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wandafeb02 +0 points · 3 months ago Original Poster

I've used an F30 mask for 13 months. It has suddenly started blowing a lot of air out of it and I can't get it adjusted. I end up taking it off. Do I need a new mask?

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Sierra +0 points · 3 months ago Sleep Patron

Unless there are damaged parts, it is unlikely to have any issues just due to age, after 13 months. What pressures are you using? If in Auto, what is your minimum and maximum pressure? It is possible that your machine is using more pressure than it was a year ago.

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wandafeb02 +0 points · 3 months ago Original Poster

Thank you. It's been set at 8 - 16 for 5 months and had done great until just a week or so ago.

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Sierra +0 points · 3 months ago Sleep Patron

That is a fairly normal range for an auto machine. What brand and model is the machine? When you say it is blowing a lot of air, what do you mean by that. Does the pressure seem to be too high? Or is the mask leaking a lot around the seal? There is a vent on the front of the mask that normally exhausts air. Does the air seem to be coming from that? You may want to check the manual that came with your mask and look at the maintenance instructions. There should be some help in how you clean it (including the vent) and make sure it is put back together right.

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wandafeb02 +0 points · 3 months ago Original Poster

Thank you. After examining the mask a little closer, I see that it is damaged. I got a new one.

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