(03-24-2013 04:25 PM)djjwilly Wrote:
[font=Arial][size=medium]This is my very first post. I hope it shows up correctly.
Yes it has! Welcome!
Quote:I'm newly diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. I have a problem with my machine not using the water in the chamber.
Let's see now. You mentioned in your profile that you're using a ResMed S9 Elite.
Quote:I had water stuck in the slim line not getting to me. It gurgled really loud when I set the control on #6.
That caught me off guard when it happened to me. They call that "rainout" and it happens when you try to set the humidity too
Quote: So, I bought the $50 climate control and the unit still does not use water. It goes down about a fraction of an inch. The nurse at the doc's office that supplied me with the machine also uses it and told me her water tank is empty in the morning and she could really fill it twice. I'm stuck on this issue so badly because I'm waking up with a terribly sore throat. It hurts all day now. This is my first month on a cpap machine and I'm totally new at trying to use it. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get this machine to use the water? I'm at the end of my cpap rope! Thanks, all. Love, DJ
OKAY! Let's take this in steps.
First off, when you connect the ClimateLine hose (some call it a tube, but it's really one in the same) there should be a message on the screen that says something like "Climate control enabled"
If it doesn't then your hose isn't working. Take it back.
To the right of the screen are two buttons. One with the letter "I" and one with two check marks. Push both at the same time and hold them until the display changes. The background should turn a different colour. For me it's green but I have a different machine (which works similar.)
Turn the knob (they call it a "push dial") counter clockwise until the top of the screen reads "View Settings"
Push the "push dial" once and turn it counter clockwise, it should highlight a different line each time and start to scroll when it reaches the bottom.
You're looking for a line that says "Climate Ctrl"
It can say either:
If it says "Auto" it should recognize the "ClimateLine" hose when you attach it.
If it says "Patient" or "Manual" you'd have to try to set the humidity yourself. Not usually recommended. Press the "push dial" again and turn it (I forget which way) until it says "auto" and push it again.
Hopefully that will work if I explained it right.
If none of this works then your DME has tried to lock you out of the menus and we'll have to cheat
- Get back to us.