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Unreliable BiPap machine
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RE: Unreliable BiPap machine
@JJJ --  last night I thought I'd try without the humidifier.  I turned it off, and woke up about 3.5 hours later with a very dry throat.  I'm sure it's why I woke up -- and after being awake for about 2.5 hours, I went  back to bed after turning the humidifier on.  My AHI was 8.2 which was higher than my normal "under 5",

@Big Guy -- I also got the case and manuals, but I think it's easy for the DME to save and put together a kit to make it look like it was new.  I think my machine hours has been reset since being at the repair facility.

I used this machine for 15 months with no popping, then it started popping frequently.  Now I can't get it to stop popping.
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RE: Unreliable BiPap machine
Could you be filling it past the full line? Only thing I can think of.
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RE: Unreliable BiPap machine
Rich, I would first try not filling the reservoir more than 3/4 full, and if that doesn't do it, the humidifier on that machine is a separate part from the flow generator. You may only need a new humidifier which is relatively inexpensive. and should be provided by your DME.
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RE: Unreliable BiPap machine
(08-15-2020, 02:17 PM)staceyburke Wrote: Could you be filling it past the full line?  Only thing I can think of.

No, I even used a Sharpie to mark the full line to make it easy to see.  I usually leave the water level a little under their marking, and my Sharpie marking.  And when I just did the 'plugging with the thumb test', the water level was about 20% of full as per their markings.

@Sleeprider -- maybe Monday, I should contact the DME and see what they can do.
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