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Clothes Dryer Warranty Coverage

Dryers are a laundry day mainstay in most households, but all that tumbling and heat means they can really take a beating. The average dryer lasts for about 8 to 12 years. Luckily, the protection you need to keep your dryer spinning away is right here. Rather than panicking when you discover a covered problem with your dryer, you can simply call American Home Shield. Clothes dryers are covered in our ShieldGold and ShieldPlatinum plans along with other Appliances and Home Systems.

American Home Shield will pay up to $3,000 per covered item malfunction ($6,000 with ShieldPlatinum plan) for access, diagnosis, and repair/replacement of any covered appliance.


  • All parts and components
  • Heating element
  • Drum roller
  • Motor

Not Covered

  • N/A

See the plan contract for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Charges for non-covered items may apply.

Typical cost to repair or replace without a home warranty can cost up to $600*
*Repair/replacement costs are the eightieth percentile of U.S. costs according to a nationwide survey of homeowners conducted in 2019 by ClearVantage for American Home Shield.
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We will match the replacement as similarly as possible to the malfunctioned dryer in terms of features, capacity, and efficiency. However, we cannot guarantee matching the exact dimensions, brand, or color. You can also opt for cash in lieu of a similar model so you can upgrade your appliance and use our Appliance Discount Program for discounted pricing and access to top appliance brands. Our exclusive discounts will help your dollars go further.  

About 10 years, but they can go up to 25 years (as boasted by certain appliance brands themselves). However, all clothes dryers are different, so life expectancy can vary.  

Yes, if we can’t fix it, we’ll replace it. Plus, we’ll cover the cost to remove the defective appliance. 

Yes, our ShieldGold™ and ShieldPlatinum™ plans cover clothes washers and dryers. 

We cover all components and parts of clothes dryers. The ShieldGold™ plan covers up to $3,000 for each covered appliance malfunction. The ShieldPlatinum™ plan covers up to $6,000 for each covered appliance malfunction. And if we can’t fix the covered item, we’ll replace it. See the Dryer Warranty Coverage page above for more detailed coverage information.

For thoese who don't have a home warranty, American Home Shield offers ProConnect; an on-demand service allowing homeowners to schedule maintenance request for home issues like dryer repair.

Our standard contract term is 1 year and can be renewed upon expiration. There is a 30-day waiting period before you can make service requests and use your home warranty plan. 

Once your coverage begins (30 days after you purchase your new home warranty plan) you can request service 24/7 online or call 1-888-691-2854 during standard business hours to request service. 

Our best plan is the one that’s right for you! The ShieldSilver™ plan is for homeowners who want to cover the must-haves like your heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. The ShieldGold™ plan is perfect for anyone who wants to live life with less interruptions, especially in the laundry room and kitchen, with coverage for the main systems AND appliances you use every day. And with the ShieldPlatinum™ plan, you get coverage for just about everything: key components of 23 major home systems and appliances, plus premium features like Roof Leak Repair Coverage, double the coverage for appliances, and a free HVAC Tune-up. No two homes are the same, and that’s why we have options – so you can find the plan that fits your needs. 

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Leave the dryer repairs to us.

Let's face it, stuff breaks down. An American Home Shield® home service plan can help make these inevitable breakdowns less stressful. As a member, you know your budget, your time, and let's be honest, your sanity, are covered.


People across the country love the protection that an American Home Shield home warranty provides. And our home warranty testimonials prove it.
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