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Choosing a dryer.Gas or Electric

A gas dryer saves electricity cost, but requires an installed gas line to the home and special installation. If gas is available for a dryer, the outlay for a gas dryer model may be a good option if your dryer usage is high. An electric dryer costs less, but requires installation and energy costs for a dryer varies with usage. Both types of dryers require proper venting to the outside. Always follow the dryer manufacturer's installation recommendations.

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Can this samsung gas dryer convert in electric dryer too


While it is possible to convert your dryer from electric to gas or vice versa, you will find the cost to be excessive and not worth consideration. A gas dryer will have3 a gas burner and ignitor circuit system while the electric dryer will have a heating element and controls. This is NOT a practical conversion nor would it be cost effective. If you need a gas dryer for your new home, purchase a new dryer or save a few $$$ and check your local Craig's List for a good deal on a used gas dryer. Just beware that you don't buy someone elses problem. There are legitimate sales caused by moving or upgrading appliances that will allow you to find a great bargain. Drop any notion of converting your dryer!

Apr 01, 2014 | Samsung DV419AE Dryer

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What do you do if your out let for your house is only putting out 110 instead of 220 at the outlet.


Depends ... what is 'normal house voltage' where you live?

If you are installing a new electric dryer in the USA, typically, they operate at 220 Volts. If there is no special outlet at the place where you want to use the dryer, you will have to have an electrician install the proper gage wire and outlet for you. Expect to pay up to $200.00 or more for this installation from the house main panel to the dryer location.

If there is a gas line at the location, you may want to consider exchanging your electric for a gas model.

May 27, 2011 | Kenmore 700 6973 Dryer

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I have a kenmore gas dryer which needs to be converted from L/p gas to nateral gas. what do I need to do?


Hello. You will have to get the conversion kit for your brand and model. Since it is a kenmore, you can order on line at Sears.com. Or you can contact your natural gas supplier as they often have these kits in stock. All that is required to convert it back is a different nozzle that the gas flows through. You may want to have this installed by a professional who can also check the proper pressure to your dryer at the same time. They use special testing guages to do this. You may also need a slight adjustment after changing the nozzle, for maximum efficiency. Often, the natural gas company has a technician who will come to your home at no cost to be sure that your conversion is done correctly.

Dec 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Can an electric dryer be converted to a gas dryer? My new lease house has only a gas connection. If the dryer cannot be converted is it cheaper to buy a new dryer or have an electrician add an electric dryer connection?


no you can not convert :-( putting in a dryer receptical is probably your line of least resistance it is typicaly 30 amps at 240 vac. so it will require special wireing 10/3 nmd7 , 2 pole dedicated 30 amp breaker, and a special receptical not a problem unless the basment is finished dry walled ect,, and you are trying to put the dryer on the second floor (far away from breaker panel) that could get costly fast ..get a qoute. just a side note I highly recomend using a licensed eletrician depending on where you live making modifications to electrical or plumbing in a leased house can leave you liable long after you move out
Good Luck

Oct 08, 2009 | Dryers

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gas dryer


Hi Mette-q,
Welcome to fixya.com

I'm Huuum,


You said,you have a Kenmore gas dryer mod. 110.95087400 ser. ms0201135 it's a smartheat quiet pak9. Is there anyway I could convert this from natural gas to electric, is there a conversion kit available.



They do have conversion kits for gas to LP.
But I believe that there is no gas to electric.
You must find a gas line from some where in the home and run it to your location, or buy an electric dryer.
Remember that if you can run a gas dryer it will save you 30% on your energy bill over electric and in time pay for the cost of running the gas line to it.
I hope you are not in an electric only house!

How old is the dryer?? Waiting for your response!
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
Please do not for get to give a rating before you sign off!
Thank You, HUUUM



Here is a interesting report that I just read today



Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.







Sep 22, 2008 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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