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KAWS700JQ4 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KAWS700JQ4 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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Wash cycle would not work.

  • Customer: Frank from Port Charlotte, FL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had to take cabnet apart to get ground conection off. Cabnet was a bear to get back on. Part came in way ahead (two days).Wife is talking to me again. Thanks a million.

tub won't spin and timer didn't advance.

  • Customer: Thomas from Gainesville, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
There was not a clear test this, this or this in the trouble shooting. So the most repaired thing was the timer, which I got. That didn't work. The coupling was not a problem. The lid switch was the last thing to replace. In checking the coupling, the piping to the valves started leaking. The pipes there are thirty plus years old. The pipe nipples broke off when I tried to unscrew the valves. They were rusted through and could have blown through at any time. So the time added up in replacing the valves and nipples. I stumbled onto a website that showed how to make a jumper to test the lid switch. That could have been done with very little effort. If that had been on your web site it would have helped narrow the problem almost immediately. Getting the outer housing shell back on the base was a bit more difficult than shown. I got it done.

Washer would not drain or spin

  • Customer: Ivana from Dahlonega, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am a senior, a woman and have never made any such repair in the past, but have experience in easy electrical work, such as hanging fixtures, replacing switches, simple re-wiring of lamps. My washer is so old,(15+ years?) that the configuration of screws and plugs was different from that in the video, which I took the time to watch. However, once I knew that the control panel flips open, I could easily locate the right screws to remove and to unplug the leads of the lid switch. The clips holding the cabinet to the back wall of the washer were also similar and easy to remove and then to pull the cabinet off the machine. The old swith was broken off right at the two screws which hold it to the cabinet. I removed the old switch assembly as instructed, but faced another obstacle: the old switch plug-in had a different configuration of the male/female parts than the new part's plugs. So, my experience with rewiring came in handy. I ended up cutting off the plug end of both parts and replacing the new plug with my old one. I know this is unorthodox and would not recommend it to anyone who's not worked with electricity! I took special care to connect the wires so the connection would be in the back corner, farthest away from any moisture, and wrapped each connection and wire separately and copiously with electric tape, then wrapped the whole again in more tape. After re-assembling everything and turning the washer on, the cycle finished and the washer now works as good as new. Love this old machine!

Would not go into spin cycle.

  • Customer: Dave from Tulsa, OK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply followed the instructions online. It stated it would take about 20-30 minutes and I believe it was completed in about 25 minutes.

Old lid switch broken

  • Customer: Bill from ATLANTA, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video on the PartSelect site was exactly right. Knowing ahead of time exactly what I needed to do and what tools were needed allowed me to correctly schedule the time it would take to do the job. The part arrived very quickly.

My washer would'nt drain because lid switch was broke

  • Customer: Lonnie from San Gabriel, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed on-line video on how to change a lid switch took all of 15min was very very easy to repair.

Lid switch broke where screws hold it to the cabinet

  • Customer: Jim from Midlothian, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed and replaced the lid switch. Unfortunately the new lid switch only lasted a few days until it broke. The part that the lid contacts came out of the lid switch.

washer would not spin or rinse

  • Customer: Marcus from Taylorsville, UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
un-installed old switch gear waited a week and a half for the new part to arrive and kinda forgot how I got the old one out

washer would not agitate, lid switch was broken

  • Customer: Deborah from Mobile, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video on the site. Was the best!

washer would not spin cycle it would do everything else.

  • Customer: teddy from kettering, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched your video.

Would not cycle

  • Customer: Glenn from Muir, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video and did it simple repair

Lid Switch was broken

  • Customer: Caleb from Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructional video on the part page! I'm normally really awful with tools/handiwork, but the video was very precise with step-by-step instructions, and I was able to do the repair myself with no problem!

Timer would not advance - stopped with a full tub - wouldn't drain

  • Customer: Don L from Wofford Heights, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the 10 min. video you provided & followed it exactly - boom, it was done, it was really fantastic - not one problem.

Lid switch

  • Customer: E W from Chester, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I lifted the lid and lend the tub and I installed it that way. This is a great and very professional website as well as company.

bad lid switch/didn,t need it but replaced it anyway agitator repair kit

  • Customer: Robert from Philadelphia, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
had hard time putting cover of machine back,didn,t wanna line up right until i seen the screws on the back cover,your video didn,t show that disassembly,so tell your repair man to put that in his next video other wise everything worked fine thanks
All Instructions for the KAWS700JQ4
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