Filter is in the back of the machine. Smell is likely your tank needs washed. Hose needs washed or mask. Filter usually wont smell but it does need changed regularly.
Never heard of a cpap machine that goes lower thsn 4 cmh2o.
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Your machine should have a place for filters.
Hang in there for more suggestions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy and getting your machine problems straightened out.
Soak your "parts" mask, hose, water tank, any that will not be damaged by the water in a plastic pan (I use a bathing pan I got from hospital)with warm water and 1/4 cup of white vinegar for 6 to hours, rinse a couple times, and let air dry.
05-07-2015, 09:13 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-07-2015, 09:22 PM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
What are they feeding you?
It's not your fault!
Seriously, I have nothing to offer other than what others have said. Please let us know what the deal is if you figure it out.
How did you end up with an M Series CPAP machine? Those haven't been made for years.
You do need to wash the gray foam filter every two weeks, and replace it every 6 months. There is an optional white filter that goes behind the gray filter. If you use it, you need to replace it every month.
It's necessary to have the grey filter in place to prevent machine damage long term. The white filter is optional.
How do you clean your water tank?
Are you getting this machine and supplies from a local DME (CPAP salesman)? Do you have insurance? Are you in the USA? If so, there should be a schedule for replacement parts.
If not you can buy replacement parts (other than masks) online without a prescription.
Are you working with a doctor on apnea?
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If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
As others have said, the only reason it would stink is if it is dirty, and bacteria/mold/fungus is growing in it.
Or a mouse got in the machine and died.