Guidance for swapping away my fuel dryer myself

My (instead old) washer blew through to me personally a few weeks hence (evidently this has been unbalanced for a time. Was included with the spot and I never ever thought an excessive amount of the vibration until it absolutely was far too late.) and am getting a brandname set that is new on my new set (Washer HERE, petrol Dryer HERE) from Sears on Thursday.

They wanted about $80 plus parts to put in them (I forget if it absolutely was each and for both) and I declined having simply disconnected everything myself, we figured it will be effortless adequate to put up the latest people. I am not specially handy but I am at about replace-my-own-ceiling-fan, remove-and-reinstall-my-own-garbage-disposal level.

I’m maybe perhaps not overly concerned about the washer, but I became reviewing the manual for the dryer on the internet and it’s me just a good site little nervous. It talks about having to purge the fuel line of atmosphere twice, utilizing teflon tape (i did not see any proof of that from the old install), etc.

And so I wanted to pose issue- is this something which somebody inside my degree are capable of myself or is there enough gotchas that i will cough the money up?

EDIT: we succeeded thanks in large part to the answer here- thank you today.

I ended up buying ‘yellow’ gas-approved teflon tape and a brand new gas that is flexible (to be safe. It absolutely was $30 though!). And a brand new dryer vent hose (also pricey) since evidently I required a steel one additionally the existing one ended up being foil.

It was about as simple as We hoped.

  1. We connected the (new) exhaust vent hose with the stress coupling bands ( perhaps maybe not sure the most suitable term) that was included with it on both edges- wall surface and appliance. The manual demanded to not ever make use of foil vent, therefore a metal was used by me one. (regrettably, the essential flexible steel one we found pushes the dryer away too much from the wall for my needs- i cannot close the entranceway to my washing case now. Subject of another post i suppose. I’ll decide to try a « periscope » dryer vent.)
  2. We connected the brand new gasoline line towards the valve from the wall surface, utilizing a layer of yellow teflon tape on the threads (even though the Residence Depot guy did actually think I would just require it regarding the appliance part)
  3. We connected one of many detachable couplings from the gasoline line to your straight back regarding the dryer (again, utilized tape and even though maybe not necessary)
  4. Fired up the fuel for the brief minute to purge the line
  5. Loosely threaded the gasoline line into this coupling, additionally using tape as suggested; purged once more
  6. Tightened with a (newly bought) pipeline wrench.
  7. Fired up the gas and listened & smelled for fuel at both connections – quiet and odorless :)

Took possibly half an hour, the majority of that time ended up being spent wrestling the force couplings and looking to get the threads to take- ended up being wanting to be really gentle.

Dryer started appropriate up no nagging issues plus it (and now we!) survived two test lots.

So, went well, i came across it not too difficult and would repeat. Thanks for assisting me personally build my skillset!

(Incorporating the photo that is requested though it’s a little belated. Note on/around the valve so you can’t see it, but it’s there that I covered the hard-gas-line’s opening with painter’s tape and stuck it. Wished to protect it from most of the lint and dirt going swimming down there.)