Maytag warranty: cost, coverage and plans 2024

What can you expect from your manufacturer's warranty?

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All Maytag appliances come with a one-year warranty. Some appliances have longer warranties on certain parts, depending on the appliance. You can extend your warranty with a service plan for up to five extra years. There are some exclusions and limitations you need to know to make the most of your Maytag warranty.


Key insights

  • A one-year manufacturer’s warranty comes with all appliances.
  • Some appliance parts come with a warranty that lasts up to 10 years.
  • Maytag offers an extended warranty that can add up to five years to the manufacturer’s warranty.

Maytag warranty coverage

The Maytag warranty covers parts and labor for one year. Some appliances have additional terms:

  • Dishwashers have a one-year warranty and a 10-year warranty for the stainless steel tub, nylon racks and chopper.
  • Dryers have different warranty terms tailored to different models and manufacturing dates. For clothes dryers made after 2017, there's a standard one-year limited warranty and a 10-year warranty for the drive motor and dryer drum. Some Maytag dryer models have an extended five-year warranty covering all parts and labor.
  • Washers made after 2017 have a 10-year limited warranty on the drive motor and wash basket and a one-year limited warranty for parts and labor. Some models come with a five-year parts and labor warranty instead of a one-year warranty.
  • Ovens have a one-year warranty and a 10-year warranty for cooktop burners and elements, ceramic tops and grates, bake and broil elements, and burners and the cavity.

Maytag coverage exclusions

It's important to know that there are certain conditions under which Maytag might not honor the warranty for your appliance. Your warranty claim could be denied if:

  • The appliance's model or serial numbers are missing or have been tampered with.
  • The damage to the appliance is due to causes other than regular wear and tear.
  • The claim relates to cosmetic issues like scratches or rust.
  • The repair or replacement needed is for smaller parts of the appliance.
  • The claim includes costs for transporting your dishwasher to and from a repair shop.

Maytag product registration

To register your Maytag dishwasher, go to the “Service & Support Owners Center” page and click on “Register Product.” From there, fill out the model number, serial number, price paid, personal information and the date of purchase.

Maytag warranty cost

The cost of your Maytag warranty is folded into the cost of your appliance. You’ll need to sign up for a Maytag Service Plan to take advantage of extended warranty coverage.

The ConsumerAffairs Research Team gathered quotes for various appliances and found that you can expect to pay around $50 for one year of the Maytag Service Plan.

Maytag extended warranty

The Maytag Service Plan can extend your warranty coverage for up to five years. If your appliance can’t be fixed, Maytag will replace it if you’re an extended warranty customer.

Factors to consider when buying an extended appliance warranty

Usually, you should weigh the cost of an extended warranty with the price of a potential repair. The average appliance repair cost ranges from $80 to more than $1,000. So, considering the Maytag Service Plan is so inexpensive, adding it to your appliance’s coverage may make sense.

How to file a claim for your Maytag appliance

Filing a warranty claim for your Maytag appliance is straightforward and can be done in one of two ways.

You can visit the “Service & Support Owners Center” page on Maytag’s website to submit your claim online. Alternatively, you can call Maytag's customer service at 800-344-1274. Make sure you have your receipt, since it serves as proof of purchase. You'll also need to provide your appliance's model and serial number.

Maytag warranty vs. home warranty alternatives

Your Maytag appliance has a limited warranty covering parts and labor, which is great for initial peace of mind. But a home warranty could be a valuable addition if you're looking for broader coverage. Unlike the limited warranty, a home warranty extends its protection to other systems and appliances in your home, providing coverage that goes well beyond the scope of the Maytag warranty.

When considering a home warranty, it's important to remember that each claim will require a deductible. The good news is that these deductibles are often much lower than what you'd pay for a repair out of pocket.

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Pros and cons of Maytag warranties

Maytag offers a 10-year parts warranty on some parts. Very few appliance companies provide this kind of coverage. Unfortunately, some of the limitations and exclusions may prevent your claim from being accepted.

Pros

  • At least a one-year part and labor warranty on all models
  • 10-year warranty on some parts

Cons

  • Scratches, rust and smaller parts are not covered
  • Doesn’t cover pickup or delivery if your dishwasher needs to go to a service center

Tips for maximizing warranty coverage

These tips will help you get the most out of your Maytag warranty:

  • Record warranty expiration dates: Jot down the expiration dates of your warranties to ensure you don't overlook them.
  • Be mindful of exclusions and limitations: Familiarize yourself with what's not covered under your warranty. This helps avoid surprises when you need a repair.
  • Consider a home warranty: If your manufacturer's warranty is nearing its end, consider a home warranty for broader coverage.
  • Compare extended warranty vs. repair costs: Weigh the cost of an extended warranty against the price of potential repairs. This can help determine if the extended warranty is a cost-effective choice.

FAQ

How do I file a warranty claim with Maytag?

Go to the “Service & Support Owners Center” page and file a claim, or call the customer service number at 800-344-1274.

How long is my Maytag appliance warranty?

Maytag’s appliance warranties are typically one year, though some appliances have different terms. Some parts have coverage for up to 10 years.

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

Go to the Maytag warranty page to find details about your appliance model.

Bottom line

Maytag stands out for its additional 10-year warranty on some parts. However, a home warranty could be a wise alternative if you're seeking coverage beyond just these parts. This coverage can offer broader protection for your Maytag appliance as well as other appliances in your home.


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 Jan. 22, 2024.
  2. Maytag, “Find Your Appliance Model & Serial Number.” Accessed Jan. 22, 2024.
  3. Maytag, “Major Appliance Limited Warranty.” Accessed Jan. 22, 2024.
  4. Maytag, “Experience The Maytag Advantage.” Accessed Jan. 22, 2024.
  5. Maytag, “How Do I Check My Maytag Warranty?” Accessed Jan. 22, 2024.
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