How do you repair an oxygen concentrator?


Quick Answer

To repair an oxygen concentrator, ask the store if they provide repair services, or have the unit repaired by a company that specializes in medical equipment, suggests the Oxygen Concentrator Store. Some services require customers to ship equipment to them, while others offer free pickup and delivery services.

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The models and range of parts available for repairs differ among services, according to the Oxygen Concentrator Store and Altra Service Professionals. Popular brands include Invacare, DeVilbiss, Respironics and SeQual. Most services cover replacement for parts covered by the manufacturer's warranty and bill the customer for damaged parts or repairs that occur outside of warranty. Some services offer estimates prior to repairs to give customers ideas on costs. After repair, most services provide free checks for oxygen balances, leaks and other issues and may offer their own warranties.

Oxygen concentrators are less likely to require repairs when maintained properly, the Oxygen Concentrator Store explains. To clean an oxygen concentrator, dampen a cloth, and apply a mild dish detergent to it. Ensure the unit is not plugged into an electrical outlet, and use the damp cloth to clean the components. Use the same mild detergent to clean the filter under water, and clean the filter once to twice a week.

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