I have a smoke detector that's been beeping occasionally. It will beep
about once a minute for up to an hour, then settle down for a few days.
Ordinarily I'd think it wants a new battery, but this kind is wired
into the house and doesn't use batteries. It tests fine when I push the
test button. What do I do to shut it up (both short-term and long-
"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who
We had the same problem with a new house and new detectors. We
changed out the backup batteries even though the F.D. was hard wired
into the house. It ended up being defective F.D.'s. Luckily they
were still covered under our house warranty and were replaced by the
I would change out the old batteries and replace with brand new ones.
If it starts beeping after a short time, say several weeks to a few
months, time to replace the detectors.
Dust contamination can cause this; follow maintenance advice
in user manual.eg give a good vacuum to extract dust'
point nozzle at opening on front or side; not the small one at front
of some makes eg Kidde a this is just for alarm horn.
Dust contamination causes alarms to become oversensitive.
Has there been a power surge?
No manuals; some Uk ones are on this web site; same as US except
for voltage being 230V; same maintenance.
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