Convert Dryer to LP gas

Old 11-17-04, 06:29 AM
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Convert Dryer to LP gas

I have a Gibson Dryer the model # is GDG436rew0. I have found a conversion kit on-line to chabge from Natural gas to LP gas. However, after looking at the dryer I am unsure of how to chang it over and where to take it apart at. Can you help me?
Old 11-17-04, 07:18 PM
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Hello claudiebaugh. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

The task can be a do it yourself project, if you're careful, use cautions and are handy with commonly found shop or garage small hand held tools.

1 Turn off the gas.
2 Disconnect the electrical connection.

3 Open the cabinet. <No set procedure>
<Some brands & some models the burner has an access panel on the lower right or left front of the dryer. Other types require the entire front panle be removed to access the burner gas valve.>
4 Remove the entire gas valve assembly.
< It will be attached to a plate with 3 or more small screws>
5 Take the entire gas valve assembly with you to the local appliance parts store.

A suggestion: <Write down & take with you the brand name, model & serial numbers>

6 Obtain a natural gas orifice of the correct btu rating.
7 Install the orifice on the gas valve.
<Which is in the front end of the burner on the gas valves body after unscrewing & removing the current orifice.>
8 Convert the regulator by unscrewing the tower cap & turning the cap over. The cap is on the tower of the reg.
<Most regulators are convertable but not all, depending upon gas valves manufacturer and the year of manufacture>

TIP 1:
If the brand and model has a front burner access panel door, the gas can be turned off at the very tiny gas shut off valve located to right side of the gas valve on the incoming supply pipe.

TIP 2:
The gas line disconnection can also be at the gas valve ahead of the tiny shut off isolation valve. The union is counter threaded. Which means it turns clockwise to loosen and counter clockwise to tighten it. Just the complete opposite of a any other threaded connection.

Use a back up wrench to dissconnect the supply pipe connection. Hold one part stationary while turning the other. Reverse the procedure to re connect and SOAP test for leaks when done with the tiny valve turned back on.

It's always adviseable to clean the entire exhaust venting system every 2 years. Or during any dryer maintenance and or repairs.

Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Read the existing questions on the subject of dryers. Doing so will quickly provide you with a additional information on how to resolve the problem.

Check all parts for wear and or the need for replacement while the task is in process. Especially if the model requires opening the entire cabinet to access the internal parts.

Replace all worn parts while the need to be inside the cabinet is required. You'll be glad you did....

For additional information, repair instructions etc. read the other questions within this forum pertaining to dryer conversions. The question has already been asked several times.

Those prior conversion questions and any or all the replies offered within them contain all the required & additional information most likely to be needed.

If you need further assistance, use the reply button to add any additional information or ask additional questions. Doing so will automatically keep your question at the top of the forum list.

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It's always adviseable to clean the entire exhaust venting system every 2 years. Or during any dryer maintenance, connection, servicing and or repairs.

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