By Steve Herschbach
Important - whenever purchasing new or from anybody claiming a product has a transferable warranty, it is imperative to obtain and keep a copy of the original purchase receipt. If possible the receipt should include both the model and serial number of the item purchased. Ultimately a written proof of purchase is your only real protection if you need to make a warranty claim. Do read and understand the warranty before purchasing. Under a federal rule, retailers must let you read any written warranty for products costing more than $15.
The warranty information below is from the respective company websites and is current as of this posting. However, changes can occur at any time - always verify the warranty information before making a purchase!
Bounty Hunter - 5 Year Limited Warranty for original purchaser
Fisher - 5 Year Limited Warranty for original purchaser
Garrett - 2 Year Limited Warranty (1 Year Sea Hunter)
Makro - 2 Year Limited Warranty
Minelab - 3 Year Limited Warranty (2 Year Go-Find, Gold Monster) (1 Year Excalibur)
Nokta - 2 Year Limited Warranty
Teknetics - 5 Year Limited Warranty for original purchaser
Tesoro - Limited Lifetime Warranty for original purchaser
White's - 2 Year Limited Warranty
XP - 5 Year Limited Warranty
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By Jim in Idaho
Bought a GM 2 a couple of weeks ago. $120. Nice-looking unit, but had a tough time getting it ground balanced. Finally figured out the Sensitivity (gain) pot was shot. Every time I touched it I got loud howls from the machine. The pot is soldered into the circuit board, so I needed that specific pot. Couldn't find one on the 'net, so called Whites, with the intention of buying one. tech said...no problem I'll put one in the mail. No charge! So I got it yesterday, and took things apart last night and got the new one installed. Took about 1 1/2 hours. had a tough time getting the old one out (5 pins). Then had to drill out the holes with a #59 drill to allow the new one to go in. The rest was easy. Now I've got a nice backup unit for the GMT, and for a buddy to use when I'm out and about. Whites never ceases to amaze me with their service.