My last inspection, House appliances was brand new. Dishwasher I found with labels, plastics etc. was still inside and untouched. I didn’t touch it but I am still not sure what I was supposed to do in this case? And I am struggling to find a correct narrative for this why I didn’t touch. I thought better to ask experienced inspectors and I will be glad to listen.
Thanks in advance.
You should be following whatever protocol you or your business has in place for inspecting (or not inspecting) appliances.
So, in other words, do you normally operate the dishwasher? If so, then decide if removing the internal shipping foam and other packing materials is the route you want to take. If not, say so. Don’t overly complicate the narrative, just explain the condition and reason, and to have it tested or demonstrated to be functional prior to… XYZ.
If you don’t normally operate them, then say so.
FWIW, you can still check many of the installation items for a dishwasher, and I find many “newly-yet-partially” installed dishwashers that are incorrect.
And it’s safe to say if they left all that fluff inside the unit, they didn’t run a test cycle to confirm operation.
I would pull everything out of it and run it.
Usually when I have come across this the dishwasher plumbing and or electrical isn’t connected so I comment accordingly. If everything is connected I would make sure all packing material is removed and run a cycle. If you didn’t run the dishwasher just comment the condition and the reasons it wasn’t tested under normal operating conditions.
I do the same as Roy & Tony. I have found cases where the water line was not install or the electric wasn’t connected.
I pull everything out and run it through a quick five minute cycle. I hit cancel to drain and observe any leaks on the water connection and drain connection.Also important is to ensure it is properly mounted to the countertop.
Or side mount option.
He’s always bored into the stone countertops to mount his plumbing equipment/fixtures.
Yes that is an option.
No a proprietary epoxy anchor is used, generally supplied by the granite installer. This is the difference between a smart ass that reads the Time Life Plumbing books and a 3 time licensed professional plumber with 34 years experience…boom!
Some times the templet guy will locate two wood plug locations for the stone fabricators,
And sometimes the inlay a wood strip in the bottom of the granite. I like this method the most.
That’s how mine was installed.
What others have said, clean it out and at least run it through a rinse cycle to leak check it and make sure it’s properly installed.
Hard to believe being you are located in the booming 1500 population Josephine TX. And I crawl out of a hole
To answer your original question you would need to make a choice how much possible liability you want to take on. If the packing and other materials are still inside that would indicate the installer most likely never tested it themselves. At that point you have no real idea if it was completely installed. Running it may well display, in a very negative way, that it was not properly installed. It’s a chance you will need to decide on and I choose not to. Instead I place a picture of the interior in the report displaying the contents and use a phrase similar to this.
The dishwasher contained packing and/or other original materials indicating it may not have been tested at the installation phase and its original installation condition(s) are not known. To preclude the potential for damage this unit was not functionally tested and only visibly inspected. I recommend that you have the owner remove all materials and provide an operational demonstration of the unit to ensure no installation issues exist. The following visible issues have been noted.
- Problem 1 and so forth*
We inspectors usually…
…tend to disagree…
I did as Manny describes. above. ^^^^^^^^^^
Thank you so much, I did exactly what you have mentioned, I took picture of open door condition and made a similar note you have mentioned above in my report. I really appreciate for all other comments really, it is a beautiful forum to get to know and listen what other inspector thinks. Perfect.