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W10317689 Conversion Kit

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first post but i do need help with this, i am a service tech here in odessa, tx for 8 years so i do know my way around most stuff. my problem is a cust dropped off a dryer for shop service and wants us to be sure it was converted to lp correctly, ive looked everywhere for the instruction sheet to said conversion kit and cannot find it so i do not know what size orifice goes into the burner, any know the size? a 55 is in there now.

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Dryer model number ?

(just to be sure)

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mgde300vw1

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thanks for the help! found the problem( they said could smell gas). theres no air shutter on the burner tube! no sign of one ever being there either. at least i believe thats the problem, wont know until i get the part.

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Unit has no air shutter, the kit has new orifice and instructions to flip the plunger inside the valve.

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flip the plunger? this kit comes with a new blocking pin if thats what your talking about. and every picture online of part#693140 shows an air shutter.

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If the gas valve has the dimples on top and the LP/NG on the face of the valve at the 8 o'clock position and a hash mark at the 7 o'clock position.....

Change the orifice to the 54,then twist the top of the valve cover to align the LP with the hash mark.

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the part they call an air shutter does not have the adjustment like a stove would, so you can't adjust the air/fuel mix. Many of these valves leak a small amount of gas when burner cycles off, sometimes you'll even have a tiny little flame.

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Smell of gas all the time or only when operating????.......Bubble leak check the whole valve body......................Reg, my parts list indicates to use P/n W10317689 kit..........both kits Appear to be the same with the  " Parts included in Kit" list......................Picture at R/C show an air shutter.........Hope Metalapplianceman finishes  his post with the answer.......

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The difference in the "kit" is the instruction sheet showing the "new" valve type and how to convert it.

It says to use orifice #54 for LP and #55 for Butane and DO NOT use the blocking pin.

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did you ever mention which Gas Valve you have ?

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boom! figured it out. everything was correct so i told the cust to bring in the connection he was using on his house, the connectors were from the 60's with no kind of sealer.

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Are these flare connections?
Flare connections do not use sealer.

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no they werent flared connections, it was an old dishwasher connector actually. looked like it came out of a toolbox after 30 years of being shuffled around.

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