Models > KAWS850GQ1 > Instructions

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
1,321-1,335 of 1,681
Search Instructions
Keep searches simple, eg. "belt" or "pump". Need help?

My washer did not come with the fabric softener dispenser

  • Customer: joe from Cato, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy as ONE TWO not even a THREE. Just pulled off the cap on top the agitator and dropped in the dispenser. Gave it a little push to seat it and done. Sure beats the softener ball.

no softener dispenser

  • Customer: roy from mcdonough, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installed cup dispenser and started the laundry

Softener started dispensing some black gunk . I cleaned the dispenser but could not get all the gunk out. Decided to install a new dispenser.

  • Customer: Donald from Zephyrhills, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled off the old dispenser and popped on the new one. As easy as that. No tools needed. By the way. The service at Partselect was unbelievable. Had the part in about four days. Thanks Partselect.

Needed fabric softener dispenser.

  • Customer: Robert from Palm Desert, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered the part... snapped it in place.... piece of cake!!! The people at Part Select are phenominal.... best customer service I've seen in years...

Fabric Softener Dispenser won't dispense softerner.

  • Customer: Rennel J from Rosamond, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy. Just snapped it on.

No fabric softener dispenser

  • Customer: Patricia from Berkley, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Take out cap and replace with new cup

The washer would turn 45° by finish spin

  • Customer: Fred from Hico, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
With no broke springs I thought that they might be weak so I ordered them but didn't install them as I found that the basket had a drag at one point of turning it, so I took it down to the clutch and found the nylon arm that released the brake had the small pins broken off. This would cause the brake to not release full enough that the eccentricity in it had a drag spot during the spin causing tremendous vibration. To disassemble I took the transmission off and the basket off and install new clutch assembly with the basket laying horizontal on a table. I did notice that the new clutch only had three pads on the band and the old one had six. I called you back with no satisfaction, but was given the phone # of the manufacturer and they confirmed that theirs had six pads but the part # checked out so I installed it. It now sits basically still during a cycle. I made and supervised the making of parts in a machine shop all my working carrier and I don't understand the weak link of the nylon pins milled / molded on a part that takes a lick from the actuator every cycle. It appears to me it was made to break, but it is about 20 years old. Thanks for your video help on the tube. Fred

top of aggitator would not spin

  • Customer: Rudy from Manalapan, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
once I figured out how to take off the top soap dispenser it was really easy to take apart the rest of the inside cover and remove the agitator bolt, then lift off the top agitator piece and spacer. with instructions I received with the parts I ordered it was very easy to reassemble.

The agitator had stopped working

  • Customer: Jack from Matthews, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We got the parts, watched your video a couple of times and then began the repair. It went well with one exception. None of my socket extensions were long enough to work well. The required length might be added to the video and the printed installation instructions. Also it would have nice to have been able to order a small tube of the recommended lubricant. Overall I was very pleased. Jack

Agitator not working properly.

  • Customer: Bobby from Wetumpka, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Part was for my machine and others (Whirlpool etc). Picture looked identical, but was too short for my machine. I was able to used pieces of the new part to repair the old one and this worked, but could have saved a few bucks if I had ordered the parts I needed to repair the old one.

No spin on spin cycle

  • Customer: Thomas from Port Jervis, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy, If your drive block has an open top, it's worn. Look at a picture of a new drive block and compare. If it doesn't match, then you need a new drive block. Note: Also check the drive clutch and clutch liners or pads...they may be worn. In my case it was the drive block this time. So to start, take off the fabric softenner dispenser in the center of the washer. Then pull out the seal. then remove the bolt. and pull off the agitator assembly. after that tap off the lock nut with a punch and hammer or if you have the special spanner wrench tool, use that. Once removed, pull out the inner tub and then pull the drive block off the shaft. Put the new drive block on and reverse the procedure from there. Tap the lock nut tight with the punch and hammer while re-installing. I'm so glad I did this repair. $15 is so much better than just giving in and buying a new washer!!!

Old timer was stopping mid-cycle

  • Customer: Robert from Newcastle, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the you tube video. Removed the control panel...two screws. Pulled the knob and removed the two screws holding the timer. Removed the electrical plugs. Did everything in reverse with new timer. Voila!!! Total time less than 15 minutes. Ran a test cycle. Everything like new.

water leaking on floor

  • Customer: Kurt from Canton, CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy to do after looking it up on this site. Two screws, a pair of pliers, and 15 minutes later, the washer no longer leaks. Easy repair at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Thanks

Water leaking from bottom of washer

  • Customer: Dewey from Philmont, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I tilt the washer on it back so i could get to water pump. Then using a pliers i squeezed the camps holding the hose going to the pump and pull off the hoses. Then i unhook the clips holding the pump and the pump came right off. I put the new pump on, basically the same way the old pump came off. The washer is now working perfectly.

leaking water Old Pump

  • Customer: kenneth from Ada, OK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
all repairs went well and quickly. I watched your video and that helped. Thanks for all your assistance.
All Instructions for the KAWS850GQ1
1,321-1,335 of 1,681