Washing Machine Extended Warranty Comparison Guide

We are the ONLY comparison site to provide you with every extended warranty available on the market. We make money if you buy some extended warranties on this site but not all of them. We want to help you buy the best option for you even if it doesn’t make us any money. To prove it we will even share how much money we make on each product we can get paid to sell.  Our aim is to provide you with a totally unbiased and transparent washing machine extended warranty comparison.

What is in this guide?

Quick decision guide

If you do not have the time to go through all the options available on the market you can decide which factor of the extended warranty is most important to you and just explore those options. The options below assume you haven’t bought the product you want to cover yet. If you have already bought the product or if you want to explore more options please refer to our comparison chart.

washing machine extended warranty comparison - cheapest price

  1. Amazon (Squaretrade)
  2. Co-op
  3. Domestic & General




washing machine extended warranty comparison - most comprehensive

  1. Hughes Direct / Tesco Tech Support
  2. EQUAL = Manufacturer Direct / Currys Knowhow Premier / Domestic & General / Littlewoods

washing machine extended warranty comparison - quickest response

  1. Tesco Tech Support
  2. Currys Whatever happens premier
  3. Hughes Direct / Littlewoods



Full market comparison further down this page. Find out how we compiled this quick guide.

How long is the manufacturers free guarantee valid for?

Different manufacturers will include a free guarantee on their products for different lengths of time. Here is a list of some of the more popular manufacturers and the length of their guarantees.

Washing machine manufacturers guarantees

Washing machine manufacturers guarantees

For more information about the specific manufacturers guarantee click on the relevant link.

Washing machine extended warranty comparison chart

You have a choice of where to buy your extended warranty from. Retailers will only sell you the extended warranty if you have bought the washing machine from their store. However, 3rd party extended warranty suppliers will sell you an extended warranty regardless of where you have bought the washing machine from.

Question: Have you already bought your washing machine?

If you haven’t bought your washing machine you have more options. If you have already bought your washing machine the length of time that has passed affects the options available to you.

 

To make it easier for you we have divided up the information into 3 sections. Click on the link below and it will take you to the  relevant section.

Answer: Click on your answer to go to the relevant section

No, I haven’t bought my washing machine yet

You get a better deal if you shop around for the extended warranty before buying the product

Most retailers will only sell their extended warranties to consumers who have bought the product from their store as well.  You should take into consideration the cost of the washing machine and the cost of the extended warranty together to find out the best overall value.

To help you decide where to buy your extended warranty from we have compiled a list of the providers and a comparison table.

Who sells extended warranties for washing machines?

Retailers who sell extended warranties for washing machines bought from them directly:
  • Appliances Direct
  • Argos (Domestic & General)
  • Asda (SquareTrade cover)
  • Co-op electrical
  • Currys / PC World
  • Hughes Direct
  • John Lewis
  • Littlewoods
  • Sonic Direct
  • Tesco (SquareTrade cover)
3rd parties who sell extended warranties on washing machines bought from any retailer:
  • Amazon (Squaretrade cover)
  • Domestic and General
  • Warranty Direct (They cover a minimum of 3 products on the policy)
  • Warranty Shop 
  • Washing machine manufacturers will often cover their own products (this usually cover products bought from any retailer). The cover can be bought through their websites.

Washing machine extended warranty comparison table

This table compares all the options if you have not bought your washing machine yet. The majority of washing machine extended warranties cover you for 3 or 5 years.

bosch washing machine WAE24369GB extended warranty

Bosch washing machine WAE24369GB extended warranty

Best way to use this comparison table

We have made it easy for you to compare the overall cost by adding together the cost of the extended warranty and the cost of the product. This helps you work out the total cost over a 2 or 3 year period, which is usually the length of cover offered by the majority of the extended warranty suppliers.

 

It is difficult to compare extended warranties because they vary in terms of their length of cover and the way in which they are charged.  To help you compare all types of covers we have worked out what the an annual cost equivalent would be.

 

For this comparison we will use a popular  Bosch WAE24369GB (1200rpm Washing Machine 7kg Load 15 Programs in White).

(You can sort the chart by clicking on the column header)

