Buzzing fire door hold open

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Hold Open Closers & Magnets (Fire/Life safety products) provide a wide range of solutions.  Single or multi-point hold open closers Utilize an electromechanical closer. Hold the door o...
This condition can be caused by the "closing speed adjustment" being regulated for a fast closing speed. Try adjusting the closing speed to slow down the closing of the door. If that does not corre...
The "320G" is the # on a UL sticker attached to the arm of most LCN door closers, and is not a door closer model number.  The "320G" means that the arm is not a mechanical hold open device and OK t...
615R is not a door closer model number. It is a UL number for the Falcon SC Series closers.
Yes, the Falcon SC Series closers have a UL listing.
The SEH is an "electronic holder" (ONLY) that is used to hold open a Fire Rated opening. It requires a door closer to be mounted on the opposite side. It is normally used on an existing opening wit...
Use a normally closed fire alarm as the input to the power supply option board (PS873-2 or PS914-2RS), this will hold the latch retracted.  During a fire alarm, the contact will open, dropping...
The 4170 cover plate can be used to cover the 86 & 161 prepped doors.
The 571 strike is used on the in-active door leaf of a pair or on the 19-V door leaf when both doors are active per template.
The standard Falcon 25V vertical rod cannot be cut to fit on a 2 feet door opening.This device requires 2' 7 1/8" minimum door opening. Falcon offers a device that can be used on a 2 feet door...
There is no fire rating for butt hinges, but NFPA 80 says to use steel material and ball bearing hinges for fire rated openings.
 8827 vertical rod device is available for 7 or 8 feet tall door standard. 12", 24", 36" and 48" extension rod kits are available for taller doors (8 feet max on fire rated openings). We do no...
Minimum dimensions to cutouts for glass lights: Vertical edge of door to edge of cutout = 5 29/32" Top of door to top of cutout = 6" Bottom of door to bottom of cutout = 10" Reinforcing chann...
The dead stop post would need to be removed and the 4040/4040XP EDA mounting template for 180° would be followed.
The regulation valves are designed to adjust the flow the hydraulic fluid in the closer which regulates the door closing speed through various phases of the closing cycle. The regulation valves h...
The following items may cause the exit devices top latch from being held in the retracted position. 1. The top or bottom rods are out of adjustment. 2. The top latch hold back...
Following exit devices 2227/F, 33/3527A/F, 33/3547A/48A/F, 98/9927/F and 98/9947/48/F have similar rod adjustment procedures. All top latches control the bottom latch assemblies. When do...
A Door Position Switch is a switch and magnet mounted on the door and frame that monitors the door status. If door is held open beyond rearm time or if door is forced open, alarm wil...
Some transformers in the power supplies provide a little humming noise and that is normal. If the humming in Von Duprin PS873 power supply is loud follow these steps. Remove the load from the outp...
The hold open position on a "REG" or "EDA"  hold open arm is set with the door to a few degrees shy of the desired hold open point. To properly set, open the door 5° less then the desired hold open...
 The correct method (process) for setting the hold open is: The 4010 hold open arms are handed, verify correct hand arm. (R or L stamped on main arm) Loosen the hold open nut. Opened the door ...
The correct method (process) for setting the hold open is: The 4110 HEDA arms are handed, verify correct hand arm. (RH or LH stamped on shoe bracket) Loosen the hold open nut at shoe bracket. ...
The 1260, 1460, and 4030 regular arm closers on the pullside will allow 180° door opening and can be held open at 180°, frame and trim permitting.
To install a 4041/4040XP with Rw/PA or Hw/PA arm, you need a minimum of 5-3/8" top rail on the door, measured from the bottom of the stop. If the top rail is less than 5-3/8", you will need to use ...
The Falcon 8200 series operator has a circuit that shuts down the operator when a resistance of 15 lbs. occurs, so the operator will not be damaged.
If the Chexit device shipped prior to 8-24-2015  is not adjusted correctly ( Check vertical rod or Mortise finger) without using the door position switch and nuisance delay is&n...
 
The Von Duprin Guard-X exit device is not fire rated because the deadbolt is not spring loaded. Therefore, there would be no positive latching as required on a fire rated opening. 
The following items are needed for Spec Writers to write a door and hardware specification  Building code being used Occupancy type or types Occupancy load for any rooms or areas of ass...
The backset for a 98/99 rim PANIC device with 1609 strike is 2 3/8" from center of the opening to center line of the device. See template
There are 2 types of door coordinators available: Bar Coordinators (Ives COR Series): Surface mounted to the bottom surface of the frame soffit. The active door lever, located nearest to th...
14" door leaf is the narrowest with standard template.
The 2030 closer requires a minimum 1-3/8" top rail on the door for the standard track.  For a top rail less than 1-3/8" and as narrow as 1", you could use the l...
If a 4600 clicks, but won't open the door: Verify proper connection of all the control box connectors. Verify correct manual operation of door. Verify actuator connections and any strike/maglo...
The minimum door opening width (for mounting a pair of 4640 or 4630 operators on a double door) is 72" wide (2 - 36" door leaves). Mounting the 4640 or 4630 on a double door that is less than 72" w...
