everytime we get an air conditioner it burns up, my new stove burned up the other day. Infact the plug broke the breaker outside and almost caught on fire when I tried to cook with it. Then it burned the elements up. So therefore no stove now. We have certain plugs that don't work either. Evertime I wash clothes, my lights go dim and flicker on and off till it stops. What do you think it could be? I would like to hire an electrician but my landlord will not let me. Now get this; we have some plugs that work when they want to. We use them to plug our lights or fans in. At times, my bedroom lights are so dim I have to use a flashlight just to get my pajamas on. I know something is wrong but I just don't have any idea..........Please help me, or give me some tips, as to what I can do about this situation.