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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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water would not spin out

  • Customer: Ryland from Maryville TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did the job all by myself. Even though I paid with my husbands card and you think he did the repair, I did it! I watched the video and it could not have been easier. I surprised my husband and he was very proud. He would have bought a new washer but there was nothing wrong with this one. Two screws and two nuts. unplug the old one and plug in the new one. The clips were my hardest part but not overwhelming. Thanks so much.

lid switch broke

  • Customer: Roger from Van Dyne WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched video, did the repair when part arrived, took less then 30 mins, I removed the broken switch before the part got here, then I installed new switch when it arrived and it works great, second time I order from parts select and saved hundreds of dollars buy doing the repair myself.

machine would not rinse or spin,

  • Customer: michael from lincoln IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video provided and it was a no brainer, wish all my problems would be solved this easily.

Washer not draining

  • Customer: JOHN from HILLSBOROUGH NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watch the video.

The washing machine stop in spin.

  • Customer: Gloria from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy go to youtube. It will show you.

Lid Switch mounting broke

  • Customer: HOWARD from Seal Beach CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video was very helpful and the written comments helped. The longest time was spent in reassmbling the front cover/top assembly onto the base.

The machine won't drain, won't continue the cicle.

  • Customer: Ada from Bourbonnais IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We just followed the video, it was very helpful. We are very pleased with the results. Ordering, receiving the part and fixing the problem was a learning experience. This is a realiable site. Thank you so much.

lid switch replacment

  • Customer: paul from North Tonawanda NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
everything went just like the video showed. Just be careful with the cable clips. Ours were rusty and we needed to squeeze the end to make it stay on the edge of the lip.

Old trusty washing machine suddenly wouldn't drain...

  • Customer: Carrie from Afton WY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used partselect.com once before to purchase washer/dryer parts. I 100% believe in their "how-to" videos...they give you all the confidence you need to do these intimidating repairs. My husband hates projects like this, and I have found it pretty satisfying to not only fix, but diagnose problems using this website. Not that I wish for more repairs with my appliances, but it is only a matter of time before something breaks down again...and I assure you I will be back!

switch failed

  • Customer: JAMES from NEW VIENNA OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced switch by taking 4 screws and 2 clips out. Very easy

the pump would not start after wash cycle. timer would not advance

  • Customer: Gary from Cranberry Twp PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the video on the web site

Washer would not drain - cause:failed lid switch

  • Customer: Frederic from Kilmarnock VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the excellent instructions and video.to replace the lid switch. As noted in some of the comments, a few people experienced difficulty in reinstalling the main enclosure so it would lock in place. I did too. Instructions to reverse the dis-assembly are precisely correct, ..key is to center then slide the front of the enclosure into place while enclosure is slightly tipped toward the front, then let the enclosure rotate back in place. Finally figuring out to follow the directions exactly was the most time consuming aspect of the job. BTW, found did not need to remove the hoses since could do the whole job essentially in place. Great diagnostic, great installation instructions. Still can''t figure out why switch needed to be shipped in such a big box.

washer would not spin

  • Customer: Nils from New Milford CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed instructions from video, and it was a piece of cake. thank you parts select !

would not drain

  • Customer: glenn from stratham NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
cut wires at lid switch and wired together it worked so replace lid switch assembly with leads

lid would not lock and machine would not complete cycles

  • Customer: Tina from Holly Springs NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Well my husband went at it without watching the video. I watched the video and went in to help just in time to save him a lot of work. It was very easy and the video was so helpful. It saved us a lot if money on a machine I'm not ready to replace.
All Instructions for the KAWS850GQ1
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