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KAWS850LQ1 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KAWS850LQ1 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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Wouldn't agitate

  • Customer: Ann from Lacey, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on the page with the parts I ordered. The machines were not the same, but the principle was the same. Did as instructed, except for being creative with the tools on hand. It all made sense by the time I got it apart.

Noisy/No agitation

  • Customer: Patrick from Fayetteville, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed Video link to instructions and finished job in 10 minutes. Really easy repair.

washing machine wouldn't spin clothes.

  • Customer: David from Bismarck, ND
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the Video Twice and really this was an Easy Repair. The Clutch Assembly was Worn. Another thing was that one of the Mounting Bolts that holds the Transmission in Place was never Installed at the factory. This is very critical. This washing Machine always was kind of Noisy, but not no more. It Spins the water out of the clothes now and the Machine is alot quieter. At least a $600.00 Savings.

washer will not spin or agitate, all other operations good

  • Customer: Kathleen from Roby, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
WATCH THE VIDEOS FIRST!!! I replaced the motor coupling and the agitator cam. I made it much harder than it had to be. My advice to any novice...watch the videos FIRST! I disconnected the drain and fill hoses then I took the back off of the washer only to find the motor in the front so I took off the cabinet. Then I took off the pump and the pump hoses (not needed). I released the motor and found the coupling. It was wasted, as suspect. I ordered parts. Then I took apart the agitator and discovered nasty old dogs. I ordered more parts. THEN, I discovered the videos and began to download them. I live way out in the country and my internet is about the speed of dial up so this is no easy feat. At this point I have washer parts all over my kitchen and new parts on the way (that is another whole story, FedEx has a hard time out here). After watching the videos I knew I had done WAY too much work but nevertheless I was determined to at least get the new parts on and all the pieces put back where they came from. I began putting the agitator together first and that was relatively easy except for the missing grease. The next day the coupling arrived and I was able to get it on (now that I knew to lay the machine down it was much easier to work on (instead of laying in the floor)! By Thursday night (I started this on Monday) I had everything reconnected and did a trial run. OH MY! Everything went well until the spin, then the noise started and the burning smell was not pleasant at all. I unplugged it and went back online the next morning to research this new experience. I found someone else who had made my mistake, you MUST force the couplings onto the shaft of the transmission and motor until it is flush with each shaft or you will get noise and burning odor. I took the cabinet off and re-worked the coupling, put it all back together (this time it really did only take about 1 1/2 - 2 hours). SUCCESS! My 20 year old machine works better than it has in the last 2 years. WATCH THE VIDEOS FIRST!!!

The washer wouldn't spin unless it got a little help in starting.

  • Customer: Brendan from Albuquerque, NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I completed the repair EXACTLY as shown in the YouTube video. I went Googling for some ideas when I came upon the PartSelect video which showed the repair being completed on the EXACT make and model of my unit. Screw Sears, which listed the repair as 'difficult'; it was easy! Nothing like seeing it done before attempting it. I am very pleased with both the product and the help!

Washer would not spin dry

  • Customer: Dave from Knoxville, TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced clutch and direct drive assembly and associated parts. Found a broken pin on the plastic part that moves the cam.

Direct drive coupling teeth broke off. All of them.

  • Customer: jeffrey from Advance, MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched a youtube video first. Thats where I saw the ad for Part Select. It didn't go as smooth for me as it did for the guy in the video. Mine was rusty but a little oil spray a hammer and screw driver got it done. I'm glad your site has pictures of the parts. It helped me get the right part the first time.

Washer had new noise, grease and water underneath.

  • Customer: Weldon from Los Banos, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Friday night removed back, Electronic controls, and remaining cabinet. Inspected direct drive pump and it was damp. Removed part. Total Time 20 minutes to this point. Spent next 45 minutes on-line trying to order the correct part and get it as soon as possible. Paid for overnight delivery, but it showed up Monday. Installed part then re-assembled Washer in reverse order. Total Time 30 minutes. Tested the Washer. Noticed water was not filling. Turned valves back on. All worked well. Washer is used several times a day. It's now 2 weeks later and still running well. I'm very mechanically inclined and I have an electronics background so it seemed very easy to me. I think anyone could do this, but it may take more time to determine how to disassemble and reasseble by researching it on the internet.

The top of agitator was not moving

  • Customer: Sharon from Elsie, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was very easy. The instructions were very helpful. My husband had taken the agitator apart before we orded the repair kit and discovered that the clogs were worn. What would of been more helpful that when we ordered the kit that it could of told us the little bit of agitator grease was going to be needed. Instead it said it after we recieved the kit that we needed the grease.

Spin Cycle Stopped working

  • Customer: Jeffery from Sherwood, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using the video that was supplied with my confirmation of my order. I followed the video to the "T" and everything went great. That is very helpful to have those videos. Who keeps their manuals for 10 years or more. I think the repair even took me less time than the video estimated. I would definetly order from this company again. Sears wanted 3 times the price and 15-16 days longer to get the part. I ordered the part on Sunday and had it Tuesday.

My Washer quits turning

  • Customer: Killin from Summersville, WV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simple and quick. 1) Unhooked water pipe connections on the back of the washer, 2) Unscrewed the two screws holding the head(the switch,dials panels)that also hold the back panel and popped two clips hold the head to the outer cover, 3) unhooked the electric swich harness and tilt the head panel backward over the back cover, 4) slide the washer outer cover housing, 5) leaned the washer drum and motor on it's back, 6) unscrewed the small screws holding pump clips and removed both clips, then pull the pump straight up, then did the same to the screws and clips holding the moter. Took the direct coupling and fit them into the shaft...installing is just reversed...Washer tested working perfect.

Super Easy Fix

  • Customer: Chris from Byhalia, MS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The fix was super easy. The parts were less then the shipping and had my parts one day ahead of the estimated time on the internet. It was a Bing Bang Boom project that saved the fiance and me a few bucks.

washing machine would agitate and drain but woul either spin slowly or not spin at all. Clothes were getting knottef up because agitator was not ratcheting properly.

  • Customer: Donald from Carolina Beach, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used video that was sent with confirming email to temove cabinet, agitator, pump, motor and transmission. Replaced clutch and agitator repair kit and reassembled. Washer worked correctly the first time I tried it.

water leaking below the washer

  • Customer: Laurie from Auburn, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using the video I was able to remove the outer frame and found the water pump was leaking. Ordered a new part and using the video was able to replace without a problem. Machine works great, no leaks. My son and son-in-law said just replace the machine...well once I found the problem, was an easy fix. The hardest part was lining up the outer frame so the fitting was right. I'm 65 young and yes women you can do it!!

No longer spinning

  • Customer: Terri from Sahuarita, AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair went really well thanks to the video PartSelect had posted with the drive motor coupling. It showed me how to take machine apart to replace the coupling. Loved the step-by-step instructions. Made it so easy for my son and me to do together and I am a female.
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