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Author:  remazz [ Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:34 pm ]
Post subject:  ResMed policy about ozone cleaning machines.

I received this from ResMed, when I asked if my SoClean could affect their masks and cushions:

ResMed announced an update to its limited warranty that may affect whether you choose to use an ozone device with your ResMed machine and mask. Please review the detail of this update below.*

ResMed user guides advise patients to periodically clean ResMed machines, components and masks with mild detergent and warm water only. Some patients choose to use other means to clean and/or disinfect their machines. With the increased use of ozone devices, ResMed has observed that prolonged and repeated use of an ozone device may eventually cause internal damage to a ResMed machine, leading to an increase in motor noise.

Warranty update: Effective for sales of ResMed machines on or after February 1, 2020, ResMed’s limited warranty will exclude damage to ResMed machines caused by use of ozone devices. The limited warranty on ResMed masks, with the exception of ResMed AirTouch™ products, will not be affected.

ResMed is not taking a position on whether you should use an ozone device. That decision is up to you, as the patient, to balance the convenience of using an ozone device versus the likelihood of potential damage to your ResMed machine. ResMed is reinforcing the cleaning instructions in its machine user guide: periodic cleaning with mild detergent and warm water is all that is required with a ResMed machine, component or mask.

Author:  diamaunt [ Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ResMed policy about ozone cleaning machines.

There is no "convenience" associated with an ozone device.

They don't *clean* anything AT ALL, you have to manually clean the mask and such, and that is all that is ever necessary to do to them.

Author:  eozen81 [ Thu May 07, 2020 12:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ResMed policy about ozone cleaning machines.

I do NOT care about warranty but interested in the scientific results on using ozone for the machine. Daily/Weekly cleaning (let's say outer cleaning with warm water and baby shampoo or alcohol wipe etc...) is ok for visible parts (mask, hose etc) but for the machine we are desperate, so can we agree if ozone cleaning is useful or not for the machine to say we should use or not use or use very randomly?

Author:  Respirator99 [ Thu May 07, 2020 1:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ResMed policy about ozone cleaning machines.

It is not normally necessary to do anything inside the machine. If you replace the inlet filter at regular intervals to keep dust out, then nothing other than room air will flow through the machine. Ozone will not remove dust or anything else inside the machine. You say you're desperate - why so?

Long story short - ozone won't do any good, and may do harm.

Author:  LSAT [ Thu May 07, 2020 9:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ResMed policy about ozone cleaning machines.

eozen81 wrote:
I do NOT care about warranty but interested in the scientific results on using ozone for the machine. Daily/Weekly cleaning (let's say outer cleaning with warm water and baby shampoo or alcohol wipe etc...) is ok for visible parts (mask, hose etc) but for the machine we are desperate, so can we agree if ozone cleaning is useful or not for the machine to say we should use or not use or use very randomly?


If your home is clean and no one has the virus...what's the panic. All you need is soap and water. If you want to use an Ozone machine, go and do it. You don't need our blessing.

Author:  diamaunt [ Thu May 07, 2020 9:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ResMed policy about ozone cleaning machines.

eozen81 wrote:
I do NOT care about warranty but interested in the scientific results on using ozone for the machine. Daily/Weekly cleaning (let's say outer cleaning with warm water and baby shampoo or alcohol wipe etc...) is ok for visible parts (mask, hose etc) but for the machine we are desperate, so can we agree if ozone cleaning is useful or not for the machine to say we should use or not use or use very randomly?

Ozone is NOT useful, it is harmful, it will degrade the inside of the machine.

You may not care about warranty, but the ozone will make it fail sooner.

Author:  eozen81 [ Fri May 08, 2020 2:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ResMed policy about ozone cleaning machines.

Hey guys, thank you for the replies and clarifications. I will stop using ozone than.

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