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CAV4000AWA Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for CAV4000AWA parts

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washer shook uncontrollably during spin cycle

  • Customer: Adam from Plainfield IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video but didn't remove the motor. Instead I lifted the tub through the top. I also didn't have longer screws with that thread, so I used slightly smaller diameter screws with nuts on the end and it worked great.

pump and belt

  • Customer: tommy from thomaston GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
tilted washer up rolled belt off next removed panel in back of dryer next took hoses off next 3 screws on pump frame remove replace pump reverse steps easy also video on this site

a new belt

  • Customer: howard from crownpoint IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unplugged mach laid over on side with quilt underneath, to keep mach from getting scratched,turned the pulley ,with pressure on belt slid off then put new belt on,piece of cake, I did watch your film on the belt removal.procedure ,thank you so much, and the belt was shipped to me el pronto,,it purrs like a new one thank you again ,im sorry I didn't know part no.

Pad missing from both front legs which made washer dance around the room

  • Customer: Michael from DeSoto TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy as pie but had to cut one with hack saw to remove as it would not unscrew. Rust was the problem. Hack saw was the cure. Otherwise repair would have taken 5 minutes Washer now works as it did as a new appliance.

Washer was making a banging noise and not spinning properly and emptying the tub.

  • Customer: John C. from Estill Springs TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the brake spring(not really necessary) and the snubber ring.I also installed a new thrust bearing kit,but the problem turned out to be a bad transmission.I found a good working used one at a local junk yard and so far it is working great.Your how to videos were very helpful in getting the job done properly.Thanks very much!

Screaming noise from under unit. Belt shot from under it :) No harm.

  • Customer: Louis from Goodyear AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used Putty Knife to release a tab on left split of cover/lid assembly lifting up slightly to release the tab, then I repeated the same on the right side. With the belt already flung off of the unit, I saw the 2 screws inside left/right top corners holding the front cover On. I tilted it forward and up and released from two clips on the bottom of the unit. With the front cover removed I saw the pump on the lower right side of the tank. 3 screws and 2 hoses hold the pump in place. Once pump was removed reversed how it was taken apart.

Machine was noisy and slow @ spin cycle

  • Customer: Steve from McHenry IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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Took apart liked shown in diagram. Re-assembled in reverse order. Destroyed tub seal on disassemble. Also had to cut spanner off with sawzall as it was corroded badly. On the transmission pulley bearing kit. I had to file the pulley shaft down in order to get the correct adjustment for brake release. Took me awhile to figure that out as there was no way the jesus clip was going back on with either washer. Once filed went right together and using the thin washer I was still at the min adjustment.

The lid hinges on our washer had broken off the pins and both needed to be replaced.

  • Customer: Suzanne from Greenfield MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The first thing we did was to lift the top of the washer off the main box by unscrewing the hinges at the back of the washer. We then were able to access the lid hinge screws located underneath the lid. We unscrewed and removed the old hinges from the washer, lifting the lid off the washer. Then we were able to unscrew and remove the old hinges from the lid itself. We then screwed on the new hinges and pins, and reattached the lid to the washer. Finally we put the top back on the main box of the washer and screwed the top back onto the main assembly, and voila! It works great and saved us $200 in repairs.

Shaking, bouncing, banging, during the spin cycle

  • Customer: Shad from Clearfield UT
  • 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 followed the directions online, but they don't talk about two difficulties with this model. The first is removing the drive belt. This is CRUCIAL! Tilt the dryer backwards, and remove the belt from the pulleys. When putting it back on, when the repair is complete put it on the two smaller pulleys first, and then the large pulley. The other difficulty that is not addressed with this model is accessing the suspension springs. If you choose not to remove the entire housing, I would use a wooden block (2x4 works great) to act as a lever for the vicegrips. I may be weak, but I have a bruised forearm that would have been avoided if I had thought of the wooden block earlier.

Water pump leaking water

  • Customer: Eloy from Andrews TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watch video, fallowed it's instructions which made it a "piece of cake"

Washer bangs while in the spin cycle

  • Customer: Eugene from Bergen NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the belt and pully form under the washer. Lefted the top cover, removed the hardware above the tub, took the front cover panel off to gain access to the tub. Used pliers to remove the springs. Lifted the tub up high enough to install the snubber ring. After putting tht washer back together and doing the first the load the washer stopped banging.

Going out of balance and shaking, had to reajust cloths constantly

  • Customer: Victor from Peabody MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit 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
I replaced the suspension springs and the snubber ring. It was a ittle dificult because there was no door in back of machine. so i had to remove entire cabnet. using the quarters to spread the springs was a great help. it would have been a lot harder if you had not showed me this trick. Machine is working great now. Thank You.

Washer would stop in the midst of a cycle and have to be reset.The belt was more than likely old and stretched and was not engaging properly.

  • Customer: Barry from Cape Coral FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Tilted the washer as described in the "video".I was able to "balance" the washer with one hand and remove and install the belt with my other hand. The whole process took less than five minutes.It was just a matter of turning the pulley and "pushing " the belt on with my hand.The washer works great.Trust me, I've NEVER had anything go easier than this installation in my life.Thanks for a great video, and getting the correct part out as quickly as you did.

Grinding noise from under machine during agitation

  • Customer: John from Suffolk VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. Turn water supply faucets to off. 2) disconnect hoses from washer and unplug from wall outlet. 3) take drain hose from discharge drain. 4) pull washer out and away fro wall, tilt with back of washer facing you. See belt and pulley wheels beneath. 5) turn pulley with hands, listen for screeching. Remove the belt. (6)remove access plate on the back of washer. See drain pump. Loosen the clamps on hoses and pull the hoses off the pump. 7) remove the three screws holding pump, lift pump out. Installation is reverse order of removal? Do not pry belt on, pull the brake pulley little and turn the drum pulley and it will slide on.. You do not want to bend or brake the pulley wheels.

Grinding noise in the wash and spin cycle.

  • Customer: Robert from San Antonio TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the access panel on the lower back of the washer, the pump is on the rear left side and is help in place by 3 screws. Remove both hoses with pliers and the screws and the pump is out. Install the new pump and connect the hoses and lean the washer back to connect the belt on the bottom.
All Instructions for the CAV4000AWA
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