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The 4040 regular and hold open arms are different. You would have to get a different arm to convert from regular arm to a hold open function. 4040-3077 for a regular arm. 4040-3077L for a long ...
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 ES Filter started to ship with these units (Senior Swing/Benchmark/Falcon) on 4/22/2013.  The ES Filter kit will help eliminate line noise from an Electric Strike if used. 
On the Senior Swing, if you have line noise from a strike the unit will go into an Error Code on the Control Box (Er14) and will not operate.  Adding the ES Filter, which is a diode, will eliminate...
On the Benchmark and Falcon, if there is line noise from a strike then the unit will lose it's hold open time.  Adding the ES Filter, which is a diode, will resolve this issue and the unit will hol...
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 Senior Swing has an optional (plug in) Off/Auto/Hold Open switch available. The 8310-806R (rocker switch), or 8310-806K (key switch). CANNOT use switch by others, requires a special (center - n...