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I have a Fisher Paykel DG05 - US3 dryer that I need to convert back to natural gas FROM propane. What size orifice do I need (Specs). I understand that they use Whirlpool parts, is this correct? Do you have a part number and where I might purchase it? Besides changing the orifice, is there anything else that needs to be changed?

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