What is NOT covered under
limited warranty on electrical parts?
Since electrical parts are
non-returnable after the sale, it is important to know
what is not covered by the factory limited warranty on items such as Starters and
Alternators. Our manufacturers' warranties protect you from defects in
materials or workmanship, but they do not cover such things as:
Corrosion or Submersions:
Our manufacturers treat
every component with a special rust and corrosion resistant coating to
prevent water damage. However, it is impossible to protect the unit
from direct contact with water. Therefore, a failure directly caused
by rust, corrosion or submersion is not covered by limited warranty.
Broken Mounting Flanges or Shafts:
A broken flange is
typically caused by improper installation. The mounting holes may
look evenly spaced in a triangular pattern, but they are not -- one hole
is slightly offset. Forcing a mounting bolt into the offset hole may
cause the flange to break. This may also occur if the mounting bolts
are not tightened evenly. A broken shaft is caused by a malfunction
in the gearbox. These breaks are not material defects, and they are
not covered by limited warranty.
Cut Wires or Dismantled Units:
Cutting a unit's wires or
dismantling a unit immediately voids the manufacturer's limited warranty. In
addition, taking a motor off the reservoir and trying to install it on an
old reservoir usually damages the brushes and seals in the motor.
Disassembled parts are not covered by limited warranty.
Broken Nose Housings:
This type of failure is always blamed on
a bad casting. In fact, it is caused when a starter, spinning at a
high rate of rpm, comes to an abrupt stop. This can occur when an
engine backfires or momentarily releasing the start switch and re-engaging
the starter before it has spun down. It may also happen when a
cylinder suffers a water hydraulic lock. In either case, the damage
is not due to a defective unit, and is not covered by limited warranty.