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CAV1004AWW Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for CAV1004AWW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the washer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the CAV1004AWW
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hinge pin broke

  • Customer: Mike from Orrville OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
was really easy. I watched the video and was done in less than 10 minutes. I read other stories and pushing the tub over and removing and installing the screws would have been very difficult. Opening the lid was very easy then the screws are right there in front of you.

Burning smell and light smoking

  • Customer: Kevin from Findlay OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After pulling the front panel off the washer, I determined the source of the smell and smoke to be the motor. I reviewed partselect.com troubleshooting page for burning smell and found that the motor was the second highest cause for this occurence. The first was a worn belt. I was certain it was the motor, but double checked the belt. The belt is still good. My next step was to watch the video on partselect.com to determine if this was a project within my capabilities. After viewing the video, I placed my order with standard shipping on Thursday at 10pm est. The motor arrived on Tuesday evening via UPS at 6:00 pm. I started the installation at 9:30 pm after the kids were put to bed. The dismantling and reinstallation was exactly as viewed on the video. By 10 pm I was reinstalling the front panel. This was two weeks ago with an average of 2-3 loads a day and not another issue with the burning smell or smoke. Partselect.com saved me a couple hundred dollars in appliance repair service costs and several hundred if I would have purchased a new washer. I will definately keep partselect.com in my favorites for the next appliance repair.

Washtub overflowing

  • Customer: John from Fallston MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed access panel on back of machine to remove Air Tube where it connects to wash basin. Removed control panel cover on top of machine and front panel of machine so top could be lifted for easier access to the point where Air Tube plugs in to water level selector switch. Tube is attached at both ends via spring clips. Replaced tube; problem solved. As a note, the old tube was clogged, and once cleaned, the machine functioned normally again. I had already ordered the replacement so I installed it in place of the old tube when it arrived. The new tube is significantly longer but functions perfectly.

pump wore out, belt worn

  • Customer: nickey from Drybranch WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
real easy ,turned it over on it front , the bump and belt are on the bottom of washer 3 outside screws to remove plate cover, 3 bolt to remove pump, 2 clamps on hoses, im done, works grate tks. partselect. for fast shipping and having them in stock.

swealing when emptying

  • Customer: Martin P from Ridgeville SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed back cover 3 screws then unscrewed 3 screws holding pump, pulled off belt replaced pump, put screws on, and then belt, then turned on machine no problems, put back plate on and it worked ...great job , I did this with 1 are in a sling so that's why it took 1 hour..

Washer leaked during spin cycle

  • Customer: Joseph from Warrington PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Initially, it was uncertain how to remove the front panel. There were hidden clips that I was unaware of. But, the video on partsselect's website was excellent. It gave me the confidence exactly what to component to purchase and how to repair my washer. My repair was identical to the drain pump video and had no issues what so ever.

Washer would not spin and made a "clicking" noise with metal shavings in the area of the pump

  • Customer: Rich from fulton IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnected hoses and power cord, pulled washer into hall area, laid towels down to soak up any residual water and tilted washer onto its face or front side. Removed lower panel on back of washer with three screws to expose pump and hoses, removed belt from underneath, removed three screws from pump base with nutdriver and two hoses with spring clamps with pliers. Installed hoses with spring clamps with pliers, slid pump into place per alignment pins on the base, installed the three screws on the pump base with nutdriver, installed rear panel with three screws with nutdriver. Installed belt and titled into upright position, slid back into place, hooked up the hoses then cord and did a load of laundry just like it was new.

Burning rubber smell & noisy

  • Customer: Joshua from Barnsdall OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the washer away from the wall, tilted it 45' pulled belt off loosened the bolt on the motor belt tensioner & installed new belt.

Washer turned on , no water flows

  • Customer: Tri from San Gabriel CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced water in-flow valve it's fixed! Removing the washer case to replace the part would have been the most painful job of all. I used dremel cutter to cut a hole in the back panel to access to the valve rather than trying to figure out how to remove the washer case! It works fine! Part was delivered in time. Thanks!

Drive Belt shredded and fell off.

  • Customer: Valerie from Steger IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was very simple. We got the part faster than we thought we would had our son hold the washer on a tilt and put on the drive belt, took 2 times because it was twisted but we got on. The washer is much quieter and it was worth the shipping fee.

Washer jumping around during spin cycle

  • Customer: Michlen from Kingsport TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used Utube to search for Performa Washing machine jumping around. You will find several videos that will be extreamly helpful in understanding exactly how to go about changing the sunbber ring. The snubber ring is fairly easy to change out. Quarters were used to hold the springs apart so they can be removed. Push the tub forward and away from the spring you want to remove. Install several quarters in the spring. Use as many as you can get in. Then pull the tub toward you and the spring can be removed from the tub. There are six springs to remove. I just left them laying in place at the bottom of the washing machine base. There are videos on utube also of using the quarters to remove the springs. Of course if you have spring removal tool for this purpose so much the better. I didn't have one. Good luck with your install. MB in TN

Broken Hinges

  • Customer: George from Paris AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just like your video explained

Washer moved across floor during spin cycle.

  • Customer: Guffee from Ocean Springs MS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repalced snubber ring and springs according to instuctions provided by partselect. Excellent instructions.

a small plastic engage part was broke off that allows the washer to engage in each cycle

  • Customer: Teresa from Eminence KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just a matter of 1 screw to remove and replace part ordered part 1 day and came in next day with regular mail. was a surprise for my daughter, she went on vacation and i fixed while she was gone. she was using different items to place in slot to engage each cycle.

Screws were hard to start in the new plastic hinges

  • Customer: Frank from Reeds Spring MO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video. Not as easy to hand start the screws ,as shown, in the new hinges (I replaced both) I used a drill with a phillips bit to pre start the screws with the hinge in a vise. It then had threads cut, which made it possible to hand start, and I finished with the drill/bit to tighten up.
All Instructions for the CAV1004AWW
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