What is the Home Depot Appliance Return Policy in 2019? What You Need to Know

what is the home depot appliance return policy?

When dealing with things in our home, it’s great to have piece of mind when trying out something new. This is why I love the Home Depot return policy; it gives me piece of mind – something we all can appreciate when purchasing appliances.

If you are going to be bringing a fresh to look to your home, you should get to know the return policy in detail, to avoid any surprises.  Here is the Home Depot appliance return policy in more detail…

Home Depot Return Policy - 48 Hour Return Policy:

These items include: “Washers, some Microwaves, Dryers, Refrigerators, Dryers, Ranges, and Dishwashers.”

If you went to the store to purchase these appliances. Then the item will be delivered to your house. Upon delivery, the item should be inspected thoroughly. If you have noticed any defects the product will be issued, as “refused delivery”. You have 48 hours to issue the product as “refused delivery”. After that 48 hour period, you have no option to return it, even if you have proper receipts and documentation.

If you would like to return an item contact the following number, (800) 455-3869.

Home Depot Appliance Return Policy - 30 Days:

Home Depot return policy appliances is very easy and simple. These items include: “Generators (other than Whole House and Stationary Generators) Gas Powered Equipment and Tractors Consumer Electronics (Televisions & Computers)”

Simply return these items in-store to receive a refund. If you do not have the receipt, then present the card that you used to pay for the item. If you did not pay with a card or do not have the card, you may be able to present your id and they will trust you with a refund.

It should also be noted that items that have been used will most likely not be returned. To prevent this always save the original packaging.

How do I return without a receipt?

Finding a purchase within the system without a receipt is not a problem. As long as you purchased with a debit card, credit card or in-store credit card, you will be issued a receipt. Using an in-store credit card, your order can be reviewed back to 365 days. Using a debit or credit card, an order can be reviewed for the previous 90 days. Unfortunately, if you have a missing receipt for a purchase made with cash, you are out of luck. Purchases made with cash are not tracked within the system.

Home Depot Exchange Policy - How do I know if my item is returnable?

It is important to discern whether or not your item can be returned. You may have an appliance that is an exception to the rule and can be returned. One place to check is the Home Depot Online catalog. In the description of each product, there is an indication of Returnable or not. For example; in the case of this GE washer / dryer, this item cannot be returned after 48 hours. This is when you should also understand the Home Depot exchange policy, in case the model isn’t quite right, then at least you can exchange it.   

What is the Home Depot online return policy on appliances?

"For your convenience, items purchased online can be returned to any of our stores within 90 days of purchase, subject to the Return Exceptions listed below... If your online purchase was made with a The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card, The Home Depot Commercial Revolving Charge, or The Home Depot Commercial Account, you have 365 days from date of purchase to return the items to any of our stores to receive a full refund.  All existing Return Policy rules apply."

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How Do I Return an Appliance?

Simply contact customer support at, 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337). Tell the operator the details or your appliance as well as the condition of your item. Another option is to bring into the store. Often, appliances brought into the store will require a call to Home Depot headquarters. It’s best to call Home Depot support line before going in.

What do customers say of returning appliances?

It should be noted that returns are done on a case by case basis. One store may give you a return while one may not. There are hundreds of factors that go into returns. For this reason, I have included a number of complaints about Home Depot’s appliance return policy. Keep in mind that, every refund case is different.

Home Depot Appliance Return - “Returning through the phone is tedious and frustrating.”

It’s no secret that company’s don’t want you to return their items. Home Depot is no exception. A recurring story throughout the online comments is that Home Depot has a very tedious return process.

Home Depot Restocking Fee - “They may charge a restocking fee.”

According to Home Depot, if an item is purchased out of buyer’s remorse a restocking fee will be charged. An item being returned is that the product is subjected to a 15 to 20 percent restocking fee. Adding up to over 100 dollars in some cases, this can be a problem. Although the charge is deducted out of the refund money, it is still something to consider.

“Free shipping is not free shipping.”

If you would like to return a product by shipping it back, you will not be compensated for shipping. You will only be compensated for the product. This is also on top of the fact that there is a restocking fee. The only time you will be compensated for shipping is if Home Depot commits an error.

