I’ve had my compact filter since February, and by July, I had gone through about 4 of the regular cartridges. In August, I bought one of the new cartridges that was supposed to be compatible with my compact filter. Two weeks later, after not much cutting at all, it appeared to be full. The next day, it just completely stopped working - it wouldn’t turn on (we tried to change the fuse and we tried using a different power cord).
So anyway I emailed GF and they told me that if I paid $500, they would send me a refurbished one of the new model (and I would send mine to them). In the meantime, because I had orders to fill, I basically re-arranged my whole apartment and made it so that the GF is by a window. The set up is not ideal, but its better than dealing with this filter mess. So anyway my question is: what should I do with this essentially useless piece of equipment that cost me $995? Is there another way to fix it and then I could try to sell it? Should I just throw it in the garbage or should I just donate it back to Glowforge? It just seems like such a waste, but I really just don’t know what else to do with it. I strongly encourage people to NOT buy the filter and to find another way- I have so many regrets!