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DreamStation 2 hose tearing easily
DreamStation 2 hose tearing easily
I’ve had my DreamStation 2 since the end of March. I woke up in the middle of the night due to a leak near the mask end of the hose (standard DS2 heated hose).  This is the second time in less than four months that my hose has torn in between the wires. I’ve wrapped some tape around it until I can get a replacement. 

Has anyone else had this experience?  Is it just crappy materials?  Is there anything I can do about it?  Or figure out what I may be doing to cause it?  I assume there are no alternatives other than a Philips non-heated hose (or changing machines).
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RE: DreamStation 2 hose tearing easily
How often do you wash it?

Frequent, aggressive washing, including a lot of disconnecting and reconnecting is one of the reasons why they don't last long.

People who rarely or don't wash their hose last a long time.
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RE: DreamStation 2 hose tearing easily
I think that washing the first hose may have been a factor as you say. 

But I haven’t washed this second hose that also tore.
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RE: DreamStation 2 hose tearing easily
If you haven't tried it, try suspending the hose overhead on a hanger. It may help the hose from kinking or getting pulled that might cause a tear. I've been using the Dream Station 15mm heated hoses for several years and have not had a problem. I do wash it, but it's basically just filling it with warm water with a few drops of Dawn dish liquid and then flushing it with water.

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RE: DreamStation 2 hose tearing easily
(07-17-2022, 06:08 PM)K2write Wrote:   Or figure out what I may be doing to cause it? 

Do you sleep in any particular position that may cause the hose to kink where the tear is?  Kinking the hose in the same spot repeatedly might cause it to weaken and tear.   Only suggestion might be to use an infrared (night time) camera and video yourself sleeping to see if you pick up on anything.
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