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Re alarm P3010CU I am in the process of installing this

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re alarm P3010CU I am in the process of installing this alarm, and got it up and in position, but when I press the alarm button to activate nothing happens. What did I do wrong. Barbara
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: Brand new, I am just installing. Combo Smoke/CO alarm P3010CU
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I know nothing about this alarm. I am trying to install it;. Put up bracket, attached alarm, pressed button to activate--nothing
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Pete replied 6 months ago.

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Pete replied 6 months ago.

Hi Barbara!

This alarm is activated for the first time when it is attached to the mounting plate correctly.

Ensure you have aligned the alarm with the mounting plate and rotated it clockwise (right) approximately 45° until the unit stops and clicks into place.

If it didn't chirp, rotate the alarm counter clockwise, remove and rotate to the correct alignment again.

You will know it has been activated correctly when the alarm briefly chirps.

You can then try testing it again.

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