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I am converting my gas dryer to propane and would like to know if I have to remove the natural gas regulator before hooking up to LP gas?

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    i have a maytag neptune gas dryer and need to know if itneeds to be converted

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Most american dryers have the regulator built into the gas valve.
you will need to put he correct parts on the gas valve.

do you have another regulator on the gas line before the machine?

If you dont feel comfortable doing this conversion you should call your propane supplier and have them do it for you.

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Thank you for contacting Fixya.com.

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