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Smoke alarm keeps chirping. Have replaced the battery and

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Smoke alarm keeps chirping. Have replaced the battery and still chirping. Have even removed the smoke alarm from the wiring and still chirping coming from the ceiling even though the unit itself is sitting on the table. How can we stop the chirping?
JA: How long has this been going on?
Customer: Several hours now.
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Replaced batteries in all four smoke alarms although only one chirping is the one in the master bedroom. Others seem to be okay. Unplugged unit from wiring and thought chirping would stop if not plugged into wiring but still chirping.
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Customer: Think that's it.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

If there is a chirping coming from the ceiling... or seems to be... try using a stethescope, or a home-made equivalent made of a rolled-up sheet of paper or paper cone, and try listening as to whether the chirping is coming from the ceiling or from the alarm on the table.

The 'mount' piece of the smoke alarm may still have the 'sound' or 'speaker' portion of the smoke alarm on it, if the chirping is indeed still coming from the ceiling. If so, you didn't remove the alarm proper, but only its outer cover.

Let me know what maker and model of alarm you have, please. And I will advise you further.