the final word.

Honda Power Equipment - Recalls and Updates

If you can read the serial number on the deck of your mower, you might want to add it here. That'll make it easier to look up the specific information for the members Brad mentioned.

Hope you get it worked out.
 

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After calling Honda they advised me this is NOT on the recall replacement list. :( I have ordered the replacement Roto Blade. Good thing is I added some oil, spark plug to the order which didnt make my shipping charge go up any. :)
Down side I just got an email saying the Roto Blade is out of stock and will be a 3-5 day delay. :( What a Monday!
 

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There was a Service Bulletin about the Roto-Stop back in 2006. The issue was the blade would stop even though the lever was not released from the handlebar. The fix was the reshape the lever (bend) and adjust the cable so the Roto-Stop properly engaged and released. Here's the procedure to inspect and adjust if needed (see attached).

Now I checked in the Honda system, and your serial number (Mzcg-7321996) does not show it was ever updated. That's not unexpected, as this was an update, not a Safety Recall. Dealers don't always notify Honda of every serial number that was updated. Hope this helps!
 

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Hi Robert. It appears my rotor blade is fine. This mower was purchased is 2009 which seems to have came with the correct rotor blade. My issue lies with the roto blade lever on the right side. To which I have ordered a replacement today.
Thanks for the treating shop pics.
 

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Hi,
I have a similar Honda mower and the Roto Stop also disengages. Did the replacement part solve your problem. Thanks.
Emery
 

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Hello Emery and welcome to MLF! I'm not familiar with that model but there are some Honda guys here that are pretty sharp and can help you out.
 

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Thats great! Let us know what you did (was it the replacement part?) to resolve your issue as it may help some other members. If you don't mind :)
Thanks!
 

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Roto-Stop lubrication

I am finishing up the rebuild of a GCV190 for my used Honda HRX217. My questions is whether the roto-stop assembly needs any internal lubrication. I can't remember whether the balls and plates had any greas on them. Haven't found the answer on the internet yet. thanks
 
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