Smartphones, televisions, refrigerators, dishwashers—if it has an electrical component, Samsung probably makes it. Given the brand’s versatile line of products and volume of sales, chances are a Samsung product has found its way into your home.
While Samsung products are generally reliable, any manufactured appliance is susceptible to problems. At some point you might find you need to repair or replace a faulty or broken Samsung device. In this article, we’ll explore Samsung’s manufacturer warranties. We’ll also provide some recommendations on what to do when your Samsung warranty expires.
Note that Samsung is a global company, and their warranty policies may differ from region to region. For the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on Samsung appliances sold in the United States.
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Samsung Appliances Warranty
Like many other appliance manufacturers, Samsung offers a limited manufacturer’s warranty on most of their products.
Generally speaking, if you purchase a Samsung device that is determined to be defective soon after purchase, Samsung will cover the cost of the product’s repair or replacement.
The details of the manufacturer’s warranty for Samsung appliances varies by product, but it will usually cover only factory defects. Here are some things you should not expect the manufacturer’s warranty to cover.
- Normal wear and tear
- Damage sustained by overuse, misuse, abuse, or accidents
- Devices that have been modified
- Products purchased from unauthorized sellers
- Products used for commercial or non-residential applications
Also important to bear in mind is the Samsung appliances warranty period. As a rule of thumb, Samsung’s limited warranty is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Specific appliance components may have extended coverage. For example, a Samsung clothes dryer may have a one-year warranty, but Samsung will cover the dryer’s control board for two years.
It’s important to know the details of the warranty coverage for the appliance models you own. Fortunately, Samsung makes it quite easy to look this up on their website.
Extended Warranty Coverage
A manufacturer’s warranty is great if you find your appliance isn’t working correctly shortly after you’ve purchased it.
But for most people, a standard one-year appliance warranty just doesn’t cut it.
When you think about, a one-year warranty for something as expensive and necessary as a refrigerator isn’t all that long. People understandably want a little more assurance that their appliances will continue to function properly.
Consumers have a couple of options. One option is an extended warranty for a Samsung products line. This is effectively a service contract that consumers can purchase through Samsung. Another option to cover Samsung appliances beyond the limited warranty is a home warranty. This is also a service contract, but it’s provided by a third party.
Home Warranty Vs. Samsung Warranty
Samsung refers to their extended warranty service as Samsung Protection Plus. For an additional fee, consumers can get extended coverage for their Samsung device for up to five years. If an appliance requires repair, Samsung will send a technician to fix it. If the appliance can’t be repaired, Samsung will replace it with a comparable machine.
This is a perfectly reasonable solution for many people. But if you’re a homeowner looking to cover multiple appliances in your home, a home warranty is a superior alternative.
With a home warranty from Liberty Home Guard, you can have all the coverage benefits of Samsung Protection Plus while also getting coverage for the other appliances in your home, no matter the brand. An all-in-one policy can even include bundled coverage for your home’s critical systems, such as plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.
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