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ResMed AirSense 10 Burn Smell
RE: ResMed AirSense 10 Burn Smell
(2 hours ago)wlr1974 Wrote: I just woke up once again to the very nasty burnt smell on my Resmed Air Sence 10 Autoset. I have done this numerous times because I forgot to fill my humidifier. I am not at this time using a heated hose. The smell is coming from within the humidifier when it runs out of water. Running dry is the only time that I get that nasty stink. After refilling the reservoir the smell will go away after about 15 minutes to half an hour.

I experience this with both my ResMed and my DreamStation. The key is to not run out of water.

You can raise the humidity in the room by using a humidifier. 

And/or you can adjust the heat & humidity settings on your CPAP so they 1) still keep you comfortable, but 2) don't run you out of water before it's time to wake up.

P.S. I think the burnt smell is the minerals that were left behind from the evaporated water, being burned onto the bottom of the humidifier reservoir.
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RE: ResMed AirSense 10 Burn Smell
I use Seventh Generation brand natural dish soap from Walmart to clean my mask religiously every morning. It is oderless and colorless .It is then run through the So Clean 2 in the afternoon.

The first two weeks that I had my setup I washed everything every day and talk about a pain in the...

I ordered the sole clean two and talk about make my life easier. I washed the mask every morning not to sterilize it but to wash the body oils out of it. Everything else is cleaned by the sole clean along with the mask in the afternoon.

I have never had a problem with my setup in the last three and a half years other than the air pump going out of the sole clean about 2 weeks after the warranty ran out. Instead of paying $270 for a new so clean I just ordered a $10 pump off of eBay and replace the pump.
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RE: ResMed AirSense 10 Burn Smell
What setting do you have your humidifier set at. I run mine at 6. if I run it at 7 it is guaranteed to run out of water over 8 hours. Also I should mention that I run oxygen supplement in my machine at night. If I need extra humidification because of the oxygen I will run a bubbler on the oxygen line rather than turning up the humidity on the resmed air sense 10 auto set. If you run it out of water it WILL STINK! I have never used anything other than distilled water in my humidifier.
If you keep getting the burnt smell you might try turning off your humidifier, buy a small fish tank air pump and run a bubbler to your Resmed and see if you still get the burnt smells.
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