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[Equipment] Blower Hours
#1
How many blower hrs should I expect from system 1 machine?
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#2
Do you mean how many should you expect on a new machine: or how many hours near end of life.
New machine -- only a couple (say less than 10.)

End of life: of the order of 14,000 hours.

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#3
Thanks, I currently have 13,553 and an appt. with my Dr. next week, I was going to ask for a new machine? Rob
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#4
I got over 18K hours out of a M-series and it was still useful. At some point your risk of continuing to use that machine without at least a backup gets higher. At least when you get a new one, you will have the old one to fall back on if needed. I think most machines die of abuse or accident than just wearing out.

Do you have a 50 series or 60 series machine? (i.e. 250, 450, 550 or 260, 460, 560P model number on the blower)
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#5
The repair guy says they are supposed to be designed around 14,000-15,000 hours (5 years/8hours nightly). He finds a lot of the Respironics and Resmed models last easily to 20,000 hours (6-7 years) but you should have the pressure checked at about 14,000 hours to make sure it is still accurate. So, yeah, at this point, you do want to look at getting a new machine and your current one can become your backup. Remember though, if you travel, you need to take your new machine with you until the compliance stuff is completed.
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#6
13553 hr is getting near the end of life . Would be a good idea to replace your machine or at the least find a good back up machine.
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#7
Hi duffer54,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with getting a new machine.

trish6hundred
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