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CAV4000AWA Magic Chef Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for CAV4000AWA parts

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All Instructions for the CAV4000AWA
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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.

Washer was squealing when agitating & spinning

  • Customer: Jan from Phoenix, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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All that had to be done was pull the washer out from the wall, tilt it back and roll the belt off one of the three pulleys and it fell right off of the other two. To install the new belt place it around two of the pulleys and roll it over the edge of the last one. Actually took 15 seconds to change it. Getting the washer out and ready took the most time. Now there is NO noises when it agitates or spins. LOVE IT!

A periodic loud noise during the Spin cycles

  • Customer: Randy from Phoenix, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is a quick and easy repair. Start by using the putty kiife to depress and unlock the washer top. Remove the front panel of the washer by removing the two screws on eithe side at the top. The front panel then lifts off. Next you will want to tilt the unit up and remove the fan belt. Put the washer back down flush and remove the hoses to the drain pump located at the front an right side of the bottom plate. Once the hoses are removed you can remove the three retnetion screws, take the pump out, put the new pump in and fianlly replace the rentention screws and hoses. Put everything back together in reverse order and don't forget the fan belt. Takes all of 15 minutes of your time and you save 150 dollars labor.

Lid hinge pin broke

  • Customer: Paul from Antioch, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The videos included in the shipping notification email made the repair a breeze. The only thing not shown was (at least on my washer) that the screws that needed to be removed had torex heads instead of normal slot or phillips heads. Luckily my tool crib had what I needed.

mouse ate hole in tub to pump hose!

  • Customer: Robert from Chapin, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Slip wire clamps over tube ends. push hose ends over connections, move clamps over hose end, making sure clamps are centered on connections. Easy as could be.

belt was worn .wouldn't spin out good.

  • Customer: WILLIAM from ASHEVILLE, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unrolled the old one off. And rolled the new on .by pulling the driver pulley

Loud screech at end of each cycle and knocking sound from bearings going out.

  • Customer: Don from Osceola, IA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Tipped washer backwards and removed belt from all three pulleys. Stood washer upright again and removed back panel around pump(4-screws)Removed drain hose from house drain and emptied excess water in the pump into a bucket. Removed the hoses from the drain pump then removed the three bolts holding the pump in place. Removed damaged pump and replaced with new drain pump. Reassembled in reverse order. Once the pump cover was replaced, tipped machine on its back, replaced the belt onto the three pulleys and promptly returned machine to its upright position and ran a test load of laundry! Success! Works great!

In spin cycle, made a loud nosie

  • Customer: Vicki from Pollard, AR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the back off, located problem, ordered part, removed old part, installed new one, tilled washer to put belt back on. Whole process not bad at all. Working with this site was so very helpful, will keep in in my favorites or future use. Thank You Parts Select!

washer leaking from rear

  • Customer: tom from roscommon, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed front and rear covers, replaced drive belt, tub hose and pump. simple operation. Washer still has some leakage not as bad as original leak. Think I have main tub seal problem. Going to check all hose clamps and run again. If the main seal is problem I will be forced to buy new as the parts cost and difficulty of replacement will be the important factors.

washer tub out of balance

  • Customer: ALFRED from BERWYN, PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
it is best to watch the video before doing this reapir. Once you see that the job is straight forward, making sure not to remove all of the spring screws is very important.

change out pump bearing wore out

  • Customer: Bennett from russiaville, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unhook water lines after shutting off water, unplug power cord.Then move washer out into open space for easy access. Used flat tip driver to push in the spring clip to open the top of washer. Flip top up and had wife tilt the washer back. Once bottom is exposed took belt off the motor pulley. Let washer back down. Use the socket wrench to take out two ( front corners ) screws. Tilt front panel back and lift out off the clips . Water pump is front right corner. Use socket wrench to take out the three screws that form a triangle. Lift out the pump. Have something to catch water from pump . Use pliers to remove the two clamps spring from the hoses . Remove both hose from the pump. Then install new pump in the reverse order and close up washer in reverse order and put belt on . Replace washer in it place reinstall water line and lastly the power cord needs tobe pulg in. Now test the washer.

Had a difficult time getting the last washer on the transmission pully

  • Customer: Vickie from Harrison, MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video

clothes still fairly wet after spin cycle

  • Customer: jim from radcliff, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
tilted washer about 45 degrees off with old on with new belt.TOO easy

Washer would not spin

  • Customer: Steve from Polo, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After inspecting the brake and installing the new pulley/bearing kit the washer still would only spin slowly. Discovered that if the washer agitates at all in the spin cycle then the transmission is shot. So washer was replaced with a new one.
All Instructions for the CAV4000AWA
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