Our gas dryer is hooked up to a BBQ propane tank with an appliance regulator. The jets are jetted for propane. When we use the dryer the back plate gets so hot it burns your hand and is scorching our clothes. We can hear the gas clicking on and off. What could be the problem?
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Re: GE Gas dryer getting too hot
The gas burner valve is not the correct one for LP gas. You have to convert the valve as well as the orifices. The clicking is because it is over heating and cycling on and off o the high limit (safety thermostat)
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It could be a partially blocked gas jet or insufficient gas pressure is reaching the jet.
Clearly the pipes and valve should be checked if cleaning the jet doesn't provide a cure.
It is a good idea to compare the jet size and air bleed size with specifications. If it is set up for propane and being used with butane it will display the inefficiency you described.
There have been a few appliances designed for use with bottled gas that weren't intended to be used with a pressure regulator and lots of propane appliances that need a higher pressure than the standard fixed regulator can supply and an adjustable regulator should be used instead.
You change the nozzle or jet or the complete regulator that regulates the flow of gas. I have seen some company's that will sell you the part or the regulator. You will have to go the the Webber and see if they even offer the part. Or maybe a BBQ dealer who sells and services Webber might do it for you. I know most companies will not sell the part or parts because of the liability. Good luck.
It does sound like a faulty regulator, propane operates at 2.75kpa and if the existing regulator is for natural gas it is only 1.1kpa.
If you are operating off a bulk tank the regulator on the tank may be high pressure then the secondary regulator on the appliance may be to bring it down further. See if you can get a manometer and check it all out before doing any regulator removing.
You also need to set the regulator to LP. The symptom described is an indication that the regulator is still set to natural gas. The manual should tell you how. As I remember, there is a cap on top of the regulator that is removed to allow access to a retainer that needs to be turned over so the "LP" is facing up. Check your manual or look it up online
Hello. One question has your range burner jets been changed to LP (liquid
propane). If you are using natural gas jets for the burners and ovens this make
the heat and flam fluctuate in temperature and the same for the oven. Natural
gas jets are larger. One more thing here! There is a control valve spring with
cap in the stove gas regulator that has to be taken out and turn around.
Search the operation manual on how to changes jets from natural gas to LP. In
back of the stove behind one of the panels is a small cloth bag contain these LP
jest and also there should be set of instruction in a bunch of languages.
If you are going to do this yourself--- DIY. Read those instruction ever
carefully. There a bass ball valve that hook to the gas line before the flex
stainless line behind you stove. Turn the nob to where it perpendicular to the
gas line. Open the windows in the house and turn off all electric equipment such
as, fans, toasters, don't be clicking the light switches off and on. Just
a precaution for you and your family safety.
Check with your city zoning ordnance about home owner changing their gas jets
in the range. Some cities and states won't allow you to due this. Then you will
need a technician to preform this operation. I wish you and family well being
and you safety first... GB you...stewbison
The propane you buy for your BBQ is liquid in the bottom of the tank. At the top, it comes out as a gas, which you run through a regulator and then into your grill. If you by some chance turn the tank sideways, the valve inside will shut and keep the liquid propane from coming out. If it did you could have a serious fire.
However, there is a difference between what most folks call "Natural Gas" and propane. If you have gas piped into your home, it's natural gas and not propane.
Natural gas dryers won't run right on propane (LP Gas) and vice versa. There is usually a conversion kit you can buy to switch them over.