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Extended warranty retailer
Available for a washing machine bought from a different retailer?
Product cost (either from extended warranty supplier or cheapest retailers)
Cost of Extended Warranty
Term
Per year cost
Accidental damage cover
3 year extended warranty including product
5 year extended warranty including product
Amazon - Square trade policyYes £345.97£69.993 years£23.33Yes £415.96-
AppliancesDirect.coAppliances Direct .ukNo£345.97£4.99Monthly£59.88Yes £525.61£645.37
Argos Breakdown careArgos Breakdown careNo£466.99£139.994 years£34.99Yes --
Bosch directYes £345.97£843 years£28Yes £429.97-
Bosch directYes £345.97£2165 years£43.2Yes -£561.97
Co-op electricalNo£409£54.993 years£18.33No£463.99-
Co-op electricalNo£409£99.995 years£19.99No-£508.99
Currys -Whatever HappensCurrys -Whatever HappensNo£370£7Monthly£84Yes £622£790
Currys - Whatever Happens PremierNo£370£8Monthly£96Yes £658£850
Currys -Whatever HappensCurrys -Whatever HappensNo£370£1293 years£43Yes £499-
Currys -Whatever HappensCurrys -Whatever HappensNo£370£1495 years£29.80Yes -£519
Currys - Whatever Happens PremierNo£370£1493 years£49.66Yes £519-
Currys - Whatever Happens PremierNo£370£1895 years£37.80Yes -£559
Domestic and GeneralYes £345.97£179.885 years£35.97Yes -£525.85
Hughes DirectNo£379.99£1033 years£34.33Yes £482.99-
Hughes DirectNo£379.99£196.255 years£39.25Yes -£576.24
John LewisNo£409£1295 years£25.80Yes -£538
LittlewoodsNo£529£924 years£23No--
Sonic Direct Extended WarrantyNo£369.99£169.995 years£33.99No-£539.98
Warranty Shop Extended WarrantyYes £345.97£7.99Monthly£95.88Yes £633.61£825.37

Prices correct as of Monday 19th August 2013. Find out more about how up to date our prices are.

How do we work out the total cost over 3/5year?

Most extended warranty retailers require you to buy the extended warranty & product from them. For these retailers we took their price of the washing plus the cost of the cover of 3/5 years. For suppliers who only sell the extended warranty and not the washing machine we took the washing price from the cheapest supplier we could find. The cheapest supplier from the above retailers was Appliances Direct which was priced at £345.97 for the washing machine alone.

Yes, I bought my washing machine LESS THAN 30 days ago

bosch washing machine WAE24369GB extended warranty

Bosch washing machine WAE24369GB extended warranty

This section compares all of the options available if you have already bought the washing machine. You have a lot less options if you have bought the washing machine already. Most extended warranties are only available on products bought from the same store e.g if you bought a washing machine from Argos you could not then go and buy the extended warranty from Currys. In this example you would only be able to buy the cover from Argos or a 3rd party provider, which means you might not get the best deal.

You have more options if you take the washing back to the shop for a refund

If you have bought the washing machine, you have limited your chances of shopping around for the best extended warranty deal. Look at the comparison table above and compare the different options to see if you could have got a better deal, taking into account the cost of the washing machine and the extended warranty combined. If you think you would have got a better deal see the advice about getting a refund below.

Advice on returning your washing machine for a refund

Did you buy in a physical retail store?

You may be able to return the product or cancel the order as you are within 30 days of purchase. This is not a legal right but it is quite common to have a 30 day return policy at a lot of retail outlets. The returns policies are usually only valid if you can return the product unused, in a resalable condition with all its packaging intact and the original receipt.

Did you buy the product online or over the phone?

In addition to the rights you have if you bought the product in a physical retail store, when you buy online or without face to face contact from a store who would normally sell in this way you have additional protection. You will definitely have 30 days to return the goods as per the Distant Sellers Act. You have the right to cancel the order up to 7 days after you have placed the order even if you have opened the product.  If the seller doesn’t give you information straight away about your right to cancel your 7 days starts from when the seller provides this information.

What to do if you can’t get a refund?

If you can not get a refund then check the comparison table below which will give you all the options for if you need to purchase an extended warranty on a product you have already bought.

Check the price of your retailer’s extended warranty

In addition to the options in the table below you may also be able to buy the extended warranty from the place you bought it from. To check if your retailer offers an extended warranty product check table above.

Washing machine extended warranties comparison table

(You can sort the chart by clicking on the column header)

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Extended warranty retailer
Available for a washing machine bought from a different retailer?
Product cost (either from extended warranty supplier or cheapest retailers)
Cost of Extended Warranty
Term
Per year cost
Accidental damage cover
3 year extended warranty including product
5 year extended warranty including product
Amazon - Square trade policyYes £345.97£69.993 years£23.33Yes £415.96-
Bosch directYes £345.97£843 years£28Yes £429.97-
Bosch directYes £345.97£2165 years£43.20Yes -£561.97
Domestic and GeneralYes £345.97£179.885 years£35.97Yes -£525.85
Warranty Shop Extended WarrantyYes £345.97£7.99Monthly£95.88Yes £633.61£825.37

Prices correct as of Monday 19th August 2013. Find out more about how up to date our prices are.

Yes, I bought my washing machine MORE THAN 30 days ago

Retailers only have to offer you an extended warranty at the same price as when you bought the product for 30 days from purchase. Some retailers will sell you a warranty for a longer period after purchase. Visit this page for information about which suppliers offer longer than 30 days to buy the extended warranty. You may have more options than shown below if your retailer offers their extended warranty for longer than 30 days after purchase.

