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Will a 5/16" spindle work with the 40-150

A home owner from New York, NY says:
Hello, please advise if a 5/16 spindle will work in the 40-150 with the insert removed.

Thank you
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
Good Afternoon,

The 40-150 is specifically made for two spindle sizes and the 5/16" is not one of them. If you were to remove the spindle insert, the 40-150 can accommodate a 3/8" spindle. Your 5/16" would fit, but it would be lose. This may impact your handle's functionality. I would recommend replacing the whole handle set. If you need help figuring out which replacement handle set you need, submit a couple pictures of your current handle set for us to research.
A home owner from Pennsylvania says:
I found that my 5/16" spindle was not loose at all, but rather it would not fit all the way into either the inner or outer handle (because the space narrowed a bit). So I took a hacksaw and shortened the spindle by about 1/4" or so--just enough to screw everything together. It still doesn't fit all the way in, in either handle, but you'd never know it. Everything fits together and operates snugly. Your mileage may vary.
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