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KEYS850GQ0 KitchenAid Dryer - Instructions

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door switch little plastic arm broke off

  • Customer: Stanley from Mandeville LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the repair instruction video from the web site and the repair went just like the video. Before I viewed the video, I didn't even imagine I could make this repair myself. The replacement switch was exactly the same as the original from the factory. Everything went well and it was a pleasant experience. Our dryer is working just fine now.

Tab of door switch broke off

  • Customer: Michael from Charlotte NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had to buy the entire new unit, but followed the video, took notes and it was a piece of cake!

Dryer would not stop when door would open and light would not light

  • Customer: Donald from Scranton PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Exactly as video describe

Dryer would not turn off when door was opened. Also the light was not working. The cause, per your website said over 70% of the time, this was due to a broken door switch.

  • Customer: Fran from Cathedral City CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video supplied at your website which showed, step by step, how to remove the old door switch and install the new one. I followed each step very carefully. The demo was excellent.

Door switch failure prevented drier operation. This could be confirmed by the fact that the interior light was also not working.

  • Customer: DONALD from FORT LAUDERDALE FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled drier away from wall six inches. Pulled the plug for the drier power cord out of the wall socket and hooked it up so it would not fall down behind the drier, thereby knocking loose the vent hose. Removed two screws from front of filter housing opening (right of drier top). Lifted up drier top (lid) from the front and secured it in the up position using a stout strap with hooks on both ends. A prop is not a safe way to hold up the lid. Lid is held down only with mildly stubborn friction catches. Door switch was seen looking down along the inside of the drier front on the right side. There was nothing else in that area to cause confusion. Opened drier door and removed two vertical screws that secure the door switch to the front panel of the drier. Lifted the now-free switch and unplugged it from the wire socket. Plugged in replacement switch securely. Replaced the screws securing the new switch to the front panel. Checked that all wiring was back in place and clear of the drier drum. Lowered the drier top. Replaced the screws into the filter housing. Plugged the drier in. Tested the operation of the drier. Checked out spouse's smile. IMPORTANT - Checked that drier vent hose was still firmly in place. Pushed it back in place.

door switch broke off

  • Customer: Richard from Murray UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed 2 screws by the lint collector, lifted top and disconnected the door switch, removed old switch and replaced it with the new one, screwed it back in and reconnected it, closed lid and reattached the screws by the lint collector-done!

SWITCH BROKEN NOT ALLOWING DOOR TO START DEVICE

  • Customer: bill from ashland KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used the instruction vedio on this web site. Instruction from this vedio showed; was very helpful and for a first timer took less than twenty minutes.

Dryer stayed on when door opened/would not start

  • Customer: Karen from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My dryer started staying on when I opened the door to check the clothes, which I adapted to. Over the next few weeks, the dryer would not start at all. The website was very helpful in determining the possible parts needed to make the repair. The video shown was spot on and very helpful with its instructions on access to the part and replacing the part. The most time it took for me was cleaning behind the dryer and trying to remove the existing switch. I kept trying to squeeze the tabs on each side to get it past the tab and that wasnt working for me. Finally I took a small flat screwdriver and gently lifted the plastic on the switch up over the tab and that allowed me to pull and remove the switch easily. The whole time from start to finish for me was 45 minutes. Not bad for a 50 year old lady :) I have to say that this whole process has giving me alot of confidence in making basic appiance repairs. I have my partsselect.com magnet proudly displayed on my dryer and will not hesitate to use them again in the future.

dryer stopped working

  • Customer: S from Honolulu AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Got the info from PartSelect that the door switch might be the problem, which confirmed my suspicions (as the dryer had lately been failing to stop when the door was opened), ordered the door switch (which had arrived in good time, BTW), installed the part after figuring out that the top panel of the dryer is fixed in place with the two screws accessible in the filter door opening. Put it all back together (that is, re-fixed the top panel with the two screws I'd had to remove), plugged it in, fired it up, ascertained that the repair had been successful, expressed appropriate thankfulness to God for an easier-than-imagined repair, cracked a celebratory brewed product, and commenced working through a hefty few piles of neglected laundry.

Small black tab had broken off from door switch assembly

  • Customer: Stephanie from Mountain View CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After reviewing a variety of online instructional videos I was able to figure out how to remove the top ("hood") panel of dryer to access the door switch. Once I had access the switch was relatively simple to replace.

Dryer kept spinning with door open. Then several months later, dryer would not start.

  • Customer: susan from Spring Lake NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just followed the instructions on the video. The only helpful addition I have...make sure the power is off before you start. I did get that point when the video said to turn the power back on, at the end of the video. In all...a great experience and I saved more than $200.00 doing it myself, with the help of the FANTASTIC web site at PartSelect!

upper agitator arm was not working

  • Customer: linda from springfield MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took out the fabric softener cup pull out diaphram unscrewed the bolt pull out the cup replaced with new parts I want to thank you for your fast service. it is awesome. i will recommend you to all my friends.

door switch broke

  • Customer: Frankie from Lady Lake FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove 2 screws from lint vent, use putty knife to remove top op dryer, remove 2 screws holding switch.

dryer would not start and light was not working

  • Customer: Randall from Schertz TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unpluged dryer from wall,lifted top of dryer unpluged door switch took out two screws that hold switch, installeed new switch, put top of dryer down, plugged dryer back into wall, very easy repair.

dry would not run or stop after the door was open

  • Customer: Francis from Cocoa FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Un plug the Elect. The two screws that hold the lent screen in place and the top. I took them out and I used a putty knife to open the top of the dry. un plug the switch And take out the two screws under the switch. That was all too it. Just like the instructor said .
All Instructions for the KEYS850GQ0
886-900 of 947