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    Smoke alarm hell

    Hi all, I'm hoping one of you can help me with an xmas nightmare

    I have some mains smoke alarms in my house, model Ei141 that are beeping every 40 seconds. First thought was of course battery backup which didn't work, so far I've tried.

    1. Replaced batteries in both sensors with Duracell as that's what the book recommends as 'some' 9v batteries won't work.
    2. Read the book and turned them off at the mains, removed battery, held reset button, replaced battery and turned back on.


    They're still beeping every 40 seconds even when off at the mains with no battery in (err I know) but when I turn off the mains they show a red light so I'm definitely turning off the correct breaker. Can anyone suggest anything to save me from this noisey hell over xmas?

    Thanks all and merry crimbo

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    How old are the heads? some appear to need replacing after 10 years.

    False Fire Alarms Waking You Up?

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    Tied hoovering them out?

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    They say replace 2020

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    They look clean but I could try the vacuum

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    Seems loads of people have had issues with random beeps from these.

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    Might have to use the broom handle approach!

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    They beep with no power source? I think there still a power source there that you're going to need to find and possibly replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MordyT View Post
    They beep with no power source? I think there still a power source there that you're going to need to find and possibly replace.

    I'm trying to work out if there is another battery somewhere. The trip is off and the no power light comes on, then I pull out the batteries and there's still a beep. I'm wondering if there is a battery in the base somewhere. As they don't beep continuously its difficult to trace the exact source.

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    I had two Black and Decker ones that both started bleeping, even with new batteries. Bought a pair from Argos for £8. Sorted!

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    I've just discovered that the beeping was the carbon monoxide detector :-)
    Oh well at least all my smoke detectors have new batteries, though they do still have an occasional flashing red light on but I'll investigate that in a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    I've just discovered that the beeping was the carbon monoxide detector :-)
    Oh well at least all my smoke detectors have new batteries, though they do still have an occasional flashing red light on but I'll investigate that in a bit.
    The CO detector beeping isn't good news unless that has a low battery! My smoke alarms flash occasionally to show that they have a battery in them, as does the CO detector, so hopefully everything is working for you now!

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    New battery in CO detector as well now and no more beeping at the mo :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    New battery in CO detector as well now and no more beeping at the mo :-)
    Excellent! Have a peaceful Christmas!

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