Major appliance brands, including Whirlpool, GE, Maytag and LG, offer extended warranties on most of their merchandise, as of 2015. LG's plan does not include air conditioners, microwaves and small appliances. Whirlpool and Maytag extend eligibility for their coverage to other appliance brands.
Consumers purchase extended warranties to maintain their appliances in good working order and to protect themselves from costly repairs. Details of the plans may vary, but most offer convenient service scheduling, no deductibles, authorized service technicians for repairs and replacement of appliances that cannot be repaired. Appliance companies call their plans by different names, such as extended warranties, extended service plans, premium care plans or extended service agreements.