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Cleaning after over 2 years of no useage

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jlinscott +0 points · over 1 year ago Original Poster

So, pretty much what the title says, I stopped using the machine around 2 years ago. I think I’m ready to bring it back out but I’m kinda afraid lol, I did not store it properly or anything it’s basically been sitting on my nightstand for 2 years collecting dust. I don’t want to get sick from using it so any helpful tips to ensure there is no mold and it gets cleaned thoroughly would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · over 1 year ago Sleep Enthusiast

Hi jlinscott

I'm sure you'll get loads of advice.

Was the machine dry when you left it there?

I would take the humidifier container out and make sure the chamber it sits in and the inside of the lid are clean and change the intake filter then just do a slightly better than normal clean on the rest of the gear in a clear space with lots of light and maybe even a tooth brush and cotton tips for some detailing.

If you have the budget and opportunity it may be worth buying a new air hose.

I would also run the machine for a few mins before using the mask.

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Ruby +0 points · over 1 year ago Sleep Commentator

Replace the hose and mask. Even if you clean them, the material will have eroded and could cause issues. Otherwise, yes clean as Gremlin has suggested. I hope this time will go better for you. Let us know how it goes.

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Sierra +0 points · over 1 year ago Sleep Patron

If you did not drain the humidifier reservoir is is the most likely to have some issues. I would inspect the reservoir, the hose including inside as far as you can see with a flashlight, and the mask. If you see no visible mold, I would do a normal clean. For me that would be to use pure vinegar first, followed by a warm water and Dawn dish soap clean, and last a tap water rinse to get rid of all the soapy water and residue. Hang to dry for a 16 hours or so. As for the filter on the inlet of the machine, I would inspect it and if it looks clean then just wash it under the water tap. At least the ResMed ones are water resistant and are quite easy to clean after you blow the dust off.

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