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KAWS850LQ1 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KAWS850LQ1 parts

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All Instructions for the KAWS850LQ1
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Cam in top of agitator was broken.

  • Customer: Richard from Palm Springs FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the fantastic video instructions and replaced the parts to make the repair. Very easy and all works well.

Slow spin cycle.

  • Customer: Stephen from Hernando MS
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found Website and entered model number. Used the quick explanation of problem to find required parts for repair. Found that one washer was left off in the parts recommended for repair while repairing that was purchased locally because it was cost was lower than part and shipping on line. The parts ordered from Part Select arrived with in 3 working days. Video was very helpful for the whole repair.

The top section of our agitator wasn't turning properly with the lower section

  • Customer: Kathryn from Shingle Springs CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I looked up the issue, and found a related video on YouTube. We ordered the parts, and I was very happy with their price (about 60% less than Sears) and how quickly they arrived. ...... It should be an easy repair, but our agitator top would not separate as it should have. ...... We look it to a local shop, and they said that sometimes the plastic 'fuses' together during factory assembly. They used wire cutters to snip the fused plastic. ...... After that, the rest of the repair was easy: just take out the broken cogs, and insert the new ones, and re-assemble.

The agitator is a 2 part agitator and the Top part didn't agitate.

  • Customer: Edna from Ticonderoga IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the Agitator Cap Barrier out of the Top part of the agitator and than screw that holds the 2 parts together. I removed the part that holds the Cogs. I replace the Directional Cogs (dogs) into the holder, replaced the holder into the top agitator, replace the screw, put the new Agitator Cap Barrier in and it now works as good as new!! It took me 3 minutes tops!

wouldn't agitate

  • Customer: Charles from Hot Springs Village AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Great service, pricing and shipping. Needed only ratchet, 8" extension and 7/16"socket. Replaced thrust spacer, agitator directional cogs and agitator cap w/seal, using marine wheel bearing grease on thrust spacer and agitator spline. Very easy fix.

Upper part of agitator was able to move freely both ways

  • Customer: William from Midland MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had already taken the agitator apart to see what the problem might be. that was very simple. When I watched the video you have on your sight, you took it apart the same way I did, so you have it right!

agitator not move

  • Customer: Nelson from Silversprings MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I order the repaired kit and I use the old part where the dog cam goes due to the new one is loose.

Stopped agitating.

  • Customer: Christopher from Edgewood WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed top of agitator(where softener is added, just pulls off), removed agitator cap barrier with needle nose pliers. Unscrewed visible center bolt with nut driver, pulled top part of agitator off(firm pull). With pliers pulled out cog assembly, replaced cogs in assembly. Holding top part of agitator upside down placed cog assembly back into agitator and then placed agitator back into washer so cogs don't fall out. retighten bolt.

Upper agitator quit working properly.

  • Customer: Dan from Edinboro PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video posted on the parts diagram page and the install went flawlessly. Also, I am extremely pleased with the ordering process and speedy delivery of the parts that I ordered.

Agitator not working

  • Customer: Howard from Marysville MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I recently installed an Agitator Repair Kit and was surprised to see you provided a video showing how to install the parts. I don't know how this repair could have been made any easier. Thanks for the Great Service. Howard S.

Upper agitator not working

  • Customer: Ralph from Green Cove Springs FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the fabric softener dispensoer. Used a ratchet with extension and socket to remove retaining bolt and removed the agitator assembly. I then pulled the upper agitator off the bottom and replaced the broken parts. Reassembled in reverse order and repair complete. Watch the video Partselect offers for free and see how simple it is. If your upper agitator will rotate in both the clockwise and counterclockwise direction, it needs to have the cams replaced. They work like a ratchet to only allow one direction which make the agitator function properly.

stripped dogs in agitator cap

  • Customer: Ron from Fremont CA
  • 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 provided video by parts select and two other ones on youtube by the common public and when my parts came in pursued to repair the washer with ease. Now, waiting for the weekend to wash cloths to see how things hold up.

Washer not agitating

  • Customer: Thomas from Bowie MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed Fabric Softener dispenser. Removed Cap with broken barrier seal. Unscrewed the bolt holding the Agitator in place. Removed agitator and separated parts. Removed Thrust Spacer. Removed factory tabs. Removed cover holding directional cogs in place & the remaining pieces of directional cogs. Installed new directional cogs & cover. Reassemble agitator, installed agitator in Washing Machine with new thrust spacer & agitator cap. Washer works like new.

The seal was broken on the agitator cap barrier

  • Customer: Ralph from New Milford NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the fabric softner at the top of the agitator (needed a screw driver to pry it loose) and reached in to grab the barrier with my hand and pulled it out, very simple to do.When I put the new one in I put some liquid soap on the gasket and it snapped right into place.Very easy to do, all is well now, thanks Part Select.
All Instructions for the KAWS850LQ1
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