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I have a property in Georgia.  I don't provide the washer and dryer but I do provide hook-ups.  The contract states that all appliances are the tenant's responsibility.  

They had a problem with the dryer and said the technician said that the exhaust is clogged.  As far as I know, the exhaust gets clogged when people don't clean their lint tray.  But even regardless, is it my responsibility to fix the exhaust or is it the tenant's, based on what I shared here with you?

Thanks in advance for any help.  

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Unless your tenants were somehow negligent in using the dryer or hooking it up improperly it would be your responsibility. Are you certain there was no clog prior to them using it?  

If there was no clog before and you know they haven't been cleaning the lint trap then they are probably at fault.

I once had a foreign tenant who was unfamiliar with dryers.  They went almost 2 years without ever cleaning the lint trap.  They complained the dryer stopped working.  It was just a clogged vent.  

Even if they are at fault though, I wouldn't charge them for the repair.  It's an easy fix and they were probably unaware (maybe they've never had a dryer of their own?).

Pick up a dryer vent cleaning kit[image] from Amazon and clean out the lint trap area and the duct behind the unit.  Then show them how to clean the lint trap.

Next time it's on them.

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Thanks!  I decided to replace the vent with a better more fire resistant material.
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