Man what an aggravating problem! Try this procedure.
1. To turn the daily alarm and time signal on and off:
2. In the Alarm mode, press "B" , upper right button, to cycle throught the on and off settings as follows:
Alarm on Indicator/Hourly Time Signal On Indicator
a. }}}} with Bell = Both alarms on
b. Display Blank = Both alarms OFF
c. }}}} = Daily alarm on only
d. Bell = Hourly time signal on only
The Alarm ( }}}} ) indicator flashes while the alarm is sounding.
The Alarm ( }}}} ) indicator and hourly time signal on BELL indicator are displayed in all modes.
To Test The Alarm:
In Alarm Mode, hold down the "B" to sound the alarm.
Your Module number is #3171. Down an Operation Guide for the 3171 from here for more clarity:
This should help you with nuisance...Good luck.