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Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

Postby Sleepy-Ash on Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:19 pm

no_more_headaches wrote:I am wondering how many of the people with leaking chambers put them into the dishwasher with hi drying temperatures.
My wife’s chamber just started leaking right after she did a dishwasher run on it.


The Remed rep I spoke to said there is a current batch of tanks on shelves that have a fault that causes them to start leaking with use. Of my 3 tanks that have leaked-- I have never run any of them through a dishwasher. In fact, this last tank failed so quickly I hadn't yet washed it. Because I use distilled water, I typically clean it throughly every month and this last water tank failed in less than 3 weeks.

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Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

Postby Bobby269 on Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:19 am

If you need a new water chamber try this one. https://www.cpap.com/productpage/resmed ... amber.html
It's $10.00 less expensive then other sites. The shipping might still be free. This one according to Resmed should last 2 years. :D

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Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

Postby grlr64 on Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:45 am

I have gone through 3 water chambers now due to leaks on my nightstand. I am calling SleepMed to have it replaced. I see others are having similar issues.

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Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

Postby pratzert on Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:35 am

Does anyone have experience using the Dishwasher safe chambers for the AirSense?

Are they less susceptible to leaking?

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Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

Postby StuUnderPressure on Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:40 am

pratzert wrote:Does anyone have experience using the Dishwasher safe chambers for the AirSense?

Are they less susceptible to leaking?


I have been using that Dishwasher Safe Water Chamber on my ResMed AirCurve 10 VAUTO since 9-16-15.

No leaks so far.

Because of all of the reported leaks, I do have my VAUTO slightly elevated in a water tight plastic cover to avoid any damage to the stand it is on - if it ever leaks.

If it has not yet leaked in a couple more weeks, I plan on dismantling its "protection".

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Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

Postby Phil B. on Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:08 pm

Not so fast my friends, here is a twist:

My ResMed Airsense 10 worked great for six months, without leaks. I then received, courtesy of insurance, a new tank. I guess the idea is to reduce the potential for bacterial by replacing it every six months.

A couple days after I began using the new tank, I notice the water leak for the first time. Yes, ruined side table, big mess, etc. After it leaked several times, I thought this is no problem because I still have the “old” tank that has never leaked. When I used the old tank, I still have a leak. SO...I dont think it is the tank at all. It has to be the seals inside, or some other issue or one heck of a coincidence that a new tank and an non-leaking old tank started leaking the same week.

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Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

Postby dave940 on Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:57 am

I too have replaced a good tank, just because I am sent a new one every six months. After my most recent resupply, I made the mistake of discarding the used tank, and a few weeks later, the replacement started leaking. Now I am waiting for another tank to arrive, and have learned my lesson, definitely keep the old tank if changing out to a newer one.
By the way, I had posted last April that a gummy, resinous material seemed to be leaking from my machine. I showed it to my local Apria office, and they replaced it with a new one. I now believe that the problem was because the non-skid rubber on the bottom of the machine was the culprit, it had deteriorated because of the puddle from the leaking humidifier tank.

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Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

Postby dave940 on Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:58 pm

I received the replacement water tank, and whadyya know, it has developed a trace leak as well, can't identify the source, but Apria has mailed a replacement that I should receive in a few days. I was later contacted by an Apria rep about it who was completely unaware of any problems with this water tank. She was interested in seeing the tank but was not willing to go out of her way to get it, such as paying for shipping. The office is about a 45 minute drive, so I may drop it off sometime when I have a reason to drive that direction during their business hours. I mentioned this message board and invited her to spend 10 minutes or so to educate herself on this phenomenon, but the stated that she "didn't have time". It's not like I was inviting her to read about how the earth is really flat or some other such nonsense, but I was really surprised that, being an "expert" professional in respiratory therapy, she couldn't take the time to see some user anecdotes. :evil:
By the way, I'm not ruling out that there is some other possible source of the water leak. For example, I believe it is possible in my latest case that either the gasket that seals against the air pump inside the unit, or the larger gasket that seals both halves of the water chamber, might have a trace air leak that allows humid air to condense inside the warm unit while running. Just a thought.

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Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

Postby dave940 on Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:12 pm

Bobby269 wrote:If you need a new water chamber try this one. https://www.cpap.com/productpage/resmed ... amber.html
It's $10.00 less expensive then other sites. The shipping might still be free. This one according to Resmed should last 2 years. :D

I hadn't been keeping up with this topic lately and missed this post. Thanks for the link, I wasn't aware that Resmed made a dishwasher safe model. My insurance supplies a replacement every 6 months, but they only send the standard tank. Amazingly, from the supplier in your link, the dishwasher safe model is cheaper than the standard one. :?: :?: :?:

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Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

Postby StuUnderPressure on Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:34 pm

dave940 wrote:
Bobby269 wrote:If you need a new water chamber try this one. https://www.cpap.com/productpage/resmed ... amber.html
It's $10.00 less expensive then other sites. The shipping might still be free. This one according to Resmed should last 2 years. :D

I hadn't been keeping up with this topic lately and missed this post. Thanks for the link, I wasn't aware that Resmed made a dishwasher safe model. My insurance supplies a replacement every 6 months, but they only send the standard tank. Amazingly, from the supplier in your link, the dishwasher safe model is cheaper than the standard one. :?: :?: :?:


Unfortunately, the "Dishwasher Safe" tank also has reports of leaks.

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