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.

33 Comments

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. https://www.advanscpap.com/cpap-repair#cpap-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.
Melinda
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.
Buster
Date: 10/18/2019
I have a Resmed Elite S8 bought in 2006. I have handled it really well and gently. It started to make a whining noise 4 days ago that interrupts my sleep significantly. It could be the bearings. How can you help me, please and if it can be repaired, how much am I looking at? Thanks
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 10/21/2019 4:45:00 PM
Yes, we might be able to rebuild your blower motor depending on the exact model you have. Please check you email.
Buster
Date: 10/21/2019
Dear Advans CPAP Staff. I have checked my mail and nothing is there from you. Thanks Buster
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 10/23/2019 12:41:00 PM
It would cost 125.00 to rebuild your motor plus 20.00 return shipping. Please email or call if you are interested. Thank you.
Rok
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.
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
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 2:14:00 PM
If you have the older S8, not S8 II, we can rebuild the motor 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 6:27:00 PM
New ResMed S8 II motors are no longer available. They are not rebuildable as well.
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.
David
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 ?
Thomas
Date: 5/14/2020
I have a Resmed escape. Unit sometimes making noise after running for several hours. enough to wake me up.at 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.
sarah
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.
Bob Washburne
Date: 5/20/2020
I have an S8 Autoset II. Sounds like the motors are no longer available. I can live with the whine of a failing motor...bur need a new keypad. Can you/do you sell parts? Thank you!
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 5/21/2020 10:37:30 AM
Please check your email. Thank you.
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
65.00.
James Jarvis
Date: 7/24/2020
I have a ResMed Escape II (S8) and the keypad is having issues with turning the machine on and off. Do you sell the keypad?
Advans CPAP Staff
Date: 7/27/2020 6:01:13 PM
Please contact us directly regarding your inquiry.
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: https://www.advanscpap.com/cpap-repair#cpap-inquiry
Reda
Date: 9/24/2020
My S8 Escape (which I purchase used) does not do autostart ; is this normal?
Reda
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.

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