I am moving to an all electric apartment and have a gas dryer. It is 3 years old. Can it be converted to an electric dryer? How would I find someone to do this?

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    It's possible -- anything is possible; with the right amount of research, design, engineering, and hacking, you can make a car out of your gas dryer. The question is instead of feasability. – cat Jun 30 '17 at 4:48
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    Until reading this question I had never heard of a gas dryer. Are they an American thing? – Tom Wright Jun 30 '17 at 12:15
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    @Taegost - I'm surprised you've never seen one - they are pretty common in the midwest at least. I don't think I've ever owned an electric dryer in fact. – Eric Petroelje Jun 30 '17 at 13:15
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    @Taegost They may only put electric dryers on display in stores, but virtually every dryer for sale can be bought in both electric and gas versions. Gas prices are generally cheaper than electric rates, making gas a much more attractive option for anything that will use it. Some areas just haven't been hooked up for gas, though, so it may be less prevalent there. – mmathis Jun 30 '17 at 15:53
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    Possible duplicate of Can a gas dryer convert into electric? – stannius Jun 30 '17 at 16:29

In general, no you can't do this.

I suppose it's possible that the manufacturer uses many of the same parts between their gas and electric models and you could buy enough parts to do a conversion, but this would likely cost more than just buying an electric dryer in the first place.

But I've never seen a supported conversion kit - my advice: sell the gas dryer and buy an electric.


You might convert it to use propane. that way you can keep using it. There are some videos around how to do it.

Don't know about how it will affect its working, or longevity.


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    I suspect that doing so safely (and with approval) of the apartment building would be much more expensive than just buying an electric dryer. Locating the propane tank safely outside of the apartment and running a gas line to the dryer's location will not be cheap. And then she'd still have to deal with refilling the tank periodically. A small tank may not even be large enough to handle the flow from a dryer. – Johnny Jun 30 '17 at 18:22
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    this is assuming cost is relevant. What if the gas dryer has significant emotional value and OP cannot be without it? – Tschallacka Jun 30 '17 at 18:33
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    Oh the memories. If worse comes to worst and the propane conversion doesn't work out, the OP can still take it to a taxidermist to have it stuffed and put it on display in the living room. – statueuphemism Jun 30 '17 at 20:43
  • Propane is a lot more dangerous than methane, since it is heavier than air. This is horrible advice. – JonathanReez Jul 1 '17 at 13:02
  • With any sort of combustible is dangerous when handled improperly or with outdated worn equipment. By your logic one should convert it to hydrogen since its lighter than air – Tschallacka Jul 1 '17 at 17:08

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