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Lofty Offline

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Machine: Resmed
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed S9
Humidifier: Resmed S9
CPAP Pressure: 16
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Rural NSW

Post: #1
CPAP repairs
My S9 Autoset (4 years old) has woken me over the last couple of days with a high pitched noise which oscillates in pitch/volume in line with breathing. It is probably the electric motor bearings.

Is this worthwhile looking to get it repaired?
11-13-2014 03:05 PM
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woozie38 Offline

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Machine: Fisher & Paykel Icon + Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Integral
CPAP Pressure: 8 to 14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: 17 years of CPAP + supp. oxygen @ 3 L/min

Sex: Male
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland Australia

Post: #2
RE: CPAP repairs
(11-13-2014 03:05 PM)Lofty Wrote:  My S9 Autoset (4 years old) has woken me over the last couple of days with a high pitched noise which oscillates in pitch/volume in line with breathing. It is probably the electric motor bearings.
Is this worthwhile looking to get it repaired?
Probably not Lofty. You would have to take it to your nearest Resmed agent (most likely a chemist), they would send it away for a quote. The price quoted by Resmed would be about the same as a new machine (from US - check supplier list top of this page). I used & recommend Supplier #8.
Can't sell the old machine on ebay either, but I believe you can list it "for parts only". I listed mine as the humidifier, card reader & bag plus accessories - the machine given it for free. That worked ok.

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11-13-2014 03:38 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: CPAP repairs
(11-13-2014 03:05 PM)Lofty Wrote:  Is this worthwhile looking to get it repaired?
Depend on costs, can they give a free quote?
Did you get the 5 years warranty when you bought the machine

Check Supplier #2 http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List for gently used S9 AutoSet, they have one without the humidifier $479.00 and $529.00 with the humidifier and the heated hose (new for $749.00) maybe 60/70 for shipping. Prices in US$, you can also use your power cord instead the one comes with the machine and the humidifier if you opt for one without the humidifier to save some $$$
11-13-2014 04:29 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #4
RE: CPAP repairs
Hi Lofty,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hopefully, you will be able to get your machine repaired.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
11-13-2014 05:39 PM
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Mike1953 Offline

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Posts: 134
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 Escape Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed P10
Humidifier: Resmed Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Kansas USA

Post: #5
RE: CPAP repairs
With most insurances here is how it works. 1-2 years DME should replace unit for free. 3-4 years DME would send it in for repairs and give you a loaner until yours is returned. 5 years a new unit with insurance paying for it again or renting for 13 month what ever your insurance does.
11-13-2014 05:50 PM
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chiphead Offline

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Machine: Airsense Autoset A10 (USA) Model
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro Air
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Victoria, Australia

Post: #6
RE: CPAP repairs
What is the average life span of a machine if it is used every night for about 6-8 hours.
Do some makes and model fair better than others or is it just the luck of the draw??

Chip
11-13-2014 11:10 PM
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DrWho? Offline

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Machine: Philips Respironics/REMstar Pro C-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: Philips Respionics
CPAP Pressure: 17
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Canberra Australia

Post: #7
RE: CPAP repairs
(11-13-2014 11:10 PM)chiphead Wrote:  What is the average life span of a machine if it is used every night for about 6-8 hours.
Do some makes and model fair better than others or is it just the luck of the draw??

Chip

Good question chip I'd like to know too! Smile

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11-14-2014 03:10 AM
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chiphead Offline

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Machine: Airsense Autoset A10 (USA) Model
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro Air
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Victoria, Australia

Post: #8
RE: CPAP repairs
(11-14-2014 03:10 AM)DrWho? Wrote:  
(11-13-2014 11:10 PM)chiphead Wrote:  What is the average life span of a machine if it is used every night for about 6-8 hours.
Do some makes and model fair better than others or is it just the luck of the draw??

Chip

Good question chip I'd like to know too! Smile

Yes Dr Who, we would all like to get the best bang for our buck, and longevity plays a huge role in this. Its all about making the best informed decision based on all the facts in front of us.
11-14-2014 03:43 AM
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Mike1953 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Escape Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed P10
Humidifier: Resmed Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Kansas USA

Post: #9
RE: CPAP repairs
That is kinda like asking how long does a auto, washing machine, dryer, stove, ect last. Maybe the Shadow Knows!
11-14-2014 02:38 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #10
RE: CPAP repairs
Try #27 and #28 on the Supplier List:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List

They will charge a base fee to look at it, then they'll tell you how much more it'll cost to repair. At that point you can go ahead with the repair or surrender the machine and pay that base fee.

I don't know if craigslist is an option for you, but that can be a good place to get a used machine.

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11-14-2014 06:17 PM
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