What is the Lemon Law for Washers & Dryers?
If you’re sitting with a new but defective washer or dryer, you’re probably wondering what you can do. Providing you have a written warranty, Lemberg Law can help you with a lemon law claim. The lemon law for washers and dryers gives you a legal right to demand that the manufacturer successfully repairs or replaces your appliance.
After all, if you’ve purchased a new washer or dryer, it should work without problems. If yours doesn’t, you might have returned it and asked the manufacturer to repair it under your warranty. That’s the obvious route to take. But, if, after several attempts, it still doesn’t work, and they don’t replace it or refund you, the next step is to take legal action.
Many consumers avoid taking legal action because they think they’ll be out of pocket and may not win the case. But if you work with an established lemon lawyer, it’s not going to cost you anything at all.
Our Lemberg Law lemon law legal team has considerable experience in the field of lemon law. We deal with claims for defective vehicles and all kinds of faulty appliances, including washers and dryers.
Here’s what you need to know about lemon law for washers and dryers.
The Federal Lemon Law
Lemon laws are essentially breach-of-warranty laws. They are designed to protect consumers who buy faulty or unfixable items that are still under warranty. All 50 U.S. states have their own lemon laws for vehicles. But there is also a federal law that protects all consumers against not only defective vehicles, but also faulty washers and dryers. It doesn’t matter where you live, you’re covered.
The federal law we know as the official lemon law is the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. It was adopted by Congress in 1975 and aims to protect consumers from misleading warranty practices. It covers many products, both big and small, and includes vehicles and appliances. But it only applies if you have a valid warranty.
In effect, this federal law is a lemon law for appliances, including washers and dryers.
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State Lemon Laws
Many states have lemon laws, but almost all of them only cover vehicles. California is an exception, because they have a state lemon law that also covers appliances.
For other states, consumers rely on the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. But you will only be covered if you have a written warranty.
Why You’ll Want an Attorney to Help with a Claim
If you find that you have a defective (or lemon) washer or dryer that the manufacturer cannot fix or won’t replace, you can claim in terms of your warranty. You can also try to negotiate with the manufacturer of your appliance. But, if they can’t fix your appliance and won’t replace it or refund you, your best option is to contact an attorney who has experience with warranty breaches.
It is usually possible to take action via the Magnuson-Moss law. But you’ll likely want an attorney to help you. Lemon laws are complicated, and so you will need solid legal knowledge and experience to be able to bring a lawsuit against a manufacturer for a breach of warranty.
When we look at any breach of warranty, we consider how many times a manufacturer has tried to fix your washer or dryer. Typically, if there are three or more unsuccessful attempts, they have failed. Often a manufacturer will offer to replace the appliance, but some won’t.
But you will need a legal firm that specializes in lemon law to help you. If you’ve got a dryer or washer that might be a lemon, it’s a good idea to have a lemon law firm on your side. It will be a lot more convenient, and they will be able to initiate a breach-of-warranty lawsuit or a consumer claim and file a case for you and minimize your stress.
Why Choose Lemberg Law
The experienced team of attorneys at Lemberg Law has lots of first hand experience using the Magnuson-Moss law. We have succeeded in getting compensation for many of our clients who have purchased defective washers, dryers, and other appliances.
When you contact us, we undertake to study your warranty and then assess what the manufacturer’s responsibility is and what grounds you have for your claim. We don’t charge for cases that involve the lemon law for washers and dryers. And we won’t take fees from a settlement.
There is a fee-shifting provision in the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. What this means is that manufacturers must cover attorneys’ fees when we win. So, it’s a win-win situation for our clients and for us.
If you think that you’ve bought a lemon, washer or dryer, feel free to contact Lemberg Law right now.
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