Honda HSS724AT Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Honda HSS724AT Snow Blower, you are not alone. Many Honda HSS724AT owners experience issues with their snow blower from time to time, and it can be frustrating to deal with these problems.

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Honda HSS724AT Snow Blower Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Honda HSS724AT:

The Honda HSS724AT Starter operates, but the engine will not start

Cause Solution
  • The throttle is not in the proper position
  • The throttle must be in FAST position choke OFF for a hot start and choke ON for a cold start
  • The fuel valve is OFF.
  • Sediment cup obstructed
  • Turn the fuel valve to ON (see page 15)
  • Check for contaminates in the sediment cup (see page 57)
  • State or old fuel
  • Be sure the tank has fresh fuel. Drain carburetor and sediment cup (see page 57)
  • Spark plug cap off
  • Improper electrode gap or deposits in the spark plug gap
  • Make sure the cap is connected.
  • Verify that the spark plug is free of deposits, and has a proper gap (see page 48)

The Honda HSS724AT Engine has low power

Cause Solution
  • Too fast ground speed when blowing wet, deep snow puts an excessive load on the engine.
  • Blow snow at a slower ground speed
  • The throttle lever is not in a FAST
  • Always move the throttle to FAST when blowing snow
  • Wet, deep cuts place excessive load on the engine
  • Reduce snow-blowing swath
  • Discharge chute restricted
  • Clear discharge chute obstructions (see page 22).
  • The spark plug cap is not secure.
  • Improper electrode gaps or deposits on the electrodes
  • Make sure the spark plug cap is securely connected.
  • Verify the spark plug is free of deposits and has the proper gap
  • Choke in the wrong position or choke plate sticking
  • Check choke plate movement
  • State or old fuel
  • Add fresh fuel. Drain carburetor and sediment cup (page 57)

The Honda HSS724AT Engine runs, but the snow blower doesn’t move.

Cause Solution
  • The drive clutch lever is in the DISENGAGED position.
  • Move the lever to the ENGAGED position
  • The shift lever is in “N” (Neutral).
  • Move the shift lever to “F” or “R”
  • The drive clutch lever mechanism or cable not functioning properly.
  • See servicing Honda snow blower dealer
  • Drive belt worn, broken, or not on the pulleys.
  • See servicing Honda snow blower dealer

The Honda HSS724AT won’t blow snow

Cause Solution
  • The auger clutch lever is in the DISENGAGED position
  • Move the lever to the ENGAGED position (see page 18)
  • Shear bolt(s) broken
  • Replace broken shear bolt(s)(see page 51)
  • Discharge chute restricted.
  • Foreign object stopping auger from rotation.
  • Clear the discharge chute of obstructions (see page 22) and remove the foreign object
  • The belt is worn, not on pulleys, or not properly installed.
  • See servicing Honda snow blower dealer

The Honda HSS724AT not discharging properly

Cause Solution
  • Auger spinning too slowly
  • Keep throttle in FAST position (see page 16)
  • Shear bolt(s) broken
  • Reduce snow-blowing swaths or speed
  • Discharge chute restricted.
  • Foreign object stopping auger from rotation.
  • See servicing Honda snow blower dealer
  • The belt is worn, not on pulleys, or not properly installed.
  • Use the shift lever to reduce ground speed (see page 17)

The Honda HSS724AT Engine stalls when the auger clutch lever is depressed

Cause Solution
  • The engine running too slow
  • Keep the throttle in FAST position when engaging the auger clutch (see page 16)
  • Discharge chute restricted.
  • Foreign object stopping auger from rotation
  • Auger frozen by ice
  • Clear discharge chute or auger housing of obstruction

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How to Diagnose and Repair a Honda HSS724AT

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your Honda HSS724AT Snow Blower.

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