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KAWS850GQ1 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

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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
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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.

No Agitation

  • Customer: George from Calera, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Have replaced the rubber "dogs" in the agitator before. Washer had an extended service contract that expired in 1986. It just won't die.

the cam teeth were wore out

  • Customer: Anthony from Rhoadesville, VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I gave the parts to my wife. Then I took them back and fixed the washer .

Agitator was not turning.

  • Customer: Tabitha from Mitchell, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair went very quick and easy. What made this repair so quick and easy is because of the very prompt and quick shipping of the replacement part from this company. This was my first experience with this company and will always use in the future. I ordered the part one day and the very next day I received the part. Great job to this company!!!!!

Agitator no longer agitates

  • Customer: Darrell from Frisco, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
DIAGNOSIS 1) Popped off the agitator cap. 2) Used a 1/2" socket extension driver to back out the plastic retention nut 3) removed the agitator and poured all the little plastic pieces into my hand 4) googled up the agitator assembly by model number, led me to Part select website 5) identified the plastic pieces as "dog ears" 6) ordered new dog ears for just under $4 REPAIR 1) waited 3 days and got dog ears in the mail 2) had a beer and opened the mail 3) inserted the dog ears into agitator assembly according to the picture on Part Select web site 4) had another beer 5) installed the agitator back into the washer, tightened the retention nut 5) admired my handiwork with another beer 6) washed a load of clothes DIAGNOSIS TIME - about 15 minutes REPAIR TIME - about 4 minutes plus 10 more to drink the beers

Agitator spun free both directions

  • Customer: Joe from Belchertown, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was expecting to spend $100 or more if not having to go buy a new washer. I found your site and I was like "wow" then I found the Video of the intsual. It could not be any more simple. Entire job took 5 min. And under $4 for parts. All I can say is outstanding and thank you

The Agitator Directional Cogs were worn.

  • Customer: Kenneth from Plymouth, MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced them as I saw it done in the video. It made it a piece of cake!

top part of agitator would not turn

  • Customer: WILBERT from ARNOLD, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
used socket wrench with an 8in extension to remove agitayor bolt that was under cap on top part of agitator. was back together in about 15 min.correct parts were shipped in record time.

Top portion of agitator was not turning.

  • Customer: Gary from Humble, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed and took apart agitator and replaced directional cogs.

Cogs were worn out

  • Customer: tom from salt lake city, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Because your video was done so well, it only took about 10 minutes to make the replacement. I was really impressed when my tracking notice was e-mailed it included the link to the instructional video. I will recomend your web site to others.

Center stack (auger) did not turn with agitator

  • Customer: Ronald from West Chester, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was skeptical that this would take less than 15 minutes, but it actually took closer to 5 minutes! (1) Remove the fabric softener cup from the top of the auger by pulling up on the collar as indicated. (2) Pry the cap off the auger with a small screwdriver. (3) Use a long 1/2 inch socket extender (with no socket on it) to unscrew the plastic retainer for the mechanism at the top of the auger. Remove the mechanism. (4) In the mechanism, there's a thin collar holding in the agitator directional cogs. Pry that collar up to remove it. This was the trickiest part. I was afraid of breaking that collar but it survived. (5) Replace the cogs. (6) Reverse the previous steps.

Upper agitator not engaging

  • Customer: Bill from Sacramento, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembled upper agitator to ascertain cause of problem. Agitator directional cogs were worn out. Washer on agitator bolt was also worn off. Replaced those parts along with installing a new thrust spacer and everything works beautifully. Only required a standard #2 flat screwdriver to pop the cover off the agitator and a 7/16 socket on an extension to remove the agitator bolt. Quite a simple project.

The top two-thirds of the agitator didn't agitate.

  • Customer: Zella from Rio Rancho, NM
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After a little research on line, I knew to remove the fabric softener cup, pull out the clear plastic divider, unscrew the agitator bolt, pop off the construction clips, slide a plate down a bit, remove the old cogs, put in the new, return all the pieces to their places, screw the bolt back in place and now it works perfectly. I also bought a cabinet clip, spacer & screw that I will use at a later date. This repair went quickly and easily.

when washing the clothes would not agitate

  • Customer: genevieve from essex, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the agitator directional cap by simply removing the top of agitagor. unscrewing a bolt, slipprd off broken peice, slid new peice in place, and rescrewed it in. Voila washer runs and agitates as it should

upper ringer would not agaitate.

  • Customer: Evelyn from Wheeling, WV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
very easy and the exact problem Thanks.
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