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KAWS850GQ1 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KAWS850GQ1 parts

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clothes not cleaning and not agitating

  • Customer: Sheree from Meigs GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I noticed that the clothes were not cleaning as well as usual but I did not put two and two together ie problem with agitator. Because of this problem, I starting using more detergent and taking more time in prewash preparation. I forgot one day to put detergent and baking soda on a grease spot, so I opened the loaded and running washer to see if I could spot the item, and what do you know...The clothes were not agitating, or were doing so barely. The bottom was working but the top was barely functional, okay, not fuctional. So I went to the web and typed in agitator not working and this nifty page with the vid came into my perview. Shopping for parts easy and whatever menu you need to follow you've got. I did the selecting based on location, color and the size I could see and then went back and found the model number to confirm that I had the right parts. I bought extra parts by mistake, the agitator repair kit includes a thrust spacer and agitator cam bearing, so just be aware. The video on how to accomplish the repair was clear, no hidden angles, nothing skipped, so I did not have to keep reviewing it. I used a thin metal rod to wedge into the top of the fabric softener dispenser and pop it off the top of the agitator, other wise I was not getting it off. Followed the details included in the parts packages for each section and my memory of the video I managed quite easily to replace the parts. I hate trying to figure out how to get to the point of repair in some pictures or even videos. Trying to reverse the take apart can be equally frustrating, but the video was great. I had no problems, and no redos. The agitator was no longer loosey goosey. First load I put in was large. I did watch when the load started agitating, and what did you know, it was actually agitating! Great place to buy parts.

Noise, then agitator froze up and motor shut off.

  • Customer: Ross from Murphy TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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There are youtube vids on how to get the thing open. I just wish I'd known the following: 1.remove agitator BEFORE opening the unit up and leaning it back (much easier to work inside the tube with it upright). 2. be aware that a free-floating part known as the skate plate can dislodge while the unit is on it's side/back. It is a generally triangular piece of flat-ish metal between the base of the tub and the top of the drive-train chassis. If it doesn't line up properly after you replace the parts you're going to get a noisy, clanking spin cycle the next time you run the thing (as I discovered).

bleach dispenser cracked and leaking

  • Customer: Jimmy L from Lemoore CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just watched your repair video

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.

pump drive shaft leaking

  • Customer: Cynthia from Florence AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
laid machine on its back, removed the hose clamps and snapped off the pump retainers, reversed order for installing new pump

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.

The washer would not empty the water nor change to rinse cycle

  • Customer: Chris from West Palm Beach FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I would definately not have been able to do it without the online video explanation. I followed the instructions carefully. If I had to do it again it would take much less time. i was very pleased with the result.

The washer filled with water and then stopped

  • Customer: WANDA from LANSDALE PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We began by tracing the original lid switch wires to the front dial in the top cabinet. Once the screws to the top cabinet were removed, we were able to trace the wires and find out how the other end fit in. Through trial and error, we found out that the front of the washer could be pulled forward and lowered. We were then able to access, remove and replace the entire assembly.

Washer was not draining.

  • Customer: Cesar from Del Rio TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Well washer was not draining I went to Youtube and the lidswitch was described as possible problem. I watched the video on parts select also and followed the instructions. $30 repair Im sure local repairman would have taken me for at least $100. Easiest thing in the world to do on a Sunday afternoon. Thanks a million

The lid switch had broken apart.

  • Customer: Albert from Swarthmore 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
Following the instructional video (excellent) I took the front of the machine apart and removed the broken switch. With switch in hand I was able to verify the part number to ensure I was ordering the correct replacement. Once the switch arrive I was able to install it and reassemble the washer in under 15 minutes.

Broken Lid Switch

  • Customer: Ryszard from Morrison CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Follow Video Instructioon

switch burnt up and fell apart

  • Customer: james from thomaston GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the old one and replaced it with the new one. the ground screw on the washer was rusty and caused the only problem. delivery was super fast, the part was exactly like old one. good job parts select.

The washer would not spin.

  • Customer: Edward from Buhler KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the part and it was delivered in 3 days! I viewed the video again and installed the lid switch. It was just that easy. It went exactly per the video! I will use PartSelect the next time I have an appliance problem. I figure I saved at least $100.00 and got it done in less time (shipping and all) than the repair people could get me in! Thanks PartSelect!

The washer would wash but then not go into the spin cycle.

  • Customer: Bobby from Cold Spring KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and then it was easy.if you can handle tools at all then you can do it.It saved me from buying a new washer.
All Instructions for the KAWS850GQ1
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