Once in a while, a home inspector will notify a buyer that an appliance has a recall on it. Then the buyer asks the seller to take care of whatever the repair is. Usually it’s that simple and it costs the seller nothing.
But occasionally the recall has expired and the manufacturer says they are happy to do the repair — for a fee.
So check out recalls now — there’s a terrific site that combines all the different agencies that oversee recalls — recalls.gov. It’s worth a little exploring.
© 2006 Susan Pruden