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Smelly cpap smell after months of use and other problems
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Whitjr Offline

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Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Respironics System One BIPAP
Mask Type: Hybrid
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Not in use
CPAP Pressure: 9 cmH20
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Retired Respiratory Therapist - 35 years of clinical was long enough

Sex: Male
Location: Rural NC

Post: #11
RE: Smelly cpap smell after months of use and other problems
What the others have coached you on is right on! Maintaince of your unit is really important, in order to insure the equipment is working right, as well as- and as importantly, so that you do not get sick from micro organisms that may be growing inside your system!

I recommend washing and disinfecting your system every week. It may sound like a lot, however if this prevents even one bronchitis or pneumonia, it's worth it. Just IMHO.Thinking-about[/font]
05-08-2015 06:48 AM
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Posts: 421
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Lake View, NY

Post: #12
RE: Smelly cpap smell after months of use and other problems
It's gotta be alien farts... Smile what the others said about cleaning the machine will probably solve your problem.
05-08-2015 07:44 AM
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zhentrixcalipso Offline

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Joined: May 2015

Machine: Remstar mplus series
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: comfort classic
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 2
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #13
RE: Smelly cpap smell after months of use and other problems
You guys take this thread seriously
05-10-2015 07:35 AM
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zhentrixcalipso Offline

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Posts: 7
Joined: May 2015

Machine: Remstar mplus series
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: comfort classic
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 2
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #14
RE: Smelly cpap smell after months of use and other problems
(05-08-2015 12:58 AM)archangle Wrote:  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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05-10-2015 07:43 AM
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player Offline

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Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed A10
Humidifier: Resmed A10 Autosset
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: It's a... mad world...

Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #15
RE: Smelly cpap smell after months of use and other problems
If you check out the suppliers, you can buy a tube cleaning brush on a long wire so you can run the wire with the brush through the entire length of the hose to clean it.

You should soak everything in vinegar for a few hours, then wash everything thoroughly with mild dish soap, rinse and let dry completely. Once a week. Masks every day, or every other day.
05-10-2015 08:12 AM
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retired_guy Offline

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Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #16
RE: Smelly cpap smell after months of use and other problems
(05-10-2015 07:35 AM)zhentrixcalipso Wrote:  You guys take this thread seriously

So... This thread is not serious? How about you go troll someplace else? We really work hard to try to help people and we really do not need screwed with.
05-10-2015 10:54 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #17
RE: Smelly cpap smell after months of use and other problems
I also suspect this is a troll.
This subject is very serious. I hope you never have need of this forum, as you will not get it!

Now you need to GO GET A LIFE!

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05-10-2015 11:43 AM
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Sleepster Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #18
RE: Smelly cpap smell after months of use and other problems
I'm closing this thread. If the OP is serious, he can start another thread about how to clean his machine. If he's joking around it's not appreciated. Let's leave it at that. For now.

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05-11-2015 09:42 PM
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