Question about Kidde Nighthawk Combo Gas/co Detector
The Kiddie carbon monoxide detector in my small apartment building has been chirping every few seconds (not every 30) and when I pressed the reset/test button it alarmed and read GAS 268. After being silenced, it resumed chirping, reading GAS 210 (I took it outside as I was checking it this time). Not knowing the status of any battery or being able to get it open, I tried plugging it in and was reassured when it said lo and then chirped only every 30 seconds (but now in an apartment instead of the hallway). I put it out of doors for the night for everyone's peace. Should I be concerned?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
A reading of 221 ppm carbon monoxide gas is a dangerous level that should be taken seriously. You could try a new battery and reset the detector. If in doubt, always err on the cautious side and have the apartment checked by a professional or by the local fire department.
A new carbon monoxide detector is a small investment that may prevent carbon monoxide poisoning or death.
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
SOURCE: chirp every 30 second
There are 2 things you can do:
1. Check and change batteries.
2. Clean them. Ensure they are completely clean.
If that does not work, you can ask the local fire dept. to look into it free.
Other than that you will have to take it in for servicing/repair.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
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.
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
Constant problems with these combo detectors. My best suggestion is unplug it from the wall, remove the battery, leave the battery compartment open, then using a can of compressed air that has a straw nozzle (like you clean your computer with) blow the dust and lint out of the unit. Pay particular attention to the grill vents on the front. When doing all of this, hold the can of compressed air as upright as possible. Replace the battery and plug it back into the wall receptacle.
Hopefully, that will clear up the problem. and accumulation of dust and lint will cause them to false at times.
Pressing and holding the test button for 5 seconds is "supposed" to reset the detector.
Posted on Feb 28, 2011
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