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KitchenAid Superba dryer(electric) will not run. I have power. All I hear is what sounds like the timer running.

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  • jkkmt Nov 24, 2008

    Kitchenaid Superba dryer model #KEYS850LQ0 (Electric). When you set the timer, you can hear it clicking, but when you push the button to start the dryer, it does not run (but the timer still clicks)




  • twty Dec 25, 2008

    What was the solution to this problem - "timer ticking but it wont start"?

  • dsmith3733 Dec 26, 2008

    I have the same problem. I can find a source for the part, but can anyone give me directions on how to replace the thermal fuse? (in words of one syllable, please - I'm new to this)
    thanks,


  • cfensch Apr 20, 2009

    I had this EXACT problem on my KitchenAid KEYE777BWH0 dryer. I tried the thermal fuse and voila! It worked like a charm! $15 for the fuse (purchased locally) and I was up and running again! THANK YOU so much for this advice! I really didn't want to spend $150 for a service call on a 14-year-old dryer, and was seriously considering a new one. Up until this problem, the dryer had worked flawlessly. It's been a great one. Now I'm off to get a vent brush! THANKS EVERYONE!

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You probably have a bad thermal fuse, small white two teminal fuse on the blower housing.

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My dryer shuts off when it gets hot. Can you tell me what is whrong

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A new thermal fuse worked! Thanks so much!

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