1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 8:44 AM
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Our basement smoke alarm has been "chirping" all night around Park Ridge. It appears to be electrically (not battery) operated. Any ideas on how to turn it off?

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 8:45 AM

There isn't a fire. It's beeping like we need to change the battery, but there's not battery to change.

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 8:47 AM

Replace the whole thing. Happens even with battery ones

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 8:50 AM

Check for a battery back up in the unit.

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 8:51 AM

Mine is hard wired with a battery back up & does this because we are overdue for our weekly test. U find a sturdy ladder & press the "test" button once or twice (ur close and its loud so cover ur ears) and it should stop chirping

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 8:54 AM

We have hardwired with battery backup. It's either the battery or the whole thing needs to be replaced. They last about 10 years. We just had to replace all of ours.

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 9:26 AM

Dumb question, but would an electrician need to change it?

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 9:28 AM

There should be a date on the back of the unit if its approx tens years old it should be changed if its hard wired it does usually have a battery backup and most likely the battery is dead change the battery it should be good but look for the date on the back too

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 9:41 AM

Ours did this and even when we took it down, kept chirping. It was possessed. Lol, and irritating. Finally, replaced it with a new one.

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 9:44 AM

It has a battery in it even if it is hard wired. Time to change it. �

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 9:52 AM

Our hard wired ones have batteries too.

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 10:18 AM

This happens to ours every 3-4 years. Even ones hard wired have back up 9V batteries in them. When it chirps like this usually the backup battery needs to be replaced.

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 11:52 AM

Thank you!

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 5:37 PM

Ours did that. we took it down and it's sitting on my counter for me to go buy a new one to replace it.

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1 year ago on 10/08/2016 at 7:10 PM

Battery back up. We had this happen and it made us crazy

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1 year ago on 10/09/2016 at 7:00 AM

We had to call the fire dept. When that happened to us. so annoying!

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1 year ago on 10/09/2016 at 9:43 AM

There is a battery backup in there in case the power goes out. The chirp indicates the batteries are dying. Change them.

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