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KEYS850LQ1 KitchenAid Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for KEYS850LQ1 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the KEYS850LQ1
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Dryer was not putting out any heat. Clothes were still wet after completing a full cycle

  • Customer: Sandra from Albuquerque, NM
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I checked all of the most commonly affected parts (as described on this site) with an ohmmeter (My first time but very easy to use). The only exception was the heating coil but this appeared to be working fine. The cycling thermostat showed resistance so I ordered a new one here. Replaced it and now the drying is working like new! The informational youtubes, diagnosis, purchase and repair only took me an hour. Never tried fixing an appliance myself before but so satisfying! $25 dollars and convenient timing is much better than the $350 I spent to have an appliance repairman fix my washer.

Dryer would not heat, timer would not advance.

  • Customer: Dianne from Griffin, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First, I would like to say how pleased I am with how quickly the part arrived. The repair was very straightforward. I used the video on the PartSelect site to guide me. Removed wires one at a time so that I could immediately put them on the corresponding place on the new part. Took less than 10 minutes.

No Heat On Two Outof Three Modes

  • Customer: Chris from Spencerport, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the back off, swapped out the three sensors. Just like the videos showed. Easy as pie!!! Took more time to vacuum the dryer out. , Excellent delivery time and customer service!

no heat

  • Customer: Ira from Springdale, AR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unplug,disconect vent, remove the back, use the ohm meter test the thermal cut-off , test the heating element, test heat limit switch. ( that now comes as part of the cut off kit ) I tested the cycling thermostat but did not know the values so i ordered it as well. Did not need it after compairing the old to the new. every thing should show compleat circut except the cycling thermo's two center contact that should be around 8000 ohm. very easy repair and recieved the parts in two days. Watch the video.

timer did not advance

  • Customer: John from Ithaca, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video. Thermostat wasn't the problem tho. It was the timer.

Dryer would heat up initially, but heat would cut off and clothes wouldn't dry.

  • Customer: William from Peachtree City, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I wasn't sure which part was the problem, but the PartSelect web site is very helpful suggesting likely parts for various problems. I ordered two parts from PartSelect - a Cycling Thermostat and a Thermal Cut-Off Kit. Each of the two parts had an installation video available on the PartSelect web site. I followed the video instructions for each part. Very easy to follow, no problems at all with installation, problem with dryer is now solved. I might add I was amazed how quickly the parts arrived after I ordered from PartSelect. Parts arrived 2nd day after placing order. I would not hesitate to use PartSelect for any future needs.

Dryer didn't get hot

  • Customer: Salvatore from Land O Lakes, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnect back of dryer gas/elec then I unscrewed the back panel, and chisel the panel off with a hammer and a old wood chisel to remove the welds spots, changed out the thermostat and I had to use tap screws to put back panel

dryer wouldn't heat

  • Customer: Joseph from Chadds Ford, PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
should have bought and used a voltmeter first. replaced heating element and fuse and other thermostat before I got a voltmeter and realized it was the cycling thermostat that was bad. easy after that

Timer would not advance & no heat

  • Customer: Dale from Shalimar, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair is quite easy. However for me, the Cycling Thermostat did not fix the problem.

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.

Door Wouldnt Stay Shut

  • Customer: tonya from amarillo, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the old one out, took the duck tape off (haha) and snapped, pushed the new one on. Piece of cake. I then noticed that this is a movable door ,and ther was the same part on the other side, oh well now I still have a spair.

Door catcher on dryer wore out

  • Customer: Bianca from New Orleans, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the tiny screws on the door and replaced the old door catcher with the new one.

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

dryer would not heat

  • Customer: mike from new egypt, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the front cover of the dryer as well as the lint holder and framework to gain access to the thermal fuse which is behind it and mounted on the discharge side of lint fan. replaced fuse but the dryer still wouldn't heat each time the ignitor glowed. Also then replaced the solenoid (both of them) and this fixd the problem as it has been good for a week now. The solenoid issue is not easy to conclusively identify as an issue as it is inconsistent in operation.
All Instructions for the KEYS850LQ1
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