[b]The filtering system does not work.
The easiest way to see this is to insert a dollar bill between the side of the filter holder and the body of the machine while it is attached to the machine.
The bill will slip in behind the filter and the holder. Try it! [attachment=1079][attachment=1079]
This air leak is reducing the filter ability to filter out dust mites and what ever is in the room with you at the time of use.
I have been using the Resmed S9 IVAP machine for over a year.
I am a ex-marine guide with over twenty years underwater. I understand the physics of pressures and how it relates to the physiology of diving.
I am also a Beuchat and U.S. Diver equipment repair technician.
How I happened to discover this flaw - I was renovating our house.
I was changing my filters more frequently but the inside of the machine it was getting dirtier and dirtier.
Because of my work as a regulator technician I started to look for air leaks.
I did not take me long to find the filter holder and the filter were not doing what they are suppose to do and that is to keep foreign particles out of my lungs.
I have spent the better part of the year trying to get resmed to acknowledge the problem. Their solution was to give me another machine with the same problem. The one you see is a month old.
I was offered the new S10 series but it is has the same problem but can't be seen as it is hidden better.
So please take a dollar bill and see for yourself if you are using an S9 series resmed.[/color][/size][/font][attachment=1078]