06-26-2016, 11:56 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-26-2016, 11:57 PM by eseedhouse.)
Just make sure the it says 'Distilled' on the label and then go for the cheapest you can find. All distilled water is exactly the same, nothing but 100% pure H2O.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Actually you know, it is what it isn't.
06-27-2016, 01:08 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-27-2016, 01:09 AM by vsheline.)
(06-26-2016, 03:40 AM)Normbc9 Wrote: My wife tells me she can smell a odor of some plastic being hot. She thinks it comes from my ACPAP machine. She sleeps in another room. I smell nothing other than when I awaken and remove the Humidifier the bottom of that container is very warm. Is there a problem developing that I should be aware of?
Maybe she is smelling heated tube? When new it will out-gas a little, especially if temperature set to max for highest humidity.
You would be used to the slight odor, so you wouldn't notice it.
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
It took more than a few days but your suggestion certainly has helped me to find a solution. Thank you for posting this.
Thank you and all those who posted trying to give me helpful suggestions. I'm on my 3rd sleep period of use and using several suggestions the unit is now doing what it should and the user (Me) is now paying attention!
I am using the Airsense 10 for more than a year now, and I also have a smell problem.
It started after a few weeks, and my machine was replaced. Unfortunately the smell returned with the new machine. I tried to rinse hose, mask and container, but no luck.
the only thing that improved the smell is going out of Auto humidifier mode to manual, level=1, which is a pity since one of the advantages of this machine is the climate control and heated tube.
I think the problem is not air filter or dirty tubing, since for many years I used the Respironice REMstar Auto M Series A flex, rarely cleaning the tube and without any smell!
so to me it seems there is some design problem in the Airsense 10.
Only use distilled water, not regular spring water
Thank you Steve. I appreciate your help. Several members of this Forum have really given me some great help.