GE, or General Electric, has been a familiar name in American households for well over a century. Given the company’s longevity and the breadth of their line of products, it’s likely that you have a GE appliance somewhere in your home.
In this article, we’ll provide an overview of the appliance warranties GE provides. We’ll also take a look at some ways you can protect your GE appliances when the manufacturer’s coverage runs out.
GE is known for producing an expansive range of home appliances. Below is an inexhaustive list of machines that GE manufactures.
- Refrigerators, freezers, and ice makers
- Garbage disposals and compactors
- Ovens, ranges, and cooktops
- Washers and dryers
- Water heaters, softeners, and filtration systems
- Air conditioners
- Dehumidifiers and air purifiers
GE offers warranty coverage for the majority of their appliances. This means that if a GE appliance malfunctions or breaks down due to a factory defect or poor workmanship, the company will pay for the cost of repair. GE will send their own certified technician, so homeowners don’t need to find a repairperson on their own.
A manufacturer’s warranty typically expires after a set amount of time, however. GE appliance coverage may last as little as 30 days or as long as 10 years. It’s all dependent on the appliance and part in question.
For example, a GE refrigerator warranty may cover the entire appliance for two years and the refrigeration system specifically for an additional three years. This means that if your GE fridge is four years old, the company may not cover an electrical issue affecting the fridge’s internal light, but it will cover a faulty evaporator or condenser.
You can find a similar warranty structure on other GE appliances. A GE washing machine warranty usually covers the entire appliance for one year, but the motor may have coverage for up to 10 years.
So how long will your GE warranty last? There is no easy answer. Policies vary significantly from product to product and part to part, so you will need to check your product documentation or contact GE directly.
GE Extended Warranty
What happens if your GE appliance fails and your warranty has already expired? You’re on the hook, unfortunately. Whether it’s a $50 fix to your dishwasher latch or a $800 fix to your refrigerator compressor, you will have to pay for the parts and labor.
But don’t panic. There are ways to avoid the hit to your wallet. GE, like many other manufacturers (Samsung, Whirlpool),offers extended warranties on their products. Referred to as an extended service plan, these warranties provide many more months or years of protection for an additional cost. Here are some of the benefits that GE advertises.
- Protection from paying for parts and labor out-of-pocket
- Guaranteed repair by certified GE technicians
- Interest-free payment plans
Costs of extended service plans vary but expect to pay anywhere from $50–$80 per appliance.
Home Warranty Coverage: Another Alternative
An extended manufacturer’s warranty has its uses, but many homeowners feel limited by brand-specific policies. For many people, a home warranty for GE appliance coverage may make more sense.
Liberty Home Guard provides home warranty coverage for GE appliances and more. With a comprehensive home warranty, you can bundle coverage for multiple appliances and systems in your home, regardless of the manufacturer. In short, it’s a convenient, affordable way to protect everything under your roof.
We’re happy to talk you through the home warranty process and help you find a plan that fits your home and your budget. Call us today at (833)-544-8273.