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YG205KW Magic Chef Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for YG205KW parts

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All Instructions for the YG205KW
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Dryer quit

  • Customer: Brian from Brier WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went with the majority and started with replacing the thermostat and thermal fuse. It fixed the problem, and all for about $30. The repair was easy, although you do have to do some finger gymnastics to get at the thermal fuse. Of course, I wanted to know why the fuse blew in the first place. I had cleaned the interior of the dryer out last year and I wasn't seeing much of a build up. I then removed all 20 feet of the dryer vent hose and cleaned it out with a kit (LintEatr, about $30)that attaches to your cordless drill. I pulled out a shopping bag full of lint. My clothes used to take up to 3 cycles to dry and now it is back to 1. Clean out your vent hose, people! P.S. There must be a reason for it, but it would be much easier if the fuse had a reset like other heating units do, instead of having to open the dryer up and replace parts.

dryer stopped in middle of drying cycle, then would not start. also the light inside the dryer was off when door was open and dryer plugged

  • Customer: william from milford NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
looked up model on partselect and used the part by symptom section, chose the"will not start" symptom, based on that, the high limit kit seemed obvious, ordered part,received part in two days. watched repair video on this web site, followed the instructions, which were very clear, after unplugging the dryer, replaced both limit switches using nut driver, couldn't have been easier! I echo what other reviewers have said, you have customer for life! well thought out website providing excellent service to a person who wants to understand how things work and then fix it.

My dryer would not start. It was like no power was getting to it

  • Customer: Barbara from Birmingham AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have to admit I did not fix this. This dryer is at our beach house and my daughter and her family went down with part in tow. My son in law is an engineer and very smart and handy. He had the dryer purring like a kitten in no te with the part ordered. Thank you Lord and Will!!

drum wouldn't turn when the timer button was pressed.

  • Customer: Donald from Sedalia MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened the lid from the front. Took the high limit switch and bracket off. Removed the screw holding the element connection to the dryer out. This let the bracket holding the thermal switch come up. Being careful not to let the thermal switch fall out, removed it and replace it with the new thermal switch. hooked the two wires back on to it. Put the bracked on and pushed down, replaced the screw. I also replaced the high limit switch, put it back on and connected the two wires to it. Closed lid and tested.

Dryer would not start.

  • Customer: Darrin from Bowie MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched video and removed old fuse. Tested with ohm meter which showed it was bad. Very very easy to replace. Video shows everything you need to know. Remember to open front panel of dryer and clean lint system! Extreme build up of lint causes dryer to over heat! Fantastic web site with all info needed to complete repairs! Thank you for all the help.

Dryer would not run

  • Customer: Don from WEST UNION OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The project was rather simple and saved the price of a new dryer! After lifting the dryer top the most difficult job was replacing the lower thermostat. It was in a relatively tight area that my hand did not fit into easily. The actual time spent on the repair was 35 to 40 minutes.

Heat was not on long enough

  • Customer: Michael from Royal Palm Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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Dryer stopped in the middle of a cycle

  • Customer: MARK from NEEDVILLE TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Went online to see if this was a common problem... found the Part Select site... watched the short repair video... thought I could give it that a try, if it worked I just saved $150.00 bucks! Sent for parts, got them in two days! The repair was quick. I bought a nutdriver for the task but it wasn't a magnetic bit...get a magnetic nutdriver! Those small screws can get away from you. I had to slowly unscrew the screws and catch them with a telescopic magnet. I was washing a load during the dryer repair in hopes the repair worked..it did and I(Mr.Mom)completed 4 loads that morning.

Dryer not working at all

  • Customer: Jamie from Crisfield MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
usually run through these tests first before I have to open until the unit.. establish that your 240 volt breaker didn't trip... If the breaker is okay... Unplug the dryer and use a multimeter to ensure you have 240 volts at the receptacle... If you are okay there... next check the door switch... You can press the button and you should hear a click... If you hear it click you should be okay there... Okay let's open the top... There are 2 black latches on the unit towards each side... You can use a flathead screwdriver or a putty knife to depress the clips while pulling gently upwards on the lid and it will open...from past experience fixing dryers I knew that more than likely it was the thermal fuse.... With the unit still unplugged... Look towards the back of the unit you will see the heating element...There is a thermostat and the thermal fuse on the bracket with the element... The thermal fuse is the small black and silver thing about the diameter of a dime. What the thermal fuse does is protects the unit if it should get too hot... pretty much a safety mechanism... What you want to do is remove the screw holding the little bracket that houses the fuse and remove it... It is a little tight back there this is why I remove it...Next remove the 2 wires and test the fuse using a continuity test making sure that you have a closed circuit... If it's an open circuit that would be your problem... Order the high limit thermostat kit... You should replace the thermostat also which comes in the kit...remove the 2 screws holding the thermostat down and once you get your replacement parts just replace the thermostat and fuse and you'll be good to go...

Thermal Kit - Had to remove the heat coil

  • Customer: David from Roswell GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video for the Heat Kit replacement is excellent. However, i could not replace the fuse without removing the heating coil. It was the only way my hands could get the fuse bracket out/then in. I accidently inverted the heating coil when trying to replace it, and struggled for a minute or so. Be sure your HC coil is in the same position as when you removed it. You might want to include the heating coil removal as a standard part of the replacement video. He specifically mentioned NOT having to remove the coil. Otherwise the video and and the instructions are perfect. You need to make sure you clean out the tubing/vent prior to replacing the thermostat and fuse. Otherwise you are wasting you time. Perfect repair, easily done..luv it.

drier would not power up

  • Customer: Tim from Bancroft MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced part according to instructions

Dryer would not start

  • Customer: Paul from Davonport FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used the circuit diagram from the dryer compartment to check continuity. found Thermal Fuse open circuit. Viewed PartSelect Youtube video for fitting instructions. Really easy after that.

motor burned up

  • Customer: David from Baton Rouge LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I'm an ex auto mechanic so I'm pretty good w/my hands. I just followed your instructions on a video you provided & it was really easy. Thanks!
All Instructions for the YG205KW
751-763 of 763