How do you disconnect a gas dryer?


Quick Answer

To disconnect a gas dryer, take the hose off the gas outlet and from the back of the dryer. Disconnect the flexible duct hose that connects the dryer to the exhaust vent. Place the hose and the ductwork inside the drum if you are planning to move the dryer.

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  1. Remove the gas supply

    Turn off the gas at the valve in the laundry room by turning it clockwise until it stops. Disconnect the supply hose from the outlet and then from the rear of the dryer. Ensure that the gas is off before removing the hose for safety purposes.

  2. Unhook the exhaust ductwork

    Remove the ductwork from the back of the dryer and from the connection point with the wall. Remove any tape that is necessary. Hold one end of the ductwork in each hand, allowing the middle of the ductwork to sag downward and keep lint and other debris from spilling out onto the floor.

  3. Stow the hose and ductwork safely

    Put the hose and ductwork carefully into the drum of the dryer if you are preparing to move the dