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Disassembly of F&P Icon
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Disassembly of F&P Icon
Hi, I'm back.
I had to switch off my F&P Icon last night because it was noisy. Not air rush noise but more like the motor bearings were running dry.

The machine is a number of years old but it has only been used irregularly.  Huh

Have others experienced this? If it is dry bearings is disassembly difficult for a guy handy with tools? Is F&P helpful with parts?

I may well require a replacement so which machine is the easiest to search data on?
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#2
RE: Disassembly of F&P Icon
Hmmm...

Sorry I can't help with much of what you are asking, but I did find a couple things that you may find helpful.

This might give you a hint of the proper sequence of disassembly and reassembly of the ICON.
Fisher & Paykel ICON Exploded View on YouTube
Exploded View

And this might provide you with some sort of free service or replacement. I'm sure you will have to do some digging to find out if it applies to your ICON and if it is a valid course of action in your case. I didn't read all of this recall, but it is kind of dated.
Class 2 Device Recall Fisher & Paykel Healthcare ICON CPAP
Recall

There doesn't seem to be much info on repairing the ICON, so hopefully you enjoy tinkering and don't run into a need for any special tools to dig into the heart and soul of your machine.  But a bit of tinkering might save you a bunch of money.

Best of luck.
RayBee

  
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RE: Disassembly of F&P Icon
That was helpful RayBee, it shows that the motor can be disassembled so an odd screwdriver and a few drops of silicone should be all I need.

Thanks
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RE: Disassembly of F&P Icon
Outstanding Hanrahan!

After watching the YouTube again and pausing it a few times, it looks like F&P uses a little brushless motor. The silicone oil should easily penetrate even shielded bearings. I use the stuff on numerous tiny bearings in my radio controlled model helicopters. Works great.

Make sure the impeller isn't touching anything it shouldn't too while you are in there performing surgery.

Well-done
RayBee

  
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