I'm having problems with my Aerobika: What are your solutions?

Posted by terryb1 @128128terry11t, Nov 23, 2017

I am having a great deal of difficulty with fluttering and my aerobika. I am having trouble getting it to flutter upon exhale. Is there anyone else who is experiencing this and if so, what are the solutions? I keep having to hit the aerobika to get it to flutter. Thank you. Terry

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I had that problem once. I think the little green thing was still wet. I make sure it is completely dry when I use it. It hasn’t happened again. But I have read, (don’t remember where), that they need to be replaced every 6 months. I don’t know if that would be the reason why.
Gina K

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I have this problem a lot and the aerobikas aren’t old. How can you make certain that that little green thing is dry? I dry my aerobika on paper towel and allow it to simply air dry. Is there a better method? Thanks so much for any replies. Terry

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Hello @128128terry11t

I googled “Aerobikas” (since I was not familiar with the term) and saw that there are some Youtube videos – perhaps they will help you with this problem. https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrgEZRYHhhafYEAR0EPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–?p=aerobika&fr=yhs-adk-adk_sbnt&hspart=adk&hsimp=yhs-adk_sbnt

Teresa

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Thank you. Seem to be doing it correctly. Appreciate the tip.

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Sometimes I find that mine isn’t fastened together well and then it doesn’t flutter. If I push down on the top until they click together that clears up the problem.

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Thank you for the suggestion. Much appreciated.

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I have the same problem. After a few days it stops fluttering. I get a replacement and it happens again. This is my third device that stops working after a few days of use. Currently i requested replacement from Monaghan. They will send a new one. I need to try to use a different disinfecting method. I have been using the microwave with the steam bag. Maybe the white thin valve gets overheated in these newest devices. I used my very first device for 6 months with the same cleaning method.

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@myweb2learn

I have the same problem. After a few days it stops fluttering. I get a replacement and it happens again. This is my third device that stops working after a few days of use. Currently i requested replacement from Monaghan. They will send a new one. I need to try to use a different disinfecting method. I have been using the microwave with the steam bag. Maybe the white thin valve gets overheated in these newest devices. I used my very first device for 6 months with the same cleaning method.

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I use a baby bottle sterilizer daily with nebulizer parts and with arebokia. I have not had any problems so far . First I rinse, then place in very hot sudsy water for at least 30 mins, then wash in the same water, rinse twice, shake off excess water and then place in baby bottle sterilizer.

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After destroying 2 devices in the microwave and refusing to buy another appliance (sterilizer) I switched to an alcohol bath weekly and a daily wash.

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I've been using Aerobika for close to 4 years. They have all held up well except a new one that had a problem right away. I contacted the company, returned that one and they sent me a replacement one. My cleaning routine is to rinse, place in fairly hot water with Dawn detergent. After 20-30 mins I put in a steamer bag for one min and 30 seconds–be sure to put 4 ozs water in the bag before putting in the microwave. After at least 5 mins I remove, shake excess water off and let air dry. For me they are pretty sturdy. Not sure what you're inhaling so maybe that can be part of it. I've only used 7% Sod. Chloride and Tobramycin off and on.

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I have several Aerobikas that I rotate through weekly. I sometimes attach my nebulizer to the device, especially if I am pressed for time. Weekly, I sterilize them by boiling them all together. The only time I have an issue, is if I did not assemble the device quite right. I just take it apart and reassemble it and it works fine. I have listened to talks by the manufacturers and they say if you experience an issue to call customer service and they will replace the unit.

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Wow…most are much more meticulous than I. I too have the Aerobika…my routine has been…soak in sudsy warm/hot water with dish soap(Seventh Generation or something very “plant based/no harsh chemicals”) for at least 15mins. Air dry on my kitchen rack. Reassemble when dry (the side cylinder register only gets wiped with alcohol) and it lives next to the machine. I have never steamed, microwaved or used dishwasher. When I travel, I take a spray bottled of alcohol and soak it with that then just rinse and air dry. I change the tubing and little white sponge filter in the second round green knob next to tubing once every 6 months (suggested by distributor that furnished me the Ombra that goes with my Aerobika). The one time my Aerobika wouldn’t flutter…I adjusted the black stick lever that goes from -1 to +5…moved it back and forth (my husband’s technique of when all else fails…start smashing buttons)… it resumed fluttering…mine stays near the number 5.
I like others have voiced…would defer to the manufacturers directions on sterilization and care of device. I just have never believed that microwaves, dishwashers etc…are good for plastic devices. And also important…would be the level of sterilization required for each user…some like myself cough up NOTHING and others have a lot of mucus or sputum…hence more to clean up after. If it does not flutter…change it out.
Regina

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