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My alarm activated this morning. said fire. model

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my alarm activated this morning. said fire. model i4618a,i4718a,i5000a. hard wired into home i checked the entire home no smoke
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: now the light is a steady green then interupted by red
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: just this morning. only once
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: i pushed the hush button. other than that. no more troubleshooting.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
kidde/firex brand
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
1 year old

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

False alarms are most commonly caused by something interfering with the sensor.

To clean, after disconnecting the alarm and removing any removable battery: hold the unit on its edge and thoroughly vacuum out the gap between the front cover and the back plate all the way around the perimeter with the crevice tool attachment of a vacuum cleaner, or blow through the same gap with compressed air.

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