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weeble Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense Autoset For Her S10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and DreamWear
Humidifier: AirSense
CPAP Pressure: 6-18
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Gold Coast Australia

Post: #1
Angry WHISTLING
Here's one for you...the past couple of weeks, my mask has been driving me INSANE. It's cleaned thoroughly and dried..totally dry...but for some reason the little airholes on the bridge of mask start whistling, squeaking and squalling and carrying on....I have to put my sheet on it to "dry" it - this goes on for at least half an hour...any ideas on how to stop it. It was fine before!! (Mask almost a year old thinking perhaps time for a new one??)
06-11-2012 05:26 AM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: WHISTLING
Just a dab of olive oil or similar around the swivel connection would fix the problem. You could also brush the vents holes with a tooth brush and to make sure the swivel isn't dirty pull it out, clean and put it back .
(This post was last modified: 06-11-2012 06:44 AM by zonk.)
06-11-2012 06:43 AM
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weeble Offline

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Posts: 154
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Resmed AirSense Autoset For Her S10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and DreamWear
Humidifier: AirSense
CPAP Pressure: 6-18
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Gold Coast Australia

Post: #3
RE: WHISTLING
(06-11-2012 06:43 AM)zonk Wrote:  Just a dab of olive oil or similar around the swivel connection would fix the problem. You could also brush the vents holes with a tooth brush and to make sure the swivel isn't dirty pull it out, clean and put it back .

Thanks Zonk, will try that - knew you would have a suggestion or 2!! Thanks
06-11-2012 06:57 AM
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SuperSleeper Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #4
RE: WHISTLING
Or you could configure the hole sizes so that they whistle the lullaby song.... Whistle

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06-11-2012 09:28 AM
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Schnauzers 5 Offline

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Posts: 184
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Respironics Rem Star A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: LT swift for her
Humidifier: Respironics, I guess
CPAP Pressure: 9-14
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #5
RE: WHISTLING
Lullaby song.....clever.How do you come up with such funny remarks? Also just in case, replace your filters. Get another mask,you are overdue.
06-11-2012 06:27 PM
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TorontoCPAPguy Offline

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Posts: 143
Joined: May 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset II
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro FFM
Humidifier: H5i; Control III Germicide
CPAP Pressure: 12-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50EW Oximeter; Everflo Q O2 Concentrator; O2 Analyzer; Climate Control Hose (winter)

Sex: Male
Location: Toronto; Southern USA; etc.

Post: #6
RE: WHISTLING
One of my masks did the same thing; I believe that it was some residual soap or grime. I have taken to using a painbrush to clean the masks and the problem has disappeared. Be cautious in using foreign matter of any kind that might get into the airflow and blown into your lungs ( I have that T shirt and you don't want to know ). It is not fun having foreign matter in there... olive oil may be okay but I would really like to know what kind of lubricant is totally neutral if inhaled. When it comes to airflow and airflow equipment...........cleanliness is next to godliness in every sense of the phrase.

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06-11-2012 06:34 PM
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weeble Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Resmed AirSense Autoset For Her S10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and DreamWear
Humidifier: AirSense
CPAP Pressure: 6-18
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Gold Coast Australia

Post: #7
RE: WHISTLING
Thanks for all your suggestions, including the lullaby!! Will try the toothbrush or paint brush then save my pennies for a new mask. Cheers all!
06-11-2012 06:40 PM
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mjbearit Offline

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Posts: 605
Joined: May 2012

Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS550
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RESMed Swift FX
Humidifier: Heated humidifier - 2
CPAP Pressure: 12.5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: So Cal

Post: #8
RE: WHISTLING
Funny, mine whistles Dixie... J/K! The only time mine makes noise is when a sheet or blanket or something comes in front of the exhalation port. I try very hard to make sure that does not happen because it is so distracting!

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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06-11-2012 07:05 PM
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