Lincoln Electric has announced that its welding equipment warranty extension program offers repair for an additional two years, building on the standard three-year warranty included with the purchase of the company’s welders and wire feeders.
For just a small percentage of the machine purchase price, the extended warranty cost includes the price of parts, labor and any required shipping. When a customer elects to purchase the two-year warranty extension, they are protected by one of the most comprehensive warranties in the welding industry – the only equipment warranty program to cover parts and labor through five years of ownership.
Making use of the two-year extended warranty is simple, according to the company. Visit www.lincolnelectric.com to locate one of more than 500 certified Lincoln Electric field service shops nearby and arrange for shipment or delivery. Provide a receipt showing date of purchase, or allow the shop to check the serial number date code to confirm the machine is still under warranty. Then, the shop will file a claim and repair the machine – with no additional cost to the consumer. If parts need to be shipped to the field service shop from Lincoln Electric, more than 95 percent of made-to-stock parts are shipped next day.
“In the rare case that your machine develops a service issue, you want to know you’ll receive a quick repair – and that getting the machine fixed will be an easy process,” said John Weigman, service manager at Lincoln Electric. “We’ve put the full effort of our company behind this program, training our certified repair shops to recognize problems quickly and provide fast service to our customers,” Weigman adds. “Taking advantage of the extended warranty provides an effective, inexpensive way for welders to have peace of mind for an additional two years, with minimal added expense.”
To purchase an extended warranty, consumers can talk with their distributor or visit the Lincoln Electric website. The two-year extended warranty can be purchased up to two years after the initial machine purchase with no increase in price. The total warranty period begins on the purchase date – consumers are encouraged to keep the extended warranty certificate and their purchase invoice as evidence of the warranty. The extended warranty program is available in the United States and Canada.