When placing an order for a 4041/4040XP Rw/PA with hold open, it would be ordered as a 4041 /4040XP Hw/PA. For an existing Rw/PA requiring the addition of a hold open function, a hold open arm woul...
A 4040SE would not hold the door open if it has : No Voltage or Improper Voltage. Check that the track has proper voltage going to it (24V AC/DC or 120V AC). If 120 volts is supplied...
Try the steps below to improve the hold open adjustment. Remove hold open nut  Apply a couple drops of blue loctite to the threads. Re-assemble, and reset hold open. Let loctite set up overn...
The 4041 Rw/PA and the Hw/PA have the same template.  The only difference is the arm. The 4041/4040XP Hw/PA, if mounted to the 180° template, will hold the door open at 180°. Rw/PA is Regular A...
Yes, Steelcraft doors and/or frames are available and can carry a UL, WH or FM label. The type of fire label (UL, WH or FM) is dictated by the specifications and local building code. Doors ...
The 909 strike is used in single and paired non-fire rated and single fire rated openings.  The 954 strike is used in fire rated paired openings.
The 1609 strike cannot be used with Von Duprin XP98/99 exit device.
The Von Duprin 1609 cannot be used on a pair of fire rated doors. We recommend using the Von Duprin fire rated mortise exit device in lieu of the rim device such as the Von Duprin 5575-F,...
Make sure that the hold open nut is not on upside down.  The orientation of the hold open nut depends on the mounting. On a Top Jamb "Push Side" mount, the hold open nut would poi...
To adjust the hold open time on a 4600 (4630/4640) operator: Press the "MODE" button on the control box 1 time to get into programming mode. The "YELLOW" mode indicator LED next to "HOLD OPEN TI...
If a door is being held open by the LCN SEM 7800/1900 magnet or any ME/SE Series Sentronic LCN closer, you can remotely release that door to close by ordering the following parts and wiring per ST ...
Yes, as long as you stay with the like style arm.  Example: replace an RW/PA with HW/PA, replace an EDA with HEDA, or replace a CUSH with HCUSH.
The holding force on an SE/ME Series door closer is approximately 35 lbs. and they can be manually pulled out of hold open with approximately 35 lbs of force.
One of the following items may cause the EL1490 device to retract then release: Incorrect power supply - Verify you have the PS873-2/4TD or PS914-2RS/4RL power supply. Problems with wire gauge...
The SED/MED series closers where discontinued in 2000. The SE or ME series from LCN can be used as replacements to provide a hold open feature, but will not have the smoke detectors ...
 Pneumatic Automatic Operators are used in areas where electrically operated devices are not convenient or permitted.  Consists of a modified, heavy-duty door closer for manual oper...
Cam Lift hinges can only be used with LCN door closers that have a "Regular" style arm.     Manual Closers: Maximum lift dimension is 3/4". Can not be use EDA, CUSH, or Track Arm do...
Clear Opening Width for swinging doors is measured (with the door open 90 degree) from the face of door to stop soffit on strike jamb.          &nbs...
A Chexit device could arm when the door is open but door may not close to secure the door unless a Door Position Switch (DPS) is connected to the device then the device goes into alarm after rearm ...
Installation should be 6" from bottom of the door. See attached templates as reference.  T-5494 for HM Doors W-5494 for Wood Doors
Auxiliary fire latch is tested only from door to door latching by Von Duprin. Some door manufacturers have tested our devices LBR and use additional fire latches to pass the fire test. Contact the ...
The 4110 EDA/HEDA can be templated for 100°, 140°, and 180° hold open. The hold open adjustment can be set to hold the door at any position (degree) up to the maximum door opening angle. For "Wi...
The "B" means "Bypass". The "80 or 140" is the degree of door opening from the fully closed position.  "B80" means the hold open feature is bypassed (will not hold open) until the door is opened...
NON Fire Rated doors would use the 1609 strike applied to the inactive leaf with flushbolts.  This may NOT be used on Fire Rated openings.
You can only use one GBK Glass Bead Kit (1/4") per device on fire rated openings. Glass Bead Kit is for use on doors with raised glass beads.
Yes, an automatic operator can be installed on a Dutch door. The operator must be installed on the top leaf of the Dutch door. Only the top half will open unless the top and bottom leaves (se...
The 6111 electric strike can be used only on non rated openings less bottom rod with pullman top latch (use ES prefix when ordering device). Device back set will change to match the centerline of t...
Not for use in fire rated openings.
Electrical hinges or a power transfer units are the most commonly used practices to run electric power to locks and/or strikes. Electric Hinges: Most electric hinges will fit into a standard 4 ...
The 20 minute Fire Rating is a valid label and are commonly referred to as "Smoke and Draft control door assemblies". Depending on the local fire code and the openings's applica...
The 5 pound force requirement is in reference to the maximum force to swing the door, not the maximum force allowed to unlatch the exit device.  Maximum allowed force to retract the Von D...
A 4600 (4630/4640) not opening to a full 90 degrees could be caused by a couple things: The Opening Force could be set too low. Try increasing the opening force adjustment on the controller a 1/...