(a) The home inspector shall inspect and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances:

(1) Permanently installed dishwasher(s), through a normal cycle;
(2) Range(s), cook top(s), and permanently installed oven(s);
(3) Trash compactor(s);
(4) Garbage disposal(s);
(5) Ventilation equipment or range hood(s); and
(6) Permanently installed microwave oven(s).

 (b) The home inspector is not required to inspect:

(1) Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven functions, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation;
(2) Non built-in appliances; or
(3) Refrigeration units.

(c) The home inspector is not required to operate:

(1) Appliances in use; or
(2) Any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable.

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