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KAWS850GQ1 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KAWS850GQ1 parts

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washer agitator wasn't working properly

  • Customer: Francis from Valley Lee, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video clip that showed how to make the repair that was attached to the email sent from Patrselect notifying me that my part had been shipped. The video clip was excellent and no other instructions needed. Thanks

Agitator wouldn't turn

  • Customer: Simone from Danville, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the agitator and the broken directional cogs. Ordered the new ones; recieved them within a couple of days. Replaced the cogs; in no time the washer was working like new.

The agitator top did not turn

  • Customer: Michael from Columbus, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The Whirlpool website provided an excellent repair video, showing a step by step procedure for making this repair. I did have to clean the old parts but other than that i just followed the video. I used a socket to loosen a single bolt holding the agitator,I pulled it apart, replaced the cogs, and then put it back together.

cogs needed to be replaced

  • Customer: Charles from Madison, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the cap and the unit that held the cogs or dogs. Replaced and reassembled. Took about 5 minutes.

Agitator wasn't agitating anything except my wife

  • Customer: paul from san clemente, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pop the top of the agitator off, 3/8th socket to remove the bolt holding the entire Agitator assembly, pull straight up to remove the entire agitator assembly, remove agitator dog assembly, pull plastic retainer holding agitator dogs in, replace agitator dogs, replace plastic that holds them and just put the thing back together. If it takes more than ten minutes you must have stopped for a beer break

Top of agitator would't turn

  • Customer: Steve from Laguna Vista, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove top cap on agitator, remove seal from inside of agitator tube( seal looks like garbage disposer stopper)now you see top of bolt head, use 7/16 socket with a 12 inch extension, hold bottom of agitator to keep it from turning while removing bolt,pull up on agitator top to remove, remove assembly that holds the cog's,slide off retainer ring, replace with new cog's, (when reassembling match pins in bottom part of agitator to slots in top part of agitator.)install bolt, install seal(use some laundry detergent so it slides in easily),put cap of agitator back on. that's it

no spinning agitator in top portion.

  • Customer: jung from river vale, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took broken agitator dogs out and put new parts in, it was very easy repair.

top agitator not spining, but bottom ok

  • Customer: John from Irvine, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took top agitator off, cleaned it (needed anyway), replaced agitator directional cogs, replaced washer (old one was too soft to reseal) upon bolting back together. Oddly the repair kit on this website does not include a washer - I only bought the cogs - it turned out to use the same washer I use on my kegerator

Dogs in adjatator where worn out

  • Customer: Van A. from Bluffton, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy repair less than 15 min. to complete. The ordering was very easy, and quick shipping. Glad to see parts made in the USA.

The agitator would spin around instead of going only one direction

  • Customer: Saul from Berkeley, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video which was very clear and concise. The actual repair took approximately 20 minutes and went very smoothly. It now functions as designed.

Agitator not turning

  • Customer: Cliff from Humble, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pop cap off top of agitator. remove bolt that holds down agitator,which lets you remove the top of agitator that holds the directional cogs. remove top install cogs, make sure they are turned in right direction, and re install top of agitator.

Agitator stopped working

  • Customer: kerry from madisonville, LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After about 4-5 years, the agitator cogs or "dogs" will wear out and cause the agitator to stop working-Simply pop the cap off of the top of the agitator with your hands by pulling upwards, remove the plastic cap at the bottom of the agitator-there are 2 plastic ears that you pull up on also with your hand, exposing a 1/2 locking nut. Use a socket and extention to unscrew the nut. Grab the bottom of the agitator with both hands and pull sharply upwards removing the entire assembly. Flip the assembly over to expose the four cogs. Replace with new, and reverse the procedure to reinstall the agitator

directional portion of agitator didn't turn

  • Customer: ronald from Plymouth, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
as in video

Cogs were stripped

  • Customer: James from Tampa, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Popped the top of the Agitator off by hand, removed the softener cap protecting the Retaining nut by hand and used a 3/8 in socket driver with an extension and a 7/16 in socket to remove the retaining nut. Pulled top of Agitator off shaft, flipped it over and removed the Dog Ear housing. Removed retaining ring, removed and replaced Dog Ears (Cogs) and reassembled...less than 15 minute fix!

the top part of the agitator was not turning

  • Customer: talal from pfafftown, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
7/16 socket you need 8inch extension to reach one bolt.every thing else donot need tools to get to the bolt eazy
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