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Is there a way to test a Gas Dryer without a Gas Hookup?

Is there a way to test a Gas Dryer without a Gas Hookup?

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  1. #1
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    Default Is there a way to test a Gas Dryer without a Gas Hookup?

    I am lately getting in a few appliances in my resell business, but nobody in the complex here has a gas hookup.

    Some dryers look newer and real nice, but without gas I obviously can not test the heating elements.

    Is there a way to simply test them? Maybe with a Gas tank similar to propane tanks?

    I hate having to junk perfectly good dryers, simply because I can not test them.
    I guess an alternative would be to find a friend that has gas and take the dryers there to test them,. but that seems like a LOT of work.

    Any ideas or suggestions?

    We are talking several dryers a week.

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    Hi,

    Bad news: natural gas is not really practical in a tank. It is not easy to compress, so it isn't really possible to get much in the tank. That is not to say it is not available, but the gas is compressed to a very high pressure which requires a very heavy and expensive tank and companies that refill them are not common.

    I guess an alternative would be to find a friend that has gas and take the dryers there to test them,
    That may be the best idea.

    Converting them to propane to test likely isn't cost effective either.

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

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