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

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Get the free SleepyHead software here.
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#4
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
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#5
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
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#6
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.

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(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.
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