Another failing AirSense 10

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Odiferous
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Re: Another failing AirSense 10

Post by Odiferous » Sat Jul 30, 2022 3:38 pm

I ran across Altra, another repair company who lists common repair prices on their website. $275 for a (presumably) new motor, installed, shipped, and warrantied for a year sounds way more attractive than the used motors for $200 with little or no warranty that I was finding.

I suspect acbio's price would be similar, but it's nice to at least have an idea what it takes to get one of these machines fixed.

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Re: Another failing AirSense 10

Post by lynninnj » Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:25 pm

Odiferous did you look over the ifixit link that takes you directly to the instructions on how to open and fix stuff yourself?

They have instructions on fixing the Rez med 10.
it’s not terribly difficult.

The $275 doesn’t sound too terrible.

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Odiferous
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Re: Another failing AirSense 10

Post by Odiferous » Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:59 pm

lynninnj wrote:
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:25 pm
did you look over the ifixit link that takes you directly to the instructions on how to open and fix stuff yourself?
I see nothing there that even suggests methods to fix a failing motor.
it’s not terribly difficult.
If you're talking about installing a replacement motor/pneumatic block, then you're correct, it looks quite easy. But where are you going to get the part?

If you're talking about actually removing the motor from the sealed enclosure and repairing/replacing the bearing or whatever is causing the excessive noise, then I'd love to hear about it.

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Re: Another failing AirSense 10

Post by lynninnj » Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:41 pm

Sometimes ifixit has various parts for sale but I didn’t see one.

Prior post you said you were bummed about right to repair issues.

However if the problem were one of the other parts you came across during breakdown it might offer a chance to fix ie a loose wire or some such.

I see now you found a reasonably priced option.

At the time I posted it seemed like it might be helpful.

Sorry.

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Re: Another failing AirSense 10

Post by BobH56 » Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:43 am

I just acquired a brand new Airsense 11 in June. It has a 3 year warranty as required by the Ontario govt to be eligible for funding. Funding is available every 5 years.
I can purchase (within 90 days) an extended warranty that adds 2 years such that it is fully under warranty for 5 years, cost is $75/yr. After that funding would support a new machine again if needed. My question is, how reliable or robust are these machines? I realize the Airsense 11 is new, but I would think it is very very similar
to the Airsense 10. I have another another month+ to purchase the warranty.

Thanks

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Re: Another failing AirSense 10

Post by ChicagoGranny » Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:33 am

BobH56 wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:43 am
how reliable or robust are these machines?
I don't think of it in terms of reliability. How much does it put you out now to spend $150? How much would it put you out to pay for whatever a new machine costs in year four or five?

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Re: Another failing AirSense 10

Post by Odiferous » Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:52 pm

BobH56 wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:43 am
...extended warranty...
Extended warranties are, overall, not worth the cost. If they were, whoever's offering them would be losing money. It only benefits you if the device dies in its 4th or 5th year, when most still run just fine well after 5 years (and that's assuming there aren't loopholes/exclusions/etc. that are common to extended warranties).

I'm quite grumpy about my machine failing right after the warranty ran out, but I won't be buying an extended warranty on the next one.

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Re: Another failing AirSense 10

Post by ChicagoGranny » Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:09 pm

Odiferous wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:52 pm
It only benefits you if the device dies in its 4th or 5th year
Good one!