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High Leak! Adjust Mask
#1
Greetings. I have used my Resmed Elite II religiously for a number of years and seem to have run into a bit of a challenge with my machine. Before I take it into the shop, I thought I'd throw the question out to the forum to make sure I haven't missed anything.

Shortly after putting on my mask last night and turning on my machine, I noticed something felt a little different. The pressure seemed higher than usual and the mask seemed to raise up and down with each breath (not coming off the face or breaking the seal).

I looked over at the machine display and it read "High Leak!!! Adjust Mask" I fiddled with my mask and the machine but couldn't find anything different than normal other than performance and display. I eventually set it for a slow ramp up and went to sleep. Obviously, when I woke this morning, it gave me the typical high leak in last session message.

Trying to be proactive, I've been testing things since I got home from work today, but continue to get the "High Leak!!!" message. I've swapped out my mask (I keep a spare handy with a good cushion), tubing and the humidifier water container to no avail. I did travel with my machine over the weekend, and it is possible that the machine got jostled around a bit - but nothing significant.

Any ideas or things I should try before making an appointment to bring my machine in for a check-up?

Thanks in advance.
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#2
Hi kerfeld and welcome
You can turn off leak alert in the clinical menu
From S8 manual ... the manual is available via email (scroll down to section three)
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

a. If the leak exceeded 0.4 L/s (24 L/min) for more than 30% of the previous session, the following message will appear on the LCD:
High leak in last session

b. The Leak Alert feature, if enabled, will alert the patient when mask leak
exceeds 0.7 L/s (42 L/min) for more than 20 seconds.

If leak is not coming from the mask ... look for any pin-hole in the hose and hose connection for any leaks

S8 setup videos and more stuff
http://vimeo.com/19565675
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#3
Hi kerfeld,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck.
trish6hundred
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#4
Kerfeld, I edited your subject title. Sometimes, multiple punctuation or symbol marks makes the forum software hiccup. I removed the "extra" exclamation points.

As for your machine, have you tried to unplug the machine, wait a few minutes, then plug it back in?

When you traveled, you emptied the humidifier tank, right?
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#5
The Quattro FFM has a tendency for the cushion to lift slightly off the frame giving me large leak alarms. It's not obvious- you have to look very carefully at the seal.
Good luck.
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