I recently ordered and received Friedrich portable window heat/ac unit (X-Star Model EQ08M11A) to use in a thru-wall installation.
Several weeks later I opened the box (my install date kept getting delayed) and discovered what looks like significant damage to the delicate metal (what to call them?) gills or coils (?) at the front of the unit.
Problem is that I'm now outside the time-window to report damage to the retailer for hassle-free replacement. I intend to try to work with the retailer, but should that fail, how much might it cost to get the damaged part repaired or replaced?
Or maybe the better question is, how important is it to get that part repaired or replaced?
I've attached a pic of the damaged part.