Me and my roommate
purchased a washer and dryer set on feb 28 that same night while we were washing clothes maintenance men came up because apparently the bottom first floor was somehow being flooded. They couldn't find the problem so they left. We washed again on March 4th and received a call from the property manager asking us to not wash clothes because there was a break in the pipes and every time we washed the first floor would flood. March 11th plumbers came out to fix the broken pipe behind the wall they say they are done and we can use it and leave. A couple of hours later we have a fire from the dryer and the dryer was not in use and had not been in use since the 4 of March just plugged in. We call the police and the property manager to tell them the problem. (The police also pointed out that the sprinkler inside the laundry room was covered by tape and painted over). after discussing the issue with the property manager he sent the plumbers manager out to see if the plumbers did anything wrong. the manager claims he didn't see anything suggesting the plumbers did anything wrong but purchased a new dryer for us which also caught on fire when we tried to plug it march 24
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