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KEYS850JQ0 KitchenAid Dryer - Instructions

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timer woyld not advance and temp went cool after 15 min

  • Customer: Michael from Ingleside IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed rear panel and replaced sensor. Sad thing is this was not the problem.It was the coil valves! They are a $20 part together, and I wish I would have replaced them first! There is two of them that are on the main valve for the gas! Remove the front cover of machine. Make sure the gas is off , remove the bracket holding the valves in and this it! Quick simply repair that is where I should have started!

Unusual noise

  • Customer: Ingrid from Orland Park IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the videos for unusual noise... they are great and saved me time with advice how to open the machine from top and front and install belt on tension wheel. Lower roller bad, replaced both. Opted to also order and replace the belt and rear seal upon inspection. Time spent would have been 30 minutes or less but rear seal replacement requires time to clean off old seal adhesive and glue on new one. Take your time with rear seal replacement it takes longer than I thought but worth it. The labor involved to replace the seal alone would have been more than the dryer cost new. Also- I ordered parts at 2pm std shipping option and got them THE NEXT DAY less than 24 hrs later. May not be typical depending on your location but I was amazed. I have been fixing all my own appliances for years first time customer with Parts Select. Oh and EACH of the 3 parts ordered were 10$ less EACH than my local parts guys. WOW

Belt of the Dryer broke

  • Customer: Sharon from Reinholds PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and did the repair myself. My husband, who works in maintenance, was IMPRESSED! Yay! Thank You!!!! Love you guys! I am forwarding your website to my children!

Dryer failed to start

  • Customer: KEVIN from Lino Lakes MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thermal Cut-Off Kit (279816) was the wrong part for our Whirlpool Dryer Model. The thermal cut-off replacement part did not match the incumbent part. Before ordering this kit, I would recommend homeowners remove the back of the dryer and verifying this kit would work on their dryer. In our situation, it was a fuse that had to be replaced. Although your kit did not help or address my problem, I found the buying experience and the DIY reassurance to be positive. Hopefully the refund process will be equally positive. Thank you.

Took too long to dry

  • Customer: Michelle from ALBANY TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video and followed the directions. It was pretty easy, but, I ended up having to call the repairman anyway. After the heating element was put on we put the cycling thermostat on. I didn't know it, but I put some wires on upside down. I bought a heating element, a cycling thermostat, thermal fuse, and a thermal cut off kit. All that, and I still had to pay a repairman. If you're good with wires, or have some knowledge of appliances this is an easy fix.

Dryer door wouldn't close.

  • Customer: John from Mountain Top PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Repair was very easy simply used a screwdriver to remove the cracked old latch and used my fingers to insert my new latch.

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.

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.

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 was not running

  • Customer: george from venice FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The door switch was not clicking on & off & I thought that was the problem. Went on line to find out how to get the switch out. I then removed the switch got the part # & ordered the new switch. The switch was sent by Fed Ex & delivered the day after I ordered it, I installed it the same day & the dryer is now operating.

Broken clips

  • Customer: Roger from Twinsburg AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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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!!!

Noise due to rollers and shafts worn

  • Customer: Frank from Leechburg PA
  • 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
Removed front and back covers on dryer, screws on top and down one side to spread cabinet to remove drum,removed blower cover to get access to shaft nut on that side. The other is accessible. I found that both shafts can bethe longer of the two that were sent. The shorter shaft is too short and needed to be modified to let the roller come outward to lay in the grove in the drum. I will get a longer shaft and replace it.

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.

belt replacement

  • Customer: David from Paris TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
first I took a flat head screw driver to pop the top of the dryer open, and then removed the screws from the lint tray. Next I lifted the lip back making sure it was supported by the wall behind. Third I removed the front of the unit by removing the bolts attached on both ends of the top of the unit. I then opened the door and removed the screws on the right top side of the lining of the door to the switch. Then I carefully held onto the tub while lifting the front face of the unit to remove the face of the dryer. After carefully removing the face I released the tub and set it aside. Then I picked up the tension pulley set it back in its slot followed by placing the belt rib side down around the tub. Next step was to place the tub back in the unit making sure the felt was in place and then I ran the belt back through the tension pulley applying tension in order to get the belt back onto the motor making sure the ribs of the belt aligned up with the ribs on the motors belt drive wheel. After completing that I then grabbed the front panel of the dryer unit and gently replaced the panel making sure that the slots and hooks lined up while placing the tub back in alignment of front panel. Once that was complete I replaced the screws in the door switch followed by replacing the bolts in the inside of the top comer of the front panel till hand tight. Last but not least I slid the lint tray back in place in order to make sure screws did not fall in to the hole the lint tray occupies. After replacing the screws I then plugged in the dryer gave the tub a few spins with my hand to make sure it was in place correctly I gave it a test drive by leaving the door open and pressing the door switch shutting off the light in the unit so it since the door was shut and turn the unit on for a cycle for at least one minute to see if the tub rolled freely on its own. All was good and only took 12 minutes to change and replace part. Easley can be done by any DIY first timers. Me I work with all kinds of units but the older units are easy and no need for a tech I promise.

Dryer would not heat

  • Customer: Lorraine from Murchison TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Dryer had no heat, my husband used a meter to check the current and the part we needed had no current. So we ordered the correct part, it took a few days to come then when UPS brought it, he hooked it up and put dryer back on and the dryer heated right up. The service from your company was above and beyond, Thank you, emails, tracking and fast service. We really appreciate your company who came through for us. The parts are authentic parts too. Thank you for having Paypal as a way to pay for the parts. It is the only way I pay for items on line.
All Instructions for the KEYS850JQ0
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