ResMed CPAP repair - S8 Escape / S8 Elite / S8 Auto / S8 VPAP

Posted by Advans CPAP Staff on 9/14/2018 to Articles
ResMed CPAP Repair

The ResMed CPAP machines we can repair are the units listed below.

  • S8 Compact
  • S8 Escape 
  • S8 Elite
  • S8 Auto
  • S8 VPAP
  • S9 Escape
  • S9 Elite
  • S9 Auto
  • S9 VPAP
  • Airsense 10 Elite
  • Airsense 10 Auto
  • Aircurve 10 VPAP

The ResMed S8 CPAP line of machines were made starting in 2005 and continuing through 2009.  The early models had issues with smoking and a crackling sound from where the power cord plugged into the cpap.  This was caused from constant pulling on and off the plug which will break loose the internal connections.  If you experience this issue with your S8 CPAP, immediately stop using it as it may be a fire hazard.  This issue is something we can repair.  On later units, this problem was remedied with a more robust input design.  

How about this?  Your S8 CPAP once plugged in, the display will light up, but when you try and turn it on, you get no air.  After so many years of pressing the start / stop button on/ off, the keypad will eventually wear out and no longer respond to your presses.  It will take more and more tries to turn your unit on and off. One day it won't respond at all.  People eventually end up pulling the plug in the back to just to get them to turn off.  We can repair this as well.

If you have a humidifier attached to the front of the machine and sometimes forget to remove it in the morning after getting up, it will cause problems down the line.  The issue is it stays there all day with water in it.  If this happens time and time again, water will eventually evaporate just enough to go back into your ResMed S8 CPAP's internal components.  When there is enough damage done, the CPAP will develop some symptoms.  One problem is pressure fluctuation.  The air pressure will increase or decrease  randomly or be too high or too low.  Your unit may no longer have auto on or auto off when the mask is removed or put on.  The CPAP may become louder or noisier as well.  These problems can be repaired.

Sometimes the ResMed S8 screen will not light up at all and the display will be blank.  That means there is no power going through the CPAP.  There could have a been a power surge or the unit was plugged into an incorrect power source.  The unit is dead and cannot be used. This doesn't mean it is to be thrown away and is junk.  Give us a call.  We can service the CPAP to function just like new.  

Feel free to post a question or comment about ResMed CPAP repairs or issues with your CPAP malfunction.


Michael Jagielski
Date: 1/29/2019
I have this exact problem on my S8 Elite II CPAP: How about this? Your S8 CPAP once plugged in, the display will light up, but when you try and turn it on, you get no air. After so many years of pressing the start / stop button on/ off, the keypad will eventually wear out and no longer respond to your presses. It will take more and more tries to turn your unit on and off. One day it won't respond at all. People eventually end up pulling the plug in the back to just to get them to turn off. We can repair this as well. Can you please let me know an average estimate for this kind of repair? Thank you, Mike
Taleisha Mechelle Sneed
Date: 5/23/2020 1:28:23 AM
I have the respironics dreamstation. And just today my cpap started applying more pressure when i breathe in and cutting short my exhale air.. what could be the problem
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 1/29/2019
Hello, Please check your email for a quote. Average repair costs can be anywhere from 65.00 - 250.00. Thank you
Richard Prankev
Date: 3/6/2019
Can you repair a Res Med Autoset 11 EPR? The on/off swirch doesnt work properly anymore. Estimate and shipping charges please?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 3/6/2019
Hello, Yes, we can repair the power switch (on/off button) your Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset CPAP . Please check your email for a price quote. Thank you.
Randolph Klein
Date: 4/16/2019
My ResMed Airsense 10 machine fell off the table last night and water spilled from the humidifier into the cpap. The machine now makes a whining noise when I breathe in and out. Can you repair this? If so, how soon can it be done? I am local and can bring it by anytime. Please help as this noise is driving me crazy and I need to sleep! Thanks.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 4/16/2019 11:41:00 AM
Hello, Yes, the noise can be repaired on your ResMed Airsense CPAP. When a CPAP falls off the nightstand, water from the humidifier can get back into the motor and cause damage to the bearings inside it. When this happens, the blower motor will need replacement as the bearings alone cannot be changed out due it it being a sealed unit. Please check your email. Thank you.
Jeff Setzer
Date: 5/8/2019
I my Escape S8 works fine except the power input is loose and I hear cracking. The power button is worn but still works. After reading “The ResMed S8 CPAP line of machines were made starting in 2005 and continuing through 2009. The early models had issues with smoking and a crackling sound from where the power cord plugged into the cpap. This was caused from constant pulling on and off the plug which will break loose the internal connections. If you experience this issue with your S8 CPAP, immediately stop using it as it may be a fire hazard. This issue is something we can repair. On later units, this problem was remedied with a more robust input design.” I’m stopping using it but I’d like to get it repaired.
Advans CPAP Customer Service
Date: 5/8/2019
Hello, Your unit is serviceable. Please visit this link and submit your information for service inquiry.
David Zierk
Date: 5/10/2019
I want to use my ResMed Auto set 2 for camping etc. using the special adapter and a freedom battery. I plugged everything in and it appears the power plug on the back is not working. The other 2 pronged plug for ac is ok. The dc plug must be broken inside because it should work. Can you help me out with this repair.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 6/21/2019 2:01:00 PM
With that particular set up, you do not use the DC input on the unit. A special AC/DC adapter will be needed for your battery. You can then plug your CPAP using the original power cord into the adapter that goes into the battery.
Date: 7/28/2019
My ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP is making a loud whining sound when I breathe in and out. I can't sleep with it that way. I changed to a new mask, hose and air filters, but it made no difference. My local CPAP supplier said I need a new machine. I cannot afford to buy a new one!
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 9/11/2019 5:32:00 AM
If you are not cleaning the water chamber out on a daily basis as you should and leaving it in the cpap machine during the daytime, this will typically cause the issue. The reason is because the moisture from the water chamber will get back into the motor and components and cause corrosion.
Darlene Neal
Date: 8/12/2019
My CPAP start/stop button is not responding all the time. Can you fix it.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 9/11/2019 5:36:00 AM
Yes, we can repair the button. The ResMed Airsense 10 and ResMed S8 are units we have found power switches to have issues where they either simply wear out over time or break and the device becomes unresponsive.
Linda Morris
Date: 8/31/2019
I have ResMed Air Sense 10, for the past 2 weeks it has been making a cracking sound, wither I am using it or when I am not. This is waking my husband up with this sound, I have just had this machine 1 year. How can this be fixed?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 9/11/2019 11:12:00 AM
Crackling sounds may be happening because there is water forming in your tubing and mask during the night. This called rainout. You may be hearing a bubbling or gurgling noise in your tubing. It can be corrected by increasing the temperature in your room, lowering the humidifier setting on the CPAP or tucking the hose under your blanket.
Bernard Gaydos Sr
Date: 9/15/2019
I have a ResMed 2 that is about 12 years old. Buttons don’t work I have to plug and unplug. I want a new one but insurance says I need a sleep study . I just want to buy a new one. How can I do that without a script
