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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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water pump went out

  • Customer: Melissa from Westville, IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
had to take the entire shell off the washer and then it was 2 simple clamps.

every time we ran the washer there would be a small pooling of water underneath. a little investigation indicated a leaking pump seal.

  • Customer: John from Mt. Zion, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My son and I leaned the washer backward and I had my son hold it while I got underneath of it and unscrewed the two hose clamps to loosen the hoses, pulled them off. Then I flipped the two clamps holding the pump in place and the pump came right off and it took about 2 minutes. I ran into a little problem putting the new pump on because I wasn't getting the drive shaft lined up quite right, otherwise the whole thing would have only taken about 10 minutes total. As it was I got the pump mounted, repositioned the clamps and then hooked up the hoses...done! The design is perfect for ease of pump replacement; kudos to the engineers who designed it!

washer was leaking

  • Customer: Cliff from Darien, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
used pliers to remove rings on 2 hoses, popped 2 retaining clips off of old pump, put new one on, hooked up hoses, fastened clips and was done!

water leaking under washer

  • Customer: kieran from new port richey, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
thought at first it was the drain hose then found out it was the direct drive water pump, video was great~! had no clue it was that easy, up until i put the cover back on the front of the washer machine, wasnt as easy as i thought, but after 30mins of cursing i managed to get it back on, washer runs great with out a drip, very happy!!! thanks partselect couldnt have done it without u !!!

Water leak from washer

  • Customer: David from Williamstown, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had previously verified the water leak coming from the washer water pump. This was prior to coming to your web-site looking for the part. I thought it was great the way I was directed to finding the part needed by the problem indicated, which directed me to the water pump 1st thing. I was also sent a instructional video on how the repair is made. This impressed me so much I shared it with one of my sons who volunteered to help with the repair. I'm a HVAC service tech and not use to having that much support. Greatfull for all your company's helpful service. I'll be sure to recommend as well as be a return customer. Sincerely, Dave Evans

Pump was leaking water around the seal.

  • Customer: Terry from Goshen, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the repair video that came with receipt. Removed two screws from power head, folded out of the way. Removed two large clips holding outer shell on and removed outer shell. Tipped washer back towards wall. Removed two clips holding pump on to motor shaft. Removed both hose clamps, drained hoses onto towel. Aligned new pump onto shaft and did a reversed assembly of above items. Works great!

Leaking water where shaft goes into pump

  • Customer: Dale from Hugo, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled off clamps, removed 2 clips, pryed off pump from shaft, sanded shaft(as it had rust on it) put a dab of oil on shaft, installed pump, hold down clips and hose clamps.

Water Pump Leaks

  • Customer: jose from mnroe, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was really easy, just follow the video. The washer machine sounds like new now.

Leaky Pump

  • Customer: william from independence, MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the machine away from the wall about 18 inches. Tip the washer back until resting stably against the wall. Used plies to remove two spring hose clamps. Use the screw driver to remove spring clips. Pulled old pump off and placed new pump on. Replace spring clips and hoses with clamps, and lowered the washer. Done!

water leak

  • Customer: KYLE from MT JULIET, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced water pump

Water pump was leaking

  • Customer: Michael from Spencerport, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair video was great. I decided not to remove the outer cover as there is room to get to the pump if the washer is tipped back. The pump was easy to fix with the exception of the root cause of the failure. There was water getting to the pump shaft and over time it rusted and expanded in the pump housing causing it to split and leak. Once the old pump was removed, a file was needed to reshape the drive shaft to allow the new pump to be installed. Not bad on a 16 year old washer!

water pump quit workding no water would drain

  • Customer: Tim from Whitesburg, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was very happy the part arrived very fast and just what we needed, and service was super.. We took the old pump off slipped the new one into the slot and hooked the clips back on it and tighted it up and plug the washer back in and filled with water and it drained... We started doing laundry right away, and so far so good... Tired to leave a review but it won't let us into the site, but we would use the same company to order from again, thank you so much...

Washer Leaking

  • Customer: Kathy from Springfield, OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is a not for men only job. The worst part was taking the flimsy, rusty-on-the-inside case on and off. If you've never done it before, I would recommend photographing each section that you take apart so you can more easily see how it goes back together. The video is a great help for general ideas, but unless your model is exactly like that one there may be other parts. Wiggling the clamps off the hoses wasn't easy as the wrench kept slipping of the clamp ends. Finally I figured out that a wrench that clamps on and stays put was the right answer. Replacing the pump was easy--just like in the video. Now I have a secondary problem: the water now gushes out of the standpipe when the water exits the tub. I think the pump is better than the last one even before it broke, so the water is coming out too fast. I found a little part that makes the exit hole on the drain hose a lot smaller, plus I covered it with a stocking in case the part came flying off. Last time I tested it only about a cup of water came out of the pipe. I think there may be air in the pipe, so I have some things to try for that but at least I feel like I'm going in the right direction. This site is great--I already paid for one professional repair and the washer isn't worth another one but I'd like to keep it running for a few more months anyway.

Water leaking from under the middle of the front panel.

  • Customer: richard from new holland, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on the Partselect website. Appled the same technique for my machine and the repair was just as easy. Unplugged the washer, removed two screws from the top panel, flipped it up and removed the two brackets that hold the cabinet in place. Removed the cabinet, the pump is right in front held on by two clamps. Removed the clamps, unhooked the hoses, put the new pump in attached the hoses and the clamps. I then put the cabinet back together and the repair was complete, wash machine is running again with no leaks.

Had water leaking from pumpon floor

  • Customer: Edward from Mecosta, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on the website on how to repair this and followed it. The repair went quickly. I spent more time moving the washer in and out of the location it was in than the time it took to repair.
All Instructions for the KAWS850LQ1
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