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AirSense10 plastic smell
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AirSense10 plastic smell
AirSense 10 ResMed. Just got it like a week and a half ago smells like nauseous new plastic smell it smells like if you deflate an inner tube and is constantly smell blowing in your face. The smell gives my brain a migraine after wearing it feels like my brain is on fire. Any suggestions. Already soaked it for 24 hours twice, hose tube humidifier.

Appreciate it,

Thank you
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RE: AirSense10 plastic smell
Individuals have different tolerance for the new plastic smells from equipment, and it usually disappears pretty quickly. The tube seems to be the biggest source of "new" plastic smell, and I have never noticed it after a few nights. Give it a good wash and let some air flow through it, it should clear. Your pressure is very low and it could be you would benefit from a bit more pressure or flow. Download OSCAR software if you want an easier software to use and understand your therapy.
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Running Cpap without humidifier
I made a previous post about how a new Cpap machine reaks like inner-tube fresh plastic, and can cause migraines. I ghost run the machine to air it out, but the humidifier runs out very quickly. Can I continue to run the machine anyways without the water in the humidifier.

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Dan
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RE: AirSense10 plastic smell
First, since this deals with the same problem, I have merged your two threads. We prefer to keep as much of a member's posts together for historical reference about a topic.

You can turn off the humidifier if you wish. Some use the humidifier as a passive unit by having water in it but turn off the heat. If you have it turned off, then there isn't any danger of damage to the unit if the tank is dry.
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RE: AirSense10 plastic smell
The one thing the Dreamstation was great at is smell. Out of the box it didnt smell at al. The Resmed had a very harsh smell.

It goes away though, just keep it at or leave it on blowing for a few hours
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RE: AirSense10 plastic smell
Quick question, how do you run the machine without wearing the mask?  If you run it on mask fit it will only run for a few minutes.
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RE: AirSense10 plastic smell
never had mine auto shut off..just push on? ive run my for hours drying it out from rainout before
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RE: AirSense10 plastic smell
(04-24-2021, 12:19 PM)yankees123 Wrote: Quick question, how do you run the machine without wearing the mask?  If you run it on mask fit it will only run for a few minutes.

Turn off the SmartStart feature.

This is what will start the machine when it detects breathing, and stops the machine when it detects no back-pressure (caused by nobody on the other end)
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RE: AirSense10 plastic smell
Thanks dog slobber , now I get it!
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RE: AirSense10 plastic smell
(04-24-2021, 01:40 PM)Dog Slobber Wrote: Turn off the SmartStart feature.

This is what will start the machine when it detects breathing, and stops the machine when it detects no back-pressure (caused by nobody on the other end)

Yup, I ran my S9 for 10 years every morning for 10 minutes on Mask Test after emptying the water. No harm to the machine and it gets hose and chamber nice and dry so less likely to grow fungus and bacteria.

I just got an AS 11 today and have the pretty strong "new car" chemical smell, some of it from the plastics and some from the hospital grade disinfectant that I used on the hose and mask (there was still a bit of lingering smell despite also doing a rinse and soak in scent free soap and a brushing and another rinse plus drying in a CPAP dryer). I ran it on mask test for an hour and that cut the smell by about 50%...

Not gonna hurt a machine designed to run all night for at least 5 years...
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