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How do I change my DreamStation tubing?

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TuzaHu973 +0 points · 6 months ago Original Poster

I've had my Dreamstation now for 6 months. I've not rinsed the tubing yet because I can't figure out how to remove the tube from the machine. It has a bulky adapter that slides in a space on top of where the humidifier is. I just got new tubing from my medical supplier and it has just a port on either end that you would slide onto something. I can't get the old tube out, and question if this new tube will stick in place as it doesn't have some snap type adapter to hold it to the machine. Does anyone know how to unlock my tube from the machine? Will the slide in new tubing stay in place if I can get the old tube out??? Also just got a new filter, the old one was black.

I am on bipap and at pressure of 19 and 23. I use Preferred Homecare and they have been useless for support. I've made multiple calls to them and they promise to get an RT to call me and they never do.

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Commentator

Hi TuzaHu973

Someone with actual knowledge will get back to you eventually but in the meantime I suggest you continue to use the old one.

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Commentator
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Sierra +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Innovater

I don't use a DreamStation, but the link below is to the technical manual for the machine. From what I can see in the manual (page 4-5, 4-6), there are two kinds of hoses. The heated hose appears to have tabs on each side of the hose at the point where you make the connection to the machine. To remove the hose you have to squeeze the tabs in and then pull the hose off. That said your new hose sounds like it is a standard unheated hose. It should just slide over the connection and does not have tabs - just a friction fit.

DreamStation Technical Manual

This is a good manual to save as a PDF for future reference.

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