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W205KV Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for W205KV 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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Broken hinge on washer lid.

  • Customer: Bob from Girard OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Don't get unhinged by this easy repair. Easily ordered on line and got the part in two days. The only hard part was the screw was inside up under the washer body and not visible. I had to use an "s" shaped screw driver to take out and put in one screw due to the small work space.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

loud noise when spinning

  • Customer: B and E Gifts LLC from Cedar hill TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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My son raised the washer whilee I removed and replace the drive belt. After replacing the drive belt the loud noise when spinning is still there so don't know where the noise is coming from. The clothes after the spend cycle were normal. The video really help figure where the drive belt was located.

Shakes and moves on spin cycle

  • Customer: Shirley from Necedah WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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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!

Pump Pulley Striped On Shaft

  • Customer: Daniel from Potsdam NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Removed drive belt Removed pump access panel removed 2hose clamps 3 3/8s hex screws removed pump and reinsalled pump and belt

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.

grinding noise

  • Customer: Cindy from Lutcher LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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removed the bottom back, changed the pump/pulley assembly, tilted to change the belt. Easy and fixed our problem.

old pump bearins gone

  • Customer: Dennis from Rockford MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
installed new pump, 10 min. job

Tub would not drain

  • Customer: Jeff from Tacoma WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply followed the instructions on the video provided and the repair was a breeze - quite impressive service!

Drain Pump out

  • Customer: Douglas from La Grange TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed and placed new one in 15 minutes. Thank You so much for the help

Washer stopped full of water. Awful sound upon restart.

  • Customer: Reid from Cumming GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Sure enough, it was the Drain Pump. Replacing the drain pump itself was a piece of cake, even though mine was located at the BACK of the unit, bot the front like the instructional video. The tough (or at least time consuming) process was emptying the washer of all the standing water before the problem could be properly diagnosed and the repair completed. Needless to say, a ShopVac was the solution for the main tub, although there is still a bunch of water left under the main tub, in the hoses and even in the broken Drain Pump. Have lots of towels and a small bucket on hand - and someone to help empty the bucket while you're crouched behind the washer by the wall! :) Other than that, replacing the actual part is easy, and replacing the belt is easier once the new working (rotating) drain pump is in place.
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