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Air Filter Falls Out
#1
Ohmy 
Am I the only one who's air filter falls out when I exhale?

Well, that is a bit of an exageration. It only falls out when I cough, so far as I know, but apparently I may cough more often than I realize. Not every night, but maybe 3 or 4 nights each week I find the filter has fallen out over night.

I use a ResMed Mirage Quatro mask and PR System One "brick" with the foam filter that you just shove into the air intake and resistance is supposed to hold it in place. I thought about using some tape to hold it in, but I don't want to add too much air flow restriction.

Is this a common problem or am I just a heavy breather?
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#2
Are you referring to the white disposable filter or the gray "non-disposable" filter that goes over the white disposable filter?
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#3
Dont-know

I have a PR RemSTAR Plus, it has such heavy plastic snaps on the filter retainer it's a challenge to get the old filter out to wash it.

Is there some kind of retainer you can get for your CPAP?

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(03-25-2013, 07:33 PM)Shastzi Wrote: Dont-know

I have a PR RemSTAR Plus, it has such heavy plastic snaps on the filter retainer it's a challenge to get the old filter out to wash it.

Is there some kind of retainer you can get for your CPAP?

I have the same machine and the non-disposable is held in by friction. Nice thought though. Thanks
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#5
It's a common problem. Some people put a rubber band all the way around the machine to keep it from falling out.
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#6
Resmed uses a filter cover on the S9 to keep the filter in place
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(03-25-2013, 10:25 PM)zonk Wrote: Resmed uses a filter cover on the S9 to keep the filter in place

Whoa! Mine does not have a filter cover. I noticed the filter didn't seem to be very firmly in place. Now I know why.

I guess a call to Supplier #2 is on tomorrow's to-do list.
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(03-26-2013, 12:16 AM)JJJ Wrote:
(03-25-2013, 10:25 PM)zonk Wrote: Resmed uses a filter cover on the S9 to keep the filter in place

Whoa! Mine does not have a filter cover. I noticed the filter didn't seem to be very firmly in place. Now I know why.

I guess a call to Supplier #2 is on tomorrow's to-do list.
Hmm, I got a filter cover with my machine, it's strange that you wouldn't have gotten one with yours.
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(03-25-2013, 07:31 PM)cbramsey Wrote: Are you referring to the white disposable filter or the gray "non-disposable" filter that goes over the white disposable filter?

Both. They both fall out onto the table, usually together.

(03-25-2013, 07:33 PM)Shastzi Wrote: Dont-know

I have a PR RemSTAR Plus, it has such heavy plastic snaps on the filter retainer it's a challenge to get the old filter out to wash it.

Is there some kind of retainer you can get for your CPAP?

I have seen no reference to one in the manual and see no obvious sign of how one would be attached. Probalby would have to ask my DME to be sure.
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(03-25-2013, 09:58 PM)archangle Wrote: It's a common problem. Some people put a rubber band all the way around the machine to keep it from falling out.

That is a better thought than the duct tape that came to my mind. Grin

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