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Appliances by Denise (MA) on September 19, 2017 @14:31

                              
I live on one side of my duplex and rent the other. I provide a stove, fridge, dishwasher, disposal, and 2 window AC units.
My current tenant moved in with her own washer and dryer. The dryer was very old, and when it broke down, she bought a used one online. I needed to have the electrician change the plug from a 3-prong to 4-prong. Afterwards, he ran the dryer and we both noticed a burning smell, so I told the tenant she could not keep the dryer. I bought a new one for her so I would be safe.
At this point, I just don't feel safe with any tenants buying used appliances online. All the ones I bought are fairly new and in good working order. I'd rather be responsible for them than have someone cause a fire.
I'm glad I was off from work when this happened, because I could have had a fire. Does anyone else have an opinion on this issue? I'm just curious.
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Re: Appliances by Anonymous on September 19, 2017 @15:55 [ Reply ]
Require your tenant to have renters insurance.
Re: Appliances by Anonymous on September 19, 2017 @16:59 [ Reply ]
make sure your natural gas and electrical service to laundry area is up to code and properly maintained. If you furnish appliances, you're responsible for their maintainance unless your lease specifically states otherwise. If your appliances cause a fire your probably going to be responsible for the loss including tenant personal property and injuries. If your tenant's appliances caused the fire, it's on them. ALL FIRES are investigated by cause and origin people (arson guys) generally sent by the insurance companies. I've heard tell of fire losses caused by defective recepticales and wall switches that were properly installed and the insurance co's subrogated AND PREVAILED with the device manufacturer ! ! !
Re: Appliances by Anonymous on September 20, 2017 @16:23 [ Reply ]
As a long time landlord, I try and provide as few appliances as possible. I must provide a fridge and stove, however. It just gets too expensive to keep replacing all the appliances. By the way, when and if your tenant changes the dryer, you do not have to hire an electrician to change the outlet, the dryer's cord can be changed much easier than the outlet. Have the tenant go buy an appliance cord that matches your outlet and let them pay a professional to have it changed on the dryer.
Re: Appliances by Anonymous on September 22, 2017 @16:16 [ Reply ]
to be clear here, washers are generally 120 volt, under 15 amps. dryers however can be 120 volt or 240 volt. if 120 volt they are typically under 20 amps. If 240 volt they are typically ABOUT 30 AMPS or slightly less,.....but can be as much as 50 AMPS. the larger draw 240 volt dryers will have a DIFFERENT PLUG per industry standard and require appropriate wiring. changing the plug to fit an underpowered circuit will result in circuit breaker flipping off or possible fire hazard.
Re: Appliances by Anonymous on September 22, 2017 @16:17 [ Reply ]
to be clear here, washers are generally 120 volt, under 15 amps. dryers however can be 120 volt or 240 volt. if 120 volt they are typically under 20 amps. If 240 volt they are typically ABOUT 30 AMPS or slightly less,.....but can be as much as 50 AMPS. the larger draw 240 volt dryers will have a DIFFERENT PLUG per industry standard and require appropriate wiring. changing the plug to fit an underpowered circuit will result in circuit breaker flipping off or possible fire hazard.

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