What would keep the vertical rod exit devices top latch from being held retracted in the open position?

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 feature is defective. 

3. The top latch might be a pullman latch which has no hold back feature.

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 door is in open position top latch should stay in retracted position and bottom latch should be held up by top latch being held in retracted position. If top latch is not staying retracted follow the installation instruction  rod adjustment procedure.33/3547A Rod adjustment   2227 Rod adjustment      98/9927/F Rod adjustment   33/3527A/F Rod adjustment   98/9947 Rod adjustment  98/9947WDC Rod adjustment


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