Advice to unhook Gas Dryer

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Old 01-28-2019, 03:05 PM
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If you do this yourself make sure to test the plug by dousing it with sudsy soap and water and look for bubbles. If you see bubbles then you have a leak
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Okay, shut off the valve and disconnect it. Put the plug in and I would also have the gas co. close the shut off that is outside your home for extra safety.

Also, I could be wrong but... I believe gas connections are reverse thread. Use Teflon tape as well.
They do not have reverse threads
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purchased a new electric dryer from lowe’s to replace gas dryer. Lowe’s did not tell us that they will not unhook the existing gas dryer. Looks simple enough to do by closing valve and unhooking. Am i missing something? Does gas to home have to be shut off before unhooking dryer? Gas company will only shut off gas to home and will not touch appliances. Maybe i need a handyman to do the entire job ? Any recommendations?
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Yep. Just close the valve coming out of the wall. Disconnect gas line at valve and dryer. For a little added protection get a threaded plug to fit into the valve to ensure there can't be any gas leaking past the valve. Make sure you wrap the plug in thread/Teflon tape before screwing it in.
And check for leaks with soapy water.
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You should have on and off valve behind the dryer where the dryer gas line connects to. That should shut off the gas as long as it’s in working order?

After you turn the valve off and cap off the open fitting that you unscrewed the dryer gas line I would also check the valve for leaks using the soapy water as suggested and any exposed connections. ( naturally you want to hold the pipe while unscrewing the dryer line so you don’t disturb other joints up stream). When you turn off or on something that hasn’t been rotated for long time it may leak after being tampered with. If that happens you will have to probably have plumper if you don’t know how to turn off the gas at the meter. It’s no difference than living up north when the power goes out and you have to use alternative propane heat source, check all the connections you made for leaks. If you have any doubt of you’re ability preforming this CALL plumber.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:16 AM
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Well nobody really has any idea about your skill level. If your going to try it yourself which is not good depending on if your Bob Villa Type background is a little weak then open the window. Have the gas companies Phone number set as a contact in your phone and the Call the Handyman. Don't Do It. If you have to ask it's probably not your cup of tea. Hope to see you posting that everything worked out.

Why gas to electric? Interesting! Great Sale on the Dryer?

P.S. if you try it do it during prime time business hours so help can make it to you quickly!
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After many many years of electric dryers, we got a gas dry at our last house. Loved it! It saved us a lot of money, we just wish we had gas in our part of The Villages.
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For a little bit of added confidence, I would put the plug on the line, then open the valve and put soapy water all around the plug. If there is any leakage, you will see bubbles. Then close the valve. Double protection.
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