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GE Gas dryer getting too hot

Our gas dryer is hooked up to a BBQ propane tank with an appliance regulator. When we turn the dryer on the plate in the back of dryer gets so hot it burns your hand and scorches the clothes. We can hear the gas the gas click on and off. What could the problem be? And how can we fix it?

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You did not post the make and model but you cannot use a natural gas appliance on a propane system. The orifice jets are not the same size and you could be letting too much propane into the burners.

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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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