I PURCHASED A NEW GAS DRYER AND INSTALLED THE CONVERSION KIT MYSELF. I CHANGED OUT THE ORFICE AND IN THE INSTRUCTIONS IT TELLS YOU TO TURN THE SPRING ON THE GAS VALVE IN ALL THE WAY BUT THE QUESTION I HAVE THERE IS THREAD LOCK AND A JAM NUT HALF WAY DOWN. SHOULD I TRY TO BREAK THE THREAD LOCK AND SCREW IT DOWN SOME MORE? THE DISCHARGE TEMPERTURE SEEMS HIGH AND IT MAKE ALOT OF NOISE WHEN THE BURNER IS ON.LG MODEL DLG2526W GAS DRYER
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you first need to turn the screw on the gas valve clockwise to close it,then replace the l.p. orfice to the propane orfice on the burner tube and put the enclosed sticker on the gas valve that it is now set for propane gas operation
actually you as the home owner could do it as it is quite simple... i am a lg servicer in texas or i would run right over and fix you up but all that gets changed is the orfice on the unit and sometimes they will send a new spring for the gas valve. if you call lg up and tell them you need a servicer to do this usually they can look on there list of servicers and recommend one close to you....hope this helps out and good luck
It should come with a manual. It does simply installs after removing the other regulator & do use pipe dope too. The orfice is really the only thing needed to change although it is calibrated so it will be fairly easy to change around
You will also need to remove the cap from the regulator and turn it over. This makes the regulator compatible with LP gas. It's easy to tell which side is which - each side is labeled.
However, the conversion kit should be installed by a professional trained for the job. Your local LP dealer should be able to help you find a repair person with the skill. (Improper installation could result in a gas leak.)
More and more, you have to change the gas valve AND the orifice due to the liability issue of changing only the orifice and not doing a complete conversion. If, and this might be a big if, a conversion kit is available, you will need the model # of your dryer to order it. The kit will come with a spring and a tension nut for the gas valve and the orifice you need. Instructions will come with the kit. Follow them to the letter. An improperly installed conversion kit, or just changing the orifice, can be very dangerous. LP operates at a higher pressure than the natural gas the dryer was built to use, and an improper conversion presents a significant fire hazard.
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.