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DPSQ495GT0WW-- guttering flame, propane dryer


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#21 Budget Appliance Repair

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:47 AM

I have found Frigidaire dryers are the worst for LP conversions, I've never seen another brand have this problem when doing a conversion, (it's usually the air adjustment that with the LP conversion kits for Frigidaire have virtually zero adjustment ability).

 

First big problem, almost impossible to see how flame is burning, but you definitely know it's wrong when you hear it pop back to orifice then sounds totally wrong burning, (have to have up on blocks and site thru little channel in bottom of dryer or kind of thru stack mount holes to even see flame).  The you have to pull it all apart to try and make any air adjustments, can't run with front off and have airflow to adjust while running.

 

I HATE FRIGIDAIRE LP CONVERSIONS!!!!!!!!!


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#22 DanInKansas

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:38 PM

Found out today that the install crew tried to solve this problem yesterday by taking a gas dryer out of the basement, converting it to propane and driving it out to install.  Same problem with a different dryer; we advised customer to call gas company. 



#23 Tim M

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:40 PM

Sounds like it wasn't the dryer, as you suspected.  Any apologies from the client?



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:05 AM

Also with the frigidaire dryer, be sure to change the mounting bracket with the one supplied with the kit. Very important. I have found that the popping and the whistling sound is caused by mis- alignment of the venturi with the orifice. The LP bracket in the kits is heavier and has slightly different construction. This has long been a problem with the friggy dryer and they haven't been able to engineer around it. I  am absolutely certain from many many battles that it is caused by the orifice not being lined up perfectly down the center of the venturi and if you tweak the damn thing you will be able to correct it somewhat. Its still a turd no matter how much polish you put on it.


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#25 DanInKansas

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:29 AM

Sounds like it wasn't the dryer, as you suspected.  Any apologies from the client?

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I have gotten, just off the top of my head, the following from customers: fish, steak, eggs, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, cake, honey, a letter of praise sent to Whirlpool, home made salsa, $5 bills, name-calling and once a $20 tip. 

 

I don't think I've ever gotten an apology from a customer who was wrong. 

 

That is totally okay.  I specifically got into this line of work so I could get out of sales and quit having to persuade and cajole people for a living. All I really need from my customers is that they pay me when I'm done and that they stay out of my way while I'm working. 



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:34 AM

Well at least, I hope, you got paid and didn't hear "but you didn't fix it."






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