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KAWS850LQ1 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

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Washer would not finish rince cycle

  • Customer: Thomas from hamburg AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the step by step instructions on the computer stopping and starting the program as I went. Thanks Partselect

Washer made a spinning/grinding noise when it tried to agitate or spin.

  • Customer: Charleen from Aiken SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video that PartSelect provided on their web site. The instructions were very precise and easy to follow. I watched the video twice and just followed the instructions. I would highly recommend this approach to washing machine repairs. It certainly saved me a lot of money.

The washer stopped agitating but the motor can be heard running.

  • Customer: Albert from Bellflower CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video installation instruction was clear and very easy to follow. However, after installing the parts and started testing the washer, the water overflowed. It looks like the water level sensor wasn't working. It caused a little flooding in the area where the washer is. I took the control panel apart once more and this time diagnosed the water level sensor and analyzed how it works. After spending almost 45 minutes with, I detached the hose attachment and blew air which caused air bubbles in the inner side of the drum. I bent the hose to hold the air while re-attaching same to the sensor. This fixed the problem and the washer is once more, operating normally. Please include this part to your video instruction. Overall, it took me 8 hours on the project including the cleanup due to overflow.

Washer woulp not spin, brake cam driver not like video

  • Customer: Jody from Elk Creek CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
changed parts easily, following the video. Problem was the BRAKE CAM DRIVER, the plastic piece that fits around the shaft near the drum. The old one was visibly torn up, the pegs worn off, the whole thing worn down. The problem with the repair was the video showed an "E ring" holding it on and my washer had no E ring, had nothing hold it. It just sat there. Installed it anyway, although I was worried it was too loose. Sure enough there was a problem. it spun initially then started that ugly clicking noise. turned off washer immediately, disassembled again, and prayed. I found a large flat washer to take up the slack between the clutch and the plastic brake cam driver, reassembled, tightening the nuts a fair bit tighter than before. both the nuts on the transmission and the nut on top the agitator. works perfect!

direct drive motor coupling

  • Customer: Eugene from Chiefland FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug washer. turn hot and cold water off. disconnect and mark water hoses. put a blanket on floor and lean washer on its back. use screw driver to remove metal clamps from water pump. use ratchet or nut driver to,,remove screws from metal clamps on motor.remove metal clamps with screw driver. unplug wire harness from motor. remove motor and remove old drive coupling and repelace with new part.

no spin dry

  • Customer: Walter from West Palm Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
... exactly as shown in the video in addition to shutting water, removing hot & cold lines & waste tube. I was amazed at how fast the parts were delivered in two days regular shipping. Machine now purring a wifey happy once again! Thanks for the great service & video! I recommend PartSelect highly! WSD

Tub was spinning only part time. Had to have help getting started

  • Customer: Kingsley from Ewing IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installed new clutch assembly and while I was at it replaced the Motor Coupling. Actually, I had a good time doing the repair. I am almost 80 years old, so had to have help laying the washer on backside. Got a small stool from which to work (back problems). The only thing I found the least bit difficult was reinstalling the retaining clip for the clutch assembly. The rest was a piece of cake. Were I to do the same repair now, it would take less than 30 minutes. Washer works like new now. Very proud of what I was able to accomplish. Of course, need to watch the repair video so you will know where to start.

Tub will not spin

  • Customer: Rick from Terre Haute IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After finding out the tub would not spin, I removed the washer to find broken pieces on the floor. I did a google search on my model number and found that the problem was the direct drive motor coupling (it matched the pieces on the floor). So, I watched the "how to" video and I followed the steps verbatim. I found the coupler missing and the plastic pieces on the drive broken. My order came in quickly (within 48 hours) and my washer was running in 20 minutes after receiving the package. It has been great ever since.

Washer would not Spin and would not Agitate

  • Customer: Ned from Concord NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My wife viewed the videos on the parts web-site and did the repair while I was out of town.

Motor Coupling failed after 20 years!

  • Customer: Brian from Spring Hill TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Determined based on some Internet searches that the part that we needed was the motor coupling; washer would not spin or agitate. Once I figured out how to removed the cover (by the way, one of the guys at an appliance store told me how to do it), and reviewing the video on your website, I removed the two screws and four clips, dropped the motor, inserted the parts and put it back together - all in about 15 or 20 minutes. It was easy and clean and the washer worked again. Hopefully go for another 5-10 years. Thanks.

Bad Motor Coupler

  • Customer: Hilary from Gainesville FL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
So, the instructional video was great but be warned that you REALLY need to hammer the part into place. Basically hammer it into place so that the end of the shaft that it goes on is flush with the plastic piece of the coupler on both ends. Otherwise, you'll put the washer together and run a load and it'll squeal and smell like burning rubber. We had to take it apart like 3 times before we got it on there securely enough. We would then run an empty load and it would be fine but as soon as we would add clothes the squealing and burning would ensure. So, my advice is to hammer it in well and save yourself the time and struggle!

Washer would not spin. Coupler was the problem.

  • Customer: Joey from Murrieta CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video they provide was very easy to follow. The only difference from mines and the video they provided was the top portion. Mines was held by two Phillips screws on the switch housing. The top pulls forward. Everything else went accordingly. Take off switch plugs, take off washer cover, unplug the vacuum line, replace coupler and reinstall. Only thing that took up time was getting water off the floor when I pulled the vacuum line. Use a bucket or do it outside.

Bounding sound like grinding, shaking and moving when spinning

  • Customer: Killin from Summerscville WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replace the Direct Drive Couplings, Clutch Assembly, Agitator Directional Cogs, Agitator Dogs. I replace according to the instructions provided and also follow Video instructions for each piece...Successful, Washer now sound like a brand new one...Not shaking, bounding or moving anymore. It now steady each when spinning.

noise caused b y broken coupler between motor and transmission during "spin" and not spinning

  • Customer: John P from Brazil IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed motor and broken coupler... installed new coupler and replaced motor. also removed pump to inspect for sock, etc. that that might have caused coupler to break.. ADVICE: Look for how-to video on YouTube first. Remove outer cabinet according to video by first removing the top control panel and then remove the outer cabinet which exposes the motor and pump. This way you will not have to tip machine up/back and work under it. This repair is made easily by first removing the outer cabinet.

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.
All Instructions for the KAWS850LQ1
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