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KEYS850JQ0 KitchenAid Dryer - Instructions

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Dryer would not start

  • Customer: John from Commack NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did continuity tests on the on/off push switch and the thermostats - all were good. After some research I discovered the thermal switch which is somewhat hidden on top of the blower. Sure enough, it failed the continuity test. The two sheet metal screws are difficult to loosen from the access door at the bottom of the dryer. You can test the fuse from that location but it's more difficult to replace it without taking the entire dryer apart, which is what I ultimately did. Once the drum is out the fuse is very accessible. However, if you need to make this repair, try replacing the fuse from the lower panel (and avoid the time/effort in removing the drum). You might be able to use a 1/4" open-end wrench (or pliers) to loosen the sheet metal screws. I only had a standard ratchet set which is too big to fit into that tight space. Either way, it's not a complicated repair...watch the installation video - it's not exact but it's close enough to guide you through this.

No Heat

  • Customer: deborah from millstadt IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The dryer was spinning, but the display said "sensing" for the whole cycle, and there was no heat. We took off the front of the dryer and the fuse was below the drum. This was an easy swap out, but it didn't fix the dryer. Then we ordered a thermistor, which also was an easy swap out but didn't fix the dryer. Last, we bought an ohm meter and tested the heating element, and discovered it did not have continuity. I had already ordered the heating element, as that was the next item to check on the list. The element was much harder to replace, because you have to take off the drum.

Dryer wouldn't start

  • Customer: Martine from Edgewood MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My experience was a positive one. I called the company and read the part number from kitchen aid and the technician on the other line knew exactly what i needed. He gave me the part number and the price and took care of my order. Within 3-5 days i received my part. I am really happy with this company and i will call again when one of my applicances is not working.

The dryer woulden't start

  • Customer: Larry from Walla Walla WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I read the instructions on the internet. It told me what to trouble shoot first. The switch on the door then the thermo fuse and after that the thermostat. The off on switch on the door checked ok but the thermo fuse didn't when I followed the instructions on the internet. The thermostat did check ok. When I installed the new thermo fuse the dryer started like always before. I was pretty proud of myself for saving a hundred dollars or more. Thank you for the hlpful instructions.Larry

No Heat

  • Customer: Tak from Richmond Hill NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replace the burnt fuse.

Broken clips

  • Customer: Roger from Twinsburg AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off power and pulled power plug from the wall. Removed the two screws at the lint screen. Raised the top to by depressing the top spring clips. Removed the two 5/16" screws from front top. Removed wiring clips from front panel. Set the front aside while I removed the two broken panel clips. Installed the two new panel clips. reinstalled the front panel by placing the front panel above the sides. Opened the front panel door and supported the drum while allowing the front panel to slide down onto the new front panel clips. Reinstalled the wiring clip. reinstalled the two 5/16 screws. Turned the drum to ensure that the felt seals and drive belt weere installed properly. Lowered the top and reinstalled the two screws at lint screen. Reinstalled power plug and turned on power. No rattles or squeeks!!!

My dryer had stop working and the terminal block, wires, and dryer plug burnt out

  • Customer: tiffanee from antioch TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replace the terminal block, wires , and dryer plug I unscrewed the back of the dryer and basically replace was burnt out. I was about to pay 200.00 to have it done but I looked on youtube and seen how easy it was so I just chose the site to order what I needed to be replace and it arrived quickly and more affordable to do it myself. Thanks I hope the was useful.

Dryer would not start but had electrical power. Push-To-Start Switch was not working properly but had up to now worked.

  • Customer: Paul from Bealeton VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I disconnected the power cord. I removed the back of the control console. I had to pull the front knob off the front which attached to the switch so I could pull the switch out. I disconnected the cables on the switch. The switch needed to be rotated counter-clockwise and then it came out easily. I put the new one in and connected the cables. I plugged the power back in and gave it a try... nothing. The switch was not the problem. After some research I found that it was a thermal fuse that was bad and with the back of the dryer off, it was an easy fix but that story is for another time.

