Introduction

Smoke detectors are used to keep homes safe from fire. A beeping smoke detector means that it is time for a new battery. This guide will walk users through the steps of replacing a battery in a home smoke detector.

Tools

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the smoke detector from the ceiling by twisting the smoke detector counter-clockwise.
  • Remove the smoke detector from the ceiling by twisting the smoke detector counter-clockwise.

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Open the battery compartment in the back of the smoke detector.
  • Open the battery compartment in the back of the smoke detector.

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Lift the battery out of the battery compartment.
  • Lift the battery out of the battery compartment.

  • Dispose of the battery properly.

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Push the red switch down with your finger.
  • Push the red switch down with your finger.

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Place the new battery on top of the red switch. Push the new battery into the battery compartment. Make sure the red switch remains down while the battery is in the battery compartment.
  • Place the new battery on top of the red switch.

  • Push the new battery into the battery compartment.

  • Make sure the red switch remains down while the battery is in the battery compartment.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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