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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.

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lid switch replacement

  • Customer: alex from ft lauderdale FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video made it easier than I could imagine ,especially removing the cabinet which I thought would be rough. Thanks for the help---I'll never call a repair man again. A Ciriello

Washer was not agitating or spinning

  • Customer: Michelle from Fallbrook CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Looked up on youtube for directions, it was a very simple job. The part came very quickly, and was completely painless.

would not drain

  • Customer: Jim from Morris IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced deff.lid switch assembly

Lid Switch Assembly broken

  • Customer: Nicholas from Tunnel Hill GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the instructional video on part select and did exactly what the technician did. Easy as cake!

Washing machine would stop during wash cycle. Had to keep banging lid switch to keep cycle running.

  • Customer: Michael from Milford IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered lid switch and was amazed just how soon I received it. I watched the installation video for that part and followed it exactly how it was shown. I must say that I was really worried about tearing into the washing machine but with the instructions given I was able to replace the switch in approxamately thirty minutes. Thanks to PARTSELECT and their awesome customer service. I have saved this site to my favorites just in case I need to return for more parts on other appliances.

Washing machine wouldnt empty or spin.

  • Customer: Rebecca from Honey Creek WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After my brother told me what the problem was. I looked on line to find the best deal for the part. I was thrilled to find a video on how to change the part. My back was bothering me so I walked my daughter through the process. She did great and she was pretty impressed that I knew how to change the part. I wanted to take the credit, but had to fess up. I did tell her I'm not just another pretty face!!!

washing machine stopped during normal cycle

  • Customer: Mark from Eugene OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the exact steps shown in the "how to" video supplied on-line. No unexpected problems were encountered. It was easy to place the parts order, the pricing is good and delivery is fast. Any future repairs needed to be made on my appliances will be alot easier to fix. Thanks.

broken lid switch due to tampering on my part

  • Customer: rollin from martinsburg WV
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Utilized your repair video for it on youtube. Thank you very much.!.

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.

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.

lid switch broke

  • Customer: Victoria from Sacramento CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My 17 year old DAUGHTER did the repair while i was at work. She surprised me when i got home by having it all done. She said it was really easy. Thank you!

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!

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.
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