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 9/16/2019 1:25:00 PM
Your machine can be repaired. Please contact us directly via phone or email. Thank you.
Kathy Starr
Date: 9/17/2019
I have a ResMed Escape with a Humidifier last night it gave this great burst of air and just stopped but the light is still on in the unit. How long would it take to fix it?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 9/20/2019 1:50:00 PM
If we have the part that is needed to repair your CPAP, it would take 1-2 business days to repair.
Date: 12/8/2019
I have a ResMed Elite II with 22,000 hrs and have been told the output pressure is no longer sufficient. Can this be repaired and roughly how much would it cost? Rok
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 12/9/2019 12:54:00 PM
It typically can be repaired depending all on what is causing the pressure drop. Repair costs can be 135 - 200.00.
LJ Guidry
Date: 12/29/2019
I have a Resmed S8 that got water inside and is giving an error message. Can you repair? LJ Guidry
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 1/2/2020 4:29:00 PM
Hello, yes we can possibley repair the unit. Please check your email.
JT Hughes
Date: 1/18/2020
I have a ResMed 8 that died. I get a "motor fault" error when it runs for a few minutes then shuts down. I have used it since 2008 and ir has 18,250 hours on the motor. Can it ve repaired?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 1/20/2020
If you have the older S8, not S8 II, we might be able to service it for you. The cost is 125.00.
Patty Frie
Date: 1/26/2020
Elite11 i believe its a 8. The blower motor needs to be replaced. How much is a new blower? Or a rebuilt.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 1/27/2020
New ResMed S8 II motors are no longer available.
Bill Leslie
Date: 2/9/2020
I have an older S8 Compact ResMed that has three problems: 1) the On/Off switch has stopped working (I plug/unplug it at the wall socket), 2) the heating element does not turn on every time the ResMed unit is plugged in and 3) the humidifier adjustment control does not appear to be working. The blower is working. Is this unit still repairable?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 2/10/2020 2:51:55 PM
The switches on your unit is repairable. Your humidifier will need replacement if you are having issues with it. Please call us to handle it for you.
Roland Palmer
Date: 3/26/2020
I have a ResMed S8.We had a lighting strike to our house. It does not work now.My CPAP supplier says it probably is the FUSE.Can it be repaired?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 3/26/2020 3:47:02 PM
Yes, it can normally be repaired. Please submit a repair inquiry in the navigation link under repairs or call us direct.
Richard Banegas
Date: 4/16/2020
The main issue for my cpap is it has been getting noisier with use, at the point now where it's harder to fall asleep. It feels like the pressure might not be as strong as before either. Secondary issue is the control buttons aren't responding properly, I've had to remove the cover and manually click the sensors to make it work.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 4/24/2020 1:11:55 PM
A noisier CPAP machine is indicative to the blower or motor wearing out. The power or control switches on your unit will need replacement if you are having issues with them not responding to your inputs.
steve gibbs
Date: 4/16/2020
at night when the machine runs about 4 hours. the blower motor begins to get a little loud and when i breathe in the motor revs up on every breath like it is laboring. if I turn the machine off and turn if off immediately the blower works fine for about 20 minutes and the problem starts up again. It's not so loud that it wakes me up but annoying enough with breathing in a out to make it hard to go back to sleep.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 4/24/2020 1:17:12 PM
First, make sure there are no leaks in your mask or tubing. If all is well and your CPAP or Bilevel machine behaves with a higher pitched noise as you inhale and a lower pitched sound when exhaling, that normally means the blower motor is faulty and wearing out. Sometime the symptoms will not show up when the unit is turned on initially , but will gradually become louder as the night progresses.
C Buchanan
Date: 4/26/2020
Air curve 10 vpap is making when breathing in and out.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 4/28/2020 11:08:09 AM
The motor on your VPAP is going out and will need replacement. Please call us 714-897-2727 to have it serviced.
Date: 5/2/2020
I can't lower the pressure on my Resmed Elite II. I can only raise it. it's stuck on 16mm as the lowest setting.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 5/7/2020 3:22:19 PM
Were you having issues with the physical buttons on the unit not responding to your input to adjust the pressure ?
Date: 5/14/2020
I have a Resmed escape. Unit sometimes making noise after running for several hours. enough to wake me first I thought motor /impeller rubbing but problem is intermittent. seams like motor is trying to speed up and down.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 5/18/2020 11:46:45 AM
Any odd noise coming from the machine will a motor issue, even intermittent sounds. Now if the air pressure fluctuates, it would be a flow sensor or control board problem.
Ron J.
Date: 5/14/2020
My machine is Flasing message to check with manufacturers. It will not turn on and calibrate the airflow. Sonithing is wrong with the computer.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 5/18/2020 11:47:49 AM
Please contact us with your information so the unit can be evaluated.
michael sherty
Date: 5/14/2020
