LG dryer warranty: cost, coverage & plans 2024

What can you expect from your appliance’s warranty?

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LG Electronics produces and sells various consumer electronics, including home appliances like refrigerators, ovens, washers and dryers. The company guarantees the quality of the materials and workmanship of its products through a limited warranty, which gives buyers a legal remedy for repairs and replacements. There are some limitations to these warranties, however.


Key insights

  • LG provides a one-year limited warranty that covers parts and labor costs for in-warranty repairs and replacements.
  • The company offers incentives, like a one-year warranty extension, if you register your LG products online.
  • Asurion provides extended warranty coverage with one-, two- and three-year plans.

LG dryer warranty coverage and plans

LG offers a standard one-year limited warranty on its dryers, including parts and labor for in-warranty repairs and replacements. The warranty period begins on the original purchase date. The warranty also covers parts for the dryer drum for three years, though labor costs are not included.

The company also partners with Asurion, an appliance protection company, to provide extended coverage through the LG Premium Care Plan. You can purchase a one-, two- or three-year plan with additional benefits like power surge coverage and premium service technicians. You can even use the plan benefits if the manufacturer’s warranty period has not yet expired.

Limits and exclusions

There are certain circumstances in which the limited warranty won’t cover repair and replacement costs. Some of those exclusions:

  • Damages caused by improper installation, repair or maintenance
  • Damages to an open box, discounted or refurbished unit
  • Damages caused by weather exposure

You can find a full list of warranty limits and exclusions in the LG Dryer Warranty document, which is included in the product packaging. Be sure to read your manual for important safety instructions. Failure to follow these instructions could cause damage to the unit that the warranty may not cover.

LG dryer warranty discounts

While LG may not offer discounts on its warranties (the cost is included in the product's price), the company may offer sales promotions that give you an extra year of warranty protection if you purchase an eligible LG product and register it online within a specified period.

How to register an LG dryer

Product registration isn’t required for warranty coverage, but registering may make it easier to request in-warranty repairs. Otherwise, you may need to provide original purchase information each time you contact customer service.

To register your LG dryer, you can visit the company’s registration page on its website and create a MyLG account. You’ll need the model or serial number, which is printed on a silver label and attached to the front panel behind the dryer door. Also, be prepared to enter the original purchase information, including the date and the price.

LG dryer warranty cost

There is no additional cost for the limited one-year warranty on LG dryers. However, remember that certain costs may be associated with in-warranty repairs. For example, you may be responsible for covering the labor costs for repairs on the dryer drum, even if LG supplies the replacement parts.

Prices on the LG Premium Care Plan can vary based on the type of dryer (electric or gas), the original purchase price and where you live. You can get a free quote directly on the LG Premium Care website.

The ConsumerAffairs Research Team obtained a few cost estimations for the following types of LG dryers, which we’ve outlined below.

How to file a claim for your LG dryer

You can request in-warranty repair services by visiting LG’s website and logging in to your MyLG account. You can also call customer service at 800-243-0000 Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern.

If you prefer, you can email customer support using the inquiry form on the LG website.

LG dryer warranty vs. home warranty alternatives

The LG warranty can be useful if you experience issues with your dryer within the first year. A broken drum or a faulty drive motor could be quite expensive to repair or replace (the average repair cost is $80 to $500) without warranty coverage.

As long as the dryer doesn’t have manufacturing defects, though, it likely won’t need repairs in the first year anyway. Normal use causes wear and tear, however, breaking down parts in the long run. Since the average lifespan of a dryer is about 12 years, you could be left with expensive repair bills after the warranty coverage period expires.

A home warranty could help cover these repair costs for not only the dryer but also other home appliances. Before you purchase a home warranty, be sure to read over the coverage details. Some home warranties only cover kitchen appliances, like ovens and refrigerators. You may have to purchase additional coverage for washers and dryers.

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Pros and cons of LG dryer warranties

A benefit to the LG dryer warranty is that both parts and labor costs are covered for the first year. The dryer drum is also covered for three years. You can log in to your MyLG account 24/7 to schedule repairs.

A drawback is that repairs aren’t covered for the motor after the first year. Other appliance companies may offer warranties that cover those costs for up to ten years after the original purchase date. You’re also limited to using LG’s service center for repairs.

Pros

  • Covers parts and labor costs for the first year
  • Convenient scheduling process online for warranty repairs
  • Dryer drum covered for three years

Cons

  • Motor not covered after first year
  • Limited to LG’s service center for warranty repairs

» MORE: LG dryer reviews

FAQ

What is an LG dryer warranty?

The LG dryer warranty is a one-year limited warranty that covers parts and labor costs for repairs and replacements. The warranty also covers parts costs on the dryer drum for three years.

How long is a warranty on an LG dryer?

The warranty coverage period on an LG dryer is one year. The dryer drum is covered for three years.

What is LG’s customer service information?

You can reach LG’s customer service by calling 800-243-0000 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern. The company also provides a 24/7 live chat feature on its website.

Bottom line

The LG dryer warranty covers one year after the original purchase date. LG will cover the parts and labor costs for repairs if your new dryer breaks within the first year due to a manufacturing defect. LG’s Service Center provides in-warranty repairs, and you can schedule service online through LG’s website.


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:
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  2. LG Electronics, “Warranty (USA).” Accessed Jan. 7, 2024.
  3. LG Electronics, “LG Premium Care.” Accessed Jan. 7, 2024.
  4. LG Electronics, “Owner’s Manual: Electric and Gas Dryer.” Accessed Jan. 8, 2024.
  5. LG Electronics, “How To Find My LG Model and Serial Number.” Accessed Jan. 8, 2024.
  6. LG Electronics, “LG Premium Care: Get a Quote.” Accessed Jan. 8, 2024.
  7. LG Electronics, “Request a Repair.” Accessed Jan. 9, 2024.
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