Old machine disposal.

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Just1Jan
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Old machine disposal.

Post by Just1Jan » Mon May 09, 2022 8:38 pm

Hello, I just got a new machine 2 days ago. My old machine is 12 years old and has 27,122 hours on it. It has several things wrong with it, the worst part is the on/off button is not turning it on and off any more. My husband told me not to turn it off because I may not be able to turn it back on again. The humidifier reservoir does not hold water any more. The heater doesn't work any more either. Is this thing worth donating?

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Re: Old machine disposal.

Post by Respirator99 » Mon May 09, 2022 9:32 pm

Welcome to the forum.

You haven't mentioned the make or model of machine, but from your description it will take a fair bit of work to get it going properly. It's more than likely going to be a liability for whoever receives it. Much as it grieves me, I think this might be one for the recycle bin.
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Re: Old machine disposal.

Post by zonker » Mon May 09, 2022 10:00 pm

welcome to the zoo.

regrettably, i find myself in agreement with respirator99. that sounds like a LOT of work to get this in shape, prolly more than it's worth.

let's see if anyone comes in with a correction and option.

good of you to think of donation, though.
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Re: Old machine disposal.

Post by Pugsy » Mon May 09, 2022 10:25 pm

It's probably too far gone with what all you said but there is one place to check out.
acbio.com
they will sometimes repair donated broken machines and then they donate them to some place that doles used machines out to the needy.

Now they might also say they aren't interested but it's worth a phone call.

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Re: Old machine disposal.

Post by D.H. » Tue May 10, 2022 10:27 pm

The American Sleep Apnea association accepts donations of used CPAP machines. You should contact them, describe the condition of the machine, and see what they say. If they don't want it, ask them how to dispose of it.

If you're not in the U.S., ask them what the answer would be if you were in the U.S. (or contact an organization in your own country).

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