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    Dominickim Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 8, 2007, 07:10 PM
    Convert propane gas to the natural gas dryer
    I have a dryer in the basement that need to be used in propane gas but my current set up is through natural gas.
    I didn't realize until I try to dry the clothes but it was taking much much longer time...

    Is there any way that I can convert the natural gas?

    . Let me know

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    Feb 21, 2007, 05:17 PM
    Yes, you can certainly do this. Your dryer most likely came from the factory ready for natural gas. Someone converted it to allow for propane. I've never heard of a dryer coming from the factory ready for propane. Basically, you have to change the orafice which is a little round thing that controls the amount of gas that passes through and into dryer to be burned and create heat. When using natural gas you need a bigger orafice. Propane contains more energy (more concentrated), so it requires a smaller orafice. You need to take the front of your dryer off and change back to a bigger orafice. You can order kits off the Internet or go to any maytag, sears, etc. store.

    I did it myself, but I wouldn't recommend it. It isn't hard, but gas isn't something to play around with. I would go to the Maytag repair shop and ask them to do it. It is a 30 minute job and should't cost more than $100. I hope this helps.

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