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Re: [IP] Paradigm 75 motor problems

This is an insulin pump, not a car.  You can't self diagnose the 
problems and discount what the manufacturer (MiniMed) says is the actual 
problem.  It's not like they have anything to gain by telling you this, 
like a mechanic does.  They are the ones that have the burden of 
replacing the pump for you.  Why on earth do you want to try and 
question something that is so important to your health and well being?

Antonio in LA,Age 40, Type 1 since 1993
MiniMed Paradigm 515, OneTouch Ultra, MiniMed Carelink and PAL software

email @ redacted wrote:
> I started receiving a NO DELIVERY message about 3:00 a.m.  I pulled  
 > everything apart, rewound and everything seemed okay, no kinks, etc. I primed
> it
 > again and the motor bogged down during the prime. I switched out the
> infusion set and of course new insulin - that set had been used  for 3 days.
> During the prime [of the second set] the piston was moving forward and once  
 > it made contact with the reservoir it made three efforts (hard to describe in
> words) and then bogged down. I rewound again, switched the battery out,  
> primed and ... everything worked okay, no alarms thus  far.  
> I called Minimed Tech Support and they informed me that "The piston was not  
> making contact with the reservoir thus the NO DELIVERY alarm, it had nothing 
> to  do with the battery", I found it difficult to believe since I received  
 > indication (the sound) that the motor was bogging down on both sets (old and
 > new) and only went away once a battery change occurred, by-the-way, the
> was fairly new (2 weeks) and the battery indicator showed "full"
> Also, the motor can be heard rewinding and advancing [during priming] about  
 > a foot from my head - it seems noisy, I don't remember it ever making such a
> noise.
> Anyone else experience anything like this?
> Rick
> email @ redacted
> 12 years, Type I
> Paragigm 715 for 6 months now...
> PS.  It's my 6th month anniversary today, YEAH! (December 15th  2005).
> .
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