Nighthawk carbon monoxide detector error, how to Know If Your Alarm is Malfunctioning
Your alarm performs an internal self-diagnosis every 15 seconds to make sure that it is functioning properly. The alarm is designed to alert you in the unusual event of a malfunction.
If the alarm malfunctions. Nighthawk Carbon Monoxide Detector Error
In the rare event that your alarm malfunctions, it will alert you with one of these signal groups (depending upon the type of malfunction that occurs):
Malfunction Signal Group 1 - Component Failure
– An intermittent “chirping” alarm will sound every 20 secs., and
– An “Err” message will appear on the digital display
Malfunction Signal Group 2 - Microprocessor Failure
– The alarm will sound continuously, and
– The digital display will be blank, and
– The alarm cannot be shut off by pushing “Test/Reset” button
Unplug the alarm immediately and return for warranty exchange (see “Warranty” on back page).
Low Battery Warning
If the 9V battery is missing, or if the battery’s power is low, an “Lb” message will display which blink’s alternately with the current CO reading every second. If this happens, you need to replace the battery..
What to do if you’re not sure...
PLEASE familiarize yourself with the malfunction alert, and do not confuse these signals with an alarm. After reading the information above, if you are still unsure whether your alarm is operating properly, call the KIDDE Safety toll-free consumer hotline at 800-880- 6788 to do a quick diagnostic check of the alarm over the phone. The customer service representative will be able to assist you and answer your questions. If your alarm sounder is beeping, and you are not sure if it is a CO alarm or a malfunction alert, reset the alarm, open windows for ventilation, turn off fuel-burning appliances (like kerosene or oil heaters, furnaces, gas ranges, wood-burning stoves, water heaters, or other fossil-fuel burning appliances). For furnaces, you can simply
turn down the thermostat to its lowest setting. Open windows and doors for ventilation. Then call the KIDDE Safety toll-free consumer hotline at 800-880-6788 for assistance.
Remember, if you call a qualified technician (such as a licensed heating contractor, utility service technician, chimney sweep or fuel provider) to check your residence for CO, you will most likely be charged for a service call. KIDDE Safety customer service operators are available to answer your questions and assist you in nonemergency situations at no charge. Source: http://www.kidde.com/utcfs/ws-384/Assets/900-0076.pdf Nighthawk carbon monoxide detector error