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Old 12-24-2016, 12:23 PM   #1
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Carbon Monoxide sensor won't re-set

Having difficulty getting my carbon monoxide sensor to re-set. It was emitting the "change battery" chirp, so I took the sensor down, replaced the RV 9V with a Duracell 9V, went through the re-set procedure once, twice, three, and more times. Each time, the intermittent "bad battery" chirp returns (after just enough silence for me to start hoping...).
Suggestions? (The AS Manual is worse than useless, it contains four pages about the dangers of carbon monoxide but not one word about replacing/re-setting the battery.) Thanks.....and Merry Christmas/Happy Hannukah/ Happy Kwanzaa to all my fellow Streamers!
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Old 12-24-2016, 12:45 PM   #2
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I think I read somewhere that all household CO sensors meet a standard that warrants use for only about 36 months. So it may be best to just obtain a new one.
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:36 PM   #3
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Replace it. They have a set lifespan so as not to shorten yours.
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Old 12-24-2016, 03:05 PM   #4
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There should be a sticker on the back with the units drop dead date.
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Old 12-24-2016, 04:41 PM   #5
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Replace it, it's lifespan is up. The one on our 2012 (built in 2011) quit working properly early this year. There is really no true lifespan in years, they are always on, even when the battery disconnect switch is in STORE position. And draining the battery a little. Some people remove the batteries seasonally.

The replacement is a different model. I like it better, it has a constant LED light to remind you it is on. I installed a toggle switch under the toe kick of the cabinet so I can turn it off when stored. Make a check list item to turn it back on when you are using it.

The local dealer priced it pretty high, I ordered it from Amazon. Search your present model number and the replacement should show up. (Or maybe your newer Airstream already has the newer detector.)
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Old 12-24-2016, 06:25 PM   #6
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Ours (a 2012 model built in 2011) also quit after about two years. We had a hard time finding a circular shaped replacement that covered the existing screw holes in the bulkhead. We finally found a replacement - a combined smoke/CO detector that has a permanently sealed battery that is supposed to last 10 years and then be disposed of. I can't remember the manufacturer but bought it Home Depot or similar store while on the road.
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Ours (a 2012 model built in 2011) also quit after about two years. We had a hard time finding a circular shaped replacement that covered the existing screw holes in the bulkhead. We finally found a replacement - a combined smoke/CO detector that has a permanently sealed battery that is supposed to last 10 years and then be disposed of. I can't remember the manufacturer but bought it Home Depot or similar store while on the road.
Probably Kidde, they're one of the leading manufacturers available in Canada.
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Old 12-25-2016, 10:51 AM   #8
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Cameron:

You are right, probably Kidde although I bought it in the U.S.
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It's NO GOOD, you need to change them every TWO years regardless.

Most likely made in China.
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