Converting LG gas dryer to propane DLE7177WM/DLG188WM
I need to convert to propane. I had looked up kits and saw they are available on line. So called Home Depot to see if they carried and they said I would need a licensed tech to do this for me. I don't mind doing myself if not dangerous like posted on a previous problem. Also don't mind hiring someone. Got 1st call back today and was quoted $250.00 labor and $30. for part. Does this seem like a fair price? Gosh I hope not. And anyone else know if it is ok to do myself?
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You will be needing to find the manufacturer of the clothes dryer and call them on the telephone to ask this question. Look on the plate telling the manufacturer and the model and the serial numbers.
You will need this information for your phone call.
I am not certain, but I believe dryers cannot run on propane or butane.
I think the only run on "natural gas" or on LP gas ( liquified petroleum gas.
The two different gasses have different orifices for the pressure and flow of fuel.
God bless your efforts.
Typically, conversion from natural to propane and visa-versa is just a simple connection behind the appliance. Look in the box of the conversion kit (or on the back of the packaging,) and you should see the conversion instructions. Since you are dealing with gas, you need to make sure the shut-off valve is... shut off so no gas can leak while do the exchange. Also, make sure there are not open flames anywhere near the work area. Take your time and follow the directions...
You can get the conversion kit. It will tell you how to convert the dryer. I recommend that you get a technician to do it though.
This gas dryer is equipped with a Valve & Burner Assembly
for use only with natural gas. Using conversion kit
WE25X0217, your local service organization can convert
this dryer for use with propane (LP) gas. ALL CONVERSIONS
MUST BE MADE BY PROPERLY TRAINED
AND QUALIFIED PERSONNEL AND IN ACCORDANCE
WITH LOCAL CODES AND ORDINANCE
Converting your Natural Gas Dryer to Lp is taking it from a lower BTU gas "Natural" to a higher BTU "LP" value. The orfice on a LP gas valve is smaller because you dont need as much gas to make the same amount of heat. make sure you change the orifice. The little plug goes in the regulator of the gas valve, changing the valve from a low gas pressure Natural to a Higher Pressure LP.
If the kit doesnt look right, did you get the correct one?
Maybe you should call you LP provider they can do the conversion for you.