IF covered by warranty---absolutely: You must contact that major name brand "Customer Care Center".
Not covered by warranty? You re wise to read on then..........
This is why today, it is high priority important you make the effort and find out IF the major name brand appliance has an AUTHORIZED BRAND APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICE IN YOUR AREA.DO NOT EVER take the word of Home Depot, Lowes--or any other appliance retailer; they are only in it to $ELL you the appliance AND those expensive "warranty extension" plans--and they DO NOT CARE about you.
Do the detective work BEFORE you buy!!!
And what you might find WILL shock you!! Basically, there is NO competition amongst the U.S. major name brand appliances; they truly are today, one BIG corporate clique, looking out for each other.
So if your 3 year old $700 fridge goes out with NO warranty back up---watch how fast the retailer AND the brand name of that fridge both DO NOT WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT REPAIRS!!
Online? Angie s List suspiciously looks like two other service recommendation sites; if you don t find anything on Angie s List---the others won t help either.
Cross fingers you phone book look up a good reputable ( good luck, there ) appliance install and/or repair service that won t price gouge you. "Affordable" Health Care Act taxation laws ( formerly known as "Obamacare" ) are very much putting death squeezes on small businesses; price gouging tends to keep them alive as a business.
It would be nice if the Utopian Liberal Democrats AND Republicans both focused more on U.S. Consumer protections than their own personal stock market holding portfolios and wealth management files.