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CAV4000AWS Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for CAV4000AWS 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 CAV4000AWS
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Broken lid hinge pin

  • Customer: PAT from ALBUQUERQUE NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
It took two of us to move aqnd hold the tub so we could install the hinge. I would not say it was easy to accomplish this.

Hinge Pin was broken.

  • Customer: James from Rio Rancho NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video first. It was correct except for the tool was not a phillips screwdriver, but a torx drive. Rounding up the tools took the longest. Everything else was just like in the video.

Broken hinge pin

  • Customer: ROGER from BOOTHWYN PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Watched and followed the video

Lid Hinge Pin had broken

  • Customer: John from Denver CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced both the pin and the hinge. The old screws did not fit these parts nor did either of the parts fit the other part although they were almost identical. Screws should be included with the parts as these are supposed to be replacements. Do not try to order only a pin or a hinge without the other. Delivery was very quick.

Hinge Assembly snapped off after years of use.

  • Customer: Patricia from South Amboy NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I had my son remove all of the old hardware with an allen-key wrench. He then proceeded to install the new hardware. Fisrt he installed the pins on the lid. Next, he installed the hinges to the washer, leaving each hinge loose. Finally adjusting the lid until the screws for the hinges were completely tightened.

Lid hinges wear out, causing lid to slam as you are trying to put clothes in or take them out.

  • Customer: Jan from Challis ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Lift the top of the washer so you can access the screws that hold the hinges. Replace the hinges,and close the washer top. This is the sescond time we have had to replace the hinges.

This lid and hinges are very poorly designed. Instead of opening to the side, it opens straight back. That means when the hinges wear out (and they do because they are plastic), you have to push the lid all the way back to stay open. When you push it all the way back, it hits the control knob and turns off the water.

If you are like me, I like to turn the water on and add the soap so it can dissolve before I add the clothes. It is really irritating when you open the lid and the only way for it to stay open is to push it all the way back and the water shuts off. And if you don't push it all the way back, it slams and scares the bejeebers out of you or slams on your fingers.

door hinge broke

  • Customer: nancy from hilliard OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Remove door, then after purchase of special screw driver was able to remove the broken plastic hinge. Replace with new hinge. A bit of a challenge due to screw under the lid. Finally, it's fixed for a whole lot less than a service call would have been.

Part Select was efficient & quick at sending us the part needed to complete the task. I will recommend this web site.

Thanx again

broken hinge

  • Customer: Thomas from Lakewood CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws and lid. Cleaned up lid and parts. Had to sand down pin as to tight on lid. Easy job.

Lid hinge broken

  • Customer: Elwyn from DeSoto TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I popped the clips on both sides of the top with the putty knife. Raised the lid. Unscrewed the one screw on the old hinge. Screwed on the new.

It took a PhD in hinge replacement to do this.

I had a broken hinge that caused the lid to come off every time we used washer.

  • Customer: William from Beverly NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I had to pop the top of the washer which is hinged in back. Raised it up and removed old hinges. replaced "hinges and hinge pins. It works like new.
Thanks for your "website". It was very easy finding the parts I needed.
Sincerely
Bill Hines

Due to aging of the plastic, the hinge pins snapped and the lid came loose.

  • Customer: Matthew from North Hills CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Once the machine was unplugged, I used the paint scraper to release the top of the washer by inserting it at right front and left front about two inches from the sides. The spring clip's were released and the top swung back on the rear clips . The lid hinges were exposed , removed and replaced with the the screws from the original parts, "as they do not" come with the replacement parts.
"Replacing first one side" then taking the lid and replacing the parts (pivot parts) attaching the- 2nd lid hinge piece at this time as they will not go together in any other fashion. Snap thewasher top down to close. I would suggest spraying a little silicon spray occaisonally, to avoid the parts failing prematureily. All told about 20 min. to do the job. Don't forget to plug in the washer!

Door Hinge Pin Was Broken

  • Customer: mark from Santa Fe NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Viewing the video on how to replace the hinge pin was very helpful orienting me on how to get the job done. As I viewed the video, I thought to myself, "It couldn't be that easy!" Once I received the part in the mail, which was received quickly, I followed the video instructions in finished the repair in 5 minutes. It was a great experience and gave me a new online parts distributor that I will use in the future since I am a born "Do it Yourselfer." Thanks.

Lid to wash tub was completely broken off (bought it that way - got it cheap because of this).

  • Customer: Dennis from Oshkosh WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Remove two screws holding a special clip on the back of the washing machine (near top- one on each side). Top of washing machine pops off now by prying front edge up (2 snap type clips hold front edge of top down). Once top is loose just pivot it up on edge so you can get to the bottom side of it (don't have to remove the wires etc. as they are long enough for this). Remove one screw in each hinge half located on bottom side of washing machine top and remove old hinge half from top. Remove broken hinge halves from door to washing machine by removing one screw from each one. Put new hinge halves together and fasten to door. Then set entire hinge/door assembly on washing machine top and screw to top as an assembly. Snap top of washing machine back down on front of machine and put clips/screws back in on back of machine.

Lid Hinge Pin Broke in half

  • Customer: Tish from Albuquerque NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Easy to remove broken part. Found rust, so after cleaning I applied paint (I let dry overnight).

By manipulating the washer drum, moving left and right, the screws were easy to get to. However, to get the screws back in took tightening by strong hands. Plus, found that the lid sensor had worn out, so that was adjusted.

New screws would probably make the job easier.

All is fantastic and I found it was "easy" to replace with finishing help from strong hands.

One hinge pin broke on the lid.

  • Customer: Eugene from La Junta CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
1. Open washer lid.
2. Remove right hinge mounting screw by leaning agitator/tub assembly to the right.
Do the opposite for the left hinge mounting screw.
3. Remove and replace both hinge pins on the lid.
4. Install both hinges on the pins and install lid back on the washer.
All Instructions for the CAV4000AWS
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