Is a Samsung Washer and Dryer Extended Warranty Worth It?

A Samsung washer and dryer combo, on the low end, costs $1,458.00. On the high end, it’s closer to $3,000 — a hefty investment. Whenever you’re shelling out this type of money, you want to ensure you’re protected long-term. The question is, should you buy an extended warranty for a Samsung washer and dryer?
To find out, let’s compare a Samsung manufacturer warranty versus an extended warranty.

How Long is a Manufacturer Warranty on a Samsung Washer and Dryer?

For the appliance as a whole, Samsung offers a one-year manufacturer warranty, which covers defects in materials and workmanship. However, the length can differ somewhat for individual parts.
“Specific appliance components may have extended coverage,” Liberty Home Guard notes. “For example, a Samsung clothes dryer may have a one-year warranty, but Samsung will cover the dryer’s control board for two years.”
But overall, you can expect Samsung to cover the cost of repair or replacement for one year after you purchase a product. After that, however, it’s up to you to handle any issues, and you’ll have to foot the bill.

How Long is an Extended Warranty on a Samsung Washer and Dryer?

It varies on the specific plan you choose, but Upsie offers two options — a three-year and five-year warranty. Coverage overlaps with the manufacturer warranty, assuming it’s active. Once the manufacturer warranty ends, Upsie offers full coverage. As a result, you get comprehensive coverage from the moment you purchase the appliance.
That means you can protect a Samsung washer, Samsung dryer, or both for up to five years with an extended warranty.

What Does an Extended Warranty Cover?

One of the biggest reasons why many consumers opt for an extended warranty instead of a manufacturer warranty is because of the comprehensive coverage it offers. As we mentioned earlier, a manufacturer warranty is limited and only covers defects in materials and workmanship but ends there.
An extended warranty from Upsie, on the other hand, is extremely robust. Not only does it cover defects, it also covers:
  • Internal leaks
  • Mechanical failure
  • Power failure
  • Heating and cooling issues
  • Drain failure
  • And more
That way you have a full spectrum of coverage and can rest easy knowing you can quickly get the repair or replacement you need to get the full lifespan out of your investment (about 10 to 13 years on average).

How Much Does an Extended Warranty Cost?

This too varies depending upon who you buy it from and what the full retail price is. Admittedly, if you go through a retailer, it can be costly. Some retailers charge up to 900% more than what the warranty should cost. But if you purchase coverage from a third-party provider like Upsie, you pay up to 70% less than what you would pay in stores.
Here’s a real-life example. If you bought a Samsung washer in August 2022 that costs between $500 to $749.99, a three-year warranty from Upsie would cost $79.99, and a five-year warranty would cost $129.99. Neither plan comes with a deductible. So the annual cost would be around $26.

The Bottom Line: Is it Worth It?

Let’s crunch the numbers. In 2022, the average cost to repair a Samsung washer was $300, while the average cost to repair a Samsung dryer was $150. And if you have to replace these appliances altogether, it would cost a minimum of $1,458.00 for the combo.
Repair costs are expensive and you end up saving a lot of money when you have an extended warranty from Upsie. When you compare the price of a repair or replacement versus the cost of Upsie’s extended warranties for Samsung washers and dryers, the warranty is always worth it. Especially when you’re hoping to get the full 10 to 13 years you expect out of a product.
That’s why we usually suggest getting extended coverage to get the most out of your investment. Also, note that finding a plan through Upsie is simple and straightforward. Just choose the appliance you want to protect. Browse through transparent plan options, and activate your appliance warranty.
You can conveniently manage your plan through, make changes if necessary, and file a claim 24/7/365. Get a full overview of how Upsie works here.

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