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CAV4000AWW Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for CAV4000AWW parts

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All Instructions for the CAV4000AWW
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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
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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.

water leaking through valve with machine off.

  • Customer: Jon from NEW HOLSTEIN WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
open top with putty knife. take screw out holding valve. unscrew hoses and reverse procedure. also replaced washers.

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.

Loose warn belt

  • Customer: Mark from Jackson WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Tilted washer backward and simply took old belt off and replaced with new by wrapping smaller pulley's first and larger pulley last. Next was a simple replacement of pump through back panel of washer. Washer is now quite and spins clothes more efficiently and reduces dryer times.

Washer Leaking from Washer

  • Customer: Michael from Westmoreland NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the pump and belt for good measure. Problem solved! Great website.

Fin broke from agitator

  • Customer: Alan from Los Angeles CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took off pre wash vessel from top of agitator. With the aid of a small socket unbolted and removed agitator. Fitted new replacement, took less than fifteen minutes, including unpacking the new part. The delivery of which was incredibly quick.

Washing machine way off balance on most loads, walks across floor.

  • Customer: Shane from Brookings SD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I don't think I have a lot to add, there are some great instructions and comments already on the site. Our washing machine is getting a little old but this was a fairly easy fix. Our washing machine was constantly off balance and walking across the floor. I can't believe how much of a difference these little parts made. It saved us a ton of money so thank you PartsSelect!

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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 !
All Instructions for the CAV4000AWW
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