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KEYS850JQ0 KitchenAid Dryer - Instructions

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Dryer kept running when door was open and dryer light went out

  • Customer: Brenda from Lexington, KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the wonderful you tube video, and realized my whirlpool dryer was a bit different than the one used as an example. I first unplugged my dryer. I didn't need the putty knife because I had to take the sides off the top part of dryer that housed all the wires. I just needed a small Phillips head screwdriver for that. There were three screws holding the top of the dryer down, and i took those off with a small socket. Then I just slid the top of the dryer forward, took the top completely off, and there was the door switch on the upper left side. I unscrewed the switch from the dryer because I couldn't get it apart until I did. That was the hardest part of the whole process--pullining the switch apart. I used a flat head screwdriver and pliers to help separate it. At that point, I went online and ordered the door switch from Part Select. I received my part within two days. I put the new switch in, and it worked great--my dryer light also came back on when the new switch was installed. This is the first time I have ever attempted anything like this, but after seeing the video, I felt like I could do it. Just for the record...I am a female and 65!

dryer kept going w/door open and light out

  • Customer: Maxine from Belleview, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
my friends came over and helped me. we loved the instruction video. made it much easier.

Drum still turns when door open and light does not come on.

  • Customer: Leroy from New Orleans, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1.Unplugged power cord to Dryer. 2.Removed Dryer vent screen, unscrewed two screws located in dryer vent.3.Pried open top of dryer using putty knife. 4.Propped up top of dryer using 6 inch piece of wood resting on drum of dryer. 5.Removed screw holding door switch.6.Removed door switch from harness using putty Knife to pry apart connection. 7. Installed new door switch to harness and re-installed. 8.Removed wood used to prop open top, closed top, re-installed all screws, dryer vent and plugged dryer back up.

Dryer first ran with door open, then stopped running altogether

  • Customer: Edmond from Lake Waccamaw, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After I got the top of the dryer open, I simply unscrewed and unplugged the old switch. Replaced it with new switch. Dryer started right up.

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 door switch broke causing light inside dryer not to work and not shuting off dryer when openind door.

  • Customer: Albert from Avenel, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched you repair video and did as instructed. I used putty knife to pry open clips holding top down. Then a philips head screw driver to unscrew old switch and insrall new switch. Also putty knife helped to pry old wire harness apart.

No light, drum continued to turn when the door was open

  • Customer: Paul from St. Louis, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just like the video showed, amazingly simple.

Dryer would not start

  • Customer: Edwige from Dania, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Determine the problem, Lift top of machine, disconnect wires to door sw. Bypass the sw, and short the circuit, with piece of wire, push start, the machine worked..problem solved. Replace sw by removing 2screws ,attach wire connectors. Done job.

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.

dryer door switch was broken

  • Customer: Arthur H from Boca Raton, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the video you supplied on your web site

Dryer continued to operate after opening the door.

  • Customer: Jerry from Pensacola, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the PartSelect video once before the part arrived. Had the part replaced in under 15 minutes. Very quick and easy.

Dryer kept running when the door was open, no light

  • Customer: Frank from Clermont, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the directions on your site. I pulled out the filter on the top of the machine. Then removed the two screws where the filter is located, I am not sure I would have found those screws had it not been for your directions. I then pulled up on the top of the machine by grabbing the sides near the front of the top, it came right up. I then raised it enough to place a broom handle to hold the top up so I could reach the switch. I removed the two screws holding the switch and then pulled the connector apart. I then replaced the switch with the two screws and plugged the connector back together. Removed the broom handle and closed the top and replaced the two screws I removed by the filter. Replaced the filter and started the machine running and opened the door and it turned off and the light came on. It took me about twenty minutes.
All Instructions for the KEYS850JQ0
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