Understanding Your Refrigerator Warranty

It’s uncommon for fridge repairs to be necessary on newer models, but occasionally defects in craftsmanship or unusual situations arise that require repairs. Most top manufacturers who sell appliances in Australia offer some type of warranty on their products; however, these warranties are only good for specific periods of time and cover only certain types of problems.

To help determine whether or not your manufacturer’s warranty can be helpful for your problem that requires fridge repairs, check out these tips.

1. Locate your warranty. If you didn’t save the paper copy that you received with your refrigerator, never fear. You can usually download a new copy from the website of your manufacturer. Typically, you’ll need the model number of your fridge to find the warranty online.

2. Examine the time frames. Typically, refrigerator warranties have two different time frames listed. One time frame is for replacing parts and paying for the labor involved for these replacements. Typically, this time period is short, such as 30 days or up to one year from the purchase date. Most warranties have a longer coverage period on the compressor, evaporator, condenser, dryer, and connecting tubing inside of your refrigerator.

3. Read the exclusions. While every warranty is different, most will not cover some types of repairs under any circumstance. For instance, if your fridge was damaged when it was being moved rather than through everyday use, the warranty may not cover your repairs. Also, if a refrigerator is in a commercial setting, such as an office building, a hospital or a school, the warranty may not apply.

If your refrigerator is beyond the warranty date or you have a problem not covered by the warranty, give us a call at Matic Service. We offer affordable prices on fridge repairs and can help you get your appliance up and running for less.