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KAWS850LQ0 KitchenAid Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KAWS850LQ0 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 KAWS850LQ0
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make noise, and slow turn the top agitator

  • Customer: joel from cary, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
real easy i follow your video step by step those video are great txs,.

Motor coupling broke

  • Customer: Wade from Presque Isle, ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Once you take the housing off it's only two clips to remove the water pump from the motor, then two screws and two more clips to remove the motor itself. One issue I ran into was the new coupling was hard to put on, so the first time I did I overheated the motor because it was binding (was also very hard to get the motor back on). After taking it apart again, and slightly tapping both couplings with a hammer the motor went on very easy and washer works like a champ!

Top part of agitator was not working properly, just loosely turning

  • Customer: Mark from Seguin, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I got the agitator repair kit listed on this site (received it promptly just a couple days after ordering). Instructions were fine, but kit does not include a new bolt (not needed), as indicated in the video, nor does it contain the agitator grease. The bolt can be ordered from this site. I just used plumber's grease. Kit does include a new washer for the bolt and the rubber ring seal for the cap. The process is fairly easy, though, for me, the top part of the agitator did not snap together with the bottom, as seems to be the case in the video. I had to clean much caked on calcium carbonate (I think) under the agitator. Anyway, the washer works properly now. Thanks for quick delivery of the kit! Mark

Had A Noise And Drum Stop Turning

  • Customer: al from santa margarita, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out washer I was going to take back off then found out all parts are on bottom. Looked and found you folks on the internet saw video ordered parts. Made repair did 5 loads heard bang and it was all over. The coupler gave out after all 20 years . The is something else that caused coupler to fail. I will keep at this repair and make it good. But in the meantime. I will purchase a new washer but. My wife wants her old washer repaired. So I better get it right. Thank you for the quick delivery of parts I will get all parts from you folks.

Agitator Stopped Moving

  • Customer: Dennis from Madison, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed cap from agitator then with socket set removed bolt that was holding the agitator on. ( You will need a 10 to 12 inch extention bar to reach the bolt). Replaced the parts in the bottom of agitator and reinstalled the agitator. Replaced the bolt and cap and was done.

the couplings were broken

  • Customer: oscar from Hollis, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took apart the cover of the washing machine, remove the back, and disconnected the hoses , also disconnect the controls,remove the pump and the motor,which are ben hold by two brackets, then proceed to remove the old parts and insert the new ones, the only problem is that they fit too tight and I used a round tool to insert the new ones, after that i put everything together and bingo, the machine is working already.

Agitator not working properly.

  • Customer: Bobby from Wetumpka, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Part was for my machine and others (Whirlpool etc). Picture looked identical, but was too short for my machine. I was able to used pieces of the new part to repair the old one and this worked, but could have saved a few bucks if I had ordered the parts I needed to repair the old one.

Motor did not turn drum and made sound

  • Customer: AL from Marlton, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Your video was very helpful in showing steps for repair so I didn't have to discover how to disassemble. The old Direct Drive Motor Coupling had three broken couplers on one side and a cracked center on the other. New Direct Drive Motor Coupling was a much improved design that should last even longer than original. The couplers metal sleeves and overall thicker part was what original should have been.

Agitator and auger malfunctioning

  • Customer: Hilary from Plymouth, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembled and removed agitator/auger unit by removing center cap, and removing center securing nut. Once on the workbench, further separated auger from agitator unit to access clutch, cam and four dogs. The old dogs had broken into two pieces each and no longer functioned. Upon obtaining replacement dogs, I simply installed them, reassembled the parts and remounted the center auger/agitator unit. Works like a dream.

Agitator not working properly, directional cogs had broken

  • Customer: Marshall from Franklin, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed fabric softener dispenser and agitator cap barrier. Used ratchet wrench with extension to remove the 7/16" agitator bolt. Lifted out the agitator unit and disassembled it, removing the broken directional cogs. Replaced worn thrust spacer (used white lithium grease to lubricate), directional cogs and inner cap seal. Reassembled and reinstalled agitator unit.

Washer would not spin

  • Customer: Laura from Ocala, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I Googled "washer would not spin" and came upon the PartSelect YouTube video on replacing the motor coupling. Since this seemed easy enough (and I'm a 40-year-old Mom), I decided to take the washer apart as the video instructed just to see if I could find anything obviously broken or out of place. Low and behold, the rubber gasket around the coupling was broken and indicated the coupling probably was too. I ordered the part through the direct link on the YouTube video and easily put the new coupling on and VOILA! The only thing I'd recommend differently is that you leave the pump alone. It doesn't need to come off to get to the coupling. After wrestling with trying to remove the pump, I left it in place, but not before unknowingly damaging it. I had some rust build-up in there and it made the fit very tight and cracked the part/sleeve the motor drive plugs into. When the washer was reassembled I found I'd caused a leak. But...no biggie. I decided to replace pump, too. Hey, now I know how to! :) Just received that part yesterday and VOILA! It's amazing what you can accomplish with the internet. Don't be afraid of this task, ladies (and gentlemen).

would not spin

  • Customer: Earl from Picayune, MS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched video and followed instructions, no problems.

washer pumped water out but would not spin

  • Customer: brian from shohola, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took the washing machine out of the washroom closet and did the repair in the kitchen

Washer wont spin

  • Customer: jason from prairieville, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the clutch - works great. HOWEVER - check the drain pump attached to the motor, there was a small sock clogging it up which also fixed the problem. I saved 600 bucks on not buying a new washing machine!!

agitator not working correctly

  • Customer: Matthew from Bellmore, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Parts came promptly. Disassemble agitator as per tutorial video on website. Replace locking "dogs" and reassemble. Cheap, effective fix!
All Instructions for the KAWS850LQ0
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