My very own hands-on testing, as well as customer feedback, has shown me just how reliable Philips Sonicare products are. A reputable brand in many different markets, their attention to quality and reliability remains true with the Sonicare brand and the electric toothbrushes produced.
Despite great attention to detail and reliability the very fact that the products have moving and electrical parts make them subject to faults, wear and tear.
Inevitably though being an electronic product it can go wrong.
Should your brush fail or not be performing as you would expect, the first thing to do is run through some of the tips we offer in our Sonicare troubleshooting and common issues guide.
If the troubleshooting doesn’t help resolve the problem, your toothbrush will require additional troubleshooting and potentially repair.
So what is the process when it does? How long is the brush covered for?
You can find the answers to these questions and more below.
How long is the warranty on a Sonicare electric toothbrush?
The good news is that the brush is covered by a 2 year warranty/guarantee as standard.
As a US resident, in most instances (always subject to change) if you register your new electric toothbrush online at www.sonicare.com/register you can extend the warranty by a further 6 months, to total 2 and a half years (30 months) for no extra cost.
Therefore, if one day within the 2 year period the brush stops working for no apparent reason, you should be covered, just make use of the warranty.
The guarantee commences from the date of purchase. Buy the brush on 1st February 2020, the warranty will be valid until 31st January 2022 or 31st July 2022 (if you registered and got the extra 6 months free).
Register your Sonicare electric toothbrush
It is advisable to register your electric toothbrush once you have purchased it.
All you need do is head to www.sonicare.com/register
Here you can create an account (or login if you are an existing user). You can create an account using an email address or password or even via your social network accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google.
Once you have registered and activated the account, you can select your specific electric toothbrush from the list of models and enter the date of purchase and proof of purchase.
You will receive confirmation of the registration and the brush will now show within your account.
From here you can gain access to supports, manuals, FAQ’s write reviews and more.
How can I get my Sonicare electric toothbrush repaired & serviced in the USA?
If your Sonicare toothbrush is no longer working and needs repair (perhaps it has stopped working or is not longer charging), the best course of action, is to contact the Customer Care Centre for Sonicare on 1-800-682-7664.
Explain the issues you are having and they will advise based on the model and the fault.
According to Philips Sonicare current procedures (which of course might change) should your toothbrush fails to work properly they can arrange a free of charge replacement of the faulty handle or charger (depending on the fault found).
This allows for a swift and effective resolution to any issue you may be having.
For In Warranty Service: Contact Sonicare on 1-800-682-7664 and explain the fault. They will take a few details and arrange for a replacement to be sent out in most instances.
For Out of Warranty Service: There is no support for customers with brushes outside of normal warranty periods. You are expected to safely dispose of the brush and purchase a new one.
How long will the process take?
The process is generally very quick.
Once you have logged the fault a resolution will be offered. More often than not this will be a replacement brush, but this is not a guarantee.
In this instance, you will be asked to provide some details and a new brush will be sent to you within a few days.
Is there an extended warranty option?
If you register the brush online at www.sonicare.com/register you should get an extra 6 months free (offer subject to change). This gives you a little extra peace of mind should your Sonicare toothbrush need repair.
There are however no programs be those paid or otherwise to extend the warranty for 3-5 years for example.
What is covered in the Sonicare warranty?
The warranty starts on the day of purchase and runs for 2 years.
If your Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush product is defective during the warranty period, Sonicare will repair or replace it free of charge.
Examples of what the warranty will cover, but not limited to are:
- The brush no longer charging or holding a charge
- The battery life lasting less than the advertised time
- The brush no longer switching on or off
- The brush intermittently stops working
- The brush speeds up and slows down for no reason
The warranty does not cover cosmetic damage such as scratches, or damage caused by:
- Normal wear and tear
- Accident, misuse, dirt or water
- The product being tampered with
- Improper use
- Repairs carried out by agents not authorized by Sonicare
- Failure to take proper care of the product, including recharging
- The product being altered or used for commercial purposes
Is the warranty and repair process free?
