No matter what brand your appliances are or how well you care for them, they may malfunction at some point. If you have an appliance that needs repair, be sure to check if it’s still under warranty. You may be able to have it repaired or replaced at no cost.
Not sure if your appliance is still under warranty? Here are 5 ways to help you figure it out:
- Consider Standard Warranty Periods: If your appliance breaks down within 30 days of purchase, it’s definitely still under warranty. In fact, the store you bought it from will likely replace it at no charge. Beyond 30 days, most manufacturers offer a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase, so if anything happens within 12 months, you’re still covered.
- Save Owner’s Manuals and Receipts: What happens if your appliance breaks after the 12-month warranty period? Are you on the hook for the costs of repair? Not necessarily. Check the owner’s manual to see if the manufacturer offers a longer warranty. Check your receipt from the purchase as well. It’s possible that you purchased an extended warranty, but just don’t remember.
- Go Online: If you can’t locate the owner’s manual or receipt, check the manufacturer’s website to verify the length of the limited warranty.
- Contact the Retailer: Call the retailer to find out if your appliance is still under warranty. In fact, some retailers, like Reno’s Appliance, encourage their customers to call them first if they are having an issue with any appliance they purchased. Reno’s Appliance stands behind everything they sell and have a dedicated customer service department. If they can take care of the issue themselves, they will. Otherwise, they can contact the manufacturer on your behalf or tell you exactly who to call to get your appliance up and running as quickly as possible.
- Consult Your Credit Card Company: Did you purchase your appliance with a credit card? Many credit card companies offer free extended warranty coverage up to 1 year past the manufacturer’s warranty period. Contact your credit card company to find out if you have this protection.
If your appliance breaks down, be sure to check out the status of its warranty before you do anything else. Trying to repair the appliance yourself will cancel the warranty. So, even if you can fix it yourself, future issues won’t be covered. Being aware of warranty dates on all of your appliances before there’s an issue can save a lot of headaches and confusion down the line.
If you plan on making any major appliance purchases soon, then definitely consider getting an extended warranty as well. All major appliances sold at Reno’s Appliance come with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty on parts and labor, and you can extend that warranty up to 5 years. Plus, you can get an additional 5-year warranty on all major components of your appliance. That’s 10-years of protection!
Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.