The machine fell off my night stand onto the carpeted floor. It started making a loud blower noise. The noise prevents me from falling asleep unless I put a pillow over the top of the machine. Secondly the amount of time the machine says I have been on it each night seems to differ from the hours that I calculate each night from the time I go to bed to the time I wake up including the times I get up due to restless leg symptoms. The difference seems to vary from around 1 and 1/2 hours to 2 hours a night. Does this sound like a potential machine error?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 5/18/2020
Yes. impacts from falling and possible water damage will cause motor and electronics problems.
Date: 5/14/2020
Hi - I have a ResMed AirSense10. The hose is blowing cold air, even though I use heated tubing (it used to work). Also, the "Home" screen does not display any kind of menu or report, as it used to. But the screen does display the default screen, and the cPap does function, albeit with "cold" air. Is this something you could fix - and do you have an estimate as to how much it would cost? Thank you,
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 5/18/2020 11:56:59 AM
Heated tubing is designed to prevent condensation, not heat incoming air. You may want to replace it if you feel it is not functioning properly. If you are experiencing any display issues, the control board will need to be replaced. Contact us for an estimate.
Suzanne Gordon
Date: 6/18/2020
My Reamed Elite S8 is missing the power button, which didn't work any longer, the machine turns on but doesn't blow air. Can you tell me how much it would cost to repair it?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 6/24/2020 2:49:56 AM
Scott Westfall
Date: 8/13/2020
Need to get my autoset Vantage S8 repaired. It has gotten noisy. How can I get this done?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 8/14/2020 4:30:18 PM
Please submit inquiry in the link:
Date: 9/24/2020
My S8 Escape (which I purchase used) does not do autostart ; is this normal?
Date: 9/24/2020
My S8 Escape (which I purchase used) does not do autostart ; is this normal?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 9/24/2020 2:51:55 PM
That model does not have that feature. S8 Elites and Autos will have it.
George E Grom, Jr
Date: 10/18/2020
My resmed vpap auto is starting to make a weezing sound during operation. It's coming from the main unit. Also my buttons stopped working. I'm trying to find the clinical settings. I got it to work and I got smart stop on/off (it was on) , Ti min 0.3sec, Ti max 2.0 sec, Rise time 300ms, EPAP 13.0cmH2O , and IPAP 17.0cmH2O . Is that all the settings in clinical and can your repair this unit?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 10/19/2020 5:39:55 PM
If you have the VPAP 3 model S8 version, motor are no longer serviceable. S9 and S10 models motors are still available. We can service the power switch if you are interested. Let us know.
A.D. Washburn
Date: 11/8/2020
I have an Elite S8 that I ordered a 12v power adapter for. The cord arrived and it was a straight 12v cord with lighter plug. I plugged it into my machine and now the heater light comes on but the machine does not power up on 110v or 12. Is it fried ? Or can it be reset.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 11/9/2020 12:52:25 PM
The board is damaged, but we may be able to service it.
Kevin Coles
Date: 11/12/2020
I have an S8 Compact. I recently have an issue with the on/off switch as well.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 11/12/2020
We can repair the issue.
Chris Bemis
Date: 12/23/2020
I have the ResMed Autoset Vantage S8 w/ Humidaire. The only issue I'm aware of is that it seems to have lost pressure. Could I get a quote for repair? Thanks
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 12/28/2020 3:06:55 PM
Until we examine the unit and diagnose the faulty component, we cannot provide a quote. Does the machine display any error codes?
Date: 2/3/2021
I'm looking for SD cards for an S8 Elite so we can download the data for a compliance report.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 2/4/2021 5:56:59 PM
We do not carry them.
George Wallaker
Date: 2/27/2021
I'm looking for the s8/elite ll keypads also. Any help would be appreciated.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 3/2/2021 11:07:46 AM
We have a limited number of those in stock. Please contact us directly.
Date: 3/7/2021
Wifes elite s8 does not seem to turn off when she takes mask off but probably needs good going through and cleaning never had any problems with it prior to this can find power plug now
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 3/11/2021 6:24:25 PM
That is an indication of a faulty flow meter. Please complete submit a repair inquiry so we can correct the problem.
Richard Jewell
Date: 4/8/2021
My S9 IPX1 stops and gives error "Over voltage". Is this the power supply?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 4/9/2021
Yes, we can repair it. Please contact us directly.
Preston Fountain
Date: 7/19/2021
I have two elite 2 s8 that I ordered (which I purchase used) and now both giving an error message "1019 call service" and one of the machine does not do autostart
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 7/21/2021 5:51:02 PM
If it ends being a sensor issue, we can repair it. Send it in for a free evaluation.
Ted Morin
Date: 7/30/2021
Live in Calgary Alberta. Where is my closest destination for repairs of my ResMed S8 Autoset? - Ted
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 8/2/2021 1:37:05 PM
We do not know any locations in your area.
Joe Alvarado
Date: 8/9/2021
