How do you open a carbon monoxide alarm?

My carbon monoxide detector was chirping, so I’m trying to change the batteries in it, but I can’t figure out how this thing opens! How do you open a carbon monoxide alarm?

Melanie Mergen · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s good that you’re making sure your carbon monoxide detector is working! How to open your carbon monoxide
is going to vary based on its make and model.
The battery panel may have a sliding mechanism, you may have to twist it, or there may be a release button or lever you have to hold down to open it up.
If you’re having trouble figuring it out, you’ll want to reference your carbon monoxide detector’s user manual.
Once you replace the batteries, pay attention to the detector to see whether the chirping continues.
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