Models > CAV2004AWW > Instructions

CAV2004AWW Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for CAV2004AWW 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 CAV2004AWW
346-360 of 360
Search Instructions
Keep searches simple, eg. "belt" or "pump". Need help?

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

washingmachine load always seemed out of balance would jump around

  • Customer: kirk from barnum MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used the testimonial found on your web site. Pulled off top flipped machine on its back removed springs from tub. Once tub removed loosened square drive nuts part way until snubber ring could be removed. Installed new ring and reassembled. To install agitator be removing bolt inside broken agitator auger. Easy to do saved alot of $$$ by doing myself. Thanks!!

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.

Machine making grinding noise and vibrating excessively

  • Customer: John from Silverton CO
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed existing instruction to get tub and transmission out of the machine but we couldn't get the transmission free. Wound up taking the tub with the transmission attached to an appliance dealter who said we needed to remove the retaining clip on the bearing at the top of the transmission (inside the tub). We didn't have the tool to do that so we left it at the service center (60 miles from our location) and paid $291 for the repair then had to reassemble the unit when we got it home.

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.

Washer was off balance, vibrated violently.

  • Customer: Charles C. from Wichita KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions posted on the partselect.com website. 1. Turned off the water. 2. Unscrewed the fill hoses, and drain hose. There was a bit of water to drain from each, so I used a bucket. 3. Next I lifted the top of the washer and used a 5/16 nutdriver to take out the two screws holding on the front panel. 4. I then separtated the tub-to-pump hose, and the fill level tube. 5. I then took out all six of the suspension springs. 6. I then tipped the washer back, (with a helper) and removed the drive belt. 7. Then I took out the tub, through the top and set it upside down on the floor. 8. I loosened the six screws around the drive pulley, to release the Snubber ring. **VERY IMPORTANT** DO NOT TAKE THE SIX SCREW ALL THE WAY OUT!! 9. I walked the Snubber ring out and put the new one on, making sure it stayed even all the way around. 10. I tightened the six screws back up and put the tub back into the washer cabinet, being careful not to damage the plastic pulley on the bottom of the tub. 11. I installed the new (6) suspension springs. 12. I re-attached the tub-to-pump hose, and the fill level tube. 13. I re-attached the drain hose and the fill hoses. 14. Turn on the washer, check for leaks and you should be good to go. The washer works as good as new, I am very pleased.

Drainage problem and smelled burning belt

  • Customer: Samantha from Franklin KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The old worn belt came off with little difficulty, using the screw driver to coax it over the wheel. And the new one went on just as easy.

Lid switch actuator chipped off

  • Customer: Sandra from Killeen TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed one screw and replaced with new part.

Lid hinges and pins broken

  • Customer: Cecelia from Glendale AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video you sent with my order conformation and it was very helpful and accurate. I will order from you again. Cecelia

Washer drum did not spin

  • Customer: Stephan from Richmond KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replace rotor brake & stator, bearings and shims. Followed bearing kit instructions. Works fine after repair. Saved $$$ and caught up on laundry!!!

burning smell when being run

  • Customer: ed from honesxale PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i pulled the casing from machine....undid motor bracket bolts....disconnected electrical connector and removed motor w mounting bracket still attached. i switched out springs....very simple...returned motor back to machine and attached....then leaned washer back and put new belt on. machine would work for 2 min and the shut off due to motor over heating...once again i tilted machine and was able to tighten bolts where motor attaches to pivot bracket keeping pulley from pivoting to far and causing strain on the motor and thus making it overheat and stop...several loads run without any trouble.....$28.00 washer repair is much better than having to buy a new one...especially in economic times like these... your website was very helpful, fair priced, and delivered my parts in a timely fashion.....ty

The washing machine was vibrating and wobbling badly during the spin cycle.

  • Customer: Eric from Tomball TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After some quick internet research I figured the snubber ring needed replacing. I watched a couple of videos on how to replace which was very helpful and I basically followed them to remove the tub and internals. A couple of notes- 1. to get to all of the springs really requires accesss from the back of the machine. 2. there is only one snubber ring, the schematics make it seem like there are two. 3. most importantly, the videos made the spring removal and installation seem difficult. Have someone tip the tub in the direction of the spring you are working on to relax it some. Also if you use your pliers with a fulcrum to pull tension on the spring you don't need the special tool or run the risk of slipping and driving the pliers into the tub. I used my free hand under my gripping hand, a small block would work too. If the pliers slip it only moves a short distance until the plier grips hit the floor - no damage. 4. don't forget the cornstarch on the cone for the snubber ring. 5. the drive assembly has a warning on it about 200 lbs of tension, don't let the screws to loosen the snubber ring come free from the ring they are screwed into - always keep the screws engaged.

Leak under barrel drum+ loud during spins

  • Customer: Tony from Yucaipa CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I saw that it was leaking under barrel after removing front panel .So I ordered tub seal and bearing kit plus basket and tub gaskets , not knowing that the seal and bearing kit comes with both gaskets, so do not order extra gaskets . So if the leak is above the transmission , I would recommend the seal and bearing kit!!+++ it is smooth and quiet now !
All Instructions for the CAV2004AWW
346-360 of 360