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shadybiz11 Offline

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ResMed S9 Noise
Good afternoon.

I purchased a ResMed S9 Used to replace my Philips Resperonics that keeps having alarms all night.

The Quatro Air mask was missing the band and the hose connection piece. So I used the Amara Mask that I've been using.

I don't know if it was the mask or the ResMed, but every time I took a breath, the mask wheezed. Is that the machine or the mask?

I tried plugging the holes in the mask, and that didn't make any difference. If it is a bad machine, I need to know so I can get rid of it.
(This post was last modified: 06-05-2014 02:27 PM by shadybiz11.)
06-05-2014 02:26 PM
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Zorki1c Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
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Location: Pacific Northwest United States

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RE: ResMed S9 Noise
My Res Med S9 is very very very quiet. When I was using a Swift FX mask the Swift exhaust made more noise than the machine. Now I'm using the P10 mask. It makes no noise and I can barely hear the S9.

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06-05-2014 03:08 PM
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Bama Rambler Offline

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Post: #3
RE: ResMed S9 Noise
They are both quiet, but the ResMed machines make a different noise than the PR machines do. Maybe you're used to the PR noise, and the RM noise is new to you and therefore bothersome.
06-05-2014 03:14 PM
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shadybiz11 Offline

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Machine: Philip Respironics Remstar Pro and a ResMed S9
Mask Type: Full face mask
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Humidifier: philips or ResMed
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CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Derby, KS

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RE: ResMed S9 Noise
(06-05-2014 03:08 PM)Zorki1c Wrote:  My Res Med S9 is very very very quiet. When I was using a Swift FX mask the Swift exhaust made more noise than the machine. Now I'm using the P10 mask. It makes no noise and I can barely hear the S9.

Thanks for the info
The ResMed S9 makes me sound like Darth Vader with a whistle. The same mask on my Reperonics was super quite with the same mask. Except, of course, when it wakes you up 10-12 times a night. with alarms and turning off and on.
(This post was last modified: 06-05-2014 03:26 PM by shadybiz11.)
06-05-2014 03:24 PM
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Stargazer Offline

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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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RE: ResMed S9 Noise
(06-05-2014 02:26 PM)shadybiz11 Wrote:  I tried plugging the holes in the mask, and that didn't make any difference. If it is a bad machine, I need to know so I can get rid of it.

Be VERY careful about plugging the holes in the mask! They are engineered precisely for our survival!!

Somewhere on here is a link stating this very important subject! Please, be careful in this regard!!

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures....
06-05-2014 04:42 PM
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diamaunt Offline

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Post: #6
RE: ResMed S9 Noise
try a different hose.... I've had hose whistle in the past. also, I was using one of those plastic elbows to change the angle of the hose, and it caused a whistle.

with one combination of elbows and hoses with too much ridge, I could have the machine on, no mask on the end, and turn off the machine, and I'd get a decreasing series of tones out of the hose.

to see if it's just a noisy machine, take everything off of it, put it on 'mask check' and plug up the output.... it should be nearly silent. then open up the output, and listen to the rushing noise, and turn it off... then try it with a hose attached.... I wrapped some cloth over the end to muffle the sound and provide some back pressure so the mask check turned green.... and things were very quiet.
06-05-2014 05:06 PM
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zonk Offline

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Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

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Location: Australia

Post: #7
RE: ResMed S9 Noise
(06-05-2014 03:24 PM)shadybiz11 Wrote:  The ResMed S9 makes me sound like Darth Vader with a whistle. The same mask on my Reperonics was super quite with the same mask. Except, of course, when it wakes you up 10-12 times a night. with alarms and turning off and on.
Respironcis machines gives beeping sound for different reasons
'Mask Alert' alarm is common occurrence when large leak is detected, can be set to 'on or off'
If the alarm is due to leak, you need to sorted it out, waking up so many times affect the quality of treatment received and sleep

On the S9, there is a mask type selection ... 'Full Face for full face mask". Default setting set on 'Pillow'

The noise is very common problem with some machines, Resmed fully aware of the problem. I don,t think they are going to do a recall as the S9 is very popular at the moment, maybe they get the noise sorted it out with the next S10 which is due soon

If the noise is loud enough affecting your sleep, have the machine checked, replaced, or get a refund (if still under the 2 years warranty period)

Edit: Check 'Device Alert' ... pages 12/13/14
http://respironicsremstars.respironics.c...Manual.pdf
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06-05-2014 05:33 PM
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retired_guy Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
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Post: #8
RE: ResMed S9 Noise
(06-05-2014 02:26 PM)shadybiz11 Wrote:  Good afternoon.

I purchased a ResMed S9 Used to replace my Philips Resperonics that keeps having alarms all night.

The Quatro Air mask was missing the band and the hose connection piece. So I used the Amara Mask that I've been using.

I don't know if it was the mask or the ResMed, but every time I took a breath, the mask wheezed. Is that the machine or the mask?

I tried plugging the holes in the mask, and that didn't make any difference. If it is a bad machine, I need to know so I can get rid of it.

Awwww Shady, don't be plugging up the drain holes in your mask! That could alter the CO2 content in your blood and that would not be a good thing. Plug your ears maybe, but not the holes in your mask.
06-05-2014 06:18 PM
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Terry Offline

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RE: ResMed S9 Noise
(06-05-2014 02:26 PM)shadybiz11 Wrote:  I tried plugging the holes in the mask, and that didn't make any difference. If it is a bad machine, I need to know so I can get rid of it.

Don't do that. The only way fresh air gets into the system is if stale air is exhausted. That's what the holes are for.

No holes = no fresh air.
06-05-2014 09:15 PM
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Post: #10
RE: ResMed S9 Noise
Put on mask and turn on machine. Wait for noise to start. Put blanket or pillows over machine but leave enough space for machine to breathe. Go to the end of the hose and listen for noise. If you still hear it, it's the mask. If you don't, it's the machine.

Some S9s have a whistle that has never really been tracked down to one specific place.

There's some things to try if it is the machine.
Make sure the door on the humidifier is all the way down. Make sure there's no water on top of the humidifier tub. It doesn't often matter but let's eliminate it.
Make sure the filter is in correctly and is clean.

After that, if it still whistles, take it back and exchange.

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06-06-2014 02:35 PM
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