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KAWS850GQ1 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KAWS850GQ1 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.

All Instructions for the KAWS850GQ1
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Motor Drive Coupling

  • Customer: Kenneth from Stoughton WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and that was a great help. I just entered my model number and selected the symptom. 61% of the time the drive coupling is the problem and it was. Ordered the part and got it the next day.

washer wouldn't go into spin cycle; water would be pumped out.

  • Customer: Nora from Village of Chamita NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went to Google internet search engine to look for a website that would provide an answer to problem with washing machine. After trying out a few websites it became apparent that these sites were not going to give me a fix it solution. With the grace of the gods of IT, finding your website was the answer. Your website quickly identified my model number and opened up a wonderful page which had a complete break down of my washing machine, and I might add with the most likely reported problems from other do-it-yourselfers. The part is prices reasonably, and placing an order was easy. PartSelect’s online instruction for part installation is a reason for becoming the favorite to all do-it-yourself people. Nora

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

broken seal

  • Customer: Lorraine from Millsboro DE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went well but alas the problem still exists.

Agitator was not working right

  • Customer: Barbara from Woodland Park CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the handymans instructions very helpful

agitator stop working

  • Customer: Floyd from Jacksonville FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
THe repair went well.

The top section of our agitator wasn't turning properly with the lower section

  • Customer: Kathryn from Shingle Springs CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I looked up the issue, and found a related video on YouTube. We ordered the parts, and I was very happy with their price (about 60% less than Sears) and how quickly they arrived. ...... It should be an easy repair, but our agitator top would not separate as it should have. ...... We look it to a local shop, and they said that sometimes the plastic 'fuses' together during factory assembly. They used wire cutters to snip the fused plastic. ...... After that, the rest of the repair was easy: just take out the broken cogs, and insert the new ones, and re-assemble.

Motor Coupling Broken

  • Customer: Jeff from Nicholasvile KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the 'how to' video, stopping the video when needed to complete a portion of the repair. I was doing the repair in a laundry closet, which took me a little longer, but with the right parts ordered and the instruction video this project was easy and does not take very long.

Tub will not spin

  • Customer: Rick from Terre Haute IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After finding out the tub would not spin, I removed the washer to find broken pieces on the floor. I did a google search on my model number and found that the problem was the direct drive motor coupling (it matched the pieces on the floor). So, I watched the "how to" video and I followed the steps verbatim. I found the coupler missing and the plastic pieces on the drive broken. My order came in quickly (within 48 hours) and my washer was running in 20 minutes after receiving the package. It has been great ever since.

Washer would not Spin and would not Agitate

  • Customer: Ned from Concord NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My wife viewed the videos on the parts web-site and did the repair while I was out of town.

no spin dry

  • Customer: Walter from West Palm Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
... exactly as shown in the video in addition to shutting water, removing hot & cold lines & waste tube. I was amazed at how fast the parts were delivered in two days regular shipping. Machine now purring a wifey happy once again! Thanks for the great service & video! I recommend PartSelect highly! WSD

Bad Motor Coupler

  • Customer: Hilary from Gainesville FL
  • Difficulty: 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
So, the instructional video was great but be warned that you REALLY need to hammer the part into place. Basically hammer it into place so that the end of the shaft that it goes on is flush with the plastic piece of the coupler on both ends. Otherwise, you'll put the washer together and run a load and it'll squeal and smell like burning rubber. We had to take it apart like 3 times before we got it on there securely enough. We would then run an empty load and it would be fine but as soon as we would add clothes the squealing and burning would ensure. So, my advice is to hammer it in well and save yourself the time and struggle!

Washer woulp not spin, brake cam driver not like video

  • Customer: Jody from Elk Creek CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
changed parts easily, following the video. Problem was the BRAKE CAM DRIVER, the plastic piece that fits around the shaft near the drum. The old one was visibly torn up, the pegs worn off, the whole thing worn down. The problem with the repair was the video showed an "E ring" holding it on and my washer had no E ring, had nothing hold it. It just sat there. Installed it anyway, although I was worried it was too loose. Sure enough there was a problem. it spun initially then started that ugly clicking noise. turned off washer immediately, disassembled again, and prayed. I found a large flat washer to take up the slack between the clutch and the plastic brake cam driver, reassembled, tightening the nuts a fair bit tighter than before. both the nuts on the transmission and the nut on top the agitator. works perfect!

direct drive motor coupling

  • Customer: Eugene from Chiefland FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug washer. turn hot and cold water off. disconnect and mark water hoses. put a blanket on floor and lean washer on its back. use screw driver to remove metal clamps from water pump. use ratchet or nut driver to,,remove screws from metal clamps on motor.remove metal clamps with screw driver. unplug wire harness from motor. remove motor and remove old drive coupling and repelace with new part.

Tub was spinning only part time. Had to have help getting started

  • Customer: Kingsley from Ewing IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installed new clutch assembly and while I was at it replaced the Motor Coupling. Actually, I had a good time doing the repair. I am almost 80 years old, so had to have help laying the washer on backside. Got a small stool from which to work (back problems). The only thing I found the least bit difficult was reinstalling the retaining clip for the clutch assembly. The rest was a piece of cake. Were I to do the same repair now, it would take less than 30 minutes. Washer works like new now. Very proud of what I was able to accomplish. Of course, need to watch the repair video so you will know where to start.
All Instructions for the KAWS850GQ1
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