Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Engine codes


Does anyone know how to tell when a GX270 was built or even know the build codes and their locations?

Honda doesn't have a public listing but they do have their own. If you contact the consumer line in Alphretta Georgia or possibly by going to their on line site, if you get hold of the right person they can tell you. Have got that info from the tech line so I know they have it.
They have a ton of info available by getting hold of the right person back there. One time I needed the frame serial number for a gen-set that was missing but needed it to order the right part. With the engine serial number they were able to tell me the exact frame number, its all on their computer look up and only takes a few seconds.

The link below explains the model number but not much info on the serial number.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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