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post #16 of 25
Kitchen Aids are completely messed up lately. Do your research about the problems the mixers are having and see if you might need that warranty.
post #17 of 25
I have had 3 Kitchen Aids in the last few years...how I wish I had purchased a warranty! The first one was replace by KA, but the other two were beyond the warranty from the manufacturer...so, I got last year the KA 6 quart PRO with a 10 year warranty (it was a special sent by KA to me). It was the same price as a 3 year one...a really good deal. Now, this KA will probably be better, as they have changed the exhaust part of the machine to the back. Also, they now have a little round sticker on the dough hook that says to never use it above a #2 on the machine...so there were problems and complaints.
post #18 of 25
I have had 3 Kitchen Aids in the last few years...how I wish I had purchased a warranty! The first one was replace by KA, but the other two were beyond the warranty from the manufacturer...so, I got last year the KA 6 quart PRO with a 10 year warranty (it was a special sent by KA to me). It was the same price as a 3 year one...a really good deal. Now, this KA will probably be better, as they have changed the exhaust part of the machine to the back. Also, they now have a little round sticker on the dough hook that says to never use it above a #2 on the machine...so there were problems and complaints.
post #19 of 25
Ive had my KA since 1991 and its still going strong and never had one bit of problems with it!
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by bakingatthebeach

Ive had my KA since 1991 and its still going strong and never had one bit of problems with it!

same here ... got mine for christmas the year my youngest was born and she turned 18 this year. not one problem ever. I bought one for my daughter for Christmas about 7 years ago and she's had no problems either. Like anything, I guess, it's the luck of the draw.
post #21 of 25
Question, what info did you have to provide to kitchen aid for the replacement.? I ask because I misplaced my receipt and online it indicated you have to come up with that?
Please help-
Thanx!
post #22 of 25

I have 2 KA's. A white one that I've been using for the last 20 years. It had a problem at the 10 year mark but I took it to an authorized dealer and they fixed it for $50 and it's still going strong. 3 years ago I got a snazzy red one and I use it almost daily and have had no problems. I did not buy the warranty for either one. 

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post #23 of 25

Extended warranties are a waste of money.  Mfr's warranty is usually sufficient, and as others have noted, the mfr may help you out even after the warranty has expired.

 

Some credit cards automatically extend the warranty on purchases, so check to see if you have that feature.

 

I've read several horror stories from people who have tried to get service using their extended warranties.  Either they have to wait weeks for service, if it arrives at all, or they'll insist your claim is invalid and not covered by your warranty.

post #24 of 25
YES. Any appliance or large electronic item, we ALWAYS get the extended warranty. It saves a lot of headache in the long run!
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Cupcakebaker94 View Post

YES. Any appliance or large electronic item, we ALWAYS get the extended warranty. It saves a lot of headache in the long run!

Extended warranties have their own headaches, since you need to go through the warranty company to get approval and you may be limited to service companies with less than stellar reputations.

Compare the likelihood of the item breaking down after the mfr warranty period and the estimated cost of a typical service call with the cost of the extended warranty. Usually the extended warranty will end up being more expensive (which makes sense, since part of the cost of the extended warranty pays for the overhead and profit of the warranty company).
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