Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-26-2010, 04:27 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
Glendale , California
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 11
LP detector CHIRPING sound...

Hello - 3 times now I've been awakened by a chirping sound coming from the LP detector panel. When it does this the light on the panel is steady orange. I'm currently plugged in and the heater is on. I'm showing full battery charge (because I'm plugged in), and I've been plugged in for 4 days with no chirping until now. I held the "test" button until the light went green and the chirping stopped. The manual reads that if it's chirping and the light is steady orange then you should see an Airstream dealer, which I did. They said it was because one of my batteries was weak. They replaced it and said all was fine, but the chirping is back. What is this and what to do? Thanks much!

42570 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 07:27 AM   #2
Rivet Master
Minno's Avatar

1972 31' Sovereign
Lexington , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,427
Normally that's a sign of low voltage on the 12 volt power input - I've had that happen in my trailer as well. But plugging into shore power always stopped the chirping. Since you still have the problem after the dealer looked at it an replaced a battery, I'd ask them to replace the propane detector.


Minno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 09:05 AM   #3
Rivet Master
Aviator's Avatar
1997 34' Limited
1970 27' Overlander
South of Atlanta , Georgia
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,675
Images: 2
When we got our 'stream, it had been sitting for almost two years. Dust built up on the sensor causing it to chirp and eventually sound continuously until the dust burned off. It has been fine ever since.
Craig and Carol
1997 34' Excella 1000
1970 27' Overlander, International
2009 Ford F150 5.4L
ProPride hitch with 1400# bars

AIR 41028
WBCCI 10199
Past President Southeastern Camping Unit (12)
Aviator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
More than one rivet loose
thecatsandi's Avatar

Currently Looking...
Los Alamos , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,756
When mine chirped it was dying. DC power good. Clean. Just dead.
Michelle TAC MT-0
Sarah, Snowball

Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud

thecatsandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 10:24 AM   #5
Rivet Master
CanoeStream's Avatar

2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Go with the above responses first. I've noticed an oddity -- covering the face of our LP detector will cause it to go off. Ours will chirp if I'm covering the sensor with a foot or our dog is blocking it.

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 11:20 AM   #6
Rivet Master
aftermath's Avatar
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Spokane , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,228
I don't have my manual in front of me right now but I do believe that there are instructions in there to "reset" the detector. I had trouble with mine when I first got it because the batteries were toasted by the PO. After installing new ones, I would occasionally still get the chirp. I went through the suggested steps in the manual and all is good now. They suggest that you do this before each season, more often even.

I think you have to hold down the test button, or was it the reset button, for a few seconds for the unit to go through the diagnostics.

aftermath is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should my battery be chirping? malconium Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11 12-17-2009 08:49 AM
Buzzing sound from sound system, walking on floor makes it stop. foqus Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 9 08-24-2009 09:22 PM
What's that sound??? Buttercup Fresh Water Systems 9 05-16-2005 11:10 PM
Looking for Hobe Sound, FL CG yukionna On The Road... 0 10-11-2004 08:30 AM
New A/C in CCD makes chirping sounds cmock Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 3 06-02-2004 03:03 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.