If the fault with your electric toothbrush falls under the terms of the warranty and is within its warranty period, the Sonicare toothbrush repair will be free. Often, Sonicare will send out a replacement brush to replace your faulty one, rather than have you wait for the broken Sonicare toothbrush to be repaired.
You may be requested to return the faulty one for repair at which point you may well be responsible for return shipping fees.
Will they collect the toothbrush?
No. Whilst subject to change, you may either be told to keep/safely dispose of the faulty unit once a new/replacement is issued.
It is possible that the faulty one may need to be returned, in which case you will likely be responsible for returning it to them via the postal system, at your cost.
How long will I be without a toothbrush?
On the rare occasion a brush should falter, Philips will look to resolve the issue promptly once they become aware of it.
Within a few days of logging the fault, you should have a new/repaired brush delivered to you.
Will they not just replace the toothbrush?
Normally yes, but this is subject to Philips Sonicare policies and whether certain conditions are met.
Do I need my receipt?
Retaining your receipt will be advantageous when it comes to booking your toothbrush in for any warranty repair, so it is worth keeping hold of.
Even better, go online, register your brush and upload a copy of the receipt when you buy the brush and then you and Philips have a digital record of this.
My electric toothbrush is outside of the warranty period can I get it repaired?
No. No policy exists for repair to toothbrushes outside of warranty.
I am not in the USA, where and how to do I get my brush repaired?
If you are not a US resident but have a Sonicare electric toothbrush your brush will likely be subject to the same warranty conditions, but regional variances in policy can occur.
Refer to your manual/documentation provided in the box at the time of purchase for your local warranty procedure and support contact numbers. You can also find them later in this post.
Is the battery in my Sonicare electric toothbrush handle replaceable?
The battery inside is not really designed to be replaceable. The handle within which the battery is contained is sealed and there is no simple process to remove or replace this.
Trying to do so will invalidate your warranty and likely make the brush unusable.
For any faults, battery or otherwise contact your local Sonicare support team.
What is the full warranty wording?
This is the full warranty wording taken from a Sonicare toothbrush user manual:
Philips warrants its products for two years after the date of purchase. Defects due to faulty materials and workmanship will be repaired or replaced at Philips’ expense provided that convincing proof of purchase in the qualifying period is provided. Philips recommends use of genuine Sonicare brush heads for optimal performance. Use of other brush heads may damage your Sonicare toothbrush and limit your warranty protection.
Contact our Consumer Care Center at 1-800-682-7664 (North America), outside North America contact your local Philips Consumer Care Center.
Internet information: www.sonicare.com (North America) or www.philips.com/support (outside North America).
What is not covered under warranty:
– Brush heads.
– Damage caused by use of unauthorized
replacement parts or unauthorized brush heads.
– Damage caused by misuse, abuse, neglect,
alterations or unauthorized repair.
– Normal wear and tear, including chips,
scratches, abrasions, discoloration or fading.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES SET FORTH ABOVE. IN SOME
STATES LIMITATIONS ON DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES IN NO EVENT SHALL PHILIPS OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATED OR SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES BASED UPON BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. SUCH DAMAGES INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF SAVINGS OR REVENUE; LOSS OF PROFIT; LOSS OF USE; THE CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS; AND COST OF ANY SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
A little extra information is provided on the Sonicare website here: https://www.usa.philips.com/c-dam/b2c/suj/master/supporthome/Warranty/EN_US_OWS_PC_DA_MCC.pdf
Philips Sonicare Support Team contact numbers:
For the most accurate and up to date information we advise speaking to the Sonicare customer affairs team. Their contact number is as follows:
Monday – Saturday : 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST
Sunday : 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Excluding Major Holidays
***PLEASE NOTE: Electric Teeth are not affiliated with Philips Sonicare directly. The information is correct to our knowledge at the time of writing and provided in good faith. It is subject to change at any time. Provided primarily for US based Sonicare customers.***