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KAWS850LQ1 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

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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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washer quit agitating & spinning

  • Customer: james from beverly hills, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was really simple. I loosened pump & hose .Removed old defective parts.Installed new parts which were 10 times better enginered than original ones. Thank you for your help & quality parts. Jim Merrick Crystal River Fla.

This washer was not spinning all the water out of clothes.

  • Customer: Sherry from Keenesburg, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was my Mothers washer & did find out the Direct drive Motor Coupling was a little warn & replaced not to hard but took more time to get top off because you have to really get under the top off hood & clips where really in there the vidio showed held on with screws & on this Kenmoore Elite the Clips are under the Hood which does make it alittle bit harder so you have to be careful not to bend up the Hood where all your controls are , But did not solve the issue. Looked at lid switch & it was damaged so now going to Replace it. If this was my machine probably would be a bit easier to have seen it is the Lid switch hopefully this next part will fix the problem.

washer would spin intermittently

  • Customer: Kristine from Los Angeles, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Parts Select is AMAZING!! It directed us to the correct parts. Ordering was easy. But the best part was the videos. The step by step instruction was a godsend. We followed it, paused it, compared it, did it. We had to battle grease and tight quarters, but got it done. The machine works good. We spent about $65 as opposed to $400+ for a new washer. Great website.

Washer stopped agitating and would not spin water out

  • Customer: Deborah from Brunswick, OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
When my 13 yr old washer stopped working the timing was not at all good to spend money on a new one. I have two of my children getting marriied within the next year and funds are tight. I decided to troubleshoot it myself online by googling my problem. I found out what I thought would be the parts I needed, I took a chance and ordered them. The bonus was the videos that you emailed me with the complete installation instructions. I am a banker and a 53 yr old woman ...not exactly a handy man. With your videos I was able to fix my washer by my self for just the cost of parts...so my wedding budget is still in place. I highly reccommend PartSelect for anyone...cause If I can do it anyone can do it! Thank you PartSelect

Would Not Spin

  • Customer: Robert J from Tidioute, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a u-tube video from a repair man by the name of angel // this man is a detacated mechanic knows his job //used his diagnostics and the job was a piece of cake // he covers every aspect of all problems //// praise to angel ////

Washer stopped spinning

  • Customer: Jeff from Michigan City, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
2nd time partselact has saved my ~13 year old washer for a total of ~40$ Entered the symptom and they told me more than likely what to look for and VIOLA ! Would've been easy to spend $200 each time my washer quit working but with a suggestion from a menu and even a video to show me how I revived my old $400 AMERICAN made washer to wash another day. Thank you part select !!

washer did not work after replacing agitatior parts

  • Customer: kimberly from Grass Valley, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was thrilled that the agitator parts were so easy to replace, but that didn't totally fix my problem. I looked underneath the washer and found black rubber shavings from a worn part and looked online and found that the problem was most likely the Direct Drive Motor Coupling. I watched the video and ordered the part. The coupling was actually broken. After replacing the part, the washer works great...better than it has in years. I think I will work on our dryer now.

Drum not spinning!

  • Customer: Lew from Saint Simons Island, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the on site video.....Did everything except removing the cabinet....Laid the washer on the front side and did the repair underneath in less than 30 minutes.....I might add the new coupler is much better than the original which was all white plastic....The new part was nylon and had metal inserts. The original had no inserts. Some have said the original part that had the two flat sides would just round out causing the drum not to agitate or spin. Mine just broke in half. I don't see this new part breaking or rounding out the metal inserts.....I might add Whirlpool OEM part was costing much more and with a 5 business day wait on delivery....Parts Select 1.8 day was advertised and it came in two days.....You won't go wrong doing business with Part Select.

Two out of six interlocking spokes of the plastic flex-coupling hubs had broken off due to years of service. Contributing factors were running heavy bath towels.

  • Customer: Will from Arroyo Grande, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Was going to "...just take it apart and fix it" as my career covered being a mechanic, machinist and vocational instructor for over 35 years. Just in case. I decided to visit the PARTSELECT" website for "How-To" guidance. There I fund excellent troubleshooting guidance, including root-cause analysis in % of likeliest cause(s). This was followed with a brief step-by-step descriptions of "How-To" activities, including necessary tools. Best of all was the short instructional video, showing exactly how to go about the repair in a safe and systematic manner. As a former instructor, I am truly impressed by the quality of the material and service this website offers! It made my job so much easier, and consequently it was well done in no time. I urge every customer to follow the excellent guidelines and strongly recommends this site to others. Total cost of my repair was $11.00 for the part, plus shipping; saving me a bundle and possible grief and frustration! The website gives great customer service off- and on-line with follow through by courteous personnel. Thank you for the superior customer service and level of support at every step!

would not agitate

  • Customer: art from denver, CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
searched the internet for the problem, saw video on you tube, bought the part & repaired/replaced the couplers. You have to make sure the couplers are all the way on the shafts, so the washer can be reassembled correctly. After it was reassembled, the machine would not go through the cycles. Apparently unrelated, the lid switch had become defective. I ordered the part & fixed the problem. That repair is also on you tube.

washer was making an awful noise

  • Customer: Jody from Indianapolis, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video that was attached to the link where i ordered my part. Seriously, could not have been easier!! Thank you so much!!

Drum wasn't spinning during spin cycle.

  • Customer: Douglas from Blue Point, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the directions in the two videos that were provided on your web sight. It fixed the problem and it only cost us about $60.00. We were so thrilled with the results. We were almost ready to go buy a new washer. My wife suggested that we look it up on line and see if we couldn't fix it ourselves before spending the money on a new washer. Was she ever right! Thanks for providing such fine instructional videos.

Lost the spin cycle and had a rumbling noise.

  • Customer: Brent W from Amelia, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I performed the repair the same as outlined in the video, but I didn't need to tip the washer on the back side. Once I removed the sheetmetal, I was able to swap out the drive coupler, and the new part is a better design than the one that broke.

machine would not spin

  • Customer: herbert from Canyon Country, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Following the video posted with the part made this repair a piece of cake, well documented, filmed, great explanations of tools needed and how to do it all. This is a fantastic site for do it yourself people with a little bit of mechanical skills. BTW I've been a hvy. eqt. mech. for over 40 years so this is something different to tangle with and a lot cleaner. Thanks so much for your time and consideration in produceing this instructional video, and keep up the excellent work.

direct drive motor coupling was broken

  • Customer: Abdel from Roswell, NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Friend of mine did it well
All Instructions for the KAWS850LQ1
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