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Old 08-01-2015, 09:17 AM   #15
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My CO detector started beeping yesterday for no apparent reason. 2 loud beeps every 30-40 seconds. The manual says it means something like "end of life". This is a wired detector.

I turned off the coach batteries and removed the 9v internal battery, but it's continuing to beep!
I haven't found a way to stop it since the labels on it discourage opening it up. Any ideas?


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Old 08-01-2015, 09:50 AM   #16
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Carbon Monoxide Detector

You also have to remove the 12V wire to the detector - it should be accessible if you remove it from the ceiling.


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Old 08-01-2015, 11:59 AM   #17
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That's interesting because when I turn off the house batteries, my CO detector no longer responds to the test button. Need to dig out the manual on it and see how it's set up.
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:49 PM   #18
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You also have to remove the 12V wire to the detector - it should be accessible if you remove it from the ceiling.


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Ah yes, I hadn't spotted that if you carefully pull out the wires that go up into the ceiling, there's a plastic connector. Silence at last! Thanks Boxster.

Incidentally, when I completely removed the detector, it continued to beep until I removed the battery.
Mine has 3 wires going to it, which look like chassis 12v, coach 12v and ground. I think I read somewhere they may now be using household-style battery-only versions.


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Old 08-01-2015, 03:24 PM   #19
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I think I read somewhere they may now be using household-style battery-only versions.
One step forward, two steps back. My 2012 Interstate has a battery-only CO/smoke detector. Two AA batteries last about a year.
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Old 08-01-2015, 03:25 PM   #20
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I erroneously said my CO detector when I really meant my propane detector in Post 17 above.
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I also had a CO detector fail. Rather than try again with another one....tech recommended replacing with identical (but battery only) one. The only rub was that warranty would only cover replacing like-for-like so I just bought the battery unit.


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I also replaced mine with a battery powered unit (found on amazon).
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Old 08-02-2015, 12:23 PM   #23
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My 2007 First Alert CO detector (3 AAA batteries) started beeping this week and wouldn't stop unless I took it outside and waved it around. Battery replacement didn't help. It had some corrosion on two connections apparently from the prior owner having one or two leaked batteries sometime before I bought the Safari last year. First Alert customer service didn't even have specs for this unit anymore, but told me that their units now have 5- or 10-year warranties, and they consider the warranty period to be the usage life, so my old unit should be replaced no matter what caused the beeping. When fooling around could result in my death, I will follow their advice and replace the unit.
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they replaced our hard-wired one with a battery-only under warranty.
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FWIW, most, if not all, smoke detectors are only considered good for ten years from date of manufacture due to the half-life of the radioactive element used in the sensor.
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