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weird smell after removing mask?
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Sometimes the plate that heats the water to humidify isn't working right. The machine I initially got spewed horrible odor that lasted for hours. I returned the machine the next day. My replacement machine OCCASIONALLY has a slight odor, but usually that is because I don't have enough water in the humidifier. It goes away within a minute of shutting off the machine. In NEITHER case did I smell these odors when masked up. That's what caused me to look at the workings of the humidifier.

When I was waiting to get a machine, I purchased a used S9 and it also had that slight plasticky smokey odor, but it worsened over time. Fortunately, the seller took it back. So, don't always blame yourself. The machine can be at fault. They are sturdy, but still subject to wear and tear and unseen damage.
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(05-01-2016, 12:37 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote: Sometimes the plate that heats the water to humidify isn't working right. The machine I initially got spewed horrible odor that lasted for hours. I returned the machine the next day. My replacement machine OCCASIONALLY has a slight odor, but usually that is because I don't have enough water in the humidifier. It goes away within a minute of shutting off the machine. In NEITHER case did I smell these odors when masked up. That's what caused me to look at the workings of the humidifier.

When I was waiting to get a machine, I purchased a used S9 and it also had that slight plasticky smokey odor, but it worsened over time. Fortunately, the seller took it back. So, don't always blame yourself. The machine can be at fault. They are sturdy, but still subject to wear and tear and unseen damage.

In my case I think I've verified that it is not the machine. The air to the mask smells fine and I can smell the weird smell even if I take my first breath in another end of the house.
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My first month or so, I would smell laundry detergent for the first few breaths. I had my wife put the same mask on a few times and she smelled baby powder. It went away after a while.
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#14
I find CPAP clears my sinuses, so maybe your sense of smell is more acute after removing the mask.
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#15
I get the burning type smell but only after turning off the machine -- just before I remove my mask. I've never noticed it while it's blowing though.
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