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KAWE577BWH1 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KAWE577BWH1 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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top agitator stopped working

  • Customer: Laurece from Granada Hills, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the instructions I found online, I ended up only using the "dogs" and the softener gasket as the the other parts did not fit my washer but very glad I bought the complete kit anyway.

Agitator was not working properly, would barely spin.

  • Customer: Edward from Andover, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The whole process took about 20 minutes. I popped the cover off the top of the Agitator and unloosened the nut holding the agitator onto the shaft. I then replaced the cogs, which just slipped into place. Finally I replaced the agitator back onto the shaft and tightened the nut and replaced the cap.

agitator quit working

  • Customer: thomas a. from north port, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
job went great--thank you PartSelect for having the repair kit--getting fed up with all this high tech digal things--buy an older good washing machine and fix it yourself when it breaks--newer things have way to much electronics in them

Will not agitate

  • Customer: Scott from Corbin, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just like the video. Easy!!!

Upper agitator of dual action agitator was not agitating.

  • Customer: Mark from Shorewood, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Looked up problem on Internet and then came to PartSelect.com to verify, watched the video for this repair and order agitator kit. Received the kit in 3 days and made the repair in less than 15 min. The wife thinks I'm a pro now, not sure if this is good or bad. The repairman in MN.

Whirlpool washer pumps but drum would not spin

  • Customer: Roger from Granby, CT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We have a 6 year old top loading Whirlpool washer. The drum would not spin at the end of its wash cycle when it is supposed to spin dry. I followed the video exactly and it worked great. I replaced the clutch and rubber coupling. It is not difficult if go slow and methodical and you follow the excellent video My wife washes heavy rugs often and it wore out the clutch. The washer works better than it has in a long time.

Agitator not working.

  • Customer: Linda from Ironton, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed simple directions that came with part, step by step. Must note: Read comments on your site of others that purchased parts, and it was beneficial. One of them suggested purchasing the agitator grease (also called plumbers grease), called for on instruction sheet. This was not mentioned when the part order was made. But--ordering was simple, delivery was suprisingly quick, and we are very satisfied. I recommend PARTS SELECT!!

washer quit agitating & spinning

  • Customer: james from beverly hills, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was really simple. I loosened pump & hose .Removed old defective parts.Installed new parts which were 10 times better enginered than original ones. Thank you for your help & quality parts. Jim Merrick Crystal River Fla.

washer intermittently would stop somewhere mid cycles

  • Customer: Alice from McBain, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed two screws at the base of the control panel front, tilted that back, Squeezed front right to left back to pop one side of the lid, squeezed front left to right back to pop the other side of the lid, lifted away so as to unclip the old wire harness, removed old wire harness, replaced with the new harness, put everything back together. works great. any problems with any of the steps, check out youtubedotcom, lots of free videos to help along the way.

agitator did not turn during wash cycle

  • Customer: Adam from Linden, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
used the exploded parts section to find problem. started from top and removed caps and covers to access the bolt and agitator cog assembly. watch for cover locations and its prety simple. AC

The unit would no longer spin in rinse mode etc.

  • Customer: Peter from Grinnell, IA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video on your website and determined I could easily do the repair. Replaced the part for less than $20.00 including shipping and received it the next day. I ordered the part @ approximately 5 PM and the projected delivery was 1.8 days. To my delight the FedEx truck arrived by 1 PM the very next day and we were up and running within 24 hours of ordering the Direct Drive Motor Coupling. I will definitely use your services again. Special thanks to your video team. I was able to watch step by step how to disassemble and reassemble the washer etc.

When the machine was filling with water about 30% of it would miss the tub and run down the back of the machine and on to the floor.

  • Customer: Kenneth from Mahopac, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After removing the front, sides and top of the machine (all one piece) the springs were relativley easy to access. I discover one of the brakets that held one of the springs had rusted and would no longer support the spring. I then replaced the bracket and springs. I Re-assyembled the machine and it work as good as new.

