How to Figure Out if Your Appliance is Still Under Warranty

How to Figure Out if Your Appliance is Still Under Warranty

No matter what brand your appliances are or how well you care for them, they are bound to break down sometime. In your search for reliable appliance repair, you wound up on the Mr. Appliance® website. You might have noticed that when you go to schedule your service, there’s an option to check a box that says, “My appliance is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty or service contract.”

This has you wondering: what’s the status of your appliance warranty? If it’s still valid, you may have the option of fixing or replacing your appliance at no cost to you.

Remember, if you attempt a do-it-yourself repair while your appliance is under warranty, you may void whatever coverage you have remaining. This means if the machine breaks down again in the future, you won’t be able to utilize the appliance warranty to help cover the cost.

Don’t wait until there’s an issue to make a note of the warranty guidelines for your appliances! Here’s how to tell if your appliance is under warranty.

Consider Typical Warranty Periods

If your appliance breaks down within 30 days of purchase, you can be certain it’s still under warranty. In fact, the store you bought it from may accept an exchange or return. Call to inquire about the store’s return policy to make sure.

Most manufacturers offer a 1-year warranty, so if it’s been less than 12 months since you purchased the appliance, it’s most likely still covered.

Check Your Receipt or User’s Manual

Generalities are useful for determining whether even to bother looking for the receipt or user’s manual. Just remember, even if it’s been over a year, you may have purchased an extended warranty or other insurance services. The best way to find out for sure is to check product documentation. This is why it’s important to hold onto receipts and user’s manuals for major appliances and other high-ticket items.

Check the Manufacturer’s Website

If you can’t find the paperwork for your appliance purchase, the manufacturer’s website is the next best place to look. Here, you can verify the length of the limited warranty and discover extended warranty information. This may jog your memory if you’re trying to recall whether you purchased extended coverage or not.

Contact the Retailer

To retrieve specific details about your transaction, try contacting the retailer. You can also ask about customer rewards programs you might be a part of that provide an extended warranty or return period.

Look into Your Credit Card’s Consumer Protection Package

Did you purchase your appliance with a credit card? Many credit card companies offer free extended warranty coverage up to one year past the manufacturer’s warranty period as part of their consumer protection package. Contact your credit card company to learn if this applies to you.

Schedule Appliance Repair Today

Whether your appliance warranty is valid or not, you still need to have your machine fixed. Leaving the job to a professional technician at Mr. Appliance is your best option, not only because you prevent voiding an active warranty, but because you enjoy reliable services you can count on.

And speaking of warranties, our repairs come with a 1-year parts and labour warranty for your peace of mind. This way, you never need to worry about us installing a faulty part or performing substandard work. Instead, we go above and beyond to provide you with the best-quality parts and exceptional customer service!

To schedule the appliance repair you need, please contact Mr. Appliance today.

Are you looking for ways to organize those receipts and warranty papers? Check out these home office organization tips from our fellow Neighbourly brand, Mr. Handyman.

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