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I have a Honda HRX2173HYA purchased from Home Depot 2 years

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I have a Honda HRX2173HYA purchased from Home Depot 2 years ago. The carburetor was causing it to idle rough so I took it apart and cleaned it thoroughly with carb cleaner. After putting it all back together it ran great.
After using it for 3-4 minutes I had to disengage the blade to move some stuff and when I went to reengage the blade the engine stalled. I tried again and the same thing happened. I moved it off the grass and tried again, same thing.
What do I need to look at? I am fairly mechanically inclined but I have minimal experience with small engines.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
sorry , wrong post!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Go back to the carburetor and check the needle valve passage and the needle valve. I will venture a guess, that there is a small amount of debris , plugging the needle valve passage from the old fuel line. This restricts the flow of fuel into the bowl.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I took it apart again and cleaned it all again. Same issue.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Runs and stalls?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
How long before it will restart?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Only stalls when trying to engage the blade. Will restart immediately.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Is blade free or could it be binding on debris under the deck?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Everything is nice and clean, I check it and I am trying to start on the driveway.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Honda uses an oil pressure switch, is engine full of oil?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes it is. Recently changed with fresh oil also.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Unplug the oil switch and see if it will run.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Where is the oil switch?