Comparison based on a popular washing machine

bosch washing machine WAE24369GB extended warranty

Bosch washing machine WAE24369GB extended warranty

Manufacturers sometime offer free extensions to their standard guarantee

It is worth checking on the manufacturers website to see if they offer a free extension to the standard guarantee. Bosch offer one year or two years if you register the product on their website.

3rd parties who sell extended warranties on washing machines bought from any retailer over 30 days ago:

These retailers will sell you an extended warranty without you having to have bought the washing machine from their store.

  • Amazon (Squaretrade cover)
  • Domestic and General
  • Warranty Direct (They cover a minimum of 3 products on the policy)
  • Warranty Shop 
  • Washing machine manufacturers will often cover their own products (this usually cover products bought from any retailer). The cover can be bought through their websites.

Prices for extended warranties depend on which price category the product falls into. To give you a comparison of all the available suppliers please check out the comparison chart below.  Bosch offers 1 year as standard with a free second year if you register the product with them. Full terms and conditions are available.

Washing machine extended warranties comparison table

This table compares all the options if you have bought your washing.  (You can filter the chart by clicking on the column header) The prices in this table are based upon the product being less than 1 year old. If you want to insure a product which is older than 1 year you will need to visit the extended warranty provider to see how much the age of the product affects the price.

For this comparison we will use a popular  Bosch WAE24369GB (1200rpm Washing Machine 7kg Load 15 Programs in White).

(You can sort the chart by clicking on the column header).

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Extended warranty retailer
Cost of Extended Warranty
Term
Per year cost
Accidental damage cover
Amazon - Square trade policy£69.993 years£23.33Yes
Bosch direct£843 years£28Yes
Bosch direct£2165 years£43.20Yes
Domestic and General£179.885 years£35.97Yes
Warranty Shop Extended Warranty£7.99Monthly£95.88Yes

Prices correct as of Monday 19th August 2013. Find out more about how up to date our prices are.

Who is not included in the comparison chart and why?

Appliances Online / AO.com

They did not offer an extended warranty product when buying the Bosch washing machine used for the comparison.

Boots Kitchen Appliances

They did not offer an extended warranty product when buying the Bosch washing machine used for the comparison.

Some options direct from Bosch

Bosch sell warranties directly to anyone who has bought one of their products. The 3 and 5 years standard options are in the chart above. There are a couple of options which did not fit the format. You can pay monthly but you get charged in 10 monthly instalments. There is also a 4 year option for £134 shown below (2 years as standard plus 2 years extra).

Bosch extended warranty prices

Bosch extended warranty prices in addition to the 2 years you get for free by registering your product with them

Euronics

They did not offer an extended warranty product when buying the Bosch washing machine used for the comparison.

Tesco Direct

Tesco do not stock Bosch washing machines.

Companies who sell extended warranties but not for washing machines

Other alternatives to buying an extended warranty

John Lewis

John Lewis offer a free 2 year extended guarantee with all their electrical products. They do not charge extra for this although they do offer own extended warranty cover/service plan which covers you past the initial extended cover included in the price and also for accidental damage. They also offer a price matching service however they will not match internet only stores e.g Amazon etc.

Credit cards

A couple of credit cards offer you an extended warranty on products bought with their card, up to a certain limit. Most cards do not offer this service, so it is unlikely you will have protection on your credit card, unless you were made aware of it when you signed up for the card.

Self Insure

This is only for people with plenty of savings or people with very good budgeting skills. It requires you to either put the money aside to repair the product, or have enough spare cash saved to replace the product if need be.  Extended warranties are not always the cheapest option available to you. If you have very good will power you could estimate how long you think the product you are buying will last, divide the cost of a replacement by the number of months and save that much money each month. The down side is when the product breaks you will need to try and find a trustworthy engineer to try and fix it. Even then the engineer might not be able to fix it. This could leave you with an unwanted bill and a broken product you still need to replace.

If you take into consideration all of the risks and do not value the peace of mind an extended warranty offers then you may wish to take this option.

Other things to consider when comparing washing machine prices

Delivery

Do you have to pay extra for delivery or is it included?

Disposal of old washing machine

Most people who buy a washing machine will need to old machine disposed off. This is not included with all companies so if you are not able to get rid of your old machine remember to check if this is included and if necessary factor in the additional cost.

Installation

This is usually an additional cost with most suppliers. If you do not know how to install a washing machine then you will need to factor this extra cost in. It will normally be cheaper to pay the company you are buying it from to connect the machine up to the water supply etc rather than hire a plumber to come to do it for you. If you are installing the washing machine in a place you have not had a washing machine before it is unlikely the standard installation will cover this. The standard installation is not much more than plugging it in and connecting to the water supply and waste which is already in place.