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Convert a gas dryer to electric

I've installed a photovoltaic solar system on my house and am currently not paying for electricity, unfortunately my new dryer (pre solar install) is natural gas, is it possible to convert my existing gas dryer to electric? The dryer is a Whirlpool Duet.

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No, it's like apples and oranges

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Even if you could change it to electric you would need way more solar. I always thought natural gas was dirt cheap. What does your water heater run off of ? You can convert your dryer to propane so it WILL work in the event of a national disaster. If that's what your after.

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I have Whirlpool front load dryer ) I just moved into a house that has a hook up for an electric dryer...can this dryer be converted to electric?

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i your dryer is a gas then no, you won't be able to convert it to electric because a gas dryer uses 120V whereas an electric uses 240V.

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i don't think you can convert the gas dryer to an electric dryer.

there are so many issues to consider.

1 the contacts of the timer would be a big problem,
2 the heating element wiring uses big wires where as the existing wires are very small to handle the big current of the heaters.
3 the configuration of extra part that you would have such as the gas solenoids, the ignite r, the flame sensor, etc which electric dryer does not have.

and more....

so bottom line is..... can not convert.

tnx 4 using fixya,


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