Appliances break whether we like it or not, and when the time comes they need to be either repaired or replaced. However, before you open your tool box or call your local Virginia appliance repair company (which we strongly recommend), be sure to check the warranty. It is a very important step, because you might still have a chance to get your appliance fixed or replaced at no cost.
Remember, you will void the warranty if you attempt any repairs while the product is still covered. Not only will you have to spend the money out of your own pocket, but you won’t be able to use warranty if the appliance breaks again after your attempted fix. At Any Brand Appliances, we take it seriously and always let you know if we suspect your appliance could be under warranty.
Here’s how to find out if your appliances is protected by warranty:
1. If your broken appliance has been purchased within past 30 days, you might be able to return it. Check your store’s return policy to make sure you qualify.
2. Examine manuals, receipts and other documents that came with your product; look through them to find warranty terms. Most manufacturers offer 1-year warranty, but if you are not sure or can’t find the paperwork, go to manufacturer’s site or contact them directly.
A tip: always save product documentation, especially when it comes to high-ticket items, such as ranges, refrigerators, washers and dryers. You never know when you might need it.
3. If you don’t have any paper trail left, try to remember if you purchased any extended warranties or other insurance services. You can try contacting the retailer to retrieve details of your transaction.
4. If you purchased your appliance with a credit card, you might be covered under free extended warranty provided by your credit card company as a part of its consumer protection package. Most major credit card companies typically extend manufacturer’s warranty up to one year, so be sure to check the details.
5. If you are a member of the store’s customer rewards program, look up which perks you’ve got. There might be something related to extended warranty or return policy.
Don’t you love it when it turns out you don’t have to pay for an expensive repair? To have more pleasant surprises like this, be sure to keep receipts and warranty papers to know your warranty plan. And if you discover that you are not covered, give us a call and we’ll help you save money on any appliance repair.