Walmart Air Conditioner & Fan Return Policy [All You Need To Know]

With over 4700+ stores nationwide, Walmart is a popular choice for the purchase of appliances such as air conditioners and fans.

However, if you want to return these appliances back to Walmart, you may be wondering: what are Walmart’s air conditioner and fan return policies? Here is everything I’ve found out!

Walmart Air Conditioner & Fan Return Policy

Walmart accepts returns of fans with or without the receipt within 90 days of purchase, whereas air conditioner returns are only accepted with the receipt within 30 days of purchase. In both cases, you must provide the original manufacturer’s packaging. Without a receipt, Walmart will only give a store credit. 

To learn more about the process of returning air conditioners and fans to Walmart, the time limit for doing so, and whether you can return without the original packaging, keep on reading!

When Can You Return An Air Conditioner & Fan To Walmart?

According to its standard returns policy, Walmart accepts the return of most electronics, including fans, within 90 days of purchase. However, air conditioners are not included in this category.

Air conditioners need to be returned within 30 days of purchase to a nearby Walmart store, and are not accepted after that time period has passed.

How Can You Return An Air Conditioner To Walmart?

To return an air conditioner to Walmart, you must bring it to the Walmart store you bought it from during return hours (typically 7 am – 10 pm) with all of its accessories, the original manufacturer’s packaging, and the receipt.

Note that in the case of high-dollar appliances such as air conditioners, you must bring the original packaging and the receipt since the return is not accepted otherwise.

A store employee will scan the barcode on the packaging to verify that the purchase was made from the store before processing the return.

How Can You Return A Fan To Walmart?

How Can You Return A Fan To Walmart?

Returning a fan to Walmart is similar to returning any other store item or appliance. You have to bring the appliance (with all accessories) and the original packaging to a nearby Walmart store and ask the employee at the cash register to process a return.

It is not a necessity for you to have the original receipt to have the fan returned, but you must have the original packaging.

If you have neither the original packaging nor the receipt, it may still be worthwhile to try and return the fan as the floor manager can return items in special circumstances.

How Can You Return An Air Conditioner & Fan Bought Online From Walmart?

If you bought a fan or air conditioner online through, you can return them either to any Walmart store or through the mail.

To return the appliance through the mail, you should visit the Walmart order tracker and enter the order details, select the option to ‘return by mail’, and print the prepaid return shipping label you are shown.

Make sure the appliance is inside the original packaging with all accessories and then ship it to Walmart using the shipping label.

Can You Return A Fan & Air Conditioner Without The Box At Walmart?

Can You Return A Fan & Air Conditioner Without The Box At Walmart?

No, you cannot return appliances such as fans and air conditioners to Walmart without the original box or packaging.

However, the decision is ultimately left to store managers so you can speak to the manager at your nearby store and see if they can accept the return without the box.

Can You Return A Fan Or Air Conditioner Without The Receipt At Walmart?

You cannot return an air conditioner without the receipt at Walmart. However, you can return a fan to Walmart without the receipt, as long as you have the original packaging.

In this case, you will not be refunded through the original mode of payment you used. Instead, you will be given a store credit that you can use to buy another item from the store.

Does Walmart Offer Pick-Up Services For Returns Of Fans & Air Conditioners?

Yes, Walmart offers free scheduled pick-up services for appliances if you want to return these, especially if the appliance is difficult to bring along yourself.

To use this service, contact your nearby Walmart store using the Walmart store locator and request a pick-up of your appliance from your address. Most stores offer this service for free.

To learn more, also see my other guides on how to return batteries, vacuums, and bikes to Walmart, as well as the Walmart return warning.


Walmart accepts returns of both fans and air conditioners. Fans can be returned within 90 days of purchase regardless (in some cases, Walmart will bend this rule and accept returns after 90 days) or if you have the original receipt or not.

However, air conditioners can only be returned within 30 days of purchase with the original receipt. Note that you must bring along the original packaging for both air conditioners and fans.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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