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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.

All Instructions for the KAWS850LQ1
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Washer would not spin

  • Customer: Mark from McCall, ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions from a YouTube video, just do a Google search for the make, model, and what the problem is and several videos will come up to pick from. Everything went just as described in the video, took about 10-min to take the motor out, a couple of minutes to replace the broken motor coupling, and another 10-min to put it back together - slick.

was not agitating

  • Customer: charles from grand island, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the top off the agitator, used the pliers to pull off the seal, used the socket to get the bolt off , pulled the rest of the agitator off and replaced the directional cogs. Put it back together in reverse. Piece of cake. Beats paying a repair man.

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

Agitator Stopped rotating, because the ends of directional cogs had worn down.

  • Customer: Cliff from Lexington, KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Lift off the agitator top with hands. Use socket with long extension to reach to center, unscrew bolt that holds the agitator to the shaft. Lift agitator out, slightly tap with hand so it will come apart to get to the 4 small directional cogs. At this point I used soap & water to clean all parts. I found the Thrust spacer was cracked. Ordered parts and they came in 3 days. You can just set the thrust spacer back in place using the diagram supplied with the parts. With the agitator upright I positioned the 4 cogs in place, and used a stiff wire to pull up into position, turned whole thing upside down, and matched the groves. I then flipped the agitator upright and set back in washer and bolted back into place. Works like new. Thats the way I did it. A good diagram is including with the parts.

The washer was making noise and was leaving the cloth dripping wet at end.

  • Customer: Kenia from Orlando, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Before I even watch any partselect videos to do the repair, which I should of from the very beginning, ah, ja, ja, I had already disassembled the back panel "my way" to the washer and trouble shooting the washer with my wife's help. While she tilted the washer backwards, I looked under and we found that the noise was coming from in between top of the motor where the direct drive motor coupling is located and the clutch assembly came together which I learned along with names and functions after watching the partselect installation video. Nice! Once I received the part it took me like 45 minutes to put all back together. Took loose two screws to clips holding the motor, pulled motor of mounting bracket finding the broken piece, replaced it, recouped reinstalling motor onto the motor bracket, clip, clip the two little screws and walla, got the wife her washer back, at bed time rewards, peace of mind the rest was history... Thanks PartSelect for awesome videos and great customer service!

agitator,drive motor coupling,water pump 3 problems

  • Customer: judy from lawrenceville, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watch the you tube, and try to fix it by myself,to save money, and moving trouble.this is my first time fix a big machine like this,I was a little scare, but after I saw the youtube about how to fix the washmachine,I start to give a try.it take little bit more time for me to figure out ,but I finally made it. now I can wash my cloth now, and perhaps fix washmachine for my exrat income.( message sharing from an asian 58 yrs old lady, sorry for unable to show step by step due to English not very good)

washer was squealing during wash and spin cycle

  • Customer: George from Cole Spring, KY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video and instructions included with part. At first we did not think the repair was successful, but after several small loads were run, squealing stopped. The washer is 16 years old and so far is running like new. We certainly appreciated the great customer service. The part was delivered in less than 24 hours.

Agitator not agitating (spun freely)

  • Customer: Kelly from Register, GA
  • 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 short video that was in the email with my order confirmation and all turned out well.

washer stopped draining after rinse

  • Customer: Nestor from Miami Gradens, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
As directed on the informational vídeo shown on the website with just a few diferences....bit otherwise got the honey do list item fixed....

The agitaor had stopped moving when laundry was put in the washer. The bottom level of the agittaor worked fine, it was only the top that would stop with the load of clothes.

  • Customer: Debora from Cincinnati, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just followed the video step by step. It was exactly the same. Very quick, very easy repair.

burning smell

  • Customer: Lindsay from Loves Park, IL
  • 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
Watched the videos that were very helpful and repaired it my self with no problems its fixed and running like new i took a little extra time to clean all of the washer since i had it apart any ways so the time to fix it was probably was a little shorter i would like to thank part select for all there help and videos it made this job so much easier.

Washer left a puddle of water after a load of laundry.

  • Customer: Jeremy from Flagstaff, AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After some research, it seemed like the water pump was the culprit since I knew all of the hoses were good. My washer was a little different from the one in the repair video. My washer didn't have the gauges on a hinge, so it sort of had to hang there. Also, there were no spring clips on the interface/dashboard, there were screws at the back of the washer that I had to unscrew which allowed me to lift up the dashboard so that I could remove the clips from the back to the main panel that surrounds the front/sides. Because my washer was old, I had the most difficulty just pulling the old pump off and putting the side/front panel back on the front of the machine. The video was obviously from a guy replacing a part on a brand new washing machine. Just work the part gently back and forth and you should be able to remove if it doesn't come off right away. I've run 2 loads of laundry through the washing machine with no leaks, so this fix was cheap and awesome!

Noise, then agitator froze up and motor shut off.

  • Customer: Ross from Murphy, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
There are youtube vids on how to get the thing open. I just wish I'd known the following: 1.remove agitator BEFORE opening the unit up and leaning it back (much easier to work inside the tube with it upright). 2. be aware that a free-floating part known as the skate plate can dislodge while the unit is on it's side/back. It is a generally triangular piece of flat-ish metal between the base of the tub and the top of the drive-train chassis. If it doesn't line up properly after you replace the parts you're going to get a noisy, clanking spin cycle the next time you run the thing (as I discovered).

The cap thingy seal broke and splattered fabric softener.

  • Customer: Diane from Corvallis, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled out the old cap with my hands and jammed the new thingy into place. The lady of house did the repair. Easy

Free Spinning agitator

  • Customer: Anne from Kings Park, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I would like to preface this comment with the fact that as a 72 year old female retiree the need to conserve $$ was paramount. The instructions provided with the purchase of the part were clear and concise. First, I removed the cap on top of the agitator, (some machines have a fabric softener dispenser) then removed the small screen exposing the Nut that attaches and tightens the agitator to the machine. After loosening the nut, one hearty tug removed the entire agitator shaft allowing me access to the agitator cogs. After removing the worn cogs and replacing them with the new I then put all components together, tightened with the socket wrench and now have perfectly functioning agitator. Thank you!!
All Instructions for the KAWS850LQ1
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