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"Clicking" sound when I breathe in...
It is 3am and I just got up and I can't seem to work out what is wrong with my CPAP, I think it's the mask sounds like the little "flap" that is on the end of the hose is clicking, very annoying. I am wondering if anyone has any idea what could cause this. I have been using the unit for 3 weeks now and not heard it and the only thing I have changed is an increase in the humidifier... and it started after that but it could have been co incidental.
05-12-2012 11:56 AM
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RE: "Clicking" sound when I breathe in...
It could be "rainout". Take the hose and hold it straight up in the air so that any water in it drains back into the humidifier. Or you can disconnect the hose and hold it in the middle so both ends hang down.

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05-12-2012 12:49 PM
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RE: "Clicking" sound when I breathe in...
Until I got a climateline hose, I used to regularly hang my slimline hose over the shower door during the day. No rainout issues from leftover condensation if you do that, and it avoids having to stand there while it drains.

Breathing keeps you alive. And PAP helps keep you breathing!
05-12-2012 01:21 PM
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Ulrika Offline

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RE: "Clicking" sound when I breathe in...
I reakon that would be the problem, I will have to consider a heated hose it is so cold in our house in winter even with the wood fire going our bedroom stays quite cool. I also need to increase the humidity because the air is so dry. thanks for advice!! (why is it these things always happen on week ends or in the middle of the night and you cant just make a phone call to ask someone??) This forum is great.
05-12-2012 04:56 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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RE: "Clicking" sound when I breathe in...
You can also wrap the hose in a couple pair of socks. Just cut the toes off and use rubber bands to hold in place.

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05-12-2012 05:46 PM
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RE: "Clicking" sound when I breathe in...
(05-12-2012 05:46 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  You can also wrap the hose in a couple pair of socks. Just cut the toes off and use rubber bands to hold in place.

Wow, cool idea. Thumbs-up-2

Er... meant to say "warm idea", sorry. SHa_biggrin5

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05-12-2012 06:01 PM
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RE: "Clicking" sound when I breathe in...
Also you could place the hose under the bed covers and the S9 lower than the bed
also lower the setting just a notch may help.
05-12-2012 06:17 PM
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RE: "Clicking" sound when I breathe in...
I'm also having this problem. Any idea how to fix it??
10-02-2016 07:38 PM
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RE: "Clicking" sound when I breathe in...
You can also get pipe insulation at any big box hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot. Or you can turn down the humidity.

One other possibility, at least with the Airsense 10, you could be over filling the humidifier, I had that "clicking noise" when I did that and it was just water being blown into the hose.

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