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[split] ResMed AirSense 10 Humidifier Tank Problems
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ResMed S10 humidification chambers in photo
Hope the image is attached...

there are two reservoirs sold for this unit. One is labelled "use distilled water only" and the other is not.

I'm trying to help because  I had leaks in the cheaper humidifier chamber I bought for my last cpap (ResMed S9 E)  It leaked after 6 months use.


ferns thanks for your video. You've provided a great resource.


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DaveL
Compliant for about 30 Canadian years

I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. I hope to learn from you, and share my experiences with you. 
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#12
RE: ResMed AirSense 10 Disassembly and Modem Removal
I tried to do some research on the cheap version and the dishwasher safe version of the ResMed 10 AutoSet water chambers. Other than a price difference, there wasn't a much info. to discern. 

Both have lids that open. Both appear to me, to be as easy to clean as the other. Of course, w/o having a more expensive one in front of me to examine, I can't come to any rock solid conclusion. 

All that I know, is that I'm still using my original water chamber that came with my machine. My 1st night of therapy was Sept. 11th, 2018. 

As I've mentioned in the past, the chamber gets emptied each and every morning before I even get dressed. It gets wiped dry with some tissue, and allowed to further air dry for a few hours. 

When I decided to stop using distilled water, I called the DME supplier I got it from and spoke to an RT. He said using tap water would be just fine, although, mineral deposits would build up from the tap water. He advised me to not let it get bad and just use white vinegar to get rid of it. 

I asked him if dumping the water each morning would be a good idea? He said that would be fantastic, but told me that he quit recommending that because the vast majority of people simply do not follow thru on it. 

For me, the water chamber is the easiest part of the CPAP to keep clean and in good order. I have no reason what-so-ever to clean one via a dishwasher. 

The next time I'm due supplies, I'm going to request a dishwasher safe water chamber, just so I can see what it's all about. My DME supplier is very good about letting me change supplies.
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RE: [split] ResMed AirSense 10 Humidifier Tank Problems
My experience is very limited with the S10 + the two chambers. I just got the S10...

If it were normal times I would have used the cheap tank as long as I could. Considering we've had one shut down, I decided to buy the dishwasher safe version and use it. I have the cheap one as a spare. Figure I'm covered. Wink

Said before--if I have to use all this cr-p every night it had better work.

The s10 is so much better than my s9 was. It's quieter. It's more convenient. It works. I'm so happy that participants here recommended it.
DaveL
Compliant for about 30 Canadian years

I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. I hope to learn from you, and share my experiences with you. 
Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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RE: ResMed AirSense 10 Disassembly and Modem Removal
(11-04-2020, 04:52 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: By "white strip" are you referring to the tab above the latch?  I have a half dozen of these things, and they all come apart ate the hinge.  They do seem to eventually fail by having some water between the plastic case and aluminum.  I don't think tap or distilled water will make a difference, and can't imagine how that would affect the seal.  The thermal expansion of aluminum is much greater than stainless steel (0.000014 vs 0.000006 in/degree F).

It was the DME that suggested I use distilled water with the cheap tank. 

My S9E humidifier tank had a pinhole leak after 6 month's use.  I pulled out the old beaten spare I had kept. (a dishwasher-safe humidifier tank for the s9. I used that until I replaced that old wonder with my brand new S10.

I found using distilled water to be a pain.

Sleeprider the photo is in post 11....(I'm colourblind...I describe colours as I see them. Wink )
DaveL
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I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. I hope to learn from you, and share my experiences with you. 
Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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