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W205KGA Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for W205KGA 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.

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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
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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...

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
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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).

Drain pump pulley stared making sqeaking noise

  • Customer: JASON from ARLINGTON TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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turn off water to washer, disconnected hoses. Tilted over to open rear access panel removed old worn part replaced with new part reattached pulley. Replace access panel flipped back in operation position. Connected hose turned on water. Put small load in and turned on washer worked great.

Washer jumping around during spin cycle

  • Customer: Michlen from Kingsport TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used Utube to search for Performa Washing machine jumping around. You will find several videos that will be extreamly helpful in understanding exactly how to go about changing the sunbber ring. The snubber ring is fairly easy to change out. Quarters were used to hold the springs apart so they can be removed. Push the tub forward and away from the spring you want to remove. Install several quarters in the spring. Use as many as you can get in. Then pull the tub toward you and the spring can be removed from the tub. There are six springs to remove. I just left them laying in place at the bottom of the washing machine base. There are videos on utube also of using the quarters to remove the springs. Of course if you have spring removal tool for this purpose so much the better. I didn't have one. Good luck with your install. MB in TN

Washer wouldn't drain

  • Customer: Tim from Ewing MO
  • 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 heard buziing and smelled a burning smell with my washer so i got on your website and watched a video how to take the washer apart and what the problems could be and determined it was the drainpump so i took the 3 bolts holding it on out and inspected the belt while i had it off , and ordered the part from you guys and put it on your information was very helpful
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