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Refurbish Nighthawk Can Kidde Nighthawk 900-0056-04 dated 04/07/97 be refurbished, or must we replace it with a new unit?

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Non-repairable.
the CO2 senser is old and nee to be replace anyway.

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I have a kidde nighthawk model i have put new battiers an have vacuum it out and it keeps beeping. i have taken it outdoors an still same results. please help i am disable


How old is the unit. Carbon Monoxide alarms do wear out and are no longer effective after approximately years. You may need to replace it.

Nov 10, 2010 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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Kidde nighthawk model KN-COPP-3 has error code 09, can anyone tell me what that code means?


Congratulations, error code "E09" is the grossly under-documented "planned obsolescence feature" called, rather matter-of-factly, "End of Life". This means that ~7 years after first being powered up, the unit will, BY DESIGN, cease to function, forcing you to buy a replacement. Would have been nice of Kidde to include THAT warning on the OUTSIDE of the package. Call their "Hotline" at 1-800-880-6788 and tell them what you think of that policy. If it is still under warranty (5 or 7 years depending on date of manufacture) they should replace it. In any event, buy another one; if they replace your first one you will have twice the protection. Not a bad thing. *Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, despite the handle. Words to live by: "Every creative act results from a sudden cessation of stupidity." -Edwin H. Land, inventor of the Polaroid Land Camera"The problem can always be solved with the materials in the room." -My college Physics Lab Instructor

Oct 17, 2010 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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The unit gives a constant Err message and continues to beep...Test Reset has no effect. Is the unit "shot" or can I fix the problem? Kidde Nighthawk Mfg 2003


If the display shows "Err", push and hold the Peak Level button. Does the display change to "E09"? If so, then you have just been "had" by the grossly under-documented "planned obsolescence feature" called, rather matter-of-factly, "End of Life". This means that ~7 years after first being powered up, the unit will, BY DESIGN, cease to function, forcing you to buy a replacement. Would have been nice of Kidde to include THAT warning on the OUTSIDE of the package. Call their "Hotline" at 1-800-880-6788 and tell them what you think of that policy. If it is still under warranty (5 or 7 years depending on date of manufacture) they should replace it. In any event, buy another one; if they replace your first one you will have twice the protection. Not a bad thing. *Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, despite the handle. Words to live by: "Every creative act results from a sudden cessation of stupidity." -Edwin H. Land, inventor of the Polaroid Land Camera"The problem can always be solved with the materials in the room." -My college Physics Lab Instructor

Jul 27, 2010 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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My nighthawk Kidde carbon monoxide detector keeps beeping every 25-30 seconds. Do I need to buy a new one?


Some models of Carbon Monoxide Detectors will give an audible beep every 25-30 seconds after it has sounded an alert alarm. This may have happened when there was noone home to hear it. A periodic beeping sound may also indicate it is time to change the battery.

Solution: Install a new battery and check your manual for instructions on how to reset the system. Check the expiry date on your unit, it needs to be replaced after 5 to 7 years, according to the manufacturer specifications.

If you are in doubt that your Carbon Monoxide Detector is not working effectively, REPLACE IT. Your safety and your peace of mind is worth it.
View most Brands and Models of Carbon Monoxide Detectors online.

Jun 27, 2010 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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WE PURCHASED A NIGHTHAWK CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM TWO YEARS AGO FOR $50.00. THE OTHER EVE. IT WENT OFF WITH A CODE THE SAID ERROR AND THEN WHEN I RESET, IT SAID 888....IS IT SHOT OR IS THERE SOMETHING WE CAN...


I had this problem as well...and if you look at the date of manufacture on the back of the unit and it's more than 7 years old then the unit is out of warranty and needs to be replaced. If you have a receipt from wherever you purchased it proving that you only owned the unit for a few years, then they will replace it at no charge. Call the Kidde customer service # at 800-880-6788. Good Luck!

Feb 16, 2010 | Kidde Home Security

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I have 7 year old smoke and carbon monoxide alarm...I have put a new replacement battery and detector is chirping every 15 seconds or so


Check the expiry date on this unit. The manufacturer recommends replacement usually after 5 to 7 years depending on the model.

You bought a Combo Gas/CO Detector for protection against the hazards of Gas and Carbon Monoxide poisoning. A new unit will give you the peace of mind you are looking for.

Visit my website for more information and view most Brands and Models of Carbon Monoxide and Combo Gas/CO Detectors.

Dec 20, 2009 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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Nighthawk chirps and displays err


I took the following from the Kidde website. They only answer the phone from 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri, EST.
The next time your carbon monoxide alarm has ERR on the display, push and hold the Peak Level button.You will see an E and an O followed by a number.Contact our hotline at 1-800-880-6788 and provide us the error code, along with the model number, assembly number and date of manufacture from the back of your unit.If your unit is under warranty, a replacement will be mailed to you.

Nov 23, 2009 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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My Kidde Model # KN-COEG-3 keeps going off and lists 217 now 205 now again 217 and this is with the door open and fresh air coming into my place ??


I took the following from the Kidde website. They only answer the phone Mon-Fri, from 8-5, EST. I checked it out because my almost new Kidde CO detector is showing an Error code.
The next time your carbon monoxide alarm has ERR on the display, push and hold the Peak Level button.You will see an E and an O followed by a number.Contact our hotline at 1-800-880-6788 and provide us the error code, along with the model number, assembly number and date of manufacture from the back of your unit.If your unit is under warranty, a replacement will be mailed to you.

Nov 21, 2009 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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What does an err code E03 mean?


the sense is bad, unfoturally the unit need to be replaced.

Nov 24, 2008 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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Carbon monoxide detector err code


Detecotrs have a limited lifespan of 5-7 years. So sounds like you need new one (It's not worth to buy just a sensor). Take a look on amazon: Amazon com Carbon monoxide detector (watch out on reviews). I hope this was helpful. cheers

Aug 13, 2008 | Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector

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