Fire Alarm Will Not Stop Beeping

There's about 6 fire alarms in my house. One alarm started going off then, all the other ones went off for about 30min. Finally it all stopped, but then started again. Now that all the beeping stopped, one continues to beep every minute.

I changed the battery and it still beeps, so I flipped the battery figuring it was in backwards. The darn thing still beeps, I pushed the test button and that didn't work. I don't know what else to do, and I need some sleep. I'd cut the power, but it's my grandparents house so I don't want to do anything I'd get in trouble for. Any advice would help.

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By Rose M.

May 25, 20110 found this helpful
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I had the same problem with a fire alarm in our two bedroom apartment that continually beeped in our living room. One of the maintenance men had to remove the alarm and install another one.

It's not always the battery, maybe the alarms need to replaced with new ones. The alarms in your grandparents home are probably the original ones.

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May 26, 20110 found this helpful

Maybe the new battery isn't as fresh as it needs to be? I'd try buying a fresh pack of batteries before going to the expense of a new alarm. You might also try cleaning the battery contacts in the alarm.

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May 26, 20110 found this helpful

Agree with MCW, the alarms themselves can wear out and need to be replaced.

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May 28, 20110 found this helpful

Get the manufacturer's name off the unit and call them. They are the experts.

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