Information for swapping away my gas dryer myself

Information for swapping away my gas dryer myself

My (instead old) washer blew through to me personally a weeks that are few (evidently this has been unbalanced for a time. Was included with the accepted destination and I also never ever thought too much of the vibration until it absolutely was far too late.) and have always been getting a brandname set that is new on my new set (Washer HERE, petrol Dryer HERE) from Sears on Thursday.

They desired about $80 plus parts to set up them (I forget I declined having just disconnected everything myself, I figured it would be easy enough to set up the new ones if it was each or for both) and. I’m perhaps perhaps not specially handy but I am at about replace-my-own-ceiling-fan, remove-and-reinstall-my-own-garbage-disposal level.

I am perhaps not overly worried about the washer, but I became reviewing the manual for the dryer on the internet and it offers me a little stressed. It discusses needing to purge the gasoline type of atmosphere twice, utilizing teflon tape (i did not see any proof of that regarding the old install), etc.

Thus I wanted to pose issue- is this a thing that some body within my degree are capable of myself or is there enough gotchas that i will cough the money up?

EDIT: we succeeded today thanks in large component to your response right here- many thanks.

I ended up buying ‘yellow’ gas-approved teflon tape and a unique gas that is flexible (become safe. It had been $30 though!). And a brand new dryer vent hose (also pricey) since evidently I required a steel one plus the existing one had been foil.

It had been about as simple as I hoped.

  1. We connected the (new) exhaust vent hose making use of the force coupling rings ( maybe perhaps not yes appropriate term) that was included with it on both edges- wall surface and appliance. The manual demanded to not ever work with a foil vent, therefore I utilized a steel one. (regrettably, the absolute most metal that is flexible I found pushes the dryer down too much through the wall for my needs- i cannot close the entranceway to my laundry cabinet now. Topic of another post i suppose. I will take to a «periscope» dryer vent.)
  2. I connected the gas that is new into the valve regarding the wall, employing a layer of yellow teflon tape on the threads (even though Residence Depot man appeared to think I would just require it regarding the appliance part)
  3. We connected one of many couplings that are removable the gas line to your straight back of this dryer (again, utilized tape despite the fact that maybe not necessary)
  4. Fired up the fuel for a brief minute to purge the line
  5. Loosely threaded the gas line into this coupling, additionally utilizing tape as suggested; purged once more
  6. Tightened with a (newly bought) pipeline wrench.
  7. Fired up the fuel and listened & smelled for fuel at both connections — quiet and odorless :)

Took possibly half an hour, almost all of that right time had been invested wrestling the stress couplings and hoping to get the threads to take- ended up being wanting to be really gentle.

Dryer began appropriate up no issues plus it (and now we!) survived two test lots.

Therefore, went well, it was found by me not too difficult and would do it again. Thanks for assisting me personally build my skillset!

(Incorporating the requested photo here though it’s a little belated. Note that we covered the hard-gas-line’s opening with painter’s tape and stuck it on/around the valve and that means you can not view it, but it is here. Wished to protect it from most of the lint and dust going swimming down there.)

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