Washer quit agitating and spinning then after replacing the motor coupling it kept filling

  • Customer: Nathanial from Princeton, MN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is the first time I've ever fixed anything. I had no idea what I was doing but like the rest of you I decided to man up and get er done myself! I also didn't want to spend 200-300 bucks on a repair guy. So using this site and google. I figured out how to remove the back plate of my washer so I could correctly diagnose the problem...in fact I didnt' even have too remove the back plate to diagnose it because when I started to move the washer I found several broken plastic triangular pieces and a round rubber piece with 6 triangular holes in it. On one of the broken pieces was a serial number of some sort. So I googled what i found and matched what i found on underneath my machine with a part i found on this website which turned out to be the direct drive motor coupling...i figured i was in for a rough battle with the machine but it actually turned out to be pretty easy...in fact it would've been easier had this machine not been serviced before in the past...(i'll get to that later) first step was to remove the back plate...using youtube i figured out how to remove the metal clamps that hold the cabinet to the back plate (you will need a flat head screw driver). Rest was elementary it took me about 2 minutes to remove the back plate after spending probably 30 minutes of research online (i like to make sure i'm doing everything correctly so i watch several videos and do a ton of reading before i mess with anything)*also a side note make sure you unplug the machine before you do anything! Also turn off the water and remove the draining tubes from the back of the machine because you will need to tilt the whole thing on its back failure to do this will result in a watery mess and u could kink the drain tube which will lengthen your repair time like it did with me. Also remove the hot and cold water tubes from teh back...remember that the hot water is always on the bottom memorize where you put the tubes...u can always check which is which by turning the water back on but it will save you sometime* once i got the back plate off i tilted the machine on its back so i could get to the motor and the water pump...there are 2 metal clamps that hold the water pump to the motor. All it takes is a flat head screw driver to remove these clamps once you get the 2 clamps off you can lift the water pump right off the motor its really easy. This exposes the motor which houses the direct drive motor coupling. I inspected what was left of the coupling and if there was any doubt that it was the motor coupling there wasn't anymore because it was clearly broken and the rubber piece that was supposed to sit between the 2 plastic things was gone. Needless to say it was a mess and i knew it was gonna be a challenge to remove the broken coupling. It was surprisingly easy to remove the coupling from the top of the motor compared to the middle of it. There are 2 more metal clamps that fasten the motor in place so it doesn't move around...there are 2 screws that hold these clamps in place. I removed one of them with no problem but the other one was stripped extremely bad i was completely unable to remove it. If you are in this bad boat like i was in i have a solution for you...you only need to remove one screw if you can grab the motor and rotate it enough u can remove the clamp from the metal plate without ever having to remove the clamp at all...its a little difficult and you will have to use a bit of elbow grease to do it but it can be done. Once i achieved this it was a lot easier to access the broken coupling from the middle of the motor. I took the back end of a hammer and evenly jiggled the coupling loose until it popped off...it took a solid 10 minutes tho since the coupling had shattered so bad there wasn't much for the hammer to hold onto. Once i did this i was able to get the new pieces in place...it was a little tricky to line things up correctly but after awhile i was able to get it to fit perfectly...I put the machine back

Upper agitator quit working properly.

  • Customer: Dan from Edinboro, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video posted on the parts diagram page and the install went flawlessly. Also, I am extremely pleased with the ordering process and speedy delivery of the parts that I ordered.

Cold water continues to fill tub when off

  • Customer: David from Hobbs, NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have had this similar problem with other makes/models of washers so I knew immediately what the problem was. The hardest part was figuring out how the back panel seperated from the front. I wanted the part in-hand before looking on-line. Once I had the Inlet/Mixing valve in-hand and found this website, the ordering was quick and inexpensive. I only wish I would have been able to view the video beforehand to see how the back panel came loose. I would've cut my repair time in half.
All Instructions for the KAWE577BWH1
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