Understanding Warranties and Appliance Repair
Warranties are an essential part of the decision making process when you’re shopping for home appliances. These days, variations abound between warranties and the manufacturers of the appliances. Let’s look at some tips to help you understand these differences and how they may affect appliance repair.
Appliance Repair Covered By Warranties
Shopping for a new home appliance? Understanding appliance warranties is essential to your decision making process, especially when it comes to higher ticket, key appliances like refrigerators, washers and dryers, and what to expect should they need repair.
Nowadays variations abound between one home appliance warranty and the next. The importance of a good warranty cannot be emphasized enough. Invest time in reading and reviewing warranties that come with the appliance before you purchase. Understanding, at the very least, the general terms and conditions is imperative to knowing how you’re protected in the event of machine failures and the need for appliance repair.
One very important thing to look for is the need to register an appliance with the manufacturer or its designee in order for the warranty to be in effect. This is frequently the case. When it is, a warranty card or form is usually included in the packet of information and manuals that come with your new purchase. Be sure to fill it out completely and mail it to the designated company and address. Failing to do so may severely limit your warranty coverage.
Often a deadline is attached to registration, so be sure to submit the warranty card or form so that it arrives well within that deadline. If uncertain about the submission timeline or other elements of the warranty, be sure to carefully read the pertinent information of the warranty itself. In any case, a toll free number or a web address should accompany the packet of information that comes with your new appliance, allowing you to contact the manufacturer or its designee with any questions.
Appliance Repair Warranty Online Registration
These days, of course, registering an appliance’s warranty can usually be done online once you’ve made your purchase. With online registration, be sure to have the serial or identification number of the appliance on hand. This is a necessity in order for the warranty to go into effect.
In summary, then, when it comes to warranties on your key appliances, you will want to have no less than a good, basic grasp of your warranty’s provisions. Also, if registration is time sensitive, be sure to register you warranty well within the deadline.
DiChristopher Appliance Service understands manufacturers’ warranties. Call us at 813-961-1188 if you have questions, or visit our FAQ Page.