02-11-2016, 10:03 AM
(This post was last modified: 02-11-2016, 10:05 AM by Sleeprider.)
Silicon seals and parts can be replaced, and that usually completely removes the smell. I am using an Auto BiPAP that had an awful cigarette odor when I bought it off Craigslist, and it is absolutely undetectable now. I replaced all filters and used Ozium original spray to spray a small cloth that I then placed close to the machine intake, and let that vapor pass through the machine. Ozium is used to recondition vehicles that have smoke odor and is a very powerful disinfectant and odor remover. Just don't spray it directly into the machine. That removed most of the odor. I then replace the silicon seals on the dry box (seals between blower and humidifier), and the humidifier lid. These all cost less than $10. After that, the problem was fully resolved.
It takes some work, and while I know where to buy seals for respironics machines, I don't know about resmed. Try the Ozium, and just order a new hose. A Climateline heated hose is $40 and an standard unheated hose is under $20. These are replacement items anyway, and your provider may give you one as a routine replacement, otherwise, just look online.
That is very clever; it looks like it makes hose cleaning fun...
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Good luck to you with getting your machine cleaned and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.
Just to clarify, I was not suggesting use of ozone or an ozone generator. Ozium is an aerosol product, often sold in automotive stores or on Amazon, CVS pharmacies, etc. It is a glycolized air sanitizer. In addition to deodorizing cars, hotel rooms and other commercial uses, pot heads have found it even eliminates evidence of their smoking activity. It really kills cigarette smoke, but you don't want to inhale this stuff, or spray it directly into the machine.