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Post: #21
RE: Filter Change!
I am using the white hypoallergenic filters too. They were tha ones that came to me in Resmed plastic little sealed bags with 2 filters per bag. That is one of the things that made me wonder. The other thing was Paula's picture of her dirty filter with another filter next to it. Does that make it a dirty picture? Anyway those were the 2 things that made me wonder.

Paula,

I just changed my filter and it was not quite as bad as yours but it was getting there.

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11-06-2014 01:37 PM
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Post: #22
RE: Filter Change!
ResMed say replace the air filter every 6 months or more often if necessary
My S9 machine came with the standard air filter and that what I,m using
S9 and AirSense 10 uses the same air filter
11-06-2014 03:19 PM
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Post: #23
RE: Filter Change!
The one filter was the dirty one (the one on the right, in case you can't tell), the other was the clean one for comparison.

When I first gone mine, they had two very, very thin filters in there. I did that for a long time but the holder kept popping off so I stopped. They send me packets of these really cheap crappy things but I got some hypoallergic filters that are thicker and I started using them. I like them much better. They seem to stop more and when I traveled with them, I didn't notice the stinky hotel smells like I used to before.

Next time I change, I'll take a better photo. I know I have other pics but I can't find them. That one is rather out of focus. Sleep drunk, maybe?

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11-08-2014 10:07 PM
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Post: #24
RE: Filter Change!
(11-08-2014 10:07 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Sleep drunk, maybe?

How does your CPAP score that?? Big Grin

Thanks for the response. I changed my filter and found some dirt on the case underneath the single filter that I had in there indicating some bypass. So with the replacement I doubled it up. I use the hypoallergenic filter media too.
11-08-2014 11:33 PM
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Post: #25
RE: Filter Change!
Yeah, when I brought mine into the office and viewed it in the better light, I found some dust in that area too, around those spikey thingabobs. I figured next time I vacuum, I'll use the extension and GENTLY vacuum that off. We use a Dyson and I don't want it to pull the guts of the autoset out!

I also have a blower I use on my computers but it is very strong. I don't think it would be a good idea in this case.

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11-09-2014 12:13 AM
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Post: #26
RE: Filter Change!
(11-06-2014 03:19 PM)zonk Wrote:  ResMed say replace the air filter every 6 months or more often if necessary
My S9 machine came with the standard air filter and that what I,m using
S9 and AirSense 10 uses the same air filter

I think the "change every 6 months" must refer to the standard filter, and only if used in a very clean environment.

The hypoallergenic filter clogs up more quickly.

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11-09-2014 01:53 AM
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Post: #27
RE: Filter Change!
Oh so nice to have an Airsense Autoset A10. I can set an alarm to remind when to change things. Thanks Resmed.

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11-09-2014 05:58 AM
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Post: #28
RE: Filter Change!
The S9 has that feature too. But I will not be told what to do by an inanimate object!

I set a reminder on my phone instead.

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11-09-2014 10:25 AM
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Post: #29
RE: Filter Change!
(11-09-2014 10:25 AM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  The S9 has that feature too. But I will not be told what to do by an inanimate object!

I set a reminder on my phone instead.

Obviously because your phone is animate? Huhsign Big Grin
11-09-2014 12:09 PM
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Post: #30
RE: Filter Change!
The PRS1 has the reminder feature too but I agree with P02, I shall not allow my pap machine to tell me what to do. I also use my phone and per Payton because it is self aware Big Grin

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