KitchenAid dryer troubleshooting

Why wait for a service engineer and pay money for the visit if there’s every chance you’ll be able to fix your KitchenAid dryer on your own? Below, there are troubleshooting tips for several models and model ranges by this well-known brand. All you need is to identify the symptom right.
Today, the KitchenAid brand belongs to the Whirlpool Corporation. The name of the original owner, which founded KitchenAid almost a century ago, was The Hobart Corporation.

KitchenAid KEYE665B dryer troubleshooting

Greasy spotsDryer fabric softeners were usedFollow manufacturer’s directions carefully.
Undiluted washer fabric softener was usedDilute fabric softener before adding to the final rinse.
Enough detergent was usedUse enough detergent to hold soil in the wash water until it drains away.
Items were clean before they were driedUndrained soil can stick to outer tub of the washer and cause greasy spots with next load.
Soiled items can stain other items in the load. They can also leave stains on the dryer drum that can be picked up by items in later loads. Dryer heat may perma- nently set these stains.
LintLint screen is full Load is properly sortedClean lint screen.
Static electricity is attracting lintSort lint-givers (bath towels, etc.) from lint-takers (synthetics, permanent press).
Load is too big or heavyUse fabric softener in the washer’s final rinse. Use correct dryer settings for fabric. Overdrying synthetics can cause lint- attracting static electricity.
Paper or tissue was in pocket Enough detergent was usedDry smaller loads. When items can’t tumble freely, air is unable to carry lint to lint screen.
Pilling is being mistaken for lintEmpty pockets carefully. A small scrap of paper can cause a lot of lint.
Use enough detergent to hold the lint in the water until it drains away. Base detergent amount on water hardness and soil in wash load.
Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and laundering. Pills do not break away easily from the fabric and can often collect lint. Synthetic fabrics are more likely to pill than others, especially at neckbands, elbows and knees.
ShrinkingItems are overdriedRemove items while there is still a trace of moisture. Some items should be removed while damp, then shaped and air dried.
Fabric type and quality is suitable for dryingSome knits are stretched during manu- facturing. Washing and drying returns them to the original size. This is normal. Check quality of garment before buying. Follow fabric care label directions carefully.
Slow dryingThere is a large amount of moisture in the load to be driedSome items hold more moisture than others (cottons more than polyester). They take longer to dry. Full loads take longer to dry than small loads of the same fabric.
Cold rinse water is usedA load rinsed in cold water will take slightly longer to dry than a warm one. Cold rinses, however, help save energy and reduce wrinkling more than warm rinses do.
Room air temperature is below 45°F (7°C)Install dryer in a room where the air temperature is warmer than 45°F (7°C). Cold air increases drying time and may cause wrinkles not to be removed.
Dryer is exhausted accordInstall and exhaust your dryer
Lint screen is cloggedClean lint screen before or after each use.
Exhaust duct or outside exhaust hood is cloggedClean if needed.
Proper electrical supply is usedProperly connect the dryer to a grounded electrical circuit that meets the electrical requirements stated
Static electricityLoad is overdriedRemove items while there is still a trace of moisture.
Fabric softener is usedUse a fabric softener and follow pack- age directions carefully.
Synthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press and knits are in loadSynthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press and knits build up static electricity. Use a fabric softener and be careful not to overdry the load.

KitchenAid KEYS677E dryer troubleshooting

Slow drying or clothes still wet• Incorrect cycle or temperature setting selected.
• Full or clogged lint screen.
• Exhaust vent clogged, restricted, or too long.
• Dryer not level to allow for clothes contacting the electronic dryness sensor.
• Dryer located in room with temperature below 45° (7°C).
• Load too large and bulky to dry quickly.
• Drying heavy fabrics (denim, towels) with light fabrics (synthetics, permanent press).
• Fabric softener sheet blocking exhaust grill inside dryer drum.
Lint• Full lint screen.
• Load not properly sorted.
• Overdrying, especially synthetic fabrics that cause lint-attracting static electricity.
• Load size too big or heavy.
• Tissue or paper left in pockets.
• Pilling (surface fuzz caused by normal wear and laundering) attracts lint.
Static electricity• Overdrying.
• Dryer fabric softener improperly used.
• Load includes synthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press, and knit fabrics that build up static electricity.
Wrinkling• Overloading.
• Overdrying, especially permanent press and synthetic fabrics.
• Large items balling or rolling up.
• Clothes left in dryer at end of cycle.
Shrinking• Overdrying.
• Fabric or garment is not designed for tumble drying.
• Dryer settings incorrect for fabric type.
Greasy spots/stains• Dryer fabric softener improperly used. Do not add to a warm load.
• Drying soiled items.
Color change• Drying dark colors with light colors.
• Drying colorfast colors with non-colorfast colors.
Garment damage• Zippers, snaps, and hooks left open.
• Strings and sashes not tied to prevent tangling.

KitchenAid Pro Line KHEV01RSS dryer troubleshooting

WONT POWER UP. (No response when Control On button is pressed.)1. Supply connections.
2. Check harness connections.
3. User interface assembly.
WONT START CYCLE WHEN START BUTTON IS PRESSED.1. If number display flashes, check to be sure the door is completely shut, and press and hold down Start for about 1 second.
WONT SHUT OFF WHEN EXPECTED.1. Check Pause/Cancel button.
2. User interface assembly.
3. Moisture Sensor.
WONT HEAT.1. Heater.
2. Check harness connections.
3. Check installation.
HEATS IN AIR CYCLE.Temperature sensor.

KitchenAid Pro Line KHEV01RSS dryer troubleshooting

PF flashes to indicate that a power failure occurred while the dryer was running. Press Start to continue the cycle, or press Pause/Cancel to clear the display.
E1TEMPERATURE SENSOR OPENE1 flashes in the numeric display when the temperature sensing circuit is open.
E2 flashes in the numeric display when the temperature sensing circuit is shorted.
If during a cycle the blower rotational speed drops below 500 rpms, all outputs will be turned off and error code E3 will be displayed.
If during a cycle the tumbler rotational speed drops to 0, all outputs will be turned off and error code E4 will be displayed.
E5DRY RACK SENSORIf during a Dry Rack cycle the signal is lost, all outputs are turned off and E5 is displayed.
E6EXHAUST HIGH LIMIT FAULTIf the exhaust temperature goes above 190°F (87.7°C) all outputs will turn off and E6 will be displayed.