** What you should know about Home Depot returns:

There are many conflicting stories about the return policy. Even if your appliance does not meet the criteria to be returned, you may still have a chance. I recommend going through all the sources listed. Ask nicely and be persistent. You will be surprised how often a product is returned even though it shouldn’t be.

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12 thoughts on “What is the Home Depot Appliance Return Policy in 2019? What You Need to Know”

  1. If I purchase a washer and the item has not yet been delivered and I find a better deal elsewhere, Can I cancel my order before the product is delivered without a restocking fee?

    I found the same washer, same price, but a less expensive additional extended warranty offer.

  2. I bought a $660 Maytag bravos cmt he impeller washer on Aug. 15th, 2018 from Home Depot. After 2 weeks of following the instructions to calling Maytag, I realized no matter what setting I used, clothes came out dirty, dry in spots and smelly. I tried to return the washer within 2 weeks. The mgr. stated I’d have to get proof from a Maytag repairman that the machine was defective before they could accept a return. A service call bill was $99 if they found no defect. Plus I’d have to pay 15% restocking fee. I gladly paid that to get an agitator washer that actually cleans clothes.


  4. I just buy a new Maytag jen 5 .2019 top lid I been have the worst experience ever the clothes the come out dirt e some spot looks like the not even be washed .the water control doesn’t cover the close even so I put little I try to contact the company end home depot the tell Mi there is nothing there K doing

    • Purchase a Samsung refrigerator had it delivered to the house within two weeks it stopped working called Home Depot they gave us a number to an appliance place got a hold of them they said they have somebody come out and look at it another week went by called again they said they have somebody coming out to look at it another week went by somebody came to look at it two more weeks went by didn’t hear anything called back again they said that the guys waiting on the parts another week went by the guy come out to fix it didn’t have the right parts another week’s going by and the freaking refrigerator is still not fixed. Not happy at all my son purchased this for his new home and still no refrigerator! Will never buy another appliance from home depot!

  5. Hi. I just bought a refrigerator from Home Depot online. It’s way too small and way too loud. How can I get thiscreyrned ir make an exchange?

  6. Just purchased a Samsung range, within 24 hours of delivery I reported to samsung customer service that I had an error code and the oven didn’t work, and I wanted to return the range. That is what the paperwork from home depot said to do. No help from them, called a second time, again no help. Went to home depot and they said because samsung didn’t give a specific reference number, they wouldn’t take it back. Meet with store manager, he was nice enough to say he would take it back, but I needed to get it repaired first. So, after another week, repairman comes, will be back a week later, says he has to put $700 worth of parts in the range (plus his time for two visits). Waiting on him to return. In conclusion, paid $1900 for range that needed repairs, will have no often in our house for three weeks, still hoping the store manager will keep his promise to take back the appliance. Tube moral, make sure you get a reference number from Samsung – and, call home depot within 48 hours, or you may get stuck with something you don’t want. A big, big hassle for our household.

  7. Purchased a refrigerated from Home Depo. It was not what I. could use due to arthritis went back to home depot talked to store manager I wanted to exchange for a side by side and pay the difference but they would not take back the refrigerator. Poor policy for refrigeratores at Home Depot.

  8. I Purchased a Sharpe Microwave oven from Home Depot online on 5/31/2019. I had it installed by calling the apartment manager who sent a workman to remove it from the box and connect it. To get rid of the old one I asked him to put it in the box and take it away. My assumption was that the new unit would be operable. When I came back and turned it on, I found that it was defective. I called Home Depot who sent me around a loop and then connected me to Sharpe. They offered to replace it if I sent the serial number to them. I found that it was unremovable. I suggested that I send it out for a repair on warranty. They stated that it was an exclusive item and could not be repaired. Upon hearing this, it was time for me to return it to Home Depot for a refund and to select a different unit. Since I am old and decrepit, I cannot lift or carry the item. Therefore, it would make sense to have it picked up and returned without a box. Please let me know if this is possible.

  9. Purchased a Whirlpool refrigerator for a remodel. After 2 weeks when I plugged it in, it did not work. NO RETURNS for any reason is ridiculous. Lowes has a 30 day return policy. I won’t give my business to Home Depot anymore.

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