Maytag washer warranty: cost, coverage and plans 2024

What can you expect from your appliance’s warranty?

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Maytag washer warranties offer more coverage than most other washer brands. Still, you may find the terms limiting. The company also offers an extended warranty plan that may offer customers a little more security.


Key insights

  • Current Maytag washers have a minimum one-year parts and labor warranty and 10-year limited warranty for the drive motor and wash basket.
  • The warranty does not cover some conditions, including rust or cosmetic damage.
  • You can purchase a Maytag Service Plan for an additional cost.

Maytag washer warranty coverage and plans

All Maytag washers made after 2017 have a 10-year limited warranty on the drive motor and wash basket. They also come with a one-year limited warranty for parts and labor. Some models come with a 5-year parts and labor warranty instead of a one-year warranty.

You can check the details on your particular model by visiting the Maytag warranty page. These warranties start on the day of your washer’s delivery or on the purchase date, depending on your specific warranty terms.

Maytag also has an extended warranty program called the Maytag Service Plan. The service plan covers parts and labor for up to five years, and Maytag will replace your washer if the company can’t fix the problem.

Limits and exclusions

There are several conditions that aren’t covered by the Maytag washer warranty. Washers with missing model numbers or serial numbers aren’t covered. In addition, the warranty doesn’t cover damage that isn’t from normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage, such as scratches and rust.

The warranty also doesn’t cover the repair or replacement of many of the smaller parts or pay for repair pick-up or delivery, either.

How to register a Maytag washer

To register your Maytag washer, go to the “Service & Support Owners Center” and click on “Register Product.” From there, you’ll need to fill out the model number, serial number, price paid and the date of purchase, along with your personal information.

Maytag washer warranty cost

Your Maytag washer warranty cost is built into your washer’s price. The Maytag Service Plan, on the other hand, will cost you. The average price for one year of coverage for a washer is around $53.

How to file a claim for your Maytag washer

Visit the “Service & Support Owners Center” page and enter your model number to start the process of filing a Maytag warranty claim. You can also call the customer service number at 800-344-1274.

You need your receipt as proof of purchase to claim your warranty, as well as the model and serial number. Your model and serial number will be on a sticker that is located:

  • On the back side of the control panel
  • Inside the washer lid on the bottom right corner
  • On the back of the washer

Maytag washer warranty vs. home warranty alternatives

While your limited warranty covers your washer for parts and labor, a home warranty does much more. Home warranties cover many common systems and appliances that are around your home. Plus, a home warranty can protect you when the limited warranty runs out.

The biggest downside of a home warranty is that you’ll need to pay a deductible for each claim. These are usually far cheaper than repair costs, though.

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Pros and cons of Maytag washer warranties

When compared to other brands, Maytag has a much better warranty system. The 10-year parts warranty is rarely seen with other companies. Here’s a look at the pros and cons so you’ll know what you’re getting into.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Warranty doesn’t cover pick-up or delivery if needed
  • The 10-year parts warranty is limited to the drive motor and washer basket
  • Cosmetic damage and smaller parts are not covered

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FAQ

What is a Maytag washer warranty?

Each new Maytag washer comes with two limited warranties. One covers the cost of parts for an extended period, and the other covers the cost of parts and labor for a shorter duration of time.

How long is a warranty on a Maytag washer?

All models come with a 10-year warranty for parts and a one-year parts and labor warranty. Some models have a 5-year parts and labor warranty instead of a one-year warranty.

What is Maytag’s customer service information?

Maytag has a customer service number you can call at 800-344-1274. The Maytag website also has a live chat on the “Service & Support Owners Center” page.

Bottom line

Maytag offers its customers more washer warranty protection than many of its competitors with the additional 10-year parts warranty. Still, customers may find that they want coverage for more than just the motor drive and wash tub. In this case, looking into a home warranty plan may be a good idea.


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, 2003.
  2. Maytag, “Find Your Appliance Model & Serial Number.” Accessed Dec. 14, 2003.
  3. Maytag, “Major Appliance Limited Warranty.” Accessed Dec. 14, 2003.
  4. Maytag, “Experience The Maytag Advantage.” Accessed Dec. 14, 2003.
  5. Maytag, “How Do I Check My Maytag Warranty?” Accessed Dec. 14, 2003.
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