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Hi, this is my first post-been reading for a few hrs (love the site)
today the manager of the apt came by to do inspection- I've lived here six yrs and today was the first time that he told me that I had to get new parts (the door section- the armbar that goes from side to side) it's been MIA for 3-4 yrs, and why now do i have to fix it..... so i'm going to get rid of it as soon as we get all the water gone (i use it for my liquid refreshments it has 5 cases of water- bought on sale of course) he remarked that even though it wasn't the complex's appliance they could get wrote up for it... when I casually pointed out the tear in the gasket of the one the apt furnishes HE BLOWS IT OFF but I have between now and January to fix it.... where will the money come from so I told my children (dd 13, ds11) that when the water was gone so was the fridge..... the man even remarked 'I see why you have another one' mine is a 22 cu ft, so it's a big boy- the one the apt provides is like 18 cu ft -he even remarked about how full the smaller ones freezer was-I'd just bought groceries. I hate this place but currently don't have a choice but to live here.
 

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why do u have to buy the parts? its the owners responsiblity to maintain.i dont get it..and why was he doing inspection// i would speak with the owners if possible..somethings not right
 

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If I'm reading this right, Bent has to replace the armbar because it is missing off the fridge that (he? she?) owns.

What I can't see is how an apt manager can tell you that you have to fix your own stuff, that doesn't make sense to me. Especially something as simple and insignificant as this armbar (if it's what I'm thinking it is). And also, why is it his concern over how many fridges you have or how full the freezer happens to be?

If he wants to be a jerk about it (just reading your post, I'm thinking he's kind of a jerk), I'd question him on why he cares if the armbar is missing on YOUR fridge, and that you'll replace it after he replaces the gasket on HIS fridge.

Here's hoping other housing options come up for you in the near future!
 

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I'm F lol, I live in a low income complex- and for this manager (he use to work maintenance and got promoted) this is his first annual inspection. (the complex gets hit if things aren't in working order-my outside light, kitchen light, door handle on my back door, the storm door latch, the door handle in dd's room, 1 l/r window-part is missing, kitchen window part missing, ds's window will only raise so high)- had a list ready and handed to the worker who was escorting the state inspector- so not sure what he found cause the worker didn't show him the list...... it makes their standing drop and lose funding)
OH! I did question 'why' he could tell me what to do with MY appliance. we as a family have decided to donate it to my church for the food pantry when we empty it. one less thing I have to worry about =plus it will cut down 2 kwh's on my power bill. and as to the "jerk' yeah just a little bit of one. My father has given me some land, so i'm saving up for a cabin.
 

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Welcome to FV! He should have to buy the gasket that's torn remind him of this, if you have to fix the fridge then so should he make his repairs!
 

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no worries Low,
Trish I plan on it as I've recently been made aware of yet another inspection between now and the end of Jan 12. I'm preparing a list of 'things that need fixing'.
earlier today one of my neighbors called me to see if I'd been wrote up, Rob the manager, HE called her- I get a form letter with five things listed that could be one of the five violations...but he calls her- she has never had any violations of her lease- her dishes weren't washed, and what she got tagged was having personal furniture blocking two windows. she said that 'Rob' is trying to make a name for himself- she said he probably went down the tenants to see who if any had been passing inspection. I tend to agree. I am looking for a copy of my lease (may just borrow neighbors lol) to see if they can 'force me to get the parts'. I personally think it was the worker who went along with the inspector who said something as he was the one in my kitchen. I was sick to my stomach with worry about being made to move, then decided to let them try- I had one manager tell me it's easier to get into housing than to be evicted. a lot of tenant's failed- for the first time in yrs.
 

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Tape a cardboard handle to the fridge....well maybe not, sounds like they have no sense of humor. Or you could get one of those yellow safetly handles they put on kids' playsets and glue it on there. It's a handle, they'd have to accept it! Paint it black and it might not be so bad.
 

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Try PartSelect - I'm not allowed to post links yet.

Find the model # on your fridge and plug it in there for a list of parts specific to your fridge. A handle should be less than $10 I'd imagine!
 

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well what I've done- because for the six yrs I've lived here nothing was ever said about the missing parts until dingleberry got promoted I took the end pieces and put them back in the proper holes THEN I got out my aluminum tape and made a armbar, hey it's fixed- I showed the maintenance guy who was fixing all the write up they got what I did ;) it earned me two high fives, he's going to see if he can find spare parts for me to work with.... he also gossiped about the manager today... just lovely listening to him without having to say much.... I know I shouldn't have taken great delight in the manger getting smacked down by another tenants boyfriend but I did. :)
I'm choosing to not sweat the details.
 
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