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Information for swapping away my fuel dryer myself

My (instead old) washer blew through to me personally a few weeks hence (evidently it has been unbalanced for a time. Came with the accepted spot and I also never thought an excessive amount of the vibration until it had been too late.) and am getting a brandname set that is new on my brand new set (Washer HERE, petrol Dryer HERE) from Sears on Thursday.

They wanted 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 am maybe not especially handy but I am at about replace-my-own-ceiling-fan, remove-and-reinstall-my-own-garbage-disposal level.

I am maybe not overly concerned with the washer, but I happened to be reviewing the manual for the dryer online and it offers me just a little stressed. It discusses the need to purge the fuel type of air twice, utilizing teflon tape (i did not see any proof of that from the old install), etc.

And so I wanted to pose the question- is this a thing that somebody inside my degree are capable of myself or is there enough gotchas that i ought to cough the money up?

EDIT: we succeeded today thanks in big part towards the response right here- many thanks.

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

It had been about as simple as We hoped.

  1. We connected the (new) exhaust vent hose utilizing the force coupling rings ( perhaps perhaps not certain appropriate term) that was included with it on both edges- wall surface and appliance. The manual demanded to not make use of a foil vent, therefore I utilized a steel one. (regrettably, probably the most metal that is flexible I found pushes the dryer out too much through the wall surface for my requirements- i can not shut the doorway to my washing cabinet now. Topic of another post i suppose. I will decide to try a “periscope” dryer vent.)
  2. I connected the brand new fuel line to your valve in the wall surface, employing a layer of yellow teflon tape on the threads (even though the Residence Depot man appeared to think I would just want it regarding the appliance part)
  3. We connected among the detachable couplings from the fuel line to your back associated with dryer (again, used tape despite the fact that maybe not necessary)
  4. Fired up the gasoline for the minute to purge the line
  5. Loosely threaded the gasoline line into this coupling, additionally utilizing tape as suggested; purged once again
  6. Tightened with a (newly purchased) pipeline wrench.
  7. Fired up the fuel and listened & smelled for gasoline at both connections – quiet and odorless 🙂

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

Dryer began right up no nagging dilemmas and it also (therefore we!) survived two test lots.

Therefore, went well, it was found by me relatively simple and would try it again. Thank you for assisting me build my skillset!

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