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How long can you expect your machine to last?
#1
Hi,

I've had my ResMed S9 Elite for just over 3 years now, however since I haven't used it much until just about a month ago, it probably has around 3 months of total usage so far.

Based on your experience, how long can you realistically expect your machine to last, before it has to be replaced?

Thanks!
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#2
Typical hours usage life expectancy for XPAP Machines is in the range of 15,000 breathing hours. I have used XPAP for many years (about 30 now) and have had several machines that I used during that time span. Only one totally died, and it had been in nightly service for 6+ years when failure occurred.. 

Unless the current generations of machines have been "down engineered" for shorter lives, your machine would be expected to last five or more actual usage years. The years that a machine sat unused are unlikely to subtract time from the life expectancy.

TheDuke
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#3
My M-Series auto had 20K hours and still ran fine when replaced. Assuming 8-hours/day, 365 days per year, a machine racks about 2920 hours per year. That machine had almost 7 years, and I believe it could go 10. Less if you drop it, or let water into the electronics. A standby machine is never a bad idea. Electrical surges and accidents can cause failures, and sometimes just s#it happens. Your machine is practically new.
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#4
I used my Respironics Solo LX for 16 years.  It still works but it sounds like a weed whacker now.
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#5
Sounds good. Thank you!
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#6
As others have mentioned, they are designed to last 5 years or 15,000 hours. The guy who fixed my bro's old bipap said that only about 5% of Respironics or Resmed machines fail before 15,000 hours, but there is a big drop off at 20,000 (that's 7 years of continual use). By then, you are looking at replacing seals if the motor is still running well or you won't get correct pressures, which is what was replaced on bro's bipap (so he had a backup). Seals still age sitting in a closet, but not as fast as when in use usually.
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#7
I have an old Sunrise Horizon at least 18 years old that
is showing 39,174 hrs that still works . Then I have a
Remstar M with just over 20,000 hrs on it that's starting
to act up, it runs fine but the on off switch often needs
to be pressed a couple of times.
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#8
(02-13-2017, 07:24 AM)E.W. Wrote: I have an old Sunrise Horizon at least 18 years old that
is showing 39,174 hrs   that still works . Then I have a
Remstar M with just over 20,000 hrs on it that's starting
to act up, it runs fine but the on off switch often needs
to be pressed a couple of times.

With some electronics that have on/off switch problems, we found plugging it into a strip with its own on/off can extend the life, especially if repairing the switch isn't feasible.  Then you turn it on and leave it on and just use the on/off on the electric strip. Doesn't work with the newer cpap machines though.  Bro's old machine has 21,000 hours on it, so yeah, these are machine beasts that can keep on going and going.
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#9
This is all  very good to hear. I just hope I won't jinx mine. Big Grin 

Thank you all!
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