11 NCAC 08 .1115             BUILT-IN KITCHEN APPLIANCES

(a)  The home inspector shall inspect and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances:

(1)           Permanently installed, dishwasher(s) through a normal cycle;

(2)           Range(s), cook top(s), and permanently installed oven(s);

(3)           Trash compactor(s);

(4)           Garbage disposal(s);

(5)           Ventilation equipment or range hood(s); and

(6)           Permanently installed microwave oven(s).

(b)  The home inspector is not required to inspect:

(1)           Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven functions, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation;

(2)           Non built-in appliances; or

(3)           Refrigeration units.

(c)  The home inspector is not required to operate:

(1)           Appliances in use; or

(2)           Any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-151.49;

Codifier determined that agency findings did not meet criteria for temporary rule Eff. October 15, 1996;

Temporary Adoption Eff. October 24, 1996;

Eff. July 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2005.