Lid hinges wear out, causing lid to slam as you are trying to put clothes in or take them out.

ApplianceMagic Chef Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Jan From Challis, ID

Aug 13, 2007

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Lift the top of the washer so you can access the screws that hold the hinges. Replace the hinges,and close the washer top. This is the sescond time we have had to replace the hinges.

This lid and hinges are very poorly designed. Instead of opening to the side, it opens straight back. That means when the hinges wear out (and they do because they are plastic), you have to push the lid all the way back to stay open. When you push it all the way back, it hits the control knob and turns off the water.

If you are like me, I like to turn the water on and add the soap so it can dissolve before I add the clothes. It is really irritating when you open the lid and the only way for it to stay open is to push it all the way back and the water shuts off. And if you don't push it all the way back, it slams and scares the bejeebers out of you or slams on your fingers.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Hinge (Now subbed to Lid Hinge)

Part Number: PS2037922

$4.05
In Stock

Lid Hinge Pin (Now subbed to Lid Hinge Pin)

Part Number: PS2037923

$7.46
In Stock