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First Alert Smoke / CO dead at 6 years old #210965
08/28/13 11:12 PM
08/28/13 11:12 PM
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shortcircuit  Offline OP
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3 First Alert / BRK talking SC7010B smoke/CO alarms at my sisters I put in in 2007 have malfunctioned

That's 6 years and dead. They rapid beep 3 times and won't work. The instructions say replace when this happens. They have 5 year limited warranty.

Anyone else experience this?

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Re: First Alert Smoke / CO dead at 6 years old [Re: shortcircuit] #210966
08/28/13 11:21 PM
08/28/13 11:21 PM
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AFAIK all detectors have a 'service life' & yours are at that point.

Personally I replaced all in my home at 3 1/2 to 4 years


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Re: First Alert Smoke / CO dead at 6 years old [Re: shortcircuit] #210969
08/29/13 07:28 AM
08/29/13 07:28 AM
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I did a service call the other day to a home built in the 80's with the old Firex smoke detectors and they were still working properly...although I realize they need to be updated and replaced to current standards.

I guess it will give me more service calls.


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