Do you think a warranty should start when you buy the item or when you actually take delivery? Here's the deal. We built a house. During that time we went to Sears and bought 5k worth of appliances in October of 2003. We had them delivered the first week of December 2003 when we closed. We are having a problem with the transmission on the washer. They say they won't cover the trip because it's after a year but wil cover parts on the extended warranty. Any thoughts? Help?