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The Washington State Resident Landlord and Tenant Act, Revised Code of Washington Title 59 Chapter 59.18 especially Section 59.18.100 permits the Tenant to deduct the cost of the repairs from rent. However, this amount is limited to two months of rent. So, the Landlord cannot evict you for non-payment if you properly deducted the amount of repairs from your rent. So, if or when the Landlord files eviction action against you, the repairs that you made should be used as your defense.
There is no self-remedy to eviction actions in Washington State. This means that the Landlord cannot the change the locks or shut off your utilities to force you out. The Landlord must use the Court system to accomplish the eviction.
I am sorry, but I am confused by your statement. I provided you the link to the relevant statutes in your case.
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If you like we can discuss your situation by phone for an additional charge. Your landlord has liability here but you have to let him begin his eviction process then the statute cited above protects you against eviction.
If just withholding rent is not enough then you can also sue for all the money you have spent on what is clearly a problematic and potentially uninhabitable property.