Whirlpool dishwasher warranty: cost, coverage & plans (2024)

What can you expect from your appliance’s warranty?

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Whirlpool dishwashers come with a limited warranty that covers parts and labor. To take full advantage of the warranty, you’ll need to be aware of some limitations and exclusions, as well as how to file a claim and extend your coverage.


Key insights

  • The manufacturer's warranty lasts for one year for all parts and labor.
  • A four-year warranty covers the electronic control system.
  • Filters have coverage during the second year after the purchase of your dishwasher.

Whirlpool dishwasher warranty coverage and plans

Whirlpool dishwasher warranties cover most parts and labor for one year. Some parts have special terms. For example, the electronic control system gets a longer warranty term of four years beyond the first year after purchase. The dishwasher filters are covered starting the second year after your purchase and only last for that one year.

Whirlpool also offers an extended warranty plan for its dishwashers and other appliances. These plans can extend your appliance’s coverage by one to five years, but it’s important to note that the coverage begins only once the manufacturer’s warranty expires.

Limits and exclusions

Some things will get your claim denied when your Whirlpool dishwasher breaks down under warranty. Things that can get your claim denied:

  • Repairs to damage caused by things other than normal wear and tear
  • Services provided by a repair company Whirlpool doesn’t approve
  • Improper installation
  • Pickup or delivery costs if your dishwasher needs to go to a repair shop

How to register a Whirlpool dishwasher

You don’t need to register your Whirlpool dishwasher to take advantage of the warranty. It can speed up the claim process, however, because your registration can be used as proof of purchase when you’re filing a claim. This means you won’t need to send in a copy of your receipt.

There are two ways to register your Whirlpool dishwasher. You can use the online registration form or call customer service at 866-698-2538. Before you file a claim, collect your unit’s serial and model number, the delivery date and the price. The model and serial number are on the frame's upper left corner or the control panel's underside.

Whirlpool dishwasher warranty cost

The manufacturer’s warranty comes included in the price of your Whirlpool dishwasher. The cost of extended coverage depends on when you bought your dishwasher, the model and the price of the dishwasher.

The ConsumerAffairs Research Team secured some quotes to give you an idea of what the extended warranty may cost. For a new Whirlpool dishwasher that costs around $500, an extended warranty would cost around $43 for one year, $110 for three years and $161 for five years.

If you’re looking for a more top-of-the-line dishwasher (one that costs around $1,200), you’re looking at paying around $47 for one year, $120 for three years and $176 for five years. You can get a discount of 10% when you bundle your dishwasher’s extended warranty with other Whirlpool appliances.

How to file a claim for your Whirlpool dishwasher

File a warranty claim for your Whirlpool dishwasher by going to the company’s service scheduling page and entering the model number of your dishwasher. Another option is calling the customer support line at 800-253-1301 to file a claim.

Whirlpool dishwasher warranty vs. home warranty alternatives

The average dishwasher lasts around 10 years, and repairs can cost $100 to $200 each. You probably don’t want to pay for these repairs out of pocket. Your best option to extend your manufacturer’s warranty is to go with an extended warranty plan from Whirlpool or a home warranty.

With a home warranty, you get coverage for a wide range of home appliances and systems. On the other hand, with a Whirlpool extended warranty, you’ll need to buy multiple plans to cover all your appliances. Plus, a home warranty will cover all your appliances regardless of brand. Not surprisingly, the Whirlpool plan only covers Whirlpool appliances.

Home warranty plans can be more expensive than extended warranties for appliances, but they cover more items around your home. You’ll also need to pay a deductible for each claim you file.

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Pros and cons of Whirlpool dishwasher warranties

Whirlpool’s biggest warranty problem is that it only covers all parts and labor for one year. Many companies offer warranties that last around five years. The four-year warranty on the electronic control system, however, is a definite plus.

Pros

  • Covers parts and labor
  • 4-year warranty covers the electronic control system

Cons

  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Filter is only covered in the second year

» READ MORE: Whirlpool dishwasher reviews

FAQ

What is a Whirlpool dishwasher warranty?

A Whirlpool dishwasher comes with a warranty. The warranty covers the cost of replacement parts and labor if something's not quite right due to the materials or how your dishwasher was made. As long as your issue ticks the right boxes, they'll step in to fix or replace any wonky parts.

How long is a warranty on a Whirlpool dishwasher?

With a Whirlpool dishwasher, a one-year manufacturer's warranty covers replacement parts and repair labor costs. The electronic control system has its own special four-year limited warranty from the day you buy it. The filter is covered just in the second year after you purchase your dishwasher.

What is Whirlpool’s customer service information?

You can contact Whirlpool through live chat and online services with its “Service & Support Owner Center” page. Another option is to call customer service at 800-253-1301.

Bottom line

A Whirlpool dishwasher warranty offers peace of mind for the first year, covering any issues due to material or manufacturing defects.

This warranty ensures that if your dishwasher has any problems that fit its criteria, Whirlpool will repair or replace the faulty parts. Additionally, the electronic control system of the dishwasher has a special four-year limited warranty from the purchase date. Interestingly, the filter is only covered in the second year following your purchase.

You can extend your Whirlpool coverage if you feel it’s necessary, though, or consider a home warranty for more comprehensive appliance coverage.


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. Whirlpool, “Extended Service Plans.” Accessed Jan. 10, 2024.
  2. Whirlpool, “Whirlpool appliance warranties.” Accessed Jan. 10, 2024.
  3. Whirlpool, “Register and Protect Your Appliance.” Accessed Jan. 10, 2024.
  4. Whirlpool, “Why Should I Register My Whirlpool Appliance.” Accessed Jan. 10, 2024.
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