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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.

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Would not go into spin cycle.

  • Customer: Dave from Tulsa OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply followed the instructions online. It stated it would take about 20-30 minutes and I believe it was completed in about 25 minutes.

Broken Lid Switch Assembly

  • Customer: Judy from Pleasant Hill CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Noticed that the screws holding the lid switch assembly were loose and discovered the plastic housing of the assembly had cracked. Since the assembly was broken and out of alignment the washing cycle would stop just before the drain segment. Ordered the replacement assembly and watched the online installation video. Had no problem opening the control panel and releasing springs holding the machine cover/sides to the control panel. Removed the broken part and installed new assembly. Only difficulty was tipping the machine cover/sides back into position and figuring out how to re-clip to the control panel. Total time for repair was about 10 minutes. You can do it! --- Suzy Homemaker

My washer would'nt drain because lid switch was broke

  • Customer: Lonnie from San Gabriel CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed on-line video on how to change a lid switch took all of 15min was very very easy to repair.

Old lid switch broken

  • Customer: Bill from ATLANTA GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video on the PartSelect site was exactly right. Knowing ahead of time exactly what I needed to do and what tools were needed allowed me to correctly schedule the time it would take to do the job. The part arrived very quickly.

Needed new switch for lid

  • Customer: Jodie from Oviedo FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
You guys are wonderful, Got the part next day. My daughter and I watched the viedo and we were done in les than 15 minutes. I am telling everybody about your company . It was fast, gort thee right part, viedo anybody can follow. Thank you so very much, anything I need for applances your the first on my list.Jodie Burch

Timer would not advance

  • Customer: James from Bryson City NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Actually I closely followed the video repairman's step by step instructions. Everything was just as he described and the replacement of the Lid Switch Assembly was simple--must have been because I could do it. I did make a list of each step the repairman suggested and took the list with me to the laundry room. This is the second repair I have made to the washer--replaced the inlet valve about a year ago. This was the second inlet valve replacement probably due to silt from our well after a storm. The first was replaced by our local repairman in 2001--to the tune of $77. With inflation I possibly saved $120 for the two simple repairs I made using PartSelect. Needless to say, I'm sold on PartSelect and their prompt shipping. Thanks

Washer wouldn't complete cycle

  • Customer: Kent from Okemos MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First, I found your site (I entered Whirlpool parts) and tried to diagnose the symptoms. Next, I found the part I thought was malfunctioning described by a list of symptoms on your website. What was very helpful was the installation video that was attached on you site for the specific part. The lid switch was identical to the OEM part that came on the washer. Installation went well. The hardest part was aligning the cabinet back on the washer. All in all, very satisfied with everything. Oh, the part was about 50% less than what I could buy it for in the city I live in.

Wouldn't drain

  • Customer: Clark from Surprise AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the step by step repair video and fixed it myself like a pro in about 40 minutes. What great guidance video and with a $26.00 part. This is my 5th fix it yourself appliance that I repaired myself with PARTSELECT. I remember in the past of my childhood. If something like this would have happened, my mother would have discarded the whole machine and would've struggled to come up with the money for a whole new machine. Thank you for giving away the secrets and telling an uneducated repairman how to fix these problems. Thank you ... Thank you! Clark

Old lid switch was corroded and fell apart.

  • Customer: Richard from West Grove PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The first thing I did was watch the video on your web-site. Then I performed the repair as demonstrated on the video. It was THAT simple! No muss, no fuss, no surprises. It was a breeze!

The washer would not finish all the cycles.

  • Customer: Richard from Itasca IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordere the part late wednesday night and received it friday morning. It was the exact part I needed. It took about an hour to replace it and the washer works great again. I will order again if the need requires. MANY TAHNKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!

Lift sw broken

  • Customer: Randall from Rio Rico AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replace switch

The washer would stop at the rinse and spin cycle

  • Customer: Beverly from Plainfield IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I read the list of the most common repairs for this problem and ordered the lid switch. The video was very helpful, especially showing how to access that switch for the repair.

Replace Lid Switch

  • Customer: Buzz from YUMA AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video step by step from your website. It was very good and easy to follow. My wife is the mechanic, I was her helper . The washer works fine. We are very happy with it.

washer would not emply without lifting lide once during cycle

  • Customer: gary from shreveport LA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Your excellent video needs to be modified (edited) at its end to show and state that the washer case needs to be slipped under the lip of the front of the washer frame. Otherwise, the case will not be held down by the clips on the back of the case that hold it to the frame. This detail is not shown on the video and has to be found out by trial and error. Otherwise, the video is simple and effective. Thank you for the excellent video!

Washer would not drain/spin after wash cycle

  • Customer: Marie from Seaford VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Truthfully, I had ordered a new washer to be delivered within a couple of days and then talked to someone at work about my washer not draining. They told me it was an easy repair and told me to make sure to remember how the clips came out so I could put them back in. After watching the repair video, I seen how easy the repair would be and ordered the part. I cancelled the order for the new washer. That afternoon, I scooped out the sitting water and pulled out the washer. Since I did not think I would get the part for a couple of days, I cleaned around the washer and then proceeded to take the machine apart and take out the old switch. To my surprise, the new part came the next day and I was able to install it, put the washer back together to try it out. For less than $50.00, it was fixed.
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