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How to eliminate weird plastic smell from ResMed ASV?
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How to eliminate weird plastic smell from ResMed ASV?
Hello everyone,
I have a question about eliminating a persistent sour+plastic smell coming from my ResMed AirCurve 10 ASV. I cleaned the pipe and mask yesterday, and just to confirm that the smell wasn’t coming from either of those. The smell is coming directly from the inside of the hole that comes from the ASV into the water container. Let me show you what I mean in this link (2nd Picture), posting pictures here often doesn’t work:
https://imgur.com/a/ZMIWRuH
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RE: How to eliminate weird plastic smell from ResMed ASV?
That is definitely the main blower unit. If you bought the machine used, the vendor may exchange it. If not then the question is, how many hours on on the machine. We can't tell from your description what it might have been exposed to, but it seems unlikely it was smoke since you are describing a plastic smell. I could be deterioration from ozone gas cleaning or a chemical smoke that was in its prior environment.
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RE: How to eliminate weird plastic smell from ResMed ASV?
I'd call the supplier or vendor and request an exchange.
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RE: How to eliminate weird plastic smell from ResMed ASV?
Here is an update for the first day of the year; I have returned the machine. I will be going to a pulmonologist this Monday because of my breathing/Central Apnea


I wanted to know what potential question that I should ask the pulmonologist when I actually meet him. I have the basic sleep study report and I was going to explain my condition. Another question off the top of my head: I have been feeling even more tired than usual when I wake up and I wanted to know what recommendations for sleeping posture that you all might have.


I have a slat bed and I am adding another slat specifically to address any back discomfort as per one example. What type of pillow set ups do you all use also?
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RE: How to eliminate weird plastic smell from ResMed ASV?
Well, first and foremost, you are concerned about idiopathic central sleep apnea that is apparent with or without positive air pressure therapy. You want to ask about adaptive servo ventilation as a solution (ASV). There is nothing wrong with your central nervous system or your pulmonary function, but you have high rates of central apnea. Your solution is incredibly easy, and only requires a prescription for a Resmed Aircurve 10 ASV. You are not sick, you do not have a CNS disorder and your lungs are healthy...ask for the prescription or at least an order for ASV titration. Ask your doctor to help you get treatment for the central apnea, and he can take his time to figure out if there is a cause. Let's not get the process turned upside down. You can solve this problem immediately with an ASV machine, then take your time, if he is curious to dig into finding out why you need it, he can do that after you have the ASV.
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RE: How to eliminate weird plastic smell from ResMed ASV?
yep that's about it
Dave

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