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[Equipment] White buildup in my dream wear mask
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I have been using my mask for 6 months and love it. I clean it weekly but have noticed a white buildup inside the tubes and cannot clean it out. Anyone have any idea what this is and how to get rid of it.
Jeff
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calcium from the water. Use a mix of water and vinegar and soak it.
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Hi Jswalters,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck as you continue CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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I only use distilled water
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(10-05-2017, 08:56 PM)Jswalters Wrote: I have been using my mask for 6 months and love it. I clean it weekly but have noticed a white buildup inside the tubes and cannot clean it out. Anyone have any idea what this is and how to get rid of it.
Jeff


What are you using to wash your mask? A white buildup may be from using hard water.
Try using dawn liquid and a vinegar rinse. Then rinse again with distilled water.
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It is "white spots" just like glasses in the dishwasher get. Simple mineral build up. Easy to fix with a vinegar and water solution (I think we determined once it was 1 part vinegar, 10 part water?). Wash it in that with your usual soap then rinse well. Or use your usual method to wash then just do a soak in the vinegar solution. Let air dry. The smell typically doesn't remain.
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