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KEYS850JQ0 KitchenAid Dryer - Instructions

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No Heat

  • Customer: Tak from Richmond Hill, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
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replace the burnt fuse.

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 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.

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 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 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 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.

dryer kept spinning when the door was opened

  • Customer: stanley from cambridge, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions shown on the video. I am sharing this site with my friends. Thank you!

The drum continued to spin - with heat - and the light didn't work

  • Customer: Jo from Lyons, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I'm a great grandmother. When I realized that the dryer had a problem I went online to find the part. I found it on your site - so easy to find there. I told my husband that I could pay a repairman $75 for a house call and, probably, $25-$40 for the part and labor or I could order from you and have it working in 30 minutes. He took the latter choice. It was a good one! It cost me less than $25 for the part and labor and 13 minutes to have it working like new. We are both pleased with the result. The repair was so easy. I just watched the video on the site and followed it step-by-step. I will recommend your site to all my friends and my 2 sons who are just as handy! Thanks so much.

missing male door catch

  • Customer: Daniel from Lomita, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After installing the new door catch, the door still wouldn't stay closed; the children had been using the door in the horizontal position as a stepladder, and consequently warped the door. I bent the door back to its original shape more or less and now it stays shut.

Dryer would either not turn on or not turn off. Door switch would not click.

  • Customer: Eric from Ashburn, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video instruction found on www.partselect.com. I removed 2 screws from the exhaust filter area. Then used a putty knife and a screwdriver to pop the top off its 2 front (hidden) plastic snaps (see video). Then disconnected the switch and unscrewed it. I replaced it with the new one and closed the unit. This was the easiest repair ever. The video instructions were perfect and showed all the needed tricks. It took 5 minutes (exactly). The only tricky part was unsnapping the electrical connection to the broken switch (take an extra 10 seconds to avoid breaking the connector). Probably saved me between $150 (repair man in our area) and $550 (replacement unit). I love this site. It help me diagnose the problem, identify the defective part, provided a diagram & installation video, and sold the part. Shipping was lightning fast, the part arrived in 36 hours. Thank you Part Select.

dryer would not stop when door was open

  • Customer: charles from tyler, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
found that the lever on the switch was broken,i found one on the part select website and ordered it. the picture was very helpful in confirming the right switch was being ordered.thank you

Dryer Would Not Start

  • Customer: SALVATORE from COMMACK, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnected power to the dryer, opened the top of the dryer by sliding a thin scraper underneath the top on the front of the dryer and the pushed the top of the dryer up. I then disconnected the wire on the switch to isolate the switch from the wire in the dryer. I then removed the switch by unscrewing the two screws on the switch and then replaced it with the new switch. I then reconnected the wire to the wire in the dryer.
All Instructions for the KEYS850JQ0
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