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Re: Natural gas to propane conversion LG dryer
You posted under a combo washer / dryer WD-4343RHD.
For a gas dryer, conversion is to replace Nat gas orifice with LP one (the LP orifice has a air hole going cross ways through it) plus screwing the regulator blocker (brass slot head screw on top of the gas valve) all the way down (if you missed that step, I would expect your symptoms). Also, make sure you have a good vent with strong air flow at the outdoor outlet. If poor vent, short cycling may occur.
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Yes you can, but whether you should is another matter. I purchased a new dryer and needed it to be propane ready...you need to get the proper orifice (which lets the gas in to the burners) changed out. Natural gas orifice has a larger hole than a propane orifice. In addition, the regulator must be modified. It may involve flipping an insert under the cap (typical of stoves) or it may require conversion parts packed in the conversion kit (order one specific to your drier). This regulator is part of the piping within the back of the drier.
Incidentally, conversion orifice(s) should be included with the drier and screwed to the body in a clip. When you change it over and label the equipment as converted to propane, put the old natural gas orifice in the clip and screw it back onto the body. Put the instructions in a paper envelope and tape to the outside of the body of the drier.
if your burners are dirty you will get incomplete combustion and this could cause the problem you described. be sure that the unit is for lp and not natural gas this situation could also cause the issue you describe.
The difference between a natural gas appliance and a propane one is basically the gas nozzles. For example if you have a gas stove and you lift up the top, under the burners are the small gas nozzles. The problem is there are no standard when it comes to these nozzles. In other words they are not interchangeable form one brand (Whirlpool to LG) to another or from one type (washer to furnace) to another. What you can do is contact you locale propane dealer and ask them if they have any suggestions. Also look on line for sites that may offer conversion kits like RV dealerships. Hope this helps.
If you replaced the orifice on the gas valve, then you must screw down on the adjustment screw on top of the valve. Use a flat screwdriver and screw down the pressure adjustment screw till it stops in the down position. Then the valve is set for propane use.