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Honda HSS724 hard to start

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Having problems staring when cold, takes 7 or 8 cranks with the electric or manual start.
I leave the tank full with stabilizer and run the machine before its stored and have also replaced the spark plug.
I use Shell V Power for fuel.
The machine starts one pull after initial start.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Can you clarify.

It was hard to start the first time after coming out of storage and has been fine after that.

Itís hard to cold start every time but will restart warm without an issue.

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Can you clarify.

It was hard to start the first time after coming out of storage and has been fine after that.

Itís hard to cold start every time but will restart warm without an issue.
+1, symptom conditions is not too clear
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It's hard to cold start every time but will restart warm without an issue.

Thanks dave
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“7-8 cranks” is a bit vague as well, 7 pulls of the starter rope? 7 seconds cranking with the electric start?

Do you have the throttle set to full and choke before starting? Should be 2 pulls tops. Fuel contamination is possible if it’s still last years gas in the tank.

Fuel Stabilizer is good not great. High potential for old weak gas or water contamination.

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It's hard to cold start every time but will restart warm without an issue.

Thanks dave
check the choke function. may need adjustment.

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