smoke alarms keep sounding for no reason

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Old 06-27-13, 04:36 PM
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smoke alarms keep sounding for no reason

We have smoke alarms wired into the whole house. Lately they have been going off randomly it seems. Any ideas what could be the problem and solution?
 
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It could be one of the smoke alarms is faulty and needs replacing. Does anyone in the household smoke? If so then maybe they should smoke further away from any alarm. Maybe one of the alarms is too close to a bathroom or the kitchen as any steam source can set them off. About the only thing to do would be to disconnect one at a time making sure contact is still made with the others by going by manufacturer guidelines. I am not familiar enough with those alarms to guide you. Anyway once you find the bad alarm you can then replace it.
 
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Old 06-27-13, 05:07 PM
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How old are they 7-10 years old ?

Replace them all. When one falses they all start to do it. Trust me..... I service a big exclusive condo association. The people insist they know which one it is....we replace it and are back the next day. These condos have 5-6 units depending on the model.

After I change them all the problem is gone. They only run around 15.00 if you use the basic Firex/Kidde unit.....complete with crappy 9v battery.
 
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Old 06-28-13, 05:05 AM
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PJmax is correct with replace them all.
Should also note, CO detectors should be done as well. We had one go on the flake a week or so after we shutdown the boiler for the summer (really, ran out of oil and didn't need to refill). It really freaked the wife out as there was no fuel burning appliances running in the house (or fuel for that matter). CO detectors are only good for 5-7yrs, so good to note.
 
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