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Offline Tasso

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Convert to LP
« on: May 06, 2008, 10:33:24 AM »
Bought the washer & dryer set from Sears.  They were delivered on Friday.  I need to convert to LP gas.  I can't figure out how to get the front of the LG DLGX7188WM dryer opened up to change the oriface.

I tried to get it open, my home builder tried, the expert from Sears tried.  I have another guy coming this afternoon.

Does anyone have any schematics for this dryer?

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Re: Convert to LP
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 11:45:30 AM »
try this similar model, also if you need the service manuals ect,

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Re: Convert to LP
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 01:32:57 PM »
can you post a pic of the dryer?
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Re: Convert to LP
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 08:49:09 PM »
LG DLGX7188WM
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Re: Convert to LP
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008, 06:33:56 PM »
Well, if you buy one of these things and have to convert it, make sure that you get someone who has worked with them before.  It took the technican an hour and a half to change to lp. 

You have to loosen screws at the back, then slide the whole top back, then remove the screws around the steam vent, then remove screws from the back of the control panel, then the front can be removed.  I don't think I would have bought if I knew what a mess this would be. 

I do like the way they clean and dry, so hopefully they will be worth all the frustration.

Never DID find the schematics, I think they must be too new.

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Re: Convert to LP
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008, 07:46:46 PM »
Glad to hear you got this converted.

I wonder if sears uses a little different model number then the standard LG.
I looked on the LG service sit for technicians and could not find anything on that model.

Thanks for the update.  O0
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Re: Convert to LP
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008, 09:24:57 PM »
here's the service manual for the model without steam:

DLG7188 Service Manual
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Re: Convert to LP
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 09:28:41 PM »
by the way did water have to be hooked up to this dryer?
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Re: Convert to LP
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2008, 09:49:58 PM »
by the way did water have to be hooked up to this dryer?
No, you fill the "dispenser drawer" with water.
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