Hello I have an older Resmed Escape S8 mine is making the crackling noise and smell of smoke sometimes. i’m assuming it’s a issue that you have fixed before. This machine is a spare that i use when i travel. How would be able to send it to you to be repaired .
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 8/12/2021 7:23:27 AM
Your unit can be repaired. Submit a cpap repair inquiry to being the process.
Art Kovach
Date: 10/13/2021
I have a Resmed Escape II. I am getting "Motor Fault - Call Service." Can you help with this model?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 10/14/2021 4:16:18 PM
We cannot service version ll motors.
Samuel Enzinna
Date: 11/19/2021
My cpap machine is a ResMed s8 escape11. It was making a noise and then the next might it just stopped working. Can it be repaired
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 11/22/2021 4:03:03 PM
No it cannot. S8 II blowers cannot be repaired.
Arnel Sevilla
Date: 12/28/2021
I have a ResMed Elite S8 that needs the blower motor replaced.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 1/11/2022
New blowers are not available.
Anikdripta Ghosh
Date: 2/1/2022
I have a S-8 Auto. Other than that button problem my machine is showing an error 1019. Is it repairable?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 2/10/2022 4:08:19 PM
Yes it is. Contact us directly to arrange service.
Thomas Lopez
Date: 3/1/2022
Have a Resmed Compact S8 (2006) can the motor be replaced? Starting to make a whining noise - intermittent. Is it possible to rent a CPAP machine while work is being done?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 3/3/2022
Motors are no longer made. We do not rent.
Date: 4/3/2022
I have an old S8 Escape that is no longer my primary CPAP. I will be traveling for work so was thinking about using that. The problem is that when I plug it in it comes on, and I cannot turn it off. I cannot get to the control screen. I can only turn it off by unplugging it. Is it repairable?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 4/7/2022 12:20:16 AM
Yes, we can service it. Submit a repair inquiry.
Randal Little
Date: 5/13/2022
My S8 display is bad. Just streaks display. Do you have replacement display?
Randal Little
Date: 5/13/2022
My S8 display is bad. Just streaks display. Do you have replacement display?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 5/19/2022 6:05:18 PM
Yes, we do.
Jeanne Silliman
Date: 10/10/2022
I put my mask on fall asleep and my res med s8 shuts off and says check tubing. My hose is clear I don't see any obstruction please tell me what to do.
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 10/14/2022 5:54:28 PM
A kink in defective tubing or being out of round will cause the a blocked tube error. Movement during the night will cause a kink in faulty tubing and decrease in airflow. Also, check for a clogged air filter.
Marvin Levitt
Date: 12/13/2022
I have a ResMed 8 CPAP machine with an attached humidifier and can not find the power cord to it. I did not know that it was recalled for a defect. Can you supply me with a power cord? What would it cost? I am an 85 year old man who has been on a CPAP machine for years. Thank you so much and can’t wait to hear from you. Marvin Levitt 561 8270143
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 12/14/2022 6:21:39 PM
Any computer store should have a cable that will work. It is a universal fit.
Jim Neese
Date: 1/7/2023
Do you have a fan blower motor for a Resmed Elite II machine? If so, would you please advise a cost estimate including shipping? Thanks, Jim
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 1/20/2023 6:08:00 PM
Those blowers have long been discontinued.
Garry Smith
Date: 2/18/2023
I have a ResMed Mod. 7 and a mod 8 and just recd a new mod 10. When my mod 8s motor bearing went bad the motor seized. Thankfully I had my mod 7 that I had repaired to use as a backup unit because it took 2 mths.for the doctors office and all the other supply cos. to get their act together to supply the mod 10. My mod 8 only has 18,000 hrs on it when the motor seized. Can this be repaired? Thanks, Garry
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 2/22/2023
New blowers have been discontinued.
Dan P
Date: 10/11/2023
Hi,I have an S8-Vantage. It started to get very loud a few weeks ago and now it has stopped working altogether. It reads System error call service. I never use the humidifier, so I don't think condensation is the issue. Can you repair it?
david roberts
Date: 10/12/2023
I have an Autoset spirit II. It has just passed 22,000 hours and now mysteriously shows an error message and refuses to operate. I suspect this is a factory set “end of life” device, similar to the error messages on the S9, airsense 10 etc but unlike those devices it does not allow you to continue to operate the machine. I would like to keep it as an emergency machine, is there a way to reset the run hours?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 10/16/2023 2:05:04 PM
Unfortunately, no there is not.
Bob Weber
Date: 10/13/2023
I have an S8 Elite with lots of hours. While on a trip last week, the display showed "System Error/ Contact Service" Are parts still available for this one? I am in the process of getting a new prescription/machine, but would like to have this one as a backup. Thanks
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 11/2/2023 1:30:48 PM
This may be a an issue with the control board. New PCAs are no longer available.
Date: 10/22/2023
Have a service error code 1019 on my Resmed AutoSet Il. Can this be fixed?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 11/2/2023 1:28:40 PM
The error could be due to a faulty flow meter. Contact us directly if there are more questions.
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