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W205KV Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

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machine spin cycle not working

  • Customer: Brian from Lewiston ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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placed washer on front exposing bottom of machine. removed clip holding pulley in place with needle nose pliers. The old parts slid off transmission shaft easily. I set these aside in order of removal. The replacement parts were not exact matches to OEM parts replacement bearing was heavier duty and thicker there were washers in the kit that would not even slid onto transmission shaft,replacement pulley and cam were exact replacements for OEM. I replaced the bearing and thrust washer and then used a combination of new and old washers to build the assembly back to the original length so the retaining clip would hold assembly firmly in place.The instructions key point was that the final height had to bring the pulley back to the original height for a snug fit with retaining clip. Once I realized this the extra parts in the kit were less worrisome.

Noisy spin cycle

  • Customer: William from Cochiti Lake NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just as shown in video on website

vibration durring spin cycle

  • Customer: jennifer from dwight IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
follow the video on snubber ring replacement an use 1/2 inch washers keep the tub springs from collapsing then it is very easy to remove them make sure to tilt the tube assembly an un hook start to finish under 1 hour

Pump was leaking water on the bottom

  • Customer: Yevgeniy from Monroe NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did it just like a video was showing. This was really good instructional video.

Bad Water pump

  • Customer: Robert from bridgeton NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Tilt washer back and pop belt on bottom of washer. Use putty knife to open top of washer 2 clips 2 inches in from both sides. Use racket to open and remove front panel of washer. use racket to remove 3 screws that hold pump to base of washer. pliers to remove clamps for intake and output hoses. use small bucket to catch water in hoses and pump. Replace pump unit, put screws in, put pump clamps on, put front panel back on , snap down top of unit, put belt back on pulleys and your done.

Washing machine made a strange loud noise and then would not drain.

  • Customer: Dermot from Coral Springs FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video on PartSelect.com regarding replacing the washer machines drain pump with pulley was extremely helpful. By following the simple instructions as shown in the video, I was successful in replacing my washing machines pump in less than an hour, and saved myself the labor costs a repairman would have charged me for a really simple and easy repair job. I was also extremely happy and impressed with PartSelect.com. The price I paid for the part was very competitive and arrived within 3 days. I was very glad to see the pump and pulley assembly was a Whirlpool factory certified part and not a knock-off or reconditioned part.

loud metal on metal sound during spin cycle

  • Customer: Shane from Mobile AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed write ups on this web site and the job was straight forward. As far as the washer brake rotor I did not need to replace it. After removing the six screws that cover the assembly I noticed some rust and dirt so cleaned it with degreaser and reassembled it. I have no loud screeching sounds when the spin cycle comes to an end. As always PartSelect did a great job getting the correct parts to me with in a few days, thanks.

Noisy during wash cycle and spin

  • Customer: Phil from Winfield AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removing and replacing the pump was a very easy process. Once the belt was removed on the bottom of the machine, I removed the back plate to gain access to the pump. Three screws and a couple of clamps holding the hoses on the pump. There was a little more water in the pump during removal than anticipated. Other than that, it was an easy fix.

Washer made squealing and grinding noises at the end of a wash cycle

  • Customer: Leonard from Hot Springs Village AR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the very useful videos for replacing the water pump and drive belt. My machine has the water pump located in the back (different than the video) so removing the front of the washer was not necessary. However, by doing so, I noticed some interior rust from bleach-tray spills which I easily fixed with a wire brush and some spray paint. The pump was easily removed by loosening 3 bolts (per the video) but through an access plate in the back. The only surprise was that there was considerable water in the pump hoses and I needed a bigger catch tray to collect the water than I expected.

Hinges for the lid were broken

  • Customer: David from Chandler AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair went smoothly with no issues or problems. The video link sent with the receipt made all the difference in the world. I watched the video on my iPad as I was doing the repair. Also locating the parts I needed on the part select website could not have been simpler.

Lid on washmachine was loose. Found that one of the plastic hinge pins had broken.

  • Customer: Larry from Woodbury MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered two new hinge pins as well as hinges. (Did not want to have to deal with it again so chose a full change out.) Watched a U-Tube video that described how to change out the hinges. The trick is find out how to lift the top panel on the washer to access the screws that anchor the hinges. Use a putty knife and slide it into the space between the top panel and the front panel. Got the job done today in an hour or so. Chose to also wipe out the top of the wash tub at the same time so it took a bit longer. Works fine now. Just like new.

during certain wash cycles their was a burning rubber smell.

  • Customer: Jeff from Cornelius NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
lifted the front of the washer on a 45% angle,leaned it against the wall and gained access to the bottom and the belt,rolled the old belt off,it was very stretched came off easily,rolled the new one on and that was it.

LID WOULD NOT STAY UP

  • Customer: michael from blanchester OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
TOOK OF LID,TOOK OUT SCREWS,PUT ON HINGE AND PINS,SIMPLE JOB

The drain pump pulley broke and burnt the drive belt

  • Customer: Louis from Dozier AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
all I did was take the back panel off unhook the hoses from the drain pump and took the screw out the drain pump replace it with the new one put it back together,and roll the drive belt onto the pulleys and started it up and it work just like a brand new one. also run very quiet since i replaced the drive belt also.

Loud noise during wash and spin cycles

  • Customer: Alex from Philadelphia PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used the Instant-Repairman tool on the site to help identify the problem. It said I needed a new Drain Pump, I purchased it and a new belt which was not recommended but I figured couldn't hurt. Then I removed the belt from 3 pulleys on bottom of machine. Next I removed the access panel from back of machine. Then I disconnected both hoses from drain pump and removed it from washer by loosening the 3 machine screws. I installed the new drain pump with the 3 machine screws and reattached both hoses to new drain pump. I re installed the access panel and re installed the belt over 3 pulleys on bottom of machine. Presto - no loud noises.
All Instructions for the W205KV
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