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W205KGA Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

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Loud grinding noise when I ran the washing machine

  • Customer: Eman from Wood Dale IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
It took long because I did not know where the noise is coming from and I took the sides off. I went to the store and bought a new washing machine. Delivery was scheduled in 3 days. I decided to lay the machine on its side and look underneath. I pulled the belt off the 3 pulleys and turned each pulley by hand. The one runing the pump was stiff and noisey. I ordered the part, arrived in 2 days, installed it in 15 minutes and closed the machine in 30 minutes, then cancelled the order of the new machine and saved $500.00

loud grinding sound then washer would shut down then there was water all over

  • Customer: marilisa from naples FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
first removed panel from rear of washer removed hoses and drained water in them, removed the 3 screws and removed the belt then removed the pump. Replaced with new one and put back screws,hoses and belt. walaaa.... it works like new!!!!

The water was leaking out from the bottom.

  • Customer: Doris from Plainsboro NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
My husband took out the 2 screws in the front panel and loosen the 3 nuts from the pump.

The parts was easily removed and the entire job tooked 30 mins.

Whasher would not drain

  • Customer: Robert E from Katy TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Used a water hose to syfen out the water. Placed hose in the tub. Turned outside facet to fill hose. Undid hose outside and allowed to drain. Pulled pump. Order online ( Delv fast 2 days ) .Replaced pump . Works great . Good luck with yours.

Locked up the machine.

  • Customer: Mitchell B. from Moreno Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unhooked the macine pulled out for easy access .removed drive belt rear cover plate ,vaccumed remaining water out thru drain hose with wet and dry vac. Removed hose clamps and hoses .removed the three hex screws holding the pump to the base plate. The removed the old pump , Installed the new pump hoses access plate and belt . Hooked the machine up . Worked perfect.











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Water removal pump stopped working.

  • Customer: Timothy from Palmdale CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed lower rear panel by removing 8 screws. Then I removed the two hoses that are attached to the pump by removing the hose clamps with a pair of plyers. The three hex head screws that anchor the pump to the base of the washer unit were removed and the pump came right out. To put the new pump in I just slipped the pump through the hole at the bottom of the washer and attached the belt onto the pulley. Then reversed the installation process. The washer had to be tipped forward slightly for this process and blocked (approx. 8 in.) to allow access to pulley. Very easy install, no help needed. Washer must be empty and preferable dry when task is done or water will be everywhere.

Water leak

  • Customer: Joe from Clearfield PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed front cover, identified leak, ordered part, saved over half of the cost on part, no service call fee. I feel great!

THE PUMP WENT OUT & WATER WAS ALL OVER MY FLOOR..

  • Customer: BILL from DIX IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
UNSCREWED THE FRONT PANEL. tHEN TOOK PUMP OUT & PUT NEW ONE IN.....
THANK YOU PART SELECT.COM...SUPER FAST SHIPPING...

Water pump replacement

  • Customer: Lon from Morton Grove IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Reverse the process to install new pump
Unplug the machine
Place pad on floor to protect the machine from scratches
Lay front of machine on floor
Remove back cover (10 screws)
Disconnect 2 hoses
Remove 4 screws which secure pump to bottom frame
Remove belt
Remove pump

Reverse the process to install a new pump

Your web sites intuitive design makes it easy to navigate and the customer service person was knowledgeable, easy to understand and professional.

The part arrived via UPS in 3 days. It was double boxed (well packaged) and most importantly, it was the correct part.

This was is 1st time we used your server but it won’t be the last!

Kudos to the entire staff and please…keep up the good work.

Sincerely,

Lon Thomas

The washer was jumping all over the place and leaking water during the spin cycle

  • Customer: Elmer from Fort Campbell KY
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
I took out the agitator first, then I took out the inner tub, next I took out the outer tub, and last I took out the transmission assembly. After replacing the snubber I put the transmission assembly back on, then the new outer tub and next the inner tub. Last I put the agitator back on.

discharge pulley assembly bearing going out on it.

