question on propane to natural gas

Old 12-03-05, 05:28 PM
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question on propane to natural gas

i got a dryer that has been converted to propane but i use natural gas at my home i am wondering do i need to convert it back or can i use it at my house how it is?? just wondering if its goin to cause a fire or not. thx in advance
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You need to convert it back - propane and natural gas need very different environments to work properly.
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Hello pfeif313. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum topic.

Dryer conversion from or to another fuel type is always cost effective and very possible. The task is or 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.

To summarize:
1 Turn off the gas to the machine.

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:
6 Obtain a natural gas orifice of the correct btu rating.
7 Install the orifice onto the gas valve.

8 Convert the regulator by unscrewing the tower cap & turning the cap over. The cap is on the tower of the reg. Some have a device under the cap.
<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.

Gas Dryer Help Link: (>Contains fuel conversion info

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