Bosch appliance warranty: cost, coverage and plans (2024)

What can you expect from your manufacturer’s warranty?

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All Bosch appliances come with a warranty, but some last longer and cover more than others. Here are some details to make the most out of your appliance's warranty.


Key insights

  • Bosch offers a one-year warranty on most of its appliances.
  • There are many limitations and exclusions to Bosch warranties.
  • You can add more coverage with Bosch’s extended warranty plan or a home warranty.

Bosch warranty coverage

Bosch provides a manufacturer’s warranty for all its appliances, including refrigerators, ranges, ovens, dishwashers, microwaves, washers and dryers. All Bosch’s appliances have varying limitations and exclusions:

  • Refrigerators: Your Bosch fridge comes with a one-year warranty covering both parts and labor. After that initial year, you're still covered for up to five years on certain components, like nonelectrical parts. There’s also a lifetime warranty for rust-through on the stainless steel bits. Just keep in mind that after the first 12 months, labor costs aren't part of the warranty coverage.
  • Ranges: Bosch provides a warranty for labor and parts for up to 12 months.
  • Ovens: A Bosch oven comes with a one-year warranty on parts and labor.
  • Dishwashers: The warranty for your Bosch dishwasher covers parts and labor for 12 months. Following the initial year, you remain eligible for extended coverage for up to five years, specifically for certain components such as the printed circuit board, microprocessor and racks. Additionally, the inner tub liner has a lifetime warranty for rust-through.
  • Microwaves: Bosch offers a one-year limited warranty for parts and labor on microwaves.
  • Washers and dryers: These have a 12-month limited warranty on the entire appliance, including parts and labor. In addition, the microprocessor, motor and nonelectronic components are covered for two years.

Bosch coverage exclusions

Bosch warranties come with various limitations. They don't cover nonmotor parts, such as baskets, handles, drawers and shelves, for example. Additionally, the warranties exclude:

  • Breakdowns from accidents and misuse
  • Breakdowns due to rust or corrosion
  • Repairs for residents 100 miles or more from an authorized service provider
  • Repairs by anyone other than a Bosch service technician
  • Cosmetic damage, such as scratches or dents
  • Batteries, lightbulbs, fuses, air or water filters, refrigerator coil brushes, drying lint brushes, aluminum vents and washer hoses

Bosch product registration

Registering a Bosch dishwasher starts with creating a MyBosch account. To do this, visit the registration page and select the "Log In or Register" button. After logging in, click "Register Here" and complete the form, providing your model number (E-Nr), FD number and delivery date.

Bosch warranty cost

The original cost of the warranty is factored into the purchase price of your appliance. The extended warranty comes with a fee.

The cost of an extended warranty varies depending on the type of Bosch appliances you own, but the company offers a flexible-pay plan for spreading the payments over time. You may also be required to pay a deductible each time you file a claim.

Bosch extended warranty

Bosch’s extended warranty is called the Appliance Service Plan, and it’s available for purchase before or after your original warranty expires. This plan offers flexible term options; you can choose an extended warranty for one, two or four years. The Appliance Service Plan has many benefits and provides more coverage than the original warranty. It includes:

  • Coverage up to $300 in food loss for your refrigerator
  • Reimbursement of up to $50 for laundry services if your washer or dryer is out of service for seven days
  • Coverage for electrical or mechanical breakdown due to a power surge
  • A no-lemon policy (i.e., if manufacturer repairs are needed more than three times, Bosch will replace your product)

Bosch warranty reimbursement

One of the benefits of the Appliance Service Plan is that you can be reimbursed for food loss up to $300 for your refrigerator. The company also reimburses $50 for laundry cleaning services if your appliance is out of commission for seven consecutive days.

Factors to consider when buying an extended appliance warranty

Your appliance has a life span of around 10 to 15 years. During this period, your appliance may break down; one repair can cost anywhere from $300 to more than $1,000.

Most extended warranties cost less than $200, so you could save in the long run by purchasing an extended warranty from Bosch.

How to file a claim for your Bosch appliance

To file a claim on your Bosch appliance or schedule a repair, you can call 800-944-2904 or contact the 24-hour customer service number at 800-377-3936. You can also text “SUPPORT” to 21432.

Bosch warranty vs. home warranty alternatives

Some people opt for a home warranty that covers their appliances rather than an extended warranty. Just like Bosch's extended warranty, a home warranty starts when your manufacturer's warranty ends, and both start 30 days after you get the plan.

A home warranty typically covers more than just one appliance, however. In most cases, it covers a wide range of appliances and systems in your home under one plan. These warranties may come at a higher cost, especially if the coverage is broad. It's important to note that both Bosch's extended warranty and your average home warranty usually involve a deductible for each claim.

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Pros and cons of Bosch warranties

The original warranty for a Bosch appliance comes with several limitations and exclusions, but the Appliance Service Plan offers the option to extend coverage.

Pros

  • Covers parts and labor
  • Lifetime warranty on stainless steel parts for fridges
  • Lifetime warranty on rust-through (inner tub liner for dishwashers)
  • Covers certain nonelectrical components
  • 5-year coverage for certain parts

Cons

  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Must use a Bosch-approved technician
  • Many limitations and exclusions
  • Doesn't cover cosmetic damage like dents

Tips for maximizing warranty coverage

To get the most out of your Bosch appliance warranty, keep these tips in mind:

  • Weigh average repair costs against the warranty price. If your appliance is prone to issues after the first year, an extended warranty might save you money in the long run.
  • As your manufacturer's warranty nears its end, consider getting a home warranty. This can be a smart move since it covers multiple appliances and systems, offering broader protection for your home.
  • Keep track of your warranty expiration dates. It's easy to forget these details, but staying aware helps you make timely decisions about extending your coverage or getting a home warranty.
  • Lastly, always be mindful of what's included and what's not in your warranty. Exclusions and limitations can significantly affect the value of your warranty, so understanding these details is crucial.

FAQ

How do I file a warranty claim with Bosch?

You can file a claim on your Bosch appliance or schedule a repair by contacting 800-944-2904 or by calling the 24-hour customer service number at 800-377-3936. You can also reach the company by texting “SUPPORT” to 21432.

How long is my Bosch appliance warranty?

For many appliances, a Bosch warranty lasts up to a year for parts and labor. However, select parts may have coverage for up to five years.

How do I know if my Bosch appliances are under warranty?

Log in to your MyBosch account to find your product information.

Bottom line

For most appliances, Bosch offers a one-year warranty to help cover the costs of parts and labor, though some parts may have coverage for up to five years (and some are even covered for life).

To get the most out of your warranty, make sure you understand the limitations and exclusions — and consider extending your coverage. In some cases, a home warranty may make the most sense.

» MORE: Is a home warranty worth it?


Article sources
ConsumerAffairs writers primarily rely on government data, industry experts and original research from other reputable publications to inform their work. Specific sources for this article include:
  1. Bosch, “Statement of Limited Product Warranty Effective January 1, 2023.” Accessed Jan. 15, 2024.
  2. Bosch, “Frequently Asked Questions.” Accessed Jan. 15, 2024.
  3. Bosch, “Warranties.” Accessed Jan. 15, 2024.
  4. Bosch, “MyBosch.” Accessed Jan. 15, 2024.
  5. Bosch, “Plan Benefits.” Accessed Jan. 15, 2024.
  6. Bosch, “Contact Us.” Accessed Jan. 15, 2024.
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