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W205KGA Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

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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
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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.

Drain pump broke

  • Customer: Robert from Buena Park CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
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Remove front cover and fastened new pumpin .hooked up hoses pretty easy. The part was easy to order and was shipped really fast. Thanks for your

Lots of water on floor

  • Customer: Jim from Oxford NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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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

Pump noisy

  • Customer: robert from mont alto PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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I pulled the back panel off, removed the belt and three 3/8 nuts holding the pump on.removed pump and installed new one, tests ok. It was easy for me I was a sears tech for two years on laundry equipment, nevertheless with your repair video it would be a breeze for a novice. Thanks for getting my part to me within two days. You guys are the greatest. - Sincerely, Mr Bob Byers

Nail stuck in pump, eventually seized up...

  • Customer: John from North Weymouth MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
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Simply replaced the pump: Disconnected 2 hoses, removed the pulley belt, swapped out the pump, replaced the hoses and belt, good to go !!

Noise and binding in drain pump

  • Customer: jerry from San Saba TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove 2 hoses and six bolts.replaced the belt and wash again.

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
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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.

Major Water Leak Through Bearing Seals on Pump

  • Customer: David from Owensville MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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2 screws on each side hold the top of the washer to the front panel,I used a nutdriver to take them out . There are 2 clips on each side at the top of the washer I used a Butter Knife to push the clips in and release the front panel from the top panel ,then slid the front panel out over the bottom clips.I noticed rust in the bearings on the Drain Pump & also noticed alot of water all around the pulley and the belt,not ever having any other problems before figured that was the problem, all hoses were good and it only leaked during the drain process.There are 3 screws that hold the pump in place ,the belt for my particular model is on a swivel system around the motor and the drum just slide motor and the belt comes off,use a set of pliers to unclamp the 2 hoses attatched to the pump.To get to the belt lift washer and slide in something for the washer to rest on.Installing pum is opposite from uninstalling, Good Luck ...

Squeaking for a week or two on spin cycle. Finally froze up.

  • Customer: George from Fort Mill SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
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I know nothing about washing machines. Couldn't even find the drive from the motor to the drum until I leaned the machine backwards by chance and found the belt drive underneath. Removed belt and checked freedom of spin on motor, drum, and pump. Pump shaft was bent and frozen. Easy $75 fix saved purchase of a new machine. I had a plastic water spill tray under the washer that did not have a flat surface. This tray did not leave enough clearance for the pump wheel. I think that when the washer would sometimes rock during spin cycle, the pump wheel would hit the drip tray and that's why it eventually bent the shaft. This discovery might help others.

Shakes and moves on spin cycle

  • Customer: Shirley from Necedah WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
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Following the other repair examples posted. Replaced Snubber Ring and 6 tension springs. Washer works great again. No more dancing in the hallway.

loud, grinding type noise

  • Customer: Eric from Poughkeepsie NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Determined it was the pump through listening to where the noise came from by taking the back panel off for easy access. The pump is at the back of the unit and was easily accessable. The Motor is on a pivot bracket with springs, so it was easily moved to loosen the belt for removal. After removing the 2 drain hoses with the pliers, the pump came out with 3 screws. Replace the new pump with the reverse procedure. It worked perfectly.

Water on floor under washer. Took off small back cover, squeezed hose, water dripped out. Removed hose and found split in hose.

  • Customer: David from Lexington KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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Used pliers to remove spring clamps on either end of hose. Removed hose. Put clamps on end of new hose. Slipped hose ends in place and re-secured with clamps. Another save by PartSelect!

Drain hose leaking

  • Customer: James from Westminster CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched videos on how to replace the hose. Armed with the information I started the process. But the videos were wrong. After removing a bunch of screws and not getting to the hose I removed the inspection panel on the rear,three screws and there was the hose.simple. I wished I had not watched the videos.

Washer would shake and move when spin cycle on.

  • Customer: Mark from Phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I remove the necessary panels, hoses and electrical section and removed the tub springs and pulled the tub assembly out of the unit and replace the snubber ring. Was really not hard to do and it worked like a charm. No more problems :)

Loud rubbing noise and water leaks below

  • Customer: Guillermo from Rapid City SD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnect AC, turn off water pressure, flip it backwards to remove the drive belt below, open back small panel (4 screws), Use pliers to disconnect hoses from drain pump, and finally remove the 3 bolts, and walah, reverse procedure and tell your spouse what a hero you are.
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