convert natural gas dryer to lp

Old 04-02-08, 07:48 PM
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convert natural gas dryer to lp

I have a Kenmore gas dryer that I would like to convert to lp-I have a kit (279911) but have no instructions as to what part goes where-it looks like five orifices and a couple screw -in pieces with rods on them-it has been a couple of years since I purchased the kit so can't go back to the supplier for help
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There are two things that need to be done in order to properly convert a dryer from natural gas to LP. One is changing the orifice and second is changing the vent limiter.

Based on your description of the conversion kit, what you likely have is a universal conversion kit. You will not have to use all of the pieces included.

When you dismantle the dryer, the orifice will be found on the back side of the gas control valve. You will need to remove the burner, being careful not to damage the hot surface igniter. Once the burner is removed, the orifice is located flush on the gas control. Replace the existing one with the same style included with the conversion kit.

On the top of the gas control, there is a screw in piece which is the vent limiter. This will need to be replaced with one of the similar style. These are the pieces with the plastic rods attached.

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