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desrtgiant Offline

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Machine: Remstar Plus M series
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #1
Repair or Replace
I have a Remstar plus M Series with heated humidifier. The unit is roughly 4-5 years old. Is it not producing the results that it was in the beginning.
This has been going on for about a year or so. The air is not being pushed through like it used to. I have changed filters and hoses, I know there are no leaks.
I have no insurance, so getting another unit or another sleep study is out of the question ( divorce stopped the insurance).

Should I see if I can get it repaired , replaced or reprogrammed. I have read about clinician or physician settings.

Any feed back one way or the other. Thanks , Dan
02-18-2014 11:42 PM
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JWR Offline

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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: DreamStation DSX700 , PR 760 bipap auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed mirage FX
Humidifier: DreamStation DSXH , system one
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP = 17.5max IPAP = 21
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #2
RE: Repair or Replace
Should I see if I can get it repaired , replaced or reprogrammed. I have read about clinician or physician settings.

Any feed back one way or the other. Thanks , Dan



Sounds like a sensor pressure tube inside the unit or a seal , might be a easy fix . just sent you a PM .

(This post was last modified: 02-19-2014 12:59 AM by JWR.)
02-19-2014 12:58 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #3
RE: Repair or Replace
Newer machines are enormously better in terms of the data they collect that allows your doctor and you to monitor and manage your therapy.

Read the links in my signature line to help avoid getting screwed by the DME (CPAP salesman).

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
02-19-2014 03:11 AM
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me50 Offline

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Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: USA

Post: #4
RE: Repair or Replace
I see you have no insurance to help with the expenses of having a machine. Have you checked the marketplace if you are in the US?

Since your machine is older and there have been a lot of advances since you got your machine or since your machine was manufactured, it may be less expensive to look at the supplier list and purchase a machine from one of them. They also have gently used machines.

You can call American Sleep Apnea Association • 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Ste. 1025 • Washington, DC 20006 phone 888/293-3650 • fax 888/293-3650 to see if they know of resources to help you.

I am sure others will have suggestions for you
02-19-2014 09:33 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: #5
RE: Repair or Replace
Hi desrtgiant,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Supplier #2 here on this board has some great deals on either gently-used or open-box machines. The suppliers list is at the top of every page here.
Best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
02-19-2014 10:07 AM
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Peter_C Offline

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Machine: System One DS960HS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro "MED"
Humidifier: Attached
CPAP Pressure: Auto mode-script is:15/3/3
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

Sex: Male
Location: Akron, Ohio USA

Post: #6
RE: Repair or Replace
Welcome to the forum.. No great answers, and I know how you feel - no insurance here either.

But doing without, is not a good answer either!

Since you didn't give a location, this may or may not work for you. Watching Craig's list, I have seen various CPAP machines selling for less than $100 bucks.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you. Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your Soul, the other for your Freedom."
02-19-2014 12:59 PM
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Machine: Resmed S10 autosense
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironic blue gel mask
Humidifier: Resmed S10 autosense
CPAP Pressure: 4-18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Longview, Texas

Post: #7
RE: Repair or Replace
(02-18-2014 11:42 PM)desrtgiant Wrote:  I have a Remstar plus M Series with heated humidifier. The unit is roughly 4-5 years old. Is it not producing the results that it was in the beginning.
This has been going on for about a year or so. The air is not being pushed through like it used to. I have changed filters and hoses, I know there are no leaks.
I have no insurance, so getting another unit or another sleep study is out of the question ( divorce stopped the insurance).

Should I see if I can get it repaired , replaced or reprogrammed. I have read about clinician or physician settings.

Any feed back one way or the other. Thanks , Dan

I don't have insurance or sleep study, but I bought a resmed 9s autoset for $675 off classified ad. It was brand new and came with a pillow mask. If you can't repair yours maybe this route might be better. I also bought a used remstar plus with 46 hours on it for $150 it also came with a nasal gel mask as a back up.
02-19-2014 01:43 PM
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