Post Reply 
[Equipment] Broken humidifier PR System One
Author Message
Ragnar Offline

Members

Posts: 16
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Philips Respironics System One
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Nuance Pro
Humidifier: Philips Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 6 cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Winter on Big Pine Key, Florida

Sex: Male
Location: Wappingers Falls, NY

Post: #1
Broken humidifier PR System One
Hi, my PR System One Humidifier quit using water some time ago. I contacted my home medical equipment supplier and will be getting a new machine, since my old system is almoist five years old. As for the old system, can I just replace the humidifier? That way I would have a backup machine.
03-21-2015 12:44 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #2
RE: Broken humidifier PR System One
If your current machine is the same as your new machine, then it will serve as a backup even without replacing the humidifier. In case of emergency, take humidifier from new machine and poke it into old machine, and you're done.
03-21-2015 12:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
justMongo Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,854
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #3
RE: Broken humidifier PR System One
Assuming the fault is in the humidifier unit, you can likely get a humidifier from Supplier #2 for $70 plus shipping.
See: commercial posts section.
You need to know specifically which system one series you have. DS50 or DS60?

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
03-21-2015 01:24 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Ragnar Offline

Members

Posts: 16
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Philips Respironics System One
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Nuance Pro
Humidifier: Philips Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 6 cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Winter on Big Pine Key, Florida

Sex: Male
Location: Wappingers Falls, NY

Post: #4
RE: Broken humidifier PR System One
Thanks to retired_guy and justMongo, I appreciate your comments, but I didn't ask the complete question. What I should have asked was "Is it likely that the problem is in the humidifier itself or in the CPAP itself."?
03-21-2015 02:39 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
OMyMyOHellYes Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 915
Joined: Mar 2013

Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #5
RE: Broken humidifier PR System One
It could be either. The humidifier is controlled by, and receives power from, the blower unit. No way to say for sure without either testing it, or absent that, replacing it and seeing if the new one works. Don't know the likelihood of one vs the other.

OMM
(This post was last modified: 03-21-2015 03:06 PM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
03-21-2015 03:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #6
RE: Broken humidifier PR System One
But it definitely probably likely possibly is one or the other.

maybe.
03-21-2015 03:09 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
OMyMyOHellYes Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 915
Joined: Mar 2013

Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #7
RE: Broken humidifier PR System One
Unless it's something else.
03-21-2015 03:14 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #8
RE: Broken humidifier PR System One
In which case it couldnt' be that.

So.... It can only be that it isn't broken at all. Ragnar? You're good to go.
03-21-2015 06:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Terry Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 553
Joined: May 2014

Machine: Philips Respironics RemStar Auto with A-Flex (560P)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P/R Nuance & Pap Cap
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #9
RE: Broken humidifier PR System One
(03-21-2015 12:44 PM)Ragnar Wrote:  Hi, my PR System One Humidifier quit using water some time ago. I contacted my home medical equipment supplier and will be getting a new machine, since my old system is almoist five years old. As for the old system, can I just replace the humidifier? That way I would have a backup machine.

There are two potential things to look at (from what I can tell).

* No heat
* No airflow over the water

When you turn the machine off in the morning is the water hot? If so, the heater is working and you may have an airflow problem, like a damaged/missing gasket that's supposed to makes the air go where it should.

If the water is cold, it's a problem with the humidifier's heater or control circuit.

One potential problem is that the humidifier is actually controlled by the CPAP machine, so it's possible that you could replace the humidifier and still not have it work.

You might want to take it with you when you pick up your new machine and see if your vendor has a spare used humidifier you could try, and see if it heats up.

Terry
(This post was last modified: 03-21-2015 07:31 PM by Terry.)
03-21-2015 07:31 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Ragnar Offline

Members

Posts: 16
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Philips Respironics System One
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Nuance Pro
Humidifier: Philips Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 6 cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Winter on Big Pine Key, Florida

Sex: Male
Location: Wappingers Falls, NY

Post: #10
RE: Broken humidifier PR System One
(03-21-2015 07:31 PM)Terry Wrote:  
(03-21-2015 12:44 PM)Ragnar Wrote:  Hi, my PR System One Humidifier quit using water some time ago. I contacted my home medical equipment supplier and will be getting a new machine, since my old system is almoist five years old. As for the old system, can I just replace the humidifier? That way I would have a backup machine.

There are two potential things to look at (from what I can tell).

* No heat
* No airflow over the water

When you turn the machine off in the morning is the water hot? If so, the heater is working and you may have an airflow problem, like a damaged/missing gasket that's supposed to makes the air go where it should.

If the water is cold, it's a problem with the humidifier's heater or control circuit.

One potential problem is that the humidifier is actually controlled by the CPAP machine, so it's possible that you could replace the humidifier and still not have it work.

You might want to take it with you when you pick up your new machine and see if your vendor has a spare used humidifier you could try, and see if it heats up.

Terry
Thank you Terry.
The water is cold but there is no airflow problem.
Unfortunately your suggestion about bringing the machine to the vendor is not workable, the vendor is shipping the machine from NY because we are in the Florida Keys Sad
03-21-2015 09:23 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Do you use a humidifier? zonk 13 5,781 Yesterday 11:31 PM
Last Post: pk53
  Beginning use with H5i humidifier Lanco 27 889 12-07-2016 02:59 PM
Last Post: Lanco
  Does long term humidifier use affect lungs? Russatrice 11 479 12-06-2016 06:27 PM
Last Post: eseedhouse
  PR System One: C-Check vs Auto? Ailu 8 3,025 11-29-2016 02:04 PM
Last Post: TonyJ
  [Equipment] ResMed AirSense 10 broken on-off switch koshari 12 1,137 11-07-2016 05:19 PM
Last Post: Insomniac II
  Gunk and grit in humidifier. MrEGuy 11 534 11-07-2016 12:49 AM
Last Post: cands
  [Equipment] Resmed S10 Autoset Humidifier question keithb4158 6 399 11-02-2016 05:13 AM
Last Post: keithb4158

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)