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ResMed AirFit F30i
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ResMed AirFit F30i
I've been using the ResMed AirFit F30i for about a week. The first couple of nights were wonderful, but since then I've been experiencing some issues.

The straps began digging into face so I've ordered the standard size headgear to replace the small I had bought.  Then, last night, I had a terrible experience - all seemed fine and then I rolled onto my side and the mask started making a banging noise, like something was hitting the plastic.  It was so loud that my husband couldn't sleep.  I checked all of the connections and couldn't figure out what was happening :-(  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
EmilySleeps
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RE: ResMed AirFit F30i
Hi, EmilySleeps; I have used that machine for a couple of years and picked up a spare to use when napping. Unfortunately, that machine begins "hammering" at the point that I begin to fall asleep. I experience the hammering as hard puffs of air; I can't say if there is noise associated. (For a couple of reasons I haven't done anything about it, so I don't know the cause or the fix.) I wonder if what you are experiencing is similar, and in any case suggest you investigate a warranty repair/replacement.

Hope that helps.
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RE: ResMed AirFit F30i
Thanks, ShaunBlake!  I don't know if it's the machine or the mask causing the issue.  The other weird thing is that after I turn the machine off and remove the mask, there's still sound coming from the mask.  Huh
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RE: ResMed AirFit F30i
If you are using a humidifier with a ClimateLine hose, then it is dry out/cool down mode.
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RE: ResMed AirFit F30i
That “hammering” sound might be the anti asphyxiation valves opening and closing. You hear it because you may have a small amount of rainout, water in the hose or on the valves themselves. The only way to get rid of the sound is to dry everything out. If in fact that is the problem. I can’t think of anything else it could be.
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RE: ResMed AirFit F30i
Thank you!

(04-13-2020, 09:52 AM)Osiris357 Wrote: That “hammering” sound might be the anti asphyxiation valves opening and closing. You hear it because you may have a small amount of rainout, water in the hose or on the valves themselves. The only way to get rid of the sound is to dry everything out. If in fact that is the problem. I can’t think of anything else it could be.

Thank you Osiris357!!

(04-12-2020, 02:51 PM)Crimson Nape Wrote: If you are using a humidifier with a ClimateLine hose, then it is dry out/cool down mode.

Thank you, Crimson Nape!!
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RE: ResMed AirFit F30i
Yep, I get that sound too when I have rain out in the hose and perhaps in the machine as well. A heated hose on auto humidity setting has fixed this entirely for me.
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RE: ResMed AirFit F30i
I was still in my 30 day trials of masks and ordered this F30i. I love the minimal face coverage and the hose out of the top of the head. 

I don’t like that it is louder (hiss like) than my other mask.  


Unfortunately for me, I have a very small nose and even with the smallest size, It still leaks. If they developed a kid size version of the nose and mouthpiece, it might work for me

I use the AirTouch F20 with the memory foam and I absolutely love it. No leaks and no noise. If you haven’t tried that one, give it a try. 



Some people complain that the foam wears out too quick however, I had an extra from my sleep study andI rotate them every couple of weeks. Insurance covers one per month so if you buy one extra, you shouldn’t have this problem. 

Good luck.
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RE: ResMed AirFit F30i
(04-13-2020, 04:27 PM)Sabina Wrote: I was still in my 30 day trials of masks and ordered this F30i. I love the minimal face coverage and the hose out of the top of the head. 

I don’t like that it is louder (hiss like) than my other mask.  


Unfortunately for me, I have a very small nose and even with the smallest size, It still leaks. If they developed a kid size version of the nose and mouthpiece, it might work for me

I use the AirTouch F20 with the memory foam and I absolutely love it. No leaks and no noise. If you haven’t tried that one, give it a try. 



Some people complain that the foam wears out too quick however, I had an extra from my sleep study andI rotate them every couple of weeks. Insurance covers one per month so if you buy one extra, you shouldn’t have this problem. 

Good luck.

Thanks, Sabina!  

I have tried the AirTouch F20 but it pressed too tightly below my mouth and caused tooth & jaw pain (I had used and liked the nasal version but I breath too much out of my mouth).

A big plus with the F30i is that it eliminates the straps across my upper face and pressure on the nose bridge.  I wasn't sure I'd adjust to the hose on the top of the head but discovered I really like it!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could order masks that conformed to our individual faces?!
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