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Converting Natural Gas to Propane dryer


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#1 Paulcalif

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:04 PM

I posted on this subject before, but can't find it now.

I have a dryer model djxr433gg1ww.

I purchase the conversion kit for it and I am ready to tackle the conversion.

I was wondering if there is a walk through on how to take the dryer apart?

Thanks,

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:10 PM

Open the door and you will see 2 screws, one on each side going straight up to the top. Remove those screws, grab the front of the top and lift up, pull forward and back and the top will come off.

Remove the 2 phillips head screws securing the front to the sides of the cabinet.

Pull front forward and lift up. There are 2-3 wires attached to the door switch that you will need to remove (noting their specific locations).

Remove the back access panel and remove the belt from the motor pulley by releasing the idler pulley tension (noting the routing of the belt).

you are now ready to remove the drum..use the belt to help remove and install the drum. you will most likely have to flex the sides of the cabinet to remove and install the drum. It's and extremely close fit.

From this point you can access all the valve and burner parts.



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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:21 PM

Some help on doing the conversion here:

http://fixitnow.com/...gas-to-propane/

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:30 PM

I think I found a good post -
http://fixitnow.com/...er-disassembly/

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:34 PM

[user=27206]Paulcalif[/user] wrote:

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:53 AM

You guys are awersome, thanks!

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:45 AM

I have no access panel in the back! I saw this in my link above, is this the right way to do it?


To restring the belt on this sorry excuse for a dryer, remove the phillips screw inside the rear exit opening of the blower duct and remove the duct. Then restring the belt from the front.

Restring from the front? Did they mean rear???

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 02:00 PM

Well, it's done. Restringing the belt was the hardest part and that wasn't too tough. I can't understand why GE didn't put an access panel in the back though. I won't be able to test until the next time I go out to the desert.

Thanks again guys,
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:05 PM

I pretty much guarantee this is a new one for you guys. I had the dryer in the back of my truck, taking it to the desert. Keep in mind that this was an almost NEW dryer. I had gone close to 100 miles when the rope holding the dryer from blowing out Broke! I saw it starting to go and made it to the slow lane where it FELL out in traffic - oh crap!! I pulled over and called the CHP. Cars and BIG trucks were swerving to miss it. A HUGE Semi nailed it, hitting it straight on and knocking it further down the freeway, but still in the lane. As I watched in horror the Highway Patrol finally got there and stopped all traffic on the 10 (70 mph zone!). He pulled it off the road. Then he came up to me, I figured I was going to be cited, but he just asked if I wanted to pick it up! I did and got it out here. That new looking dryer is now beat to a pulp, but it works!! I had to bang out the sheet metal, and the start button is gone. The plastice top piece that holds the timer etc. is pretty beat up. It's amazing that is still works. I need a few parts!

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:45 PM

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:03 PM

Man, I should have thought of that. I spent a few hours making it look better. Pounded out some dents and painted over where the paint was scraped off. Taped the plastic panel where the timer and switches are. Looks like new again, well, looks like it feel off a truck really. LOL.
I am leaving from home tonight. Next trip out I'll take pictures, but I should have done it before.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:09 AM

Wow, that sucks. At least you had a rope to begin with. You would be amazed how many people we sell applinaces to that come to pick them up and have nothing to tie them down with. When you exit our place of business there is a big dip in the road.....I've probably seen a hundred appliances dumped out of trucks onto the road. The thing that kills me is they come back wanting us to give them another appliance because they refused to buy a $3 piece of rope.
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:19 AM

To be honest, I figured the rope was just added safety, and there for the dips and bumps. I was a victim of highwinds and crappy rope. The rope was Harbor Freight glow in the dark rope. It looks strong, about 3/8" think, but it broke and it wasn't against a sharp edge or anything. At least I got the dryer cheap and it's only going into our vacation home. AND, it still works. I may be in the market for a new one anyway just because this one looks real bad - LOL. I am just REALLY glad no one got hurt!!




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