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Can you convert a gas dryer to an electric dryer?
May 31, 2007 5:18PM
Sorry to say, a conversion like this would not be either cost
effective nor practical. They are very different, you are talking
about electric elements versus actual flames. There are venting and
fire safety issues to consider. You may have heard of dryer
conversion kits or of others that have converted a dryer. If you
have, what they are referring to is converting a natural gas dryer
to a propane dryer or a propane dryerto anatural gas dryer. This is
a relatively simple process unlike what a conversion of gas to
electric or vice versa would consist of.
- Sell the gas dryer and use whatever proceeds it makes towards
the purchase of a new electric dryer.
- If there is gas anywhere in the house, contact a licensed plummer and get an estimate to run a gas line to the dryer location.