  • Customer: Milton from bartlett IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Went to website, looked up make and model, looked at photo's discription, studied it, and then went in and removed front panel, turned off water, removed clamps holding hoses too dishcharge pump, mopped up water, and then just reinstalled new piece, the way the old came out, re attached belt to pulley assembly, turned water back on, and did a test for leakage and wala washer back in working order in less than an hour, and saved hundreds of dollars with out maytag repair man.

pulley got hot and broke

  • Customer: Russell from LOS MOLINOS CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
replaced pulley and belt. Looked for a pulley for 1 week at retail stores. Found pulley on parts select

noisy out of balance during spin cycles

  • Customer: Ronald from Wading River NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions that other posters suggested. The springs were the toughest part to remove and reinstall. Having my wife push the tub enabled me to use vice grips to get them back on. Read about the coins or washers to spread the springs too late... would have helped. Running a wash now and it's spinning great and no noise!

Water leaking when washer was filling with water.

  • Customer: Colleen from Glenflora WI
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Took off the back plate. Looked to see where it was leaking. Squeezed the clamps on top and bottom to remove from hose and pull hose out.

Washer basket shaking / thumping during spin

  • Customer: Dan from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Washer was shaking/thumping during the spin cycle for even the lightest loads. Previously changed the suspension springs, and the problem was not resolved.

I was able to locate the service manual for this washing machine online and download the PDF for free. Getting this will provide dis-assembly instructions and photos.

Sorta like requiring that you disassemble an engine in order to change the oil filter. Engineering suggestion here for any Maytag folks cruising the site. Mount the snubber ring with it's own clamping ring so that you can change it (snubber) without removing the agitator & spinner basket from the tub. Think something like this... Remove suspension springs, remove hoses, flip entire assy. upside down, then replace snubber ring without any further dis-assembly.

I followed the service manual's recommended approach, here are the basic steps:

1) Open the small back cover and detach the wash drum's drain hose at the waste pump, and while you've got back of the unit visible, tip forward and unhook the drive belt from the motor, pump and agitator.

2) Use a spatula or putty knife on the front seam between the lid and the lower body to unlock the spring latches which keep the top on. Flip the top up and back to get into the basket area. Take off the front cover so you can see the wash drum.

3) Remove the top cap/splash guard around the wash drum by pressing the cap/splash guard down while unhooking the little ears.

4) Remove the fabric softener cap from the center of the agitator and remove the bolt that's down the center of the agitator. This will require a socket. Remove agitator and plastic skirt that goes around the bottom of the agitator.

5) Remove the plastic sealing nut. This nut has a number of small plastic points on it and I broke a number of them off with the channel-locks while removing this. You may need to order a spare.

6) Remove the washing drum.

7) Use the spanner to remove the basket hub. I made a spanner out of some scrap steel parts I had and mounted using the screws I took out in step 5. If you have a spanner, you're set here.

8) Unhook the suspension springs and you should be able to lift the entire unit right out of the base.

9) Remove the cap on the bottom pulley and pull the E-clip that holds locks the pulley in place. Remove the pulley and plastic gears which mesh with the transmission shaft.

9) The snubber ring (the problem here) is located under the brake plate/ring on the very bottom. The brake assembly is preloaded with a spring inside, the manual says to use a special spring compressor while assembling. I didn't have any trouble holding it down while I had my 5 year-old daughter start the screws for me. Remove the 6 small screws around the brake ring and remove the shards of the worn out snubber. Replace with new snubber and start re-assembly.

Possible Shortcut:

After doing this, I see it may be possible to shortcut the factory directions. I can't guarantee that it will be successful, but after doing it I don't see any reason it wouldn't work. Following above numbers:
1) Do numbers 1-3 above.

2) Jump to step 8, remove the suspension springs and just get the entire drum removed and inverted. Don't mess with the legs, don't mess with the attachments or anything. You will only need to work on the pulley.

3) Remove the drive pulley and brake retaining plate. Shouldn't need to do anything with the inside of the washing drum here. No need to mess with the seals and/or plastic nuts.

4) Replace snubber and reassemble.
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