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wifey Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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CPAP Pressure: 4
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: amherst, Massachusetts USA

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Question high leak message
we are getting a message on the little screen of the resMed S9 that there is a "high leak" and to check all fittings we checked and found leaks in the hose. now have installed a new hose and still getting the message. the pressure seems lower than it was and the water level of the humidifier seems not to go down. need help figuring this out! thanks.[/font]
01-25-2014 05:37 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: high leak message
Hi wifey,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for suggestions and best of luck to you.

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01-25-2014 05:54 PM
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Tez62 Offline

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Mask Type: Full face mask
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post: #3
RE: high leak message
Welcome, wifey, make sure the hose is connected properly but it sounds like the leaks are coming for the mask it's self, make sure it is tight but not overly tight, could you tell us and update your profile with the model of CPAP, it is next to the power button, it will be either a Escape, an Elite or Autoset.
01-25-2014 05:57 PM
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wifey Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 autoset
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CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: amherst, Massachusetts USA

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RE: high leak message
(01-25-2014 05:57 PM)Tez62 Wrote:  Welcome, wifey, make sure the hose is connected properly but it sounds like the leaks are coming for the mask it's self, make sure it is tight but not overly tight, could you tell us and update your profile with the model of CPAP, it is next to the power button, it will be either a Escape, an Elite or Autoset.

thanks for the fast response! it is an autoset.
01-25-2014 06:06 PM
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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
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CPAP Software: Other Software

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Location: Калифорния

Post: #5
RE: high leak message
S9 is a little different than my S8. However, the water not going down might indicate a leak elsewhere.
Check the coupling between the blower unit and the humidifier unit.
Check the seal of the tank to the humidifier.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
01-25-2014 06:12 PM
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Tez62 Offline

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Post: #6
RE: high leak message
wifey, I would download either Sleepyhead or ResScan software and analysis your leak data.
below is the link to Sleeyhead and some Youtube video's

http://sourceforge.net/projects/sleepyhead - Link to Sleepyhead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuAnzBVWYD4 - Link to Sleepyhead Youtube Video part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmhXkmeJDIM - Link to Sleepyhead Youtube Video part 2
01-25-2014 06:29 PM
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CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #7
RE: high leak message
(01-25-2014 05:37 PM)wifey Wrote:  we are getting a message on the little screen of the resMed S9 that there is a "high leak" and to check all fittings we checked and found leaks in the hose. now have installed a new hose and still getting the message. the pressure seems lower than it was and the water level of the humidifier seems not to go down. need help figuring this out! thanks.[/font]

In view of the fact that it is a nasal mask, do not overlook the possibility that the leak may not be any of the equipment but may be from the mouth of the individual wearing the mask.

Best of Luck,

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01-25-2014 07:37 PM
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wifey Offline

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Post: #8
RE: high leak message
Thanks! I think that's it.
01-25-2014 07:38 PM
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Post: #9
RE: high leak message
If hubby is mouth-leaking and wearing a nasal mask, he'll need to try a chin strap. If that doesn't work (and usually it does) he'll have to go with either a hybrid or a full face mask.

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01-25-2014 11:12 PM
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