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KAWS850JQ0 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KAWS850JQ0 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 KAWS850JQ0
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Top section of agitator not turning

  • Customer: Don from San Ramon, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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The repair was extremely easy and quick. Bought the replacement agitator kit that came with everyting I needed. I ordered a seperate thrust bearing, but the agitator kit actually included a new one. Agitator was loose and not spinning prior to repair. When the repair was complete it was like new. Pick up a small tube of silicone grease prior to the repair.

Bottom of agitator was moving but top was not

  • Customer: Thomas from Lake Orion, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
For my model the Agitator Repair Kit has parts that didn't fit but turned out not to be necessary so I didn't complain. I ONLY needed the dogs and should have purchased just these. I recommend using the video to dissemble the washer first to determine which parts are needed and only order those. The video was great!

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

machine would knock at the front of the machine on spin

  • Customer: Barbara from Holmen, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video on your site for that part

Water leaking from bottom of washer.

  • Customer: BRUCE from UNION, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We search on line the possible cause for our problem and Partselect offered the possible cause and solution. We watched the video on replacing the water pump.We then ordered the pump and 2 hoses.We followed the instructions and after removing the front panel, we found out one of the pump retainer was rusted away. We tried to look for local supplier and was shock that Sears was charging 20 bucks for a single retainer, which Partselect only charge dollar and eight cents. We ordered the 2 retainers on Thursday and it arrived on Saturday afternoon. We were able to fix the problem and are very happy there was no more leak. I wish the retainers come with the pump even if you include the extra cost to the pump pricing. We could have save the extra shipping charge for ordering the retainers only. I would definitely order more parts from Partselect and recommend it to my friends. Thanks again for your help.

When the machine was filling with water about 30% of it would miss the tub and run down the back of the machine and on to the floor.

  • Customer: Kenneth from Mahopac, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After removing the front, sides and top of the machine (all one piece) the springs were relativley easy to access. I discover one of the brakets that held one of the springs had rusted and would no longer support the spring. I then replaced the bracket and springs. I Re-assyembled the machine and it work as good as new.

agitator ears slipping

  • Customer: john from gallipolis ferry, WV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
we took bolt out then agitator came apart it was so easy with the how to video we had it done in about 20 min. thank you

Top would not agitate

  • Customer: cindy from pompano beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and everything went just as the video said. Took 25 minutes including the time it took to clean the agitator parts. I did not use the agitator grease recommended, but instead used Red N Tacky #2 multi-purpose grease. It has a 540 degree F drop point, Good for sliding surfaces, Stays in U-joints and resists wash out. I love this grease and you can use it on so many things.

Would not agitate.

  • Customer: michael from greenfield, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I made the repair as described in the video from partselect.com. The video was quite helpful. Very easy repair!!! Mike E. Greenfield, Indiana

Top of Agitator just spun

  • Customer: Steve from Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video link that was in the shipping email twice. Then I followed the instructions and was finished in 5 minutes. It was so simple. I highly recommend Parts Select

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!!!

Auger would come completetly off when taking out clothes. The rubber washer had disintegrated.

  • Customer: Jennifer from Wake Village, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a Part Select video on replacing the augitator and just followed the directions to replace the thrust washer (which was showing wear) and the washer. The instructions that came with the thrust washer were helpful as well.
All Instructions for the KAWS850JQ0
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