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Bad Smell?
#1
When I first start breathing through the mask, there is a slight bad smell.
If I activate the breathing then pull the mask away and let some air pump through for a few seconds then the smell is gone. I cleaned my nasal mask and hose today, but the smell was, still there tonight. I remove, empty, drain and dry my tank every morning.

Any tips?
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#2
What kind of smell? Can you determine what it smells like? What are you using to wash your equipment and how often?
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#3
It's an organic bad smell as opposed to a burnt rubber...

I soak everything in hot water with dish soap, and I hook the hose up to the tap and clear it with clean hot water... I wash the mask parts with a bounty towel.
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#4
I'm not sure if it's the same, but I had an odour of something indistinct that I did not particularly like periodically. I started soaking my equipment once per week in a diluted water/vinegar solution in addition to washing with mild soapy water and it seems to be gone. I wash my water tank and mask parts daily, but the 8ft hose just weekly.
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#5
I will try the vinegar, thanks.
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#6
I notice that whenever, there's a smell in my house, such as a cooking odor or some sort of chemical smell, it lingers in my CPAP machine much longer than it does in the house in general. I also smell it more strongly with the CPAP than in the room air.

Both of these effects go away after letting the air blow through the machine for a few seconds.

You'll also smell anything near the inlet of the machine more strongly.

Of course, there could also be something stinky in your machine as well.
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#7
i get a faint "sneeze" odor that doesn't seem to wash out no matter what I use on my stuff. i hate it, but at least I don't detect it anymore by the 3rd breath.
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#8
Also might be worth looking at the filters, they should be changed frequently.
"I'm not asleep... but that doesn't mean I'm awake."
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#9
Have you had the unit since new, -0- hours?

I have no problem with using a used unit, just not one from a smoking home.
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#10
New machine.
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