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KEYS850LQ1 KitchenAid Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KEYS850LQ1 parts

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thump, thump sound when drying

  • Customer: Peter from Piedmont SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took back panel off raised and removed the top lid w/o taking any wires off. One electrical plug on top had to be unplug, two screws holding the front cover removed. Front cover came off. Removed the belt then removed the drum. Once the drum was out it was RR the rollers. I put A dab of grease on the little shafts. I should have replaced the idler pulley. But oh well. It was still ok. Put on the new belt and reversed the procedure.And now no more thump, thump. It took alittle long because I vacuumed everything in the back and underneath. no spare parts left

loud noise

  • Customer: Cindra from Winnemucca NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched your repair video and followed what the repair man said and did, it was a snap! I needed my dryer fast so decided to do it myself. I am a 65 year old female and petite, so I say if I can do it anyone can. Your video was the key to my sucess.

Dryer made all kinds of noise

  • Customer: Melissa from early IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
So glad we tried the belt and rollers before going out and buying a new one. Very quiet now,so happy!

Sqealing noise

  • Customer: Tom from Foxboro MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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1) Watched the repair video to get familiar with the repair.
2) Disconnected the power.
3) Removed the bottom front panel and loosened the two bolts holding the top front panel/door
4) Removed the dryer belt from the tension pulley and motor
5) Removed the lint filter and two screws
6) Popped open the top of the dryer and rested it against the wall
7) Unhooked the two wires to the door switch and unclipped them from the front panel/door
8) Removed the two screws on the inside of the top front panel/door
9) Removed the top front panel/door while holding the drum
10) While holding the dryer belt, removed the drum
11) Loosened the bolt on the bottom of the left roller support
12) Removed the old metal retainer, plastic clips (both sides of the roller) and the roller on the left side
13) Removed the plastic clips and roller on the right side
14) On the right side, installed the new rear plastic clip, roller and front plastic clip
15) On the left side installed the new rear plastic clip, roller and front plastic clip. Then attached the roller support and new metal retainer. Then tightened bolt on the bottom of the support
16) Then put the new dryer belt on the drum, v-grooves facing the drum
17) Installed drum on new rollers and ensures rear felt strip was not kinked as I rolled the drum
18) Reinstalled front panel/door, installed inside screws, tightened bottom bolts and attached door switch wires
19) Followed directions to install new belt on tension pulley and motor
20) Rotated drum to ensure proper fit
21) Closed top cover and installed lint filter screws.
22) Re-installed bottom front panel
23) Connected power and ran dryer
24) VERY EASY!

Banging and screeching noise when dryer was turned on.

  • Customer: Sarah from South Hero VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We found great video instructions via youtube.com to give us an idea to what might be the problem even before we opened the dryer. Then we opened the dryer top and front door and then removed the belt and drum. We then saw that one of the drum wheels was worn and the rubber part of the wheel was warped off. Once we saw what part we needed we ordered them through PartSelect.com since their wonderful instructions helped us out. Once we received the part we easily removed the old drum wheels and installed the new ones...super easy! Then we had to put the drum back in with the belt. The only "difficult" part was looping the belt around the motor because there was a lot of tension. Once that was set we just put the door back on and then the top! I guess the only snags we had during the process was where exactly to remove screws or pry open certain places b/c every dryer is a little different. I just advice people to really look at their dryer and think about how it is held together instead of just unscrewing everything. We are so glad we found the partselect.com instructions via YouTube.com. We were ready to buy a new dryer but fixing the dryer ended up only costing us $30! Our dryer is so quiet now, just like it is brand new.

Dryer became really noisy then the drum stopped spinning altogether.

  • Customer: Kilalah from Los Angeles CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the lint screen from the top of the machine and then the 2 Phillip head screws that where located under the lint screen door. Next I used a Flathead screwdriver to lift the top of the dryer from the bottom and propped it up against the wall in back of my dryer, next i removed the two screws from the inside front corners of the dryer with a ratchet and the appropriate size socket. I then removed the bottom front panel of the dryer with my Flathead by prying it off at the clips once removed I had access to two screws near the bottom, i loosened them with my ratchet and socket, I pulled out the top of the front panel with the dryer door open as I supported the drum with my free hand. once I removed the front panel I then removed the drum and set it aside. I took this opportunity to vacuum out all the dust from the bottom of the machine and the burner. I then removed the screw from the bottom of the first drum support wheel then i pried the clip off the drum support wheel axle Pulled off a second clip that held the wheel in place then i removed the broken wheel. I removed the back clip which was already cracking i put on the new clip, the new wheel and then the second clip, long story short I replaced the other drum support wheel which was still good but since i had everything apart i went on and replaced it too. I then put the drum belt on the drum, and I positioned the drum in place and put the front panel back on i put the top screws back in then i routed the belt around the tensioner and put it back in place. I rolled the drum all away around while pulling the drum gasket out and placing it in its proper position before i tightened the rest of the screws i plugged the machine in and checked to see if it was working as it should it was so i unplugged the machine and tigthend everything after i put the machine back together i dried a load and while running i went into our bedroom and asked my wife "do you hear that"? She said "no" and asked me what was she supposed to hear. We purchased the dryer used about seven years ago and it never ran as quiet as it does now. Its so quiet you can actually hear a click and then the sound of the burner kicking in.

Dryer made loud noise, shook across the floor

  • Customer: Miranda from Scottsville VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
By following the repair video available, I took off the top and front panel of my dryer, removed the drum, removed the old drum support rollers, vacuumed out the inside of the dryer (so much lint!), replaced the drum support rollers, and put the dryer back together. Dryer runs like brand new and is very quiet. Repair was extremely easy to do. Got the replacement parts in about 2 business days. PartSelect repair videos make the repair easy too! Lots of satisfaction for a girl to repair her own dryer!

noise while drum rotating

  • Customer: vince from virginia NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
follow the vidio. removed lint screen. removed screws securning the lint trap guide. used to disconect the two clips honding the top cover and lifted it up and secured it as not to drop down. removed two screws at top of front paned and removed it. took out drumb. took off the two rollers and remounted the drumb and belt. replaced front panel and two screws. lowered top panell and two screws. replaced lint trap. turned on to see is noise stoped and it had. done

drum wheel had flat spot

  • Customer: Michael from Jupiter FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced both drum wheels and belt and cleaned lint out of entire unit. Works perfect again. Great fast parts with super on line instruction if you need it.

Thumping noise

  • Customer: Susan from San Mateo CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed general instructions from your you-tube video. It was much easier than expected. We didn't know if it was belt or rollers, turned out to be roller, but since we bought both we replaced both.

right side drum roller rubber came off,this caused drum to drop and belt tensioner to release.

  • Customer: John from New Bern NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed two screws from filter chute,raised top of dryer and removed front panel,lifted drum out,replace both rollers,replaced drum,reset belt tensioner replace front panel,lowered top,put screws back into filter chute.

one of the Drum rollers was bad and the belt was broken

  • Customer: John from Christopher IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched the repair video and had no problem doing the repairs. they were VERY helpful!

sweaking while running

  • Customer: walter from fairhaven MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
used your video instructions were great a great tool to repair. know wonder the maytag man is not busy ha ha .

Noisy tumbler & worn lint trap seal

  • Customer: Pedro from Brunswick GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed procedures in Parts Select web site video

Dryer was making lots of noise

  • Customer: clayton from clyde park MT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on this site and it went exactly as described, fixed it and it sounds like a new dryer. Was going to junk it, glad I didn't!
All Instructions for the KEYS850LQ1
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