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KAWS850GQ1 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KAWS850GQ1 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 KAWS850GQ1
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Wash cycle would not work.

  • Customer: Frank from Port Charlotte, FL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had to take cabnet apart to get ground conection off. Cabnet was a bear to get back on. Part came in way ahead (two days).Wife is talking to me again. Thanks a million.

Washer stopped spinning

  • Customer: Jeff from Michigan City, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
2nd time partselact has saved my ~13 year old washer for a total of ~40$ Entered the symptom and they told me more than likely what to look for and VIOLA ! Would've been easy to spend $200 each time my washer quit working but with a suggestion from a menu and even a video to show me how I revived my old $400 AMERICAN made washer to wash another day. Thank you part select !!

top half would not agitate.

  • Customer: Ronald from Zephyr Hills, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched your video on line, was very easy to follow the instructions. I was very satisfied with your excellent service I received the parts within a couples of days.

when washing the clothes would not agitate

  • Customer: genevieve from essex, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the agitator directional cap by simply removing the top of agitagor. unscrewing a bolt, slipprd off broken peice, slid new peice in place, and rescrewed it in. Voila washer runs and agitates as it should

Would Not Spin

  • Customer: Robert J from Tidioute, PA
  • 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
I watched a u-tube video from a repair man by the name of angel // this man is a detacated mechanic knows his job //used his diagnostics and the job was a piece of cake // he covers every aspect of all problems //// praise to angel ////

Would not go into spin cycle.

  • Customer: Dave from Tulsa, OK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply followed the instructions online. It stated it would take about 20-30 minutes and I believe it was completed in about 25 minutes.

machine would not spin

  • Customer: herbert from Canyon Country, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Following the video posted with the part made this repair a piece of cake, well documented, filmed, great explanations of tools needed and how to do it all. This is a fantastic site for do it yourself people with a little bit of mechanical skills. BTW I've been a hvy. eqt. mech. for over 40 years so this is something different to tangle with and a lot cleaner. Thanks so much for your time and consideration in produceing this instructional video, and keep up the excellent work.

tub won't spin and timer didn't advance.

  • Customer: Thomas from Gainesville, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit 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
There was not a clear test this, this or this in the trouble shooting. So the most repaired thing was the timer, which I got. That didn't work. The coupling was not a problem. The lid switch was the last thing to replace. In checking the coupling, the piping to the valves started leaking. The pipes there are thirty plus years old. The pipe nipples broke off when I tried to unscrew the valves. They were rusted through and could have blown through at any time. So the time added up in replacing the valves and nipples. I stumbled onto a website that showed how to make a jumper to test the lid switch. That could have been done with very little effort. If that had been on your web site it would have helped narrow the problem almost immediately. Getting the outer housing shell back on the base was a bit more difficult than shown. I got it done.

Washer would not drain or spin

  • Customer: Ivana from Dahlonega, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am a senior, a woman and have never made any such repair in the past, but have experience in easy electrical work, such as hanging fixtures, replacing switches, simple re-wiring of lamps. My washer is so old,(15+ years?) that the configuration of screws and plugs was different from that in the video, which I took the time to watch. However, once I knew that the control panel flips open, I could easily locate the right screws to remove and to unplug the leads of the lid switch. The clips holding the cabinet to the back wall of the washer were also similar and easy to remove and then to pull the cabinet off the machine. The old swith was broken off right at the two screws which hold it to the cabinet. I removed the old switch assembly as instructed, but faced another obstacle: the old switch plug-in had a different configuration of the male/female parts than the new part's plugs. So, my experience with rewiring came in handy. I ended up cutting off the plug end of both parts and replacing the new plug with my old one. I know this is unorthodox and would not recommend it to anyone who's not worked with electricity! I took special care to connect the wires so the connection would be in the back corner, farthest away from any moisture, and wrapped each connection and wire separately and copiously with electric tape, then wrapped the whole again in more tape. After re-assembling everything and turning the washer on, the cycle finished and the washer now works as good as new. Love this old machine!

Washer worked but wouldn't spin

  • Customer: Michael from Boca Raton, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had a laptop with the repair video on next to washer and paused after each set of instructions to complete each task. Went perfectly! Only tricky part was fitting the cover back but eventually got it with a bit of jiggling. Very impressed with the instructional video as everything was where they showed it and came apart exactly as explained and more importantly went back together correctly.

lid switch broke

  • Customer: Victoria from Sacramento, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My 17 year old DAUGHTER did the repair while i was at work. She surprised me when i got home by having it all done. She said it was really easy. Thank you!

Top part of agitor would not work properly because of the directional cogs being worn out.

  • Customer: Delores from Warren, MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video on how to repair the problem and did what was instructed to do and the repair was that easy.

Manual Fill Required At Rinse Cycle.

  • Customer: Adrian from Alice, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed control panel and rear panel replaced valve. Checked all grounds and connectors. Works like new.

Needed fabric softener dispenser.

  • Customer: Robert from Palm Desert, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered the part... snapped it in place.... piece of cake!!! The people at Part Select are phenominal.... best customer service I've seen in years...

Upper agitator not engaging

  • Customer: Bill from Sacramento, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembled upper agitator to ascertain cause of problem. Agitator directional cogs were worn out. Washer on agitator bolt was also worn off. Replaced those parts along with installing a new thrust spacer and everything works beautifully. Only required a standard #2 flat screwdriver to pop the cover off the agitator and a 7/16 socket on an extension to remove the agitator bolt. Quite a simple project.
All Instructions for the KAWS850GQ1
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