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Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by SOULFLY3, 5th Sep, 2016.

  1. SOULFLY3

    SOULFLY3 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, we are currently renting and the gas stove ignition has stoped working.
    I emailed agent requesting it too be fixed as we cook everyday.
    His response was-
    It cannot be fixed and for us to just use matches or a lighter from now on.

    Is this correct for the agent to say this to us?
    :eek:
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    If its still usable, its probably not as high priority as if it wasnt usable at all.

    But definitely needs to be fixed.
     
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  3. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    In WA we supply one of those clicker sticks if the electric ignition has gone on the gas stove. It's the first thing to die and it's a bitch to fix.
    I don't think I've had one die mid tenancy though - generally it's something that's broken when I buy it so it's already broken when they start the tenancy
     
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    SOULFLY3 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies I just found it odd from the PM
     
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    Yep, very odd, fancy suggesting a common sense answer to a first world problem.
     
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  6. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    My IP's cook top ignition stopped going between tenants. Not fixable and would have to replace an otherwise completely OK cooktop.

    So, just had the electrician cut off the ignition wire and tenants use a match or a gas match. Been fine for the last three tenants.

    A stove top is a requirement. Auto ignition is not.
     
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  7. Chrispy

    Chrispy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    My PM emailed me to say the light had gone in the oven and as Plumber was going there to fix tap washers he was suggesting he fix it at the same time. I agreed. When I received the account it was complete replacement of ignition. $230. Plus labour. I had just had it adjusted by manufacturer, $135.
     
  8. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    AFAIK a light for a stove costs about $6
     
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    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    How does an 'oven light' become an ignition?
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    ?unauthorised repairs?
     
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  11. Chrispy

    Chrispy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I agree. PM said he thought that was what was called. Ignition light!!!! I can assure you he will not do it again. I have told him from now on I use only my plumber and eletrician. They contact me before proceeding with anything unexpected.
     
  12. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    If that PM and landlord had any sense, they would have sent you one of those handheld ignition things. They're pretty cheap.
     
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    Interesting- I notice one of my better PMs has started saying things like- when handyman/ tradesman X was at house to fix issue Y he also noticed another problem Z- can he fix this too?

    May all be legit but will need to keep an eye on o_O
     
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    Our cooktop has the battery internally, so to replace, you have to pull the whole unit apart......so a gaslight is the fix :)

    On IPs, same thing, but if the battery is in an easy to get to place externally, just replace yourself, or, use a gaslight....easy.
     
  15. Magnet

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    We rent, the ignition was buggered prior to us renting the place. I think the hand held lighter cost us $6 if that. Quite easy to light.
     
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    $6... :eek:

    Send a claim to the PM as it's too much to ask that you have to do more than push a button to get the stove to light.

    Lifting a finger I believe would be excessive.
     
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  17. Magnet

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    We won't mention the fact that they refused to replace the toilet seat that was too small for the toilet and pinched the kids skin everytime they sat down on it. That cost $11.48 to replace from Bunnings. We covered that one also ;)
     
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    Now that's a tight@rsed LL.
     
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    Magnet Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts exactly! As LL ourselves we vow never to be like this!
     
  20. Azazel

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    I think that's a bit odd. It should be working.
    Not fun sticking a match in to the back of an oven.