Maytag dryer warranty: cost, coverage & plans

What can you expect from your appliance’s warranty?

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Maytag dryers have warranties that provide more extensive coverage than many other brands. However, some might find the conditions a bit restrictive. Maytag also offers an extended warranty option, which can add more coverage and some added perks.


Key insights

  • Maytag offers a 10-year warranty on parts.
  • There's a one-year warranty on parts and labor.
  • The company has a five-year parts and labor warranty on some dryer models.

Maytag dryer warranty coverage and plans

Maytag has several different warranties for its dryers. Clothes dryers made after 2017 have a one-year limited warranty for parts and labor and a 10-year limited warranty on the drive motor and dryer drum. A few models come with a five-year parts and labor warranty instead. You can type your model number into the Maytag warranty page to find details about your dryer model.

Maytag’s extended warranty program is called the Maytag Service Plan. It covers parts and labor for up to five years, and Maytag replaces your washer if the company can’t repair it.

Limits and exclusions

There are a few scenarios where Maytag might deny your warranty claim. Disapproved claims can happen if the model or serial numbers are missing or the damage is beyond regular wear and tear. The warranty doesn't cover surface issues such as scratches or rust either.

The warranty also might not cover the replacement or repair of some smaller parts, nor does it include the costs for pickup or delivery of your dryer if it needs repairing at a shop.

How to register a Maytag dryer

Registering your Maytag dryer is a simple process. Go to the “Service & Support Owners Center” page. Then click on “Register Product” and fill out the model number, serial number, price paid and the date of purchase, along with your personal information.

Maytag dryer warranty cost

The cost of your Maytag dryer's warranty is included in the purchase price of the dryer. If you're considering the Maytag Service Plan for added protection, it's an additional purchase. On average, you can expect to pay about $51 for a year's coverage for your dryer under this plan.

How to file a claim for your Maytag dryer

You can file a Maytag dryer warranty claim at the “Service & Support Owners Center” page. You can also call the customer service number at 800-344-1274. You need your receipt as proof of purchase, the model and the serial number to file a claim. Your model and serial number will be on a sticker located:

  • On the upper left corner of the back of the dryer
  • Inside the drum on the back frame
  • Inside the door
  • Behind the access panel on gas dryers

Maytag dryer warranty vs. home warranty alternatives

Your Maytag dryer’s limited warranty covers parts and labor, but a home warranty can do much more than that. Home warranties cover systems and appliances other than your dryer and can add coverage well beyond the limited warranty.

One notable aspect of a home warranty to keep in mind is the deductible required for each claim. However, the silver lining is that these deductibles are typically much more affordable than the full cost of repairs. Most dryer repairs cost between $80 and $500, while the deductible is usually under $100.

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Pros and cons of Maytag dryer warranties

Maytag stands out from other brands with its impressive warranty system. It offers a 10-year parts warranty, a benefit seldom found with other companies. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of Maytag warranties to give you a clear understanding of what they entail.

Pros

  • 10-year parts warranty
  • Five-year parts and labor warranty on some dryer models
  • A minimum one-year part and labor warranty on all models

Cons

  • Cosmetic damage and smaller parts are not covered
  • Warranty doesn’t cover service center pickup or delivery
  • The 10-year parts warranty only covers the drive motor and dryer drum

» MORE: Read Maytag reviews

FAQ

What is a Maytag dryer warranty?

Two types of limited warranties accompany every new Maytag dryer. The first offers extended coverage for parts, while the second provides coverage for both parts and labor (though for a shorter period).

How long is a warranty on a Maytag dryer?

Every model includes a 10-year warranty for parts and a one-year warranty covering parts and labor. Some models offer an extended five-year warranty for both parts and labor that replaces the standard one-year option.

What is Maytag’s customer service information?

You can contact Maytag customer service by calling 800-344-1274 or using the live chat option on the “Service & Support Owners Center” page.

Bottom line

Maytag goes a step further in offering dryer warranty protection compared to many competitors, thanks to its additional 10-year parts warranty. However, customers seeking coverage beyond the motor drive and drum might consider exploring a home warranty plan for more comprehensive protection.


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. Maytag, “Maytag 10-Year Limited Parts Warranty.” Accessed Dec. 14, 2023.
  2. Maytag, “Find Your Appliance Model & Serial Number.” Accessed Dec. 14, 2023.
  3. Maytag, “Major Appliance Limited Warranty.” Accessed Dec. 14, 2023.
  4. Maytag, “Experience The Maytag Advantage.” Accessed Dec. 14, 2023.
  5. Maytag, “How Do I Check My Maytag Warranty?” Accessed Dec. 14, 2023.
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