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[CPAP] Cpap air problems
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Okhusker Offline

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Posts: 1
Joined: Aug 2016

Machine: Philips respironics 250p
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Unsure
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 16
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Us

Post: #1
Cpap air problems
I have been having problems with my cpap lately. It just started quitting on me and I would pick it up on one side and drop it a little and it would work. It would give me service required. I took out the mother board and had it looked at. They resoldered some connections and it worked fine for a while. It started quitting again and I had it looked at again and this time they said it was a bad power cord. I got a new cord.

Now it seems to work fine until I hook up my mask and it quits in 2-3 breaths. If I take the tube off it works fine. I can also virtually plug the air flow out of the machine it will quit also. I've taken it apart and can see nothing wrong! Any others with similar problems?
08-31-2016 07:25 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,450
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: Cpap air problems
Hi Okhusker,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Usually, if you are getting "Service Required" messages, it's pretty sure that a new machine is in your future.
Hang in there for more answers to your questions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
08-31-2016 09:01 PM
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chill Online

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Posts: 864
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #3
RE: Cpap air problems
Moving parts means it won't last forever. I am no familiar with that machine, old old is it? Most insurance companies will pay for a new one after five years. That suggests that they expect them to have an average service life not much longer than that.
08-31-2016 10:35 PM
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icyura10 Offline

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Posts: 197
Joined: May 2016

Machine: RESMED AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Respironiscs DreamWear under the nose nasal ma
Humidifier: INCLUDED
CPAP Pressure: IPAP (20); EPAP (12); PS (8)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in!

Sex: Male
Location: I'm just a Galactic Traveler Traversing the Universe on a Blue Rock!

Post: #4
RE: Cpap air problems
some simple math;

365.25 days x 9 hrs / day = 3287.25 hrs / year use

3287.25 hrs / year x 5 years = 16436.25 hrs of use

Can you query your machine to see how many hours it's been used?

Some machines present various aspects of use;

Hours On
Blower Hours
Use Hours

and I wonder if there's some additional coefficient that should be used for the cmH2O pressure that we don't know about.

Consider if you were to drive a car the same amount of time you use this machine in 5 years, it's likely the car wouldn't work very well either.

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08-31-2016 11:12 PM
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srlevine1 Offline

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Posts: 229
Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: ResMed Airsense Autoset (S10)
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Activa LT
Humidifier: Internal to S10
CPAP Pressure: 12-15.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Westlake Village, California USA

Post: #5
RE: Cpap air problems
Commonsense dictates that you have a clear choice: repair or replace. If you own an older machine that is not data capable, the decision might be to purchase a new machine or if you do not have insurance coverage, to buy a lightly-used machine from one of the fine internet vendors listed at the top of the page. Your health is too important to leave to a quick hack or bubble-gum fix. Best of luck.

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
08-31-2016 11:12 PM
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