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KAWS850LQ1 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

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Pumps but won't spin, leaks, top of agitator doesn't move

  • Customer: Kenneth from Talbott TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My repair was successful but was not as easy as some have reported. I needed to replace the coupler, but when I tried to remove the pump from the motor, the shaft was rusted and wouldn't budge. I pried and wiggled and used WD-40 to no avail. I ended up taking off the motor and pump as a unit. After replacing the coupler and reassembling the washer, the water pump leaked, probably as a result of all of the prying. To get the water pump off, I had to cut it into pieces, using a hack saw. Even when I got down to the end, I had to peel pieces of plastic off of the rusted shaft. I then had to file and sand the shaft to get it so that it would fit into the new pump. After putting the washer together again and running it through its cycles, I noticed that the top half of the agitator was not turning. I then ordered and installed the agitator repair kit. Through all of this, my orders were all correct and arrived in amazingly fast times. The videos were all very helpful. Even though it was a trial a times, I still saved a pile of money.

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.

The tub suddenly stopped moving after the final rinse, before the final spin.

  • Customer: Raymond from Chagrin Falls OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video to get a good idea of the procedure. I followed the instructions to remove the cabinet but kept the washer upright on its base. I left the water feed hoses attached to the wall spigots, but turned them off. The pump was rusted onto the motor shaft so I left it there. I unhooked the pump hoses from the pump so I could remove the pump and motor as a unit. The plastic coupling ends pulled off the motor and gearbox shafts easily. The new coupling ends have metal inserts which are a tight fit on the gearbox and motor shafts. To maintain the original alignment it's important to drive them fully into place. I greased the shafts then tapped the coupling ends on with a hammer and drift. The drift was a metal tube, inside diameter slightly larger than the shafts, but small enough to bear on the metal inserts, not on the plastic. My diagnosis was wrong - the original coupling was in good condition, but the clutch had failed.

Washer would not spin

  • Customer: Mac from Eagle WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed partsselect video repair guide... it went super.

would not wash or spin out

  • Customer: Scott from Coraopolis PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took off front cabinet removed pump,and then motor and replaced part.

No drive from motor

  • Customer: eugene from sussex NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video and it was very straight forward, very easy and time saving. I just wish the delivery time for the part was that fast (It was a quick delivery).

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.

Not spinning and noise

  • Customer: Dean from Belleville NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First of all I must say thanks guys for your help, the instructions were right on the money. I first replaced the clutch as per the instructions but found out that the problem was the motor coupling ........ It was broken. I ordered it, followed the instructions and I was a hero in my household. Once more thanks guys.

Unit did not spin

  • Customer: David from Denver NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pretty simple task, and pretty much followed hints in the video provided by the web site. Unit worked fine after replacing the parts. Most awkward part of the job was getting cabinet back into position to secure to the base. A bigger working space or a second pair of hands would have helped in securing cabinet. Only took over two hours (working slow) because cabinet kept sliding out of position while trying to secure.

A Good Fit

  • Customer: Ernest from South Windsor CT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The most difficult part was aligning the two sides of the coupling. Disassembling the motor from the transmission was a snap. The replacement coupling was of higher quality than the original. It had metal bushings in the center holes, where they interface each driveshaft. The original did not. It was plastic.

metal reinforced coupling

  • Customer: Sammy from Strawberry AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair went very well as per the video, however the metal reinforced coupling only went onto the shaft half way. To ensure the coupling was flush with the top of the shaft I has to use a hammer and tamp the coupling onto the shafts. If you left it halfway on the shafts there was no room for the rubber spacer between the couplings. Other wise it operates very well.

Quit "Spinning"

  • Customer: Terry from Gray TN
  • 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
You guys are "Awesome" I wish I had known about your site and watched the video's first!!! When my washer started acting up, I tore it down to parade rest trying to figure out why it wasn't spinning! Then I discovered your web site searching for help. Anyhow, it identified my problem, I watched the video on the most likely cause (the Direct Drive Motor Coupling), checked it out, and discovered one of the couplings was cracked and rounded out..... Thanks to you, the washer's fixed and I can't Thank you enough! Sincerely, Terry Kuster P.S. Everyone will know about your Web site. Thanks again!

washer was not spinning

  • Customer: William from Port Saint Lucie FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the video that came with the parts, it was straight forward, very well informative.

Washer made an unusual noise and wouldn't spin.

  • Customer: Scott from Austin TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. visited web site followed path for symptoms, identified part ordered 2. Dismantled Washer, removed motor, replaced coupling and re-assembled. 3 Tested outside to confirm working order before returning washer to inside location 4. Moved washer back inside.

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
All Instructions for the KAWS850LQ1
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