Whirlpool warranty: cost, coverage and plans 2024

What can you expect from your manufacturer’s warranty?

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All Whirlpool appliances, including fridges, dishwashers and washing machines, come with a manufacturer’s warranty. Some limitations and exclusions can prevent you from filing a claim, though, so it’s important to know what to watch out for.


Key insights

  • Most Whirlpool appliances come with a one-year limited warranty for parts and labor.
  • Some parts may have longer or shorter coverage terms.
  • An extended warranty plan or home warranty can add to your coverage.

Whirlpool warranty coverage

Whirlpool offers a manufacturer’s warranty for most appliances, including ranges, ovens, cooktops, microwaves, washers, dryers and refrigerators. These warranties cover parts and labor, and each appliance has different limitations and terms:

  • Ranges and cooktops: These appliances come with a one-year warranty.
  • Dishwashers: Parts are covered for one year after the date of purchase, except for the electronic control system. These parts have a four-year limited warranty beyond the first year after purchase. Also, filters have a one-year warranty that starts the second year after the purchase and lasts just that second year.
  • Washers and dryers: Both washers and dryers come with a one-year warranty from the date of purchase.
  • Ovens: A one-year warranty comes with your Whirlpool oven.
  • Refrigerators: These come with a full warranty for one year after the date of purchase on most parts. The water filters come with a 30-day warranty from the date of purchase. Once the first year is complete, sealed refrigeration parts have coverage for up to five years. This includes the evaporator, condenser, dryer, connecting tubing and compressor.
  • Microwaves: These come with a one-year warranty.

Whirlpool coverage exclusions

No matter the brand, all appliance manufacturers include limitations and warranties that can invalidate your warranty. The Whirlpool manufacturer’s warranty doesn’t cover the following:

  • Improper installation, misuse, accidents or natural disasters
  • Services provided by a repair company that Whirlpool doesn’t approve
  • Labor costs for the replacement of the water filter
  • Repairs due to damages caused by things other than normal wear and tear
  • Pickup or delivery costs if your appliance needs to go to a repair shop
  • Rust or oxidation of parts
  • Cosmetic damage like dents and scratches

Whirlpool product registration

To get your appliance registered, you've got two easy options. You can complete the online registration form or call customer service at 866-698-2538. Make sure you have your fridge's serial and model number, the delivery date and the purchase price ready to go.

It's a smart move to register your Whirlpool refrigerator—this is a key step for your warranty. Your registration acts as a proof of purchase, which is especially handy if you misplace the receipt.

Whirlpool warranty cost

All Whirlpool appliances come with a manufacturer’s warranty built into the price. You can also purchase an extended warranty for one or all of your appliances. The price depends on the type of appliance, when you bought the appliance and the price.

ConsumerAffairs’ Research Team rounded up some quotes to help you get an idea of what your extended warranty may cost.

You can save 10% on an extended warranty if you bundle several Whirlpool appliances into one plan.

Whirlpool extended warranty

Whirlpool’s extended warranty plan can prolong your coverage on your appliance from one to five years. This extended protection kicks in right after the manufacturer’s warranty ends.

Whirlpool warranty reimbursement

An extra perk of an extended warranty is that it includes coverage for food spoilage caused by a fridge malfunction (up to a value of $250).

Factors to consider when buying an appliance extended warranty

Unexpected appliance repairs can put a dent in your budget. Adding an extended warranty can prevent any surprise costs. Most appliance repairs cost around $300 to more than $1,000. Since you can expect to pay around $30 to $150 for an extended warranty, you could save a lot of money, even if your appliance breaks down just once.

» LEARN: Is an appliance extended warranty worth it?

How to file a claim for your Whirlpool appliance

No matter what type of Whirlpool appliance you own, the company offers online support for warranty claims via its service scheduling page. To start, you’ll need to enter the model number of your fridge. If you’d rather talk to a human, you can call the customer support line at 800-253-1301 to file a claim.

Whirlpool warranty vs. home warranty alternatives

Some folks opt for a home warranty over an extended warranty for their appliances. Much like Whirlpool's extended warranty, a home warranty begins once the original manufacturer's warranty expires.

The cool thing about a home warranty is that it covers a wide range of appliances, no matter the brand. Home warranties cover home appliances and systems, like your washer, dishwasher and even your HVAC system. Another difference is that you'll need to pay a deductible for each repair with a home warranty. These deductibles are typically less than $100.

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Pros and cons of Whirlpool warranties

Whirlpool warranties have a lot of exclusions and limitations, which are important to be aware of before making any claims. They do cover both parts and labor for one year on most parts, though. Also, certain parts have warranties that extend beyond the one-year limitation.

Pros

  • Covers parts and labor
  • Sealed refrigeration parts have coverage for up to five years
  • The dishwasher’s electronic control system has coverage for five years

Cons

  • Warranty doesn’t cover cosmetic damage or rust
  • Must use Whirlpool-approved service technicians
  • Doesn’t cover pickup or delivery costs

Tips for maximizing warranty coverage

There are some ways to make the most of your Whirlpool appliance’s warranty:

  • Write down your warranty expiration dates so you don’t forget them.
  • Remember to pay attention to exclusions and limitations.
  • Get a home warranty if your manufacturer’s warranty or extended warranty is about to expire.
  • Gauge whether an extended warranty would cost more than a potential repair.

FAQ

How do I file a warranty claim with Whirlpool?

Whirlpool offers two ways to file a claim. You can use the online support via its service scheduling page or call the customer support line at 800-253-1301. To start your claim, you’ll need the model of your appliance.

How long is my Whirlpool appliance warranty?

Most Whirlpool appliances come with a one-year warranty that covers parts and labor. Some appliance warranties include different terms for certain parts. For example, refrigerators include terms extending coverage for certain parts up to five years.

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

You can check your warranty coverage by entering your appliance’s model number into the search box on the “Whirlpool Manuals & Literature” page.

Bottom line

A Whirlpool warranty has you covered for certain problems for a limited time. Each Whirlpool appliance arrives with a one-year warranty covering parts and labor. It's worth noting, though, that some of these appliances might have different warranty terms for specific parts.

To get more coverage, you can extend your warranty by getting a Whirlpool extended warranty plan or a home warranty. Also, be sure to read over the limitations and exclusions to get the most out of your Whirlpool warranty.

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