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SOLVED - ResMed Aircurve 10 popping noise
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SOLVED - ResMed Aircurve 10 popping noise
SOLVED - no more popping or ticking noise on machine

I just started using a new ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV and it would make a faint popping noise just as I'd start to drift off to sleep. I figured as I was just starting to drift off to sleep the machine was pushing more air because my lungs and signal to lungs was relaxing and my machine was kicking in and doing what it's designed to do. However, I am a light sleeper and I'd hear that little pop and it would wake me up. I tried ignoring it in hopes of getting used to it and fall asleep but it wasn't working so I started wearing ear plugs. I didn't just spend nearly $3k (I don't have insurance) to have to wear ear plugs every night.

I finally narrowed the noise source down to the humidifier. I looked at the humidifier and the cover does not sit super tight to the base. There's a squishy gasket between the two. What happens is when the machine is pushing a great amount of air it forcing that chamber to expand and the lid pushes up slightly the taps on the latch hit making a soft tapping sound.

It's a poor design and the match should have some foam in it or some other design to hold the clap tight and solid and not allow the top humidifier cover to move up and down. Believe it or not all I did to fix my problem was take a length of clear packing tape and stretch it from the top cover to the base really tight to keep it solidly shut and not allow the cover to flex up and click. Problem solved. No noise, no ear plugs, no waking.

Hope this helps others as I see a lot of searches for this same exact noise. ResMed should design a better clasp.
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RE: SOLVED - ResMed Aircurve 10 popping noise
Those water chambers are relatively inexpensive. About $40 US on Amazon. I'd be interested in knowing if a new water chamber would be a fix.
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RE: SOLVED - ResMed Aircurve 10 popping noise
This popping of the humidity chamber is a pretty common occurrence. I hear it occasionally on my wife's machine when she doesn't push in the tray far enough. Hopefully your therapy is going well with ASV. The free software OSCAR lets you more easily see the work of the ASV providing a breath by breath view of your breathing flow rate and the mask pressure together. I think you will find it much more useful than ResScan https://www.sleepfiles.com/OSCAR Do you know your full settings (your profile says 5). You should have mode, and in AutoASV, EPAP min, EPAP max, PS min, PS max. In ASV mode just EPAP and PS min and max.
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RE: SOLVED - ResMed Aircurve 10 popping noise
Maybe a new chamber design is available but I doubt it. It's the latch design that is hard plastic hitting hard plastic when the lid moved up and down with high air pressure.

Their design works, it could just be better.

   
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RE: SOLVED - ResMed Aircurve 10 popping noise
Neither of my humidifier tubs click that I'm aware of. I've hit a high IPAP of about 27, however since I'm asleep I can't be sure if any noise was created. The tub on mine is fairly tight in the slot and the lid isn't moving much when latched and docked in the slot.
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RE: SOLVED - ResMed Aircurve 10 popping noise
Mine made a noise too until I changed out the humidifier tub. I think it is a flaw somehow in how the seal sits in the chamber then how well the lid of the chamber clips down to form that seal.
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