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Do appliance warrantys transfer when selling a home

When we purchased out home, the lady gave us copies of all the paperwork for the new AC's she put in. Most parts are covered by a 5 year, and the AC compressor is covered for 10 years. We are still well within the warranty, however will it transfer to us as the new owners? Are AC is not very cold at all, and the unit is only about 3 years old.

  • June 30 2008 - US
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You have to read the fine print.

 

Airconditioners need periodic maintenance and if the fluid is getting low it won't cool properly.  This is not something that is covered by warrantee, and probably should be the first thing to be checked.

  • June 30 2008
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We just installed a new heat and air system this past fall.  We asked and no the warranty would not transfer if we sold the house.  Some company's may be different though, check with the company that installed the equipment.

  • June 30 2008
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I called and they said they would honor the warranty. I also think the refridgement is just sow, and a simple recharge should fix it.

  • June 30 2008
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The type of refrigerant used in ACs was changed a few years ago due to environmental concerns. Call an authorized repair person to see if that is the problem. Whole house ACs do need periodic cleaning and maintenance.

 

We had problems with three new window units before we got one that worked more than a few days. At least the store was reputable and did the exchanges until we got a working unit.

 

Warranty issues depend on the manufacturer. Some are more lenient than others. Our GA uncle's garage door opener failed to function a month after his closing. He called the manufacturer and was told the unit was out of warranty, but as a good will gesture, the company sent him a new circuit board free of charge. Problem was fixed.

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How about if the owner is the bank?  I am in the process of purchasing an REO...I was told by the home inspector that the 5-ton AC is newer like 1 yr old.  Would the bank have the warranty paperwork?

  • June 30 2008
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Garfield,

 

Get the manuacturer and serial number of the AC unit and call them directly. Ask if they will cover the balance of the warranty for you. Please get a written confirmation.

 

I doubt that the bank will bother with warranties of mechanicals. As a homeowner you can buy a policy that covers mechanicals, roof, etc. Your inspector or realtor should have the names of the reputable Home Warranty companies. 

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Thanks Greg..I will send my husband up to the roof and get all that info!

  • June 30 2008
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It ended up being low on freon because the last tech didnt tighted the knobs down enough...It blows colder then winter now!

  • July 01 2008
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None do. Very few warranties on any household installed product do. Mfg. will take responsibility on original buyer but not anybody else. Any flooring, no. Any tile or stone, no. Any laminate or hardwood floors, no. Any appliances that are permanent, no. Any refers, no.

  • July 02 2008
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We'll your statement is wrong. Some do because mine said they would honar the warranty on the AC's.

  • July 03 2008
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