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[CPAP] My machine is not blowing fully
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I would rather not take it to get serviced, as they told me it would be VERY expensive, since i own my machine and dont go through a health supply service or whatever it is.


My machine has held up for the last 5 years. ive taken it apart, serviced it myself, kept it clean.

but over the last week, it is blowing weak. and i mean, WEAK. like at a 6 pressure.
I sleep with 12 and with the machine at 6 i wake up feeling like im suffocating.


Does anyone have any ideas for me to try before i spend the money getting it professionally serviced or replaced.
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#2
Let us know the model number on the bottom of the unit. (Remove the humidifier tank first if you have one.)

How did you measure the pressure to know it was only producing 6 cmH2O?

Does the LCD screen show 6 or does it show 12 as it's supposed to?
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(03-21-2014, 04:05 PM)jenniepepsi Wrote: I would rather not take it to get serviced, as they told me it would be VERY expensive, since i own my machine and dont go through a health supply service or whatever it is.


My machine has held up for the last 5 years. ive taken it apart, serviced it myself, kept it clean.

but over the last week, it is blowing weak. and i mean, WEAK. like at a 6 pressure.
I sleep with 12 and with the machine at 6 i wake up feeling like im suffocating.


Does anyone have any ideas for me to try before i spend the money getting it professionally serviced or replaced.


Sounds like the blower is getting weak, find a cheap donor machine on craigslist and give it a transplant. If you've been inside it already you should have no problem changing out the blower. Or get a newer machine from supplier 2 on the list.
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(03-21-2014, 04:12 PM)Bama Rambler Wrote: Let us know the model number on the bottom of the unit. (Remove the humidifier tank first if you have one.)

How did you measure the pressure to know it was only producing 6 cmH2O?

Does the LCD screen show 6 or does it show 12 as it's supposed to?

I didnt measure, sorry i was just guessing lol. The screen shows a 12 like it should.

I cant seem to find a model number anywhere.

here is a rundown of the bottom.

respironics inc.
1001 murry ridge lane murrysville, pa 15668 USA

*little book with an 'i' in it*
RX ONLY
12V----5.0A

IPX1
Complies with RTCA/DO=160F section 21 category M

ETL Classified (intertek listed symbol)
3194661
conforms to UL Std. 60601-1
Certified to CAN/CSA STd. C22.2
NO. 601.1

Use only with powersupply: REF 1058190

This is a medical device.


Thats it.

(03-21-2014, 04:15 PM)JWR Wrote:
(03-21-2014, 04:05 PM)jenniepepsi Wrote: I would rather not take it to get serviced, as they told me it would be VERY expensive, since i own my machine and dont go through a health supply service or whatever it is.


My machine has held up for the last 5 years. ive taken it apart, serviced it myself, kept it clean.

but over the last week, it is blowing weak. and i mean, WEAK. like at a 6 pressure.
I sleep with 12 and with the machine at 6 i wake up feeling like im suffocating.


Does anyone have any ideas for me to try before i spend the money getting it professionally serviced or replaced.


Sounds like the blower is getting weak, find a cheap donor machine on craigslist and give it a transplant. If you've been inside it already you should have no problem changing out the blower. Or get a newer machine from supplier 2 on the list.

Thank you. Ill check on craigslist, and its obvious and easy to replace the blower Tongue


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#5
You need a manometer to check CPAP pressure, you can buy one or make your own
Home-made "Manometer" http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...ew-dollars


Supplier #27 does CPAP repair and sell refurbished machines, Supplier #2 sell used and new machines at reasonable prices with warranty
Suppliers List http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...plier-List

Here is a wiki about machines choices and what machines to avoid
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices
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(03-21-2014, 04:24 PM)zonk Wrote: You need a manometer to check CPAP pressure, you can buy one or make your own


thank you Smile
im actually already using cpapsupplyusa. its where i get my masks and filters and tubing.
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#7
OH wait, sorry i forgot, store #3!
but i cant edit that post. Sad
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(03-21-2014, 04:27 PM)jenniepepsi Wrote: im actually already using cpapsupplyusa. its where i get my masks and filters and tubing.
Not sure if they ship Resmed products to Australia, I get my supplies from 1800CPAP (Supplier #10), lots cheaper than local price gouging

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(03-21-2014, 04:51 PM)zonk Wrote:
(03-21-2014, 04:27 PM)jenniepepsi Wrote: im actually already using cpapsupplyusa. its where i get my masks and filters and tubing.
Not sure if they ship Resmed products to Australia, I get my supplies from 1800CPAP (Supplier #10), lots cheaper than local price gouging

Ooh i will check that out, if its cheaper thats always good. thanks!
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#10
Ok so I took it apart again, hooked up the cables and power cord to the board and ran the blower alone, it seems to be blowing great. i dont have a pressure messure, but i have been at a 12 for years now and can definitely tell the difference.


so im gonna check all the seals and hoses make sure there isnt a leak somewhere!
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