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What are common terms and conditions of washing machine warranties?

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Although the specific warranty terms usually vary depending on brand and model, many washing machines come with a one-year limited parts and labor warranty that covers any defects in workmanship or materials. Many manufacturers also offer additional warranties on other parts, such as the direct drive motor or stainless tub.

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Samsung offers the same standard warranty on all its washing machines, as of 2015. In addition to the one-year limited parts and labor warranty on all functional components, Samsung washing machines are also backed by a two-year limited parts warranty on the control board and a three-year limited parts warranty on the stainless tub. Samsung also covers the costs of any necessary replacement parts for the washing motor for a period of five years, while the direct drive motor is covered by a ten-year limited parts warranty.

LG offers a similar ten-year direct drive motor parts warranty on many of its washing machines. The company also offers a lifetime limited warranty on the washing machine drum. Bosch is another company that offers an additional warranty on the direct drive motor, but this warranty is only valid for a period of two years on most Bosch compact washers.

Amana, Whirlpool and General Electric only offer the standard one-year parts and labor warranty on most of the washing machines they manufacture.

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