American Quality

Not all warranties are created equal

Ask that friend of yours…you know, the one who has gone through a couple washers over the last several years… ask him/her if all laundry equipment is equal. Without a doubt the answer will be a solid “nope.” While many washers might appear to be the same, what’s inside truly matters. That’s why we have always touted that the competition hates our “guts”…the heavy-duty, commercial components that make up an ultra-reliable Speed Queen product.

Similarly, not all appliance warranties are the same. Speed Queen, which has always been at the forefront of the industry in strength of warranty, broke new ground by offering a 10-year parts and in-home labor warranty on products purchased now through Dec. 31, 2019. That’s a mark that’s unheard of in the industry.

So, it’s again worth noting that buyers should be aware that not all warranties are created equal (most don’t even come close to matching Speed Queen’s). Be sure to read the fine print on the warranty bond and ask questions such as:

  • Is the warranty transferrable? Most are not (Speed Queen’s is).
  • What does the warranty include? Many warranties with seemingly long terms may only cover parts (or the long term will only apply to specific parts). So, if something goes wrong with your washer, the manufacturer may cover the $40 cost of the part…but not the labor to put it in. (Speed Queen covers both parts and labor).
  • Where’s labor occurring? Many warranties involve the unit being removed from the home and gone for perhaps several days…a real hassle. (Speed Queen offers in-home labor; meaning it’s repaired on-site).

The bottom line: just like all washers are not created equal, warranties vary greatly as well. Remember to ask questions or you may think one thing and actually be receiving something quite different.

To learn more about our product lineup and Speed Queen’s limited-time 10-year warranty promotion, visit our promotion page. Act fast though, the promotion expires Dec. 31, 2019

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