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KAWS850JQ0 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

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long time in soak cycle, raise the lid and lowered lid , it would start working.

  • Customer: Paul from Harrison, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the part video. It was great!!
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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

Every time my wash got to the rinse or spin cycle it would stop running. I had to manually push the lid switch down and hold it in place to finish the load.

  • Customer: Donna from St. Peters, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the repair video to the tee! I took my tablet and placed it next to the washer and paused it in between steps long enough for me to do each step then started it again. Worked like a charm. I am 63 and did it all by myself with the help of your video. Had it done in under 30 minutes.

Washer would not spin out

  • Customer: Brenda from Spanish Fork, UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video provided from the website. It was pretty easy to understand. First removed two screws that hold the control knobs, flipped that back, removed the retaining clips that hold the top and back to the machine base. Disconnected the old lid switch, move the casing out, remove the two screws that hold the switch up, disconnect the ground wire. then basically in reverse to put it back together. The video provided was very helpful and the repair went quickly! hope to get another 10 years out of this machine.

Washer would sometimes stop before spin cycle

  • Customer: Brian from Black River Falls, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
With the instructional video they provided it's amazing how simple this repair was. Two screwdrivers, phillips and flat head, 5/16 nut driver and in about 20 min.I had the part replaced and the washer back together.

my lid switch has been broken for years, I had a clamp on it and it would spin even with the lid open. no problem really, in fact now I forget to close the lid and - duhhhh-- it dosen't spin.

  • Customer: isabel from clarkston, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a repair video, and did as told, except we put it back together wrong the first time and couldn't level it. the front of the cabinet wasn't "hooked " on the base on one side. Back-tracked and all went well the next time. Better than paying a repair bill.

Washer would not move to rinse cycle

  • Customer: Peter from Lombard, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screws behind the top unit of the washer and flipped back the top to expose the wiring. I disconnected the wiring from the old lid switch. I tilted back the outer shell of the washer and moved it back off of the wash basin part. I removed the wiring from the harness along the underside of the shell and unscrewed the screws holding the broken switch in place. I installed the new switch in its place and ran the wiring through the harness. I put the shell back on the base and reattached the power clip. I closed the top unit and reattached the screws in the back and the washer was back and working.

Lid switch broke.

  • Customer: Debbie from La Mesa, NM
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was easy! I unplugged washer, unscrewed screws holding knob panel to washer and rotated it back. Removed brakets with a screw driver that hold washer cabnet down. Pushed cabnet forward. Unplugged electric connection to lid switch. Removed lid switch wires from brakets under washer cabnet. Unscrewd neutral connections. Unscrewed old lid switch from washer cabnet. And then put it all back together with new switch. It took maybe 20 minutes. So Easy even a girl could do it.

Washer would start and stop and finally just quit working

  • Customer: JOSE from KILLEEN, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First, the part I needed was easy to identify because the website broke down the major sections of the washer and the components of each major section providing illustrations. And, it was fairly easy to repair my washer because the website provided a video that showed me how to do it. I probably would have finished fixing my washer in an hour but believe me....after washing clothes for 5 years...you will want to seriously clean the interior of the machine!!! That's what took me so long to finish the job. I aint exactly a DIY kind of guy without a friend to assist (two heads better than one) but I sure felt like an expert when I finished and the washer worked. I HIGHLY recommend anyone needing to fix an item to use PARTSELECT.

Quit operation in mid-wash cycle

  • Customer: Arthur from Fairhope, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions shown in video which accompanied the part order on line.

Not draining or spinning.

  • Customer: Jeff from Oyster Bay, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Website was very helpful. I was able to diagnose, order the part and fix the machine myself before I ran out of clean knickers.

Washing machine would not spin after washing to empty drum.

  • Customer: Jacquelyne from Jacksonville, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
With my daughters help, we moved the washing machine out of the utility closet We placed our Ipad on the dryer and watched the video provided on the PartSelect website. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The images are great and it was easy to pause and rewind any section we needed to review. I can't wait to tackle my next repair.

lid switch got old and corroded. Washer would not spin

  • Customer: James J from Hardy, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video exactly and everything went very smooth, much to my surprise. It saved me a ton on money. Thanks for all the help. JB, Virginia

dropped the ground screw, trying to find it

  • Customer: James from Liverpool, NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had some problem aligning & installing the bottom of the cover. Put together and took apart. Double check that both sides on the bottom front are engaged. COULD NOT HAVE DONE THE JOB WITHOUT WATCHING YOUR VIDEO !!!! THANK YOU !!!

washer would not drain or spin

  • Customer: Walter from Memphis, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the lid switch, washer works perfectly...
All Instructions for the KAWS850JQ0
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