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My smoke alarm keeps chirping. I removed the battery but it

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My smoke alarm keeps chirping. I removed the battery but it stills chirps. I have not replaced battery yet and will pick up sometime this week. We have other smoke alarms so I am not concerned about disabling this one for right now.
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 20 days ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. First I’ll need some more info so I have a more complete picture of you situation.

Is it hard wired? how old is it?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
new and hard wired
Expert:  Rick replied 20 days ago.

Then you'll have to unplug it to get it to stop chirping.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Expert:  Rick replied 20 days ago.

Do you have more questions?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I disconnected the alarm. Why was it chirping. It continued to chirp all night even after being unplugged. Is it defective of just needs a battery? FIREX i4618A.
Expert:  Rick replied 20 days ago.

It needs a battery. It is odd that the chirping continued for that long.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Is it necessary to hook it back up electrically? I dont understand the purpose if it is not going to work when the battery is no good.
Expert:  Rick replied 19 days ago.

All new detectors have battery back up in case you lose power. It still works it just makes that annoying beep.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Expert:  Rick replied 14 days ago.

If you don't have any more questions I'd appreciate a fsvorable rating

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