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[Equipment] bad Anew Odor - AFTER washing!! Help!
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Illisidi Offline

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Exclaimation bad Anew Odor - AFTER washing!! Help!
I've had my anew mask for over a year. (preface: I only wash my mask every few days because I'm tired and lazy) During the last couple of months, I've noticed after washing my mask, it has an odor I can only describe as -puke- for a night or two. I have changed my washing soap 3 times. I have used all of these soaps in the past with every mask I've had and never had a problem. So sad!! I just can't bare it any more. Haven't slept with my apap on in 2 nights. I miss it! I'm going to have to put on my old plastic mask with the cracked cushion.

Any advice????

Thanks!
08-22-2015 11:42 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Post: #2
RE: bad Anew Odor - AFTER washing!! Help!
My 2 cents: get a new Sleepweaver Anew mask. A year is too long on a cloth mask.
And I only wash my plastic mask about once a month -- but I replace the cushion often.
(i.e.: If this were a laziness contest, I'd win.)

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08-22-2015 11:58 AM
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Illisidi Offline

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RE: bad Anew Odor - AFTER washing!! Help!
Ok, you win! Glad I'm not the only one.
You're right, I do need to replace it. Just don't know when I will have the money (insurance - LOL). So I'm hoping to find something to help in the mean time....

Obviously my cushion needs replacing as well...money...maybe I can tape it up for now??
08-22-2015 01:21 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Post: #4
RE: bad Anew Odor - AFTER washing!! Help!
Hi Illisidi,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I would strongly consider getting a new mask. Even if you tape up your old one, it won't last and having tape on it might interfere with the mask working as well as it should.
Hang in there for more suggestions and much success to you with getting a new mask and with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
08-22-2015 03:02 PM
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OMyMyOHellYes Offline

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CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Post: #5
RE: bad Anew Odor - AFTER washing!! Help!
Man -- I should probably think 'bout pulling my mask and hose off and washing them. It's been like 6 months now. I did throw the tank in the dishwasher last week.

OMMOHY
(This post was last modified: 08-23-2015 07:21 AM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
08-23-2015 07:20 AM
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Ailu Offline

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RE: bad Anew Odor - AFTER washing!! Help!
If no money for a new one, I'd try different cleaning solutions. Perhaps vinegar? And if it will take it, soaking it in hydrogen peroxide for a few hours will destroy any deeply imbedded pathogens possibly causing orders (much less caustic than bleach, but gets the same job done).

-Ailu
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08-23-2015 07:37 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Post: #7
RE: bad Anew Odor - AFTER washing!! Help!
From the circadiance website:
13. How do I clean the SleepWeaver Anew Mask?
The mask can be cleaned by hand washing using mild non-abrasive detergent in cold or warm water. Be sure to rinse the mask well after washing. *HANG DRY ONLY (Do NOT dry Mask in Dryer)
Also, when a question was posted as to how long the mask would last. The answer was that it is only warranted 90 days.

The mask is made of cloth, just like anything else, without proper care, it will pick up oders and you can't get rid of them. This is your health, do you really want to keep breathing that in every night???

You asked for advice......so find a way to buy a new mask. Online suppliers always have deals, and if you call them, they sometimes give you an even lower price.

OpalRose
(This post was last modified: 08-23-2015 08:25 AM by OpalRose.)
08-23-2015 08:24 AM
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eseedhouse Offline

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RE: bad Anew Odor - AFTER washing!! Help!
(08-23-2015 07:37 AM)Ailu Wrote:  And if it will take it, soaking it in hydrogen peroxide for a few hours will destroy any deeply imbedded pathogens possibly causing orders (much less caustic than bleach, but gets the same job done).

Well to be technical Hydrogen Peroxide is a bleach. It's not as corrosive as the other most used compound in household bleaches, Sodium Hypochlorite, and it's a poorer oxidizer.

I use Hydrogen Peroxide bleach in water along with a drop or two of household dish-washing detergent both to clean my mask and the reservoir of the humidifier. It has very little smell as compared to the other common hypochlorite bleach, but you need to use it in higher concentration because it's a weaker oxidizer.

Sodium Hypochlorite, however, smells terrible and I don't want to breath that odor from my water reservoir.

Ed Seedhouse
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I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.

Actually you know, it is what it isn't.
(This post was last modified: 08-23-2015 12:56 PM by eseedhouse.)
08-23-2015 12:55 PM
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stanleydean Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Drive Medical Comfort Fit Deluxe
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Post: #9
RE: bad Anew Odor - AFTER washing!! Help!
About a year ago my insurance company changed suppliers on me and the full face mask I'm now getting is a Drive brand with a silicon (I think) rubber cushion that pulls right off. I too am just a touch lazy but also a creature of habit. I finally found that the best way for me to keep a fresh mask that didn't smell like an old pacifier is to pull the cushion off every morning as soon as I get up and, when I wash my hands, go ahead and wash the cushion. It might add 30 or 45 seconds to the process and it's the ONLY approach that works for me.
08-23-2015 02:56 PM
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GingerMan512 Offline

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Post: #10
RE: bad Anew Odor - AFTER washing!! Help!
I use a SoClean sanitizer. It has been fantastic, it really keeps everything super clean.
08-25-2015 04:03 PM
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