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My smoke detector is "chirping" about once every 12 hrs.

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My smoke detector is...

My smoke detector is "chirping" about once every 12 hrs. I've replaced the battery twice. I have 5 other identical units in my house, and this is the only one doing this.

Technician's Assistant: What's the brand and model of your product?

Kidde i12060a

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far?

Replaced the battery = twice. Have now taken it down (unplugged) from ceiling, blew compressed air through it.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Electronics Expert to know before I connect you?

Mfg. date: July 2013

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Hi .......what you have there is an integrated system .......meaning if one is effected then they all are so if you treat one you need to have the same remedy for all so........

Disconnect each smoke detector……. if they are hard-wired leave them disconnected…... you’ll un-plug the wiring harness connector at the back of each……... if they also have a battery, remove each and click the "Test" button for approximately 20 seconds to discharge the internal capacitor…….. once each smoke has been disconnected from power, listen if the chirping goes away or if you still hear it.

If only a battery connected, remove each battery and hit the "Test" button for approximately 20 seconds.............again to discharge the capacitor...........once this is completed, kill power to the circuit breakers completely to the OFF position............. then it dust off each with a compressed air canister (like the one you use for your computer) wipe with a soft cloth and install fresh batteries in each and replace………..Please let me know

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