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CAV4000AWA Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

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MY LAUNDRY ROOM WAS FLOODED, WATER WAS COMING FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WASHING MACHINE

  • Customer: Scott from Pearland TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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EXAMINED THE WASHER AND DETERMINED THE HOSES WERE FINE. REMOVED THE ACCESS PANEL FROM THE BACK OF THE WASHER, PULLED OUT THE DRAIN PUMP. LOOKING INSIDE THE PUMP WHILE TURNING THE PULLEY I WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE NOTHING INSIDE THE PUMP WAS MOVING. ONCE THE PUMP WAS PULLED APART (4 SCREWS) IT WAS OBVIOUS THE WHEEL INSIDE THE PUMP BROKE OFF. WE ORDERED THE NEW PART ON SUNDAY (FROM PARTSELECT) AND IT WAS SITTING ON MY DOOR STEP WEDNESDAY. THAT'S FAST. 30 MINUTES LATER EVERYTHING WAS HOOKED BACK UP AND WE WERE BACK IN BUSINESS. ONE LAST POINT: WHEN PUTTING THE DRIVE BELT BACK ON, PUT THE BELT ON THE 2 SMALL PULLEYS FIRST, THEN PUT IT ON THE LARGE PULLEY LAST. THANKS TO PARTSELCT !

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.

Lots of water on laundry room floor. A couple of months earlier, there was a noise like when you put a playing card on your bike spokes...

  • Customer: Ernie from Citrus Heights CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just followed the video! 1. Removed the belt. 2. Removed the back (the video said the water pump was in the front, but mine was in the back), 3. Removed the hoses (using bucket and towels to collect the water, 4. Removed the three screws that hold the pump in place, 5. Put in the new pump, 6. Connected the hoses, 7. Reinstalled the belt, and 8. Fretted as the first load of clothes were washed...

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.

Washer was noisier than usual, after a while could smell something getting hot, and then the machine stopped working. After a while it would start again but not for long.

  • Customer: rae from Los Alamos NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had some expert advise on what the problem was so that made it easier to consentrate on the fix. I was surprised to find so much information on this web page. Getting the right part ordered was also very easy. The repair instructions given by other people was all correct, tiling the machine to get the belt off, removing the back access panel, was all correct and made it easy. The hard part was getting the machine out of the small wash room and into the garage where I had room to work on it. A good dolly and a wooden ramp came in handy . A word of advice woud be to operate the hot & cold water faucets on & off every year or so to be sure they work easily when the time comes, maybe an emergency. After 12 years I was worried my valves would give me a problem. (.they didnt).

pump making noise

  • Customer: raymond from chula vista CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watch the video on part select, order the pump and belt fix it 25 min. very easy cost of parts $96.00 estimate to come to the house $70.00 plus parts.

Loud noise when agitation

  • Customer: Jocelyn from Maineville OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am a single women and was very proud of this accomplishment:My washer began making horrible noise when agitating (only), I did some research (on this site) on what the problem could be. I decided to replace the drain pump and belt. It was so much easier than I expected and now, it works with no bad sounds. I have a very simple model, nothing fancy and I hope that is why it was so easy.. not much going on. I am proud of myself since I did all this on my own.. no man helped! :)

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.

Noisy during spin cycle and Burning Smell

  • Customer: Ken from Glenmoore PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I lifted the washer and supported it in the front, then slipped the drive belt off the large agitator pulley. I then tried to turn each of the 3 pulleys under the machine. The Drain Pump was definitely seized. I removed the small access panel in the rear of the machine, removed the 2 drain hoses by releasing the clamps with pliers. Removed the 3 screws with a socket wrench and removed the pump. The new pump was a perfect fit, and we are back up and running. Thank You.

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.

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.

machine would not drain

  • Customer: Harold from Russellville TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced pump and installed new belt and machine is good as new.

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
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