Repair to a malfunctioning or broken appliance is generally not covered under many manufacturers limited warranties. For example, Maytag has a limited 10-year warranty for all of its appliances that covers specific parts only.
Many vendors such as Sears and Home Depot offer a variety of protection plans that include the cost of repair. These plans cover both the parts and the labor of an appliance purchased. Additionally, some manufacturers sell their own extended warranties through a third party that cover repair. For instance, General Electric offers extended warranty plans through Assurant Solutions. Customers also have the option of purchasing an independent warranty from a home appliance warranty company such as Square Trade.