Model #CAV4000AWW Magic Chef residential washers

  • Base
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  • Base (cav4000aww Series 19)
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  • Cabinet
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  • Cabinet (cav4000aww Series 16)
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  • Control Panel
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  • Top
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  • Transmission
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  • Transmission (series 17)
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  • Tub
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  • Wiring Information
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  • Wiring Information (series 20)
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Question and Answers

Q:

How to test the water level switch?

A:

The water level switch (key#5) and the pressure switch is same part. The water level switch is the pressure switch. The water level/pressure switch can be tested using an ohm meter. You will need to disconnect the three wires from the pressure switch. (See image below) With an empty tub contacts 1 and 2 should be closed. When the tub is full of water contact 1 and 3 should close. The pressure switch terminals could be labeled with the numbers 11, 12 and 14 instead of 1, 2 and 3 depending on the serial number. When the tub is empty terminals 11 and 12 should be closed. When the tub is of water terminals 11 and 14 should close.

If the pressure switch pressure hose has a pin hole or leak any where between the pressure switch and the tub the pressure switch will not be able to sense water level and it will cause the water to overflow. You did not state how you have to shut the water off. If the water does not shut off my turning the timer off or by unplugging the water the water inlet valve on the washer has failed.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 18, 2009