Refrigerator Warranties / Extended Warranty Plans
In shopping for a new refrigerator, Lowes and Sears have both talked about their extended warranties.
Should I bother?
Should I specifically look at a 'fridge model that has a longer warranty?
Lowes and Sears will both sell me a 5 year protection plan that would cover full replacement cost, if needed, out to a total of 6 years.
Whirlpool is releasing 3 nearly identical models under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Maytag brands at the first of the year.
All three have the standard 1-year warranty.
The Maytag has a 10 year limited warranty on the compressor.
The KA will have a year 2-5 warranty on the lining of the refrigerator plus the cooling system (compressor, evaporator, tubing, condensor). As Well As a year 6-10 warranty on just the cooling system.
LG has a 10 year limited compressor warranty.
We've not bought a new major appliance in many years, so I'm not familiar with what people are doing these days, or what may be necessary.
Any advice would be appreciated!