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mazrose Offline

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Machine: Resmed 9 Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed 9 Elite
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: 11.5
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
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Post: #1
Angry I think my CPAP machine isn't working
Hi, I'm new to this machine - I've had it for 1 week now.
I found that it was a lot noisier than the original machine I used but I didn't want to take it back because I've waited 3 months for this
machine!
Last night the results were sad face and AHI of 0.1, the ramp is orange and the air pressure doesn't seem to increase - it stays on 4 and my air pressure is 11.5.
Do you think it's broken?

Desperate!Sad
05-29-2014 01:18 AM
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zonk Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: I think my CPAP machine isn't working
Hello mazrose and welcome
See page 4, how to adjust RAMP http://www.resmed.com/au/assets/document...ac_eng.pdf

All explained in the clinical manual, available via Email, section three
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

S9 setup pictures and video http://www.apneaboard.com/resmed-s9-cpap-setup

SleepyHead and ResScan software download
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Forum-Private-Files-and-Links

S9 data management guide http://www.resmed.com/au/assets/document...ow_eng.pdf

We want to see happy face and leak below 24 l/m
Press and hold both silver buttons for 3 sec and turn the push dial
The sleep report shows leak number, AHI, etc

Please note the above links are compulsory for S9 users
05-29-2014 02:17 AM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: I think my CPAP machine isn't working
(05-29-2014 01:18 AM)mazrose Wrote:  Do you think it's broken?
We don,t know if the noise coming from the motor or from leaks, mask leaks can be quite noisy and disruptive to your sleep

Good mask seal is essential for effective treatment, if you,re in US and have insurance, talk to your DME about 30 days masks trials and equipment replacement schedule, mask cushion do wear out and need replacing regularly and washing on a daily basis

What was and how long you had the 'original machine'?
05-29-2014 03:07 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: I think my CPAP machine isn't working
Hi mazrose,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I hope you ar able to figure out the problem with your new machine.
Hang in there for more suggestions.

trish6hundred
05-29-2014 07:24 AM
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jaycee Offline

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Machine: S-9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Air Large
Humidifier: 5i
CPAP Pressure: 9-13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: RT at a DME

Sex: Male
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Post: #5
RE: I think my CPAP machine isn't working
When air is turned on the pressure will display in very small numbers at bottom of the screen.

If the big number in middle of the screen is "4.0", that is your humidity setting, not the pressure.

Frown = leaking Need to isolate where that leaking is going. An S-9 Elite should be as quiet (or likely more quiet) than anything you've had in the past (if you aren't leaking).

Where does the "noise" seem to come from on the machine ??
05-29-2014 07:32 AM
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mazrose Offline

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Machine: Resmed 9 Elite
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CPAP Pressure: 11.5
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #6
RE: I think my CPAP machine isn't working
Thanks for all your information!!!

I went back to my sleep clinic yesterday so that they could check it and everything is fine. I think I was just getting a bit paranoiac about
it.

Last night results were smiley face, AHI 0.4
I don't have a humidifier.
I'm not from USA - I didn't realise this forum was American based
but it's fine if I can get help as & when I need it.

Many thanks again.
I'll keep on perseveringBig Grin
05-30-2014 03:10 PM
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retired_guy Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #7
RE: I think my CPAP machine isn't working
(05-30-2014 03:10 PM)mazrose Wrote:  Thanks for all your information!!!

I went back to my sleep clinic yesterday so that they could check it and everything is fine. I think I was just getting a bit paranoiac about
it.

Last night results were smiley face, AHI 0.4
I don't have a humidifier.
I'm not from USA - I didn't realise this forum was American based
but it's fine if I can get help as & when I need it.

Many thanks again.
I'll keep on perseveringBig Grin

Glad you got your machine figured out Maz,

About being USA based? Try not to hold it against us; we actually have many many members from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Ireland, Texas,,,, We're just happy to have all of you here to help us figure all this stuff out.
05-30-2014 03:14 PM
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zonk Offline

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Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #8
RE: I think my CPAP machine isn't working
(05-30-2014 03:14 PM)retired_guy Wrote:  we actually have many many members from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Ireland, Texas,,,,
Who moved Texas, now you need a visa to go Texas Too-funny
05-30-2014 04:17 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #9
RE: I think my CPAP machine isn't working
Zonk,

You always needed a visa to go to Texas. To Texans, the rest of us are from foreign countries. Too-funny
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05-30-2014 05:06 PM
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Homerec130 Offline

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Machine: Philips/Resperonics BiPAP auto SV Advanced System One (950P)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quatro FX
Humidifier: Philips Respironics System 1
CPAP Pressure: 6-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: But it is a dry heat.

Sex: Male
Location: Tucson, AZ

Post: #10
RE: I think my CPAP machine isn't working
And AZ is still talking about leaving the nation. After all, we do our own border security.
05-30-2014 05:10 PM
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