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Air conditioner filter broken, model discontinued

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  1. #11

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    So I went to Sham Shui Po and had a bit of an adventure, haha.

    I tried to walk through it and find an air conditioning repair shop. This didn't work, as most shops there are very customised - but rarely for the exact thing you're looking for.

    Then I tried to find air conditioning repair shops through Google Maps. It was a bit of a nightmare; many of the shops were closed, had moved, did not exist, or did not repair home air conditioning (e.g. they would repair car air conditioners).

    Finally, I found a shop. While they couldn't repair the cover with filter inside, they directed me towards a place to find a secondhand replacement.

    This was a really interesting place, in that it was just a big truck with people moving thrown away air conditioners. There was no physical store. I spoke with the leader, and he told me to wait. He then loudly yelled at the other workers hauling old air conditioners.

    After a couple of minutes, a new cover with filter inside did appear. I paid him 50 HKD, and I had my replacement cover with filter inside.

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  2. #12

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    Well congrats on your awarded adventure.
    Hope it was worth the effort.


  3. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hadoren:
    So I went to Sham Shui Po and had a bit of an adventure, haha.

    I tried to walk through it and find an air conditioning repair shop. This didn't work, as most shops there are very customised - but rarely for the exact thing you're looking for.

    Then I tried to find air conditioning repair shops through Google Maps. It was a bit of a nightmare; many of the shops were closed, had moved, did not exist, or did not repair home air conditioning (e.g. they would repair car air conditioners).

    Finally, I found a shop. While they couldn't repair the cover with filter inside, they directed me towards a place to find a secondhand replacement.

    This was a really interesting place, in that it was just a big truck with people moving thrown away air conditioners. There was no physical store. I spoke with the leader, and he told me to wait. He then loudly yelled at the other workers hauling old air conditioners.

    After a couple of minutes, a new cover with filter inside did appear. I paid him 50 HKD, and I had my replacement cover with filter inside.

    Name:  replacement filter.jpeg
Views: 64
Size:  328.0 KB
    Is this the old one or the new one?

  4. #14

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    The new one.


  5. #15

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    All roads in HK lead to Sham Shui Po..


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