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

What can you expect from your appliance’s warranty?

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All Whirlpool dryers come with a one-year limited warranty from the manufacturer. This is a fairly short warranty and includes some limitations and inclusions to keep in mind. The good news is that there are two ways to make your warranty last longer and save you money.


Key insights

  • The one-year warranty covers dryer parts and labor for repairs.
  • Whirlpool offers extended warranty plans for dryers.
  • Whirlpool-approved repair technicians must service its dryers.

Whirlpool dryer warranty coverage and plans

Your Whirlpool dryer comes with a one-year warranty covering parts and labor. While Whirlpool usually offers longer warranties for other appliances, the dryers come with only this initial year-long coverage.

You can opt for an extended warranty plan from Whirlpool to keep your dryer under coverage for an extra one to five years, however. It's a good way to ensure more worry-free laundry days are ahead.

Limits and exclusions

There are a few scenarios where a warranty claim might not be approved. It's always good to keep these in mind to make the most of your warranty. Things to watch out for:

  • Problems caused by improper installation
  • Any charges for getting your dryer to and from the repair place
  • Damage that's not just from everyday use
  • Repair work by someone other than a Whirlpool-approved technician

How to register a Whirlpool dryer

You don't have to register your Whirlpool dryer to keep your warranty, but it can be a time-saver if you ever need to make a claim. By registering, you've got your proof of purchase all set, so no need to scramble for the receipt later on.

You've got two options for registration. Either fill out the form online or call customer service at 866-698-2538. Keep your dryer's serial number, model number, delivery date and what you paid for it close at hand to complete the claim.

You'll find the model and serial numbers on the following:

  • Upper left of the cabinet on the back of the dryer
  • Inside on the back frame of the drum
  • Inside of the door
  • Back of the access panel on gas dryers

Whirlpool dryer warranty cost

Your new Whirlpool dryer comes with a manufacturer's warranty included in the price, giving you immediate coverage. If you're considering extending that coverage, though, the cost will vary based on your dryer's purchase date, model and price.

Here's a quick look at what you might expect to pay for the extended warranty, courtesy of some research by ConsumerAffairs. For an electric Whirlpool dryer that costs around $500, an extended warranty could be about $45 for one year, $89 for three years or $131 for five years.

Going for a more upscale model (let’s say priced around $1,200) means a slightly higher extended warranty cost — around $40 for a year, $102 for three years and $150 for five years. Whirlpool also offers a 10% discount if you bundle an extended warranty with warranties for other Whirlpool appliances.

How to file a claim for your Whirlpool dryer

To initiate a warranty claim for your Whirlpool dryer, you can visit the company's service scheduling page and enter the model number of your machine. Alternatively, you can contact the customer support team at 800-253-1301 for personalized assistance.

Whirlpool dryer warranty vs. home warranty alternatives

Dryers usually last about 12 years, and repairs can cost anywhere from $80 to $500. Want to dodge those repair costs? Think about beefing up your warranty with an extended warranty from Whirlpool, or go for a home warranty plan.

A home warranty covers various appliances and systems in your house, not just your dryer. But if you pick Whirlpool's extended warranty, you're looking at getting separate plans for each of your appliances. Also, keep in mind that Whirlpool's plans stick to their own products, but a home warranty should work for all appliance brands.

Home warranties might cost a bit more, but they cover more than an appliance extended warranty. Just a heads up, though: You'll have to pay a deductible each time you make a claim with a home warranty.

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Pros and cons of Whirlpool dryer warranties

A key thing to keep in mind about a Whirlpool dryer warranty is that it got your back for parts and labor, but only for a year. That's less than some brands (many cover you for up to five years or even longer). Plus, if you need any repairs, make sure Whirlpool-approved technicians do them to keep your warranty valid.

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FAQ

What is a Whirlpool dryer warranty?

Your Whirlpool dryer comes with a warranty that covers the cost of labor and parts for any issues that arise from manufacturing.

How long is a warranty on a Whirlpool dryer?

Whirlpool dryers come with a one-year manufacturer's warranty for parts and repair labor costs.

What is Whirlpool’s customer service information?

You can contact Whirlpool through live chat through its “Service & Support Owner Center” page or call customer service at 800-253-1301.

Bottom line

If you encounter any issues related to the materials or manufacturing, Whirlpool dryers come with a limited warranty that lasts one year to tackle any eligible problems. However, a year can fly by quickly, so you might want to consider getting an extended warranty or a home warranty for added peace of mind in the long run.

» MORE: Is a home warranty worth it?


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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