We created this page to get you up and running when its after hours or on the weekend when you've got to get your work done.

You can always call us - BUT just in case here's a backup for you.

Appreciate your business, Gregg

DONT PANIC - LETS GET YOUR ENGINE STARTED

99% OF THE TIME IT'S A SIMPLE FIX.

So you just finished assembling your new shinny equipment and it wont start, and its Saturday and DK2Power is closed, Now what??? Or you have been using it for some time no issues and now the engine wont fire. Have no fear, we've got ur' back.

It could be as simple as adding more oil or turning a switch.

Lets get to it, and get you up and running. You will also learn more about your machine.

The following is an easy step by step check list. 

Kohler commercial engines have a LOW OIL shutoff protection, it will not start if low on oil.

Use 10w30 and fill it half way up the threads on the filler neck. There are 2 caps for oil fill, they both go to the same place so fill oil from either one.

CHECK YOUR OIL LEVEL FIRST

  • If your equipment has a key shutoff on the chute or the handle, turn the key on.

  • Check that if you have a EMERGENCY BUTTON it's popped out.

  • Check if you have a RED BAR chute shut off it's pulled up.

  • Check your oil level

  • Move the gas paddle all the way to the right, this is actually a switch on the motor to allow spark to the engine.

  • Choke half way

  • Start your engine on turtle

  • Check that your spark plug wire is seated

  • Pull start your motor

  • If you have an Electric start motor then All the above plus

  • while the motor is cranking with your left hand on the key, move the choke with your right hand slowly to the right until the engine finds its happy place and fires.

OKAY HOPEFULLY YOUR UP AND RUNNING NOW

IF NOT, CONTINUE ON BELOW AND LETS LOOK AT THE SAFETY SWITCHES.

STUMP GRINDER TROUBLE SHOOTING

 

OPG777 12 in 9 teeth stump grinder

  • Turn the key switch ON and try to start it.

  • Turn the key switch OFF and try to start it.

  • NO LUCK

  • Unplug the white connector on the handle from the key switch

  • Start the engine

  • Call us for a warranty no cost key switch replacement.

OPG888E 14 in 12 teeth stump grinder

  • Connect the battery, red to positive and black to ground

  • Hold the safety shut off down on the handle

  • Lift your teeth off the ground, its direct drive.

  • Start the engine

  • Unplug the wires from the handle switch and try, if it did not start call us for a warranty no cost handle switch replacement

 

We get the following call a lot on grinders- don't worry your not alone or the first one.

 

"MY STUMP GRINDER WAS RUNNING GREAT, I REPLACED OR WORKED ON THE TEETH AND NOW IT WONT START. I CANT EVEN PULL START IT, THE ENGINE IS LOCKED UP OR FROZEN. HELPPPPPPPPP !"

Easy fix, when you had the nose of your grinder up in the air for extended time the oil from the oil pan has flooded the piston cylinder and your cylinder is full of oil. This creates compression and you cant turn the engine over. So, remove the spark plug, remove both oil fill caps, this allows air flow. Let it sit for a day over night is best. Replace the oil caps, give it a shot of starting fluid in the spark plug hole, replace the spark plug. Now start your engine. 9 times out of 10 your in business. It will smoke until all the oil burns off and you will kill all mosquito's within 10 miles but it will burn off. You may even see oil from the muffler until it burns off.

CHIPPER TROUBLE SHOOTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPC503 - OPC503V 3 INCH CHIPPER SHREDDER

  • Turn the key switch ON and try to start it.

  • Turn the key switch OFF and try to start it.

  • NO LUCK

  • Unplug the white connector from the key switch

  • Start the engine

  • Call us for a warranty no cost key switch replacement.

OPC506 14 HP 6 IN CYCLONIC DRUM CHIPPER

  • Turn the key switch ON and try to start it.

  • Turn the key switch OFF and try to start it.

  • NO LUCK

  • Unplug the white connector from the key switch

  • Start the engine

  • Call us for a warranty no cost key switch replacement.

OPC505AE 14 HP 5 IN AUTO FEED HYDRAULIC CHIPPER

  • 99% of starting issues are due to sensitive or defective safety switches, not the engine. 

  • Check oil level, halfway up on filler threads. 10W30

  • Check Gas Level

  • Make sure spark plus wire is seated on the plug

  • Make sure slap shut off switch on top of chute is turned and popped out (run position)

  • Make sure red bar is not pressed onto shutoff switch under chute. (Pull up on the red bar.)

  • Make sure feed roller cover is closed and safety switch is depressed

  • Make sure cutter wheel cover is closed and safety switch is depressed

  • Try to start - half choke, gas on air cleaner to the right, set to turtle, while cranking with key in right hand slide choke to the right slowly until fires.

  • If no fire, Unplug the connector for the TOP SLAP SWITCH

  • Try to start -

  • If no fire, unplug the connector to the RED BAR switch

  • Try to start -

  • Motor should fire

  • Call DK2Power in Las Vegas for warranty replace switch or technical help, 702-331-5353 PRESS 1 for PARTS.

  • Hydraulic OIL check and setup

  • Fill black canister with AW32 

  • start engine

  • allow 5 mins for oil to fill new pump, hoses, valves, hydraulic feed wheel motor.

  • move the feed roller stick shift level (under feed chute in center) down to the feed position (down is feed, center is off, up is reverse)

  • Shut engine off

  • fill canister to about 1 inch from top, tighten sliver cap.

  • Starting engine with feed roller in off position is recommend in case you have wood in the chute cutting area.

  • To check your fluid level in the black canister, loosen the nut on top and read the dip stick.

CALL DK2 PARTS AND SERVICE WITH ANY QUESTIONS M-F 8-4 PACIFIC TIME

702-331-5353