How to Check if Your Appliance Warranty Is Still Active
No matter what brand of appliances you have or how well you care for them, they are destined to break down eventually. When this happens, you may be wondering: What’s the status of my appliance warranty? Hopefully, if you can find it and it’s still valid, you may have the option of fixing or replacing your appliance at no cost.
Remember, if you attempt a do-it-yourself repair while your appliance is under warranty, you will likely void whatever coverage you have remaining. If the machine breaks down again, you won't be able to utilize the appliance warranty to help cover the cost.
To save you some stress and appliance headaches in the future, the appliance pros at Mr. Appliance® have some important advice: don’t wait until there’s an issue to understand the warranty guidelines for your appliances!
We’ve compiled a few tips that will show you how to check your appliance warranty.
- Consider Typical Warranty Periods
- Check Your Receipt or User’s Manual
- Check the Manufacturer’s Website
- Contact the Retailer About the Warranty
- Look into your Credit Card’s Consumer Protection Package
- Factors that can Void Your Warranty
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 provide a full refund. Check in advance of your purchase or call the store to inquire about their return policy.
Most manufacturers offer a one-year warranty on parts. Therefore, if it’s been less than 12 months since you purchased the appliance, and you haven’t made any modifications or DIY repairs that would void the warranty, it’s most likely still covered.
Depending on the brand, some appliances can be covered under a warranty for more than a year. The best way to find out if your appliance is still covered by a warranty after a year is to check the product documentation. This is one reason why it’s important to hold onto receipts and user manuals for major appliances and other big-ticket items for at least 3 years.
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 warranty coverage or not.
How to Check LG Warranties
To check a warranty on an LG appliance, head to their website’s warranty information page. From there, you can easily navigate to the relevant appliance category and find your particular model’s warranty information.
How to Check Samsung Warranties
To check a warranty on a Samsung appliance, you need to head to their home appliances page’s warranty subpage. From there, you can find the appliance you own and access the standard warranty information.
To retrieve specific details about your appliance purchase, 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.
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.
Aside from the usual factors that lead to a warranty’s end, such as the warranty period expiring, there are other ways that you can void warranty coverage on your appliance. The most common is attempting to repair the appliance on your own.
A significant number of warranties include a clause indicating that the warranty is voided if it receives mechanical work from anyone other than a licensed professional. This is just one reason why it’s best to consult a professional rather than attempting the repair on your own. If you make a mistake and damage the appliance beyond your repair capabilities, you may find yourself stuck paying the bill or the cost to replace a fairly new appliance.
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 at your local Mr. Appliance is your best option, not only will you prevent voiding an active warranty, but you’ll also receive reliable appliance repair services you can trust.
In addition to quality service, our repairs come with a one-year parts and labor warranty for your peace of mind. This way, you never need to worry about receiving a faulty part or the quality of our work. Instead, we go above and beyond to provide you with the best quality parts and exceptional customer service!