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"Serving South Florida since 1994"                                            Phone:  Martin: (772) 559-9881    Broward: (954) 340-6615

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Appliances

Some Home Inspection companies do not inspect appliances. Magnum Inspections Inc. does! The inspector will inspect the appliances listed below by operating all of the controls.

Range Disposal
Wall ovens Dishwasher
Hood fans Washing machine
Refrigerator Dryer
Freezer Ice maker

 

Some Home Inspection companies do not inspect appliances.

Magnum Inspections Inc. inspects all appliances, unless directed not to by the Client!

Ranges/Ovens

The inspector will inspect the range/oven by operating all of the controls for the burners, and bake/broil operation. The inspector will also check for any damaged door gaskets or rusted out interior cases. One of the most important things to check for is an Anti-Tip bracket pictured below. This bracket is designed to prevent the range from tipping over if the door is opened and a heavy object is placed on the door. Several have commented to me that it is a "minor" item and not important. Although it is a minor item, in cost and size, and in most cases can be obtained from the manufacturer for free, it is important.

Stove tipping story and video

There have also been several lawsuits regarding this device as well as injuries and even death.

From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Average of 22 deaths per year;
31 in 2006 and an estimated 3,000 injuries

Stove Tipping Lawsuit

Sears Anti-Tip bracket Settlement

Las Vegas Child Death

Two-Year old Death

Anti-Tip tips

Related Websites

Public Citizen: Killer Stoves

Range hood fan

The inspector will operate the range hood fan.

Refrigerators/Freezers/Ice Makers

The inspector will take temperature reading from both the refrigerator and freezer. The refrigerator should be operating no higher than 40 degrees according to the USDA.

Refrigeration & Food Safety

Dishwasher

The inspector will run the dishwasher through a normal cycle. The inspector will check for leaks and for the presence of proper drainage, including the air gap or "high loop".

Dishwasher installation instructions

Washing machines

The inspector will run the washing machine through a complete cycle, check the hot and cold connections, check for restrictions in the water flow, and check the spin cycle safety switch.

Washing machine hazards

Washing machine injuries

Clothes dryer

The inspector will run the dryer through a complete cycle, check the interior operating temperature and check for proper termination piping and exit.

Clothes Dryer Fires

NFPA :: Research & Reports :: Fact sheets :: Appliances :: Dryers & washing machines

 

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