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    Member djdowd's Avatar
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    Default CK30 Hood wont pop open

    I was bush hogging today and wanted to clean debris from the radiator.
    I pulled down on the hood latch - nothing happened.
    Pulled harder - still nothing.
    Don't want to break the latch by pulling too hard.
    Sooo, how do I get it to pop open?
    Little House in the Forest
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    Default Re: CK30 Hood wont pop open

    My CK30's hood has alwys been like that. I have to pull down on the knob and while holding it down, then give the front of the hood a bump down with my hand. Mine then pops open. If that doesn't work maybe something caught the cable while brush hogging.

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    Gold Member DirtHauler's Avatar
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    Default Re: CK30 Hood wont pop open

    My CK30 hood did the same as VictorW discribes, what I did was to put a couple 1/8" fender shims under the hood latch and now it pops right open when I pull the hood latch knob.
    CK30 "gear drive", R4s; FEL w/toothbar; 60" Kioti rotary mower; 66" Box Blade; Caroni TM1600 "F" & TM 1600 "B" Flails; 66" CCM tiller; Sicma RCS165 tiller; 14' & 16' IronEagle trailers.
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    Super Member Highbeam's Avatar
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    Default Re: CK30 Hood wont pop open

    Mine has gotten tougher over the hundreds of hours. The actual sleeve of the cable crushes like a pop can so that the cable effectively gets longer. Once I noticed this happening I took to lubing the latch mechanism and the crush has halted.

    Push down on the hood to unload the latch and you shouldn't have to pull as hard. If that fails, then you may have to use the shotgun.
    Kioti CK30HST, FEL w/toothbar, 60" RC, 60" BB, PJ 10k trailer. Weekend warrior hauling 50 miles each way.

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    Default Re: CK30 Hood wont pop open

    My CK25 does the same. I usually pull down on the latch knob and smack the hood to pop it.

    RobM

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    Elite Member sodamo's Avatar
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    Default Re: CK30 Hood wont pop open

    Yea, mine too. Last time I got so annoyed, that I just closed the hood without latching it - it only bobbles a little

    David

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    Default Re: CK30 Hood wont pop open

    Mine is stuck also. have tried everything post so far and still wont open. I got 175 hrs on it now, so will try to hold out till the next service. I tried shooting WD40, but not sure where to spray it beside on the knob area after pulling down. I have a feeling it's going to take two people to get it open on mine.



    joe

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    Elite Member MotorSeven's Avatar
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    Default Re: CK30 Hood wont pop open

    Same here, push down on the front of the hood while pulling the latch. with lube and time, it has gotten easier to open.

    RD
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    Default Re: CK30 Hood wont pop open

    Same here. Push down on hood and pull release.
    CK30HST, KL130 FEL w/Toothbar, Rhino 75 BH, Woods 72"RFM, 5' Rotary Cutter, 5' Kioti Box Blade, Woods PHD, Woods 72" RB w/Skid Shoes,
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    Default Re: CK30 Hood wont pop open

    ...............and if you have bumped the hood along the way it will be even more difficult. The hood is quite flexible so don't be afraid to use some hood movement

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