GE washer warranty: cost, coverage and plans 2024

What can you expect from your appliance’s warranty?

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GE Appliances, a Haier company, produces a wide range of household appliances, including refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, dryers and washers. The company provides purchase protection for its clothes washers through a limited one-year warranty, which covers repair costs due to defects in workmanship or materials.


Key insights

  • The GE washer warranty is a limited one-year warranty that covers parts and labor.
  • GE services all in-warranty repairs.
  • It’s important to read the warranty document and the owner’s manual before using your new washer.

GE washer warranty coverage and plans

GE provides a limited warranty on the washer models it sells. Should any part of the washer break down due to manufacturer’s defects, the company will cover all parts and labor costs associated with repairs or replacements for one year after the purchase date.

You can also purchase an extended warranty for your GE washer through Assurant, a protection plan partner for GE Appliances. If the washer breaks down, it covers 100% of labor and parts costs. Also, the company will schedule a service technician for you.

Limits and exclusions

GE lists warranty exclusions on the “GE Washer Warranty” document that comes with your new washer. Exclusions are situations in which the warranty will not cover the repair costs.

It’s important to read over the warranty document and the owner’s manual before you use your new washer. Failure to follow those guidelines could result in damages to the machine and may void the warranty altogether.

Some warranty exclusions include:

  • Breakdowns caused by improper installation, maintenance or use
  • Damages after delivery
  • Malfunctions caused by operation in freezing temperatures, such as in garages or during winter blackouts

How to register a GE washer

You can register your GE washer online by visiting the ”Register Your Appliance” page on the company’s website. You can create an account with your email address or complete the registration as a guest. However, keep in mind that creating an account lets you view your product registration if you need to make a warranty claim in the future.

You’ll need the washer’s serial and model number for registration. You can find that information under the lid, on the back (at the top or on the side), or in the bottom left corner of the machine.

GE recommends registering your washer online but also provides a registration card in the product packaging. You can simply fill it out with your contact information and mail it to the company if you prefer.

GE washer warranty cost

The GE washer warranty cost is already incorporated into the product's price, so there’s no additional cost for coverage. However, there is a cost for the extended warranty offered by Assurant.

Warranty periods range from one year to five years and vary in price depending on the type of washer you own and where you live. You can request a free quote on Assurant’s website.

One cost estimate we obtained shows pricing for these plans as follows:

How to file a claim for your GE washer

You’ll schedule in-warranty repairs with GE’s factory service center. You can visit the company’s website and sign in with the email address and password you used to create an account at product registration. From there, you’ll schedule a service call from an appliance technician.

You can also call 800-432-2737 to speak with a scheduling specialist.

GE washer warranty vs. home warranty alternatives

A manufacturer’s warranty is helpful for major issues that may occur in the first few years of owning the product. However, washers have a life span of about 10 to 13 years. The one-year GE washer warranty means you may have nine years or more during which you’ll be responsible for repair costs.

A home warranty could help pay for those years of expenses for not only your washer but also other appliances. A home warranty plan generally covers major appliances (such as dishwashers, ovens, dryers and washers) and pays for repair or replacement costs up to a specified limit for the covered appliance. Usually, it covers repairs to damages caused by normal wear and tear, not just manufacturer defects.

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Pros and cons of GE washer warranties

The GE washer warranty is transferable from the original purchaser. In addition, the company covers 100% of the parts and labor costs for repairs or replacements.

A drawback is that the warranty period is only valid for one year, while some of GE’s competitors offer two-year warranties (or longer). Also, you may be left paying trip costs if you live in an area without a GE-authorized servicer nearby to repair your washer.

Pros

  • Transferable to a subsequent owner
  • Covers all parts and labor costs in the first year

Cons

  • Only one year of coverage
  • Potential trip fee if there is no GE Authorized Servicer in your area

FAQ

What is a GE washer warranty?

The GE washer warranty is a one-year limited warranty that covers repair and replacement costs for parts that break because of a manufacturer’s defects. The company’s factory service center completes in-warranty repairs.

How long is a warranty on a GE washer?

GE provides a one-year limited warranty on its washer models.

What is GE’s customer service information?

You can call 800-626-2005 to reach GE Appliances customer service. GE also provides a live chat feature on its website.

Bottom line

GE includes a one-year limited warranty on its clothes washer models. This warranty covers labor and parts costs for in-warranty repairs and replacements. The company also partners with Assurant to offer an extended warranty for an additional cost.


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. GE Appliances, “GE Washer Warranty.” Accessed Dec. 10, 2023.
  2. Assurant, “Bodewell Care Protection Plans.” Accessed Dec. 10, 2023.
  3. GE Appliances, “Find Your GE Top-Load Washer Model & Serial Numbers.” Accessed Dec. 10, 2023.
  4. Sears Home Services, “How Long Do Appliances Usually Last?” Accessed Dec. 10, 2023.
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