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CAV2005AWW Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for CAV2005AWW 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.

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washer danced around in spin cycle

  • Customer: Donald from Rapid City SD
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I would not recommend trying this without the spring removal & re-install tool. Very difficult to impossible to remove the springs with pliers. Not meant for novice handy persons.

Won't Agitate, Won't Spin, Jumping around, squealing in spin cycle, abrupt stop

  • Customer: Gina from Los Angeles CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Washer was jumping around in the spin cycle to the point that it disengaged the water fill level hose which in turn caused it to overflow. I fixed the hose but almost immediateley it stopped spiining or agitating. I looked online to find that the jumping around was most likely the snubber ring ... the hard stop and squeal most likely the Brake Stator ... the no agitaion or spin was likeley the thrust bearing. I ordered the parts and were received in a couple of days ... by the time they came I had already torn apart everything and was just waiting on parts for reassembly. The instructions were concise and complete but I did benefit from watching a YouTube video on the repair. All the parts went together just like they were supposed to even with my limited mechanical skills. All I really used was a small socket set, a couple of screw drivers and a pair of pliers. Taking the Brake assembply is dangerous but can be done with no special tools if you buy a couple of 2 inch 10-24 screws to replace two of the short ones and then back them out slowly (look for a youtube video on this procedure EASY!) ... took me a couple of hours but any one who has used a screw driver more than once could probably do it in under an hour. Washer now running like new ... No Jumping!!! People at Parts Select were Great!!! BTW ... So that the springs would be easier to re-install, I stuck about $50 of quarteres between the coils before removing ... worked Great!

Motor hummed and did not operate.

  • Customer: Cheri from Crowley TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1.Removed front panel to access the motor. 2.Tilted the washing machine onto it's back, in order to remove the belt. 3. Unpluged motor wiring and removed the old motor and mounting plate.

Broken hinge pin

  • Customer: Edwin from Bloomingdale IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was easy. 5 minutes after grabbing my tools the job was done. It was easy to find the part I needed on the web site.

Washer making a very loud squealing noise when spinning and washing

  • Customer: Greg from Weatherford TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
When I received the replacement part it did not look exactly the same as the one that came off the washer. After watching the video that was sent with the shipment confirmation I very clearly understood it and was able to do repair in about 10 minutes. It was so easy, I wish that there were more repairs to do to take advantage of your wonderful customer service. You have created a customer for life. Thank you

Washed hubby's overalls with a 6 in screwdriver in his pocket. Flooded the Kitchen and the basement.

  • Customer: Judy from Osceola MO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We went on line and found the correct part. It arrived in 3 days. said it might take 7. Husband and son dismantled the old plastic outer tub that had been slit by the screwdriver. Put the new one in, and filled the tub up with water to check for leaks. When the water got to the level of the fill line, it started leaking. We pumped the water out and stopped to wait for daylight. Next day we lifted the top of the machine and filled it again...the line that goes to the water level knob...was off. The woman found the leak and put the hose back on. We were semi worried when we read the reviews, but in the daylight, it really wasn't all that difficult to change out the broken tub.

Lots of water on floor

  • Customer: Jim from Oxford NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took access panel off of back saw that hose had pulled off of tub, thus the rinse water was just running on floor, re attached hose when the rinse cycle finished and the brake stopped the spin it jerked the hose off once again. It had a spring clamp holding it on, so I reinstalled it with a worm/screw clamp, no problems since. Ordered a new hose to have on hand in case. Jim

Frozen water pump

  • Customer: Steven from Cleveland GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply watched your video, which was very well done, followed step by step and in about 20minutes the washer was successfully repaired. You have a great business model, the the part was easy to order, the shipping was prompt and the video was a plus Steven Hopkins

Washer would vibrate and walk even with light load

  • Customer: Ralph from Spencerport NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnect water, power and drain lines. Tip machine on side and remove drive belt. Release 2 clips retaining the top. A putty knife inserted here will do the job. Remove 2 screws holding the front panel and lift straight up to remove. Remove rear access panel and remove hose from the water pump. Be prepared to collect a bit of water when doing so. Disconnect the small hose attached to the drum at left rear. Using vise grips adjusted to grip them TIGHTLY, remove the 6 springs attaching the drum assembly to the machine base. Tip the machine on it,s side (unless you have an assistant) and remove the drum assembly slowly as you make sure the pulley at the bottom clears the bottom hole. With the drum resting upside down loosen but DO NOT REMOVE the 6 screws securing the dish shaped metal plate that holds the snubber in place. I used a 1/4" drive socket wrench with a short extension, a universal adaptor and a 5/16" socket. The snubber will spin freely can be easily removed when these screws are loosened enough. Clean the area thoroughly and then insert the new snubber. Be sure to center the new part carefully and tighten the 6 screws evenly and firmly. Return the drum to the machine and reinstall the 6 springs by again gripping them FIRMLY with vise grips and lifting them up until they slip into their positions. This is the hardest part of the job, take your time and be careful. I elected not to replace these with new ones as mine were not weak or broken. Connect the pump hose and small hose at the back of the drum. Attach the front panel and top. Replace the belt. Reconnect hoses and power cord. Leave small panel off the back until you run the machine and check for leaks. Good job.

loud squealing from washing machine

  • Customer: Robert from Atlanta GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
opened top using screwdriver to release clips, used socket set to remove two screws holding front panel in place, removed water pump by removing 3 screws and 2 hose clamps, and replaced old pump that had a bad bearing with new water pump -

Grinding noise during spin cycle

  • Customer: Donald from Niceville FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I unplugged power, then tilted washer back, leaning against wall. I removed the fan belt and manually rotated three things (motor, pump, and transmission). The water pump did not rotate smoothly. I then ordered the watere pump. To install the pump, I simply removed the water supply lines and opened the access panel on the back of the washer. Replacing the pump is as easy as removing 3 bolts and two hoses, installing the new one, and reconnecting. Then reconnect water supply and belt on bottom of the washer.

Broken hinge on washer lid.

  • Customer: Bob from Girard OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Don't get unhinged by this easy repair. Easily ordered on line and got the part in two days. The only hard part was the screw was inside up under the washer body and not visible. I had to use an "s" shaped screw driver to take out and put in one screw due to the small work space.

washer would make a loud banging noise in spin cycle

  • Customer: JOSEPH from WILKES BARRE PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I replaced the Snubber but after I tried the spin cycle, the washer still made banging noises. I removed & replaced all 6 Suspension Springs & now the washer works like a dream

loud noise when spinning

  • Customer: B and E Gifts LLC from Cedar hill TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My son raised the washer whilee I removed and replace the drive belt. After replacing the drive belt the loud noise when spinning is still there so don't know where the noise is coming from. The clothes after the spend cycle were normal. The video really help figure where the drive belt was located.

Shakes and moves on spin cycle

  • Customer: Shirley from Necedah WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Following the other repair examples posted. Replaced Snubber Ring and 6 tension springs. Washer works great again. No more dancing in the hallway.
All Instructions for the CAV2005AWW
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