Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Resmed H5i broken
#1
I was wondering if any of you have had issue with the hose connection on the back of the H5i ?  I've had 2 H5i units that have broken where you push on and twist the hose. The plastic piece that holds the hose on after twisted, breaks.  I think it's a bad design and hadn't purchased another. I've been without for over a year and I'm about to break down and buy another.  I'm not a gorilla, I've been pretty gentle with it. Especially the second one!  But was wondering if it was only my bad luck? Has this happened to any of you? Dont-know
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
G'day Newbomb Turk, welcome to Apnea Board.

I've never heard of this happening before. Mine is over three years old and I've had no problems at all (still on the original hose). Was your humidifier made in Australia or Singapore (not that that should make any difference really)?
DeepBreathing
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Bed

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
A replacement Air Outlet Tube Coupler and Retainer Clip for H5i can be purchased from Supplier #1 for $9.95.  Repair is inexpensive, and really no reason to do without. You may have more luck if you wiggle the hose to the side to let it slide on and off, rather then twisting or pushing and pulling. The hose ends are flexible rubber, but when in full contact with the connector will have a lot of resistance and torque if you twist. Just lightly pull to the side to break the seal, and it should move easily.
Post Reply Post Reply


#4
The swap of the outlet with clip is an easy DIY.
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
Hey JM, does it sound like the O.P. has been replacing the whole humidifier for a broken outlet tube?  It did to me.
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
Perhaps we need to confirm which part has broken. The "Air Outlet Tube Coupler" (or "nozzle" for non-tech people) could certainly come off if the plastic retaining clip breaks. However the S9 system requires the heated hose to be pushed straight on then turned 90 degrees to lock in place. Removal likewise requires a 90 degrees twist then pull straight off.

I was under the impression the OP was referring to the black surround of the electrical contacts, which also acts as a retainer for the hose head when it's turned 90 degrees. It's conceivable that the surround could break in which case the contacts would fail and the hose could come off the nozzle. I've never heard of that happening, but I suppose it's possible.
DeepBreathing
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Bed

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply


#7
(02-09-2017, 09:15 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: Hey JM, does it sound like the O.P. has been replacing the whole humidifier for a broken outlet tube?  It did to me.

I took it that way on first read (the plastic "C" clip).  But after Paul's second post, I now think the OP is talking about the connector block.

Quote:...that have broken where you push on and twist the hose. The plastic piece that holds the hose on after twisted, breaks.
Post Reply Post Reply
#8
Hi Newbomb Turk,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I haven't heard of this happening.
Good luck to you as you continue your CPAP therapy and also with getting your machine problem straightened out, hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Is every piece of gear I get broken? or is it my DME? tlauts 4 346 06-29-2017, 03:56 PM
Last Post: KSMatthew
  ResMed H5i heated humidifier - broken GrammaBear 7 587 01-08-2017, 10:39 AM
Last Post: GrammaBear
  [Equipment] ResMed AirSense 10 broken on-off switch koshari 12 2,145 11-07-2016, 05:19 PM
Last Post: Insomniac II
  How I Repaired Broken Nasal Strap... player 6 708 07-27-2016, 01:48 AM
Last Post: player
  '0' AHI - "Is machine broken"? GrammaBear 27 1,948 06-06-2016, 07:32 PM
Last Post: Homerec130
  Another F&P Question: Quick Disconnect or broken? 8-) Terry 0 405 02-01-2016, 04:34 PM
Last Post: Terry
Gross [Equipment] Strangled. ResMed S9 Elite Broken? Restarts Over and Over. wirewalker 9 1,677 11-02-2015, 01:37 PM
Last Post: wirewalker

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.