Dryer would not turn on

  • Customer: Louise from Morris AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the on/off switch hoping that it was the problem. No such luck. It still would not start. I now have a sparkling new dryer in its place. My husband did not want to fool with it and by the time I replaced everything that it could have been with it, we would have been taken over by dirty clothes. The site was fantastic at showing me what to check and how to change the part. It was simple! Shipping time was great!

Dryer would not stay on when start button was pushed

  • Customer: Ruth Ann from Worton MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am a 53 yr old women who repaired the dryer. The instructions from another user were easy to follow. When I contacted the manufacturer and explained the problem, they suggested a repair man come at a cost of $365. I found the right part on the website and saved $$$$. You can do it too!

Would not start

  • Customer: David from Wilmington DE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced thermal fuse. Simple job. Remove back panel, two blue wires, unscrew white fuse and replace. Also cleaned out the lint trap which I believe cause the overheating that killed the thermal fuse. When outside of dryer gets hot to the touch it's a good idea to vacuum out the lint trap before you melt the thermal fuse. Now my dryer surface is just luke warm to the touch while running.

Dryer would not start

  • Customer: Michael from Provo UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My old Kenmore dryer would not start. I used this website to troubleshoot the issue. It gave me a few suggestions which I tried in order of most common to least. I first just made sure the breaker was not blown. I used the multimeter on the electric plug to make sure it had power. I then used my multimeter to check the dryer door switch for continuity. It was good. I then checked the Thermal Fuse (found on the exhaust duct) for continuity. It was good. I was getting down to the "This rarely breaks" situation. I then tor apart the upper switch panel and pulled out the Push-to-Start switch to check for continuity. It had three connectors but I found a website that told me which ones to test. Continuity was not happening when the lever was pushed so I figured I had the issue. Ordered from PartSelect.com. Part arrived in 4 days. Fixed in 5 min. Woo Hoo. btw, I am not a repair-person, just someone who can follow instructions.

my husband

  • Customer: Lynn from Asheville NC
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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I am still waiting for my husband to install the push to start switch I ordered. Very happy with the fast service I received from PartSelect but I can't say the same for my husband. So far, it has been a week since the part arrived and it is still sitting on top of the dryer. Any suggestions would be helpful! :)

Dryer would not shut off

  • Customer: Les from Slinger WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the top of the dryer and removed the faulty switch form it's mating connector. The simply removed two Phillips Head round headed screws with a screw driver and replaced the part all within 15 minutes. However, I also heard that it wasn't drying properly so after making sure my dryer vent was free of any lint build up, I removed the back of the dryer. Once removed, I completely cleand any dust from inside the dryer, then checked all of the visable wire connections and then went to PartSelect's fantastic web-site. Her they catagorize the top 7 reasons that could cause the problem (in my case) not drying and thenproceed to give you an idea of the most likely cause by publishing the failure rat in per centage values in decending order, they also provide schematics and the on top of all of that...they provide mini-videos not only showing you wher the parts are located but the step by step instructions on how to remove them and replace them. After all of this, I took my ohm meter and actually removed all of the 7 parts suggested, cleaned them up, ran a continuity check on each part and found them all in working order. Replaced the parts and checked the heat and it was back to normal!! There must have be a lose connection causing the problem. But, I can guarantee that the next time I have an appliance problem...I'll again be calling on PartSelect.com. They are awesom and they will be highly recommended to anyone I know that is experiencing problems. I have not ever seen a web-site that was so complete in excellent service. And there prices and shipping time speaks for itself. They are great!!

WOULD NOT STOP WHEN DOOR WAS OPEN THEN WOULD NOT START

  • Customer: ruth from crosby TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
UNSCREWED BOLTS OFF BACK (2). TOOK DRYER VENT OUT UNSCREWED THE BOLTS (2) PUSHED TOP BACK AND LIFTED UP. OPEN DOOR UNSCREWED THE BOLTS (2) TO THE SAFETY SWITCH PULLED THE CONNECTION (WIRES) APART AND REPLACED WITH NEW SAFETY SWITCH.
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