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Loose door handle on 511 model

Info on how to tighten, access to set screws ?

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I assume it is a factory stainless steel handle. There are set screws on the floor side of the standoffs. If you look at the bottom of the stand of you will see a small whole about 3/16 in diameter, inside this is a set screw. I cannot remeber the exact size but it is pretty small. Be careful when you are tightening not to scratch the stainless finish.

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