Does my landlord need to provide a clean replacement appliance?
The required appliances are specified in local laws and the lease. If one of these appliances needs to be replaced, then the replacement needs to be fit for purpose.
So not necessarily new. Although a landlord
would be wise to consider ongoing maintenance and serviceable life when making this decision.
Even new appliances should be cleaned before use due to protective coatings. So clean should be viewed in this context. Given the low cost of cleaning versus the cost ofa legal battle, then maybe best if you
clean the appliance to your definition of clean if this is the issue.