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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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Machine did not agitate

  • Customer: allen from Hazlet NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video did not need to tilt machine over. Layed on floor it was more comfortable. The most difficult part was putting back on the tension band on top that's because I got a little tired on the food. Thanks for all your help. I bet I saved over $250.00 if a service tech came to fix this. You guys are the best

leaky pump seal and worn drive adaptor

  • Customer: Chris Waite from Toledo OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The washer was going to be thrown away because of the leak, a new one was purchased. I said I would take the old washer and look into repairing it.I went online and saw a video on how to replace these defective parts, upon seeing how quick and easy this repair could be made, paired with the extremely small expense for parts ( 48.00 including shipping!), I chose to repair the washing machine. After the repair was completed, I donated the machine to a friend and spiritual advisor, an Orthodox Bishop.

Washer would not spin after washing.

  • Customer: Steve from Summerfield NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We followed the step by step video that you had posted for those parts. It is now working wonderfully. The repair man had told us it could not be repaired. Thank you so much for having these do it yourself instructions.

Motor did not turn drum and made sound

  • Customer: AL from Marlton NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Your video was very helpful in showing steps for repair so I didn't have to discover how to disassemble. The old Direct Drive Motor Coupling had three broken couplers on one side and a cracked center on the other. New Direct Drive Motor Coupling was a much improved design that should last even longer than original. The couplers metal sleeves and overall thicker part was what original should have been.

the couplings were broken

  • Customer: oscar from Hollis NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took apart the cover of the washing machine, remove the back, and disconnected the hoses , also disconnect the controls,remove the pump and the motor,which are ben hold by two brackets, then proceed to remove the old parts and insert the new ones, the only problem is that they fit too tight and I used a round tool to insert the new ones, after that i put everything together and bingo, the machine is working already.

HAD A NOISE AND DRUM STOP TURNING

  • Customer: al from santa margarita CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
PULLED OUT WASHER I WAS GOING TO TAKE BACK OFF THEN FOUND OUT ALL PARTS ARE ON BOTTOM. LOOKED AND FOUND YOU FOLKS ON THE INTERNET SAW VIDEO ORDERED PARTS. MADE REPAIR DID 5 LOADS HEARD BANG AND IT WAS ALL OVER. THE COUPLER GAVE OUT AFTER ALL 20 YEARS . THE IS SOMETHING ELSE THAT CAUSED COUPLER TO FAIL. I WILL KEEP AT THIS REPAIR AND MAKE IT GOOD. BUT IN THE MEANTIME. I WILL PURCHASE A NEW WASHER BUT. MY WIFE WANTS HER OLD WASHER REPAIRED. SO I BETTER GET IT RIGHT. THANK YOU FOR THE QUICK DELIVERY OF PARTS I WILL GET ALL PARTS FROM YOU FOLKS.

The washer would not run

  • Customer: Robert from Greenville MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the sides of the washer, motor ran but nothing moved, closer look found drive coupling broke (10 years and it made of plastic) Order a new part from you, arrived very quickly. Install the part 10 min. later it was running.

No spin or agitation, does fill & drain.

  • Customer: David from Glen Burnie MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Never worked on a washer before, so dug around the Internet. A web search engine pulled up a description describing a coupler failure/repair, so was pretty sure it would be a simple/cheap fix. When looking for parts I came across PartSelect, and there the repair descriptions and videos made it simple.

no spin cycle at all still pumps

  • Customer: rex from yorba linda CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed website instructions, worked for a couple days, appears it needs clutch or possibly transmission(red oil present)

will not spin

  • Customer: Fred from Centerburg OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
one thing that you do not need to do is to remove the pump from the motor, I tried to remove it as per the instructions but the pump cracked,remove both inlet and outlet hoses from the pump and remove the pump and motor together, don't try to take them apart, you don't need to, thanks

Washing Machine stopped spinning and agitating, clicking/hum noise when lid closed.

  • Customer: DAVID from BATH PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Did not know problem or how to access - thought the back came off washer. Typed in symptoms and it pretty much pinpointed the most likely cause. Watched video on how to take it apart (BTW the front and sides come off, NOT the back). Followed the guide, took motor off and sure enough one of the plastic couplers was cracked. Ordered from PartSelect and with regular shipping the cost was under $20 (ordered Tues. night, had it by Thurs.) Installed part - note as someone else said the new piece has metal inserts which make it really snug to go around the drive shaft, but the tip about using an oversized socket and some light taps to get it on worked liked a charm. Put it all back together (getting case back on was toughest part)and its been working fine for the last week - heavy & lite loads. Have to say was thinking the whole thing needed to be replaced (sound & age) but for $20 it was worth the shot...Glad i came here first!

Machine fills then just hums

  • Customer: Kevin from Center Point TX
  • 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
After alot of helpful advise from you guys I replaced coupling water pump clutch, and the problem was still their. Then I tested motor capacitor and it appears dead. So I should receive new one tomorrow and hopefully success! I turned machine over and oil leak..so that's where the string with hose and air needle come in handy to put 90weight oil in through breather hole in gear case.

washer not spining

  • Customer: Israel from san antonio TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took motor of 2 screws instaled motor coupling

The washing machine basket wouldn't spin

  • Customer: Kali from Missoula MT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the cover of the washer, pull out motor, pry out motor coupler, replace. May have to hammer with a rubber mallet to get it on. Replace motor and washer cover. We also replace the water pump. It wasn't broken, but since we had the washer torn apart, decided to replace it as well. There are lots of YouTube videos to help you out.

no spin out of water in drum

  • Customer: james from dumont NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the video on the web site and repair was amazingly easy. I have two of these machines, and this same part went bad about 1 1/2 year ago, so this time i was ready for everything. Took everything apart, got rid of old broken part, replaced with new, and Bam, washer back up and running, less than 30 minutes, I am limited on space in my basement, so i didn't turn machine on its back, i did it in the upright position, just utilized some wood blocks to hold the motor during part change, and a hand spring clamp to hold pump and hoses out of my way after removing the clips that hold it on. It's not rocket science, if i can do it so can you. Good luck
All Instructions for the KAWS850LQ1
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