Topic: When is my landlord responsible for replacing my oven?
When is my landlord responsible for replacing my oven?
I have a pretty old-school GE electric stove/oven in my apartment. It looks like whoever lived there before me tried to replace the coils or the ‘drip bowls’ (the things under the coils that catch, well, things that drip) and now the coils don’t sit flat. Pans slide off, etc. It wouldn’t be a problem for me if the coils actually de-tached and I could replace the drip bowls, but even then it probably wouldn’t fix the problem and I could end up making it worse. One of the back burners doesn’t work. When I use the oven, the area between the burners gets very, very hot. I could probably cook an egg on it.
It’s not that the thing doesn’t work, it works fine. But my question is, do I have to wait for the thing to completely break down before I ask my landlord to replace it? He’s really cheap and would most likely give me a lot of grief over it. Do I pull the ‘I feel like this appliance is dangerous’ card? While I don’t actually feel like my life is in danger, I DO use the oven/cooktop at least once a day and it’s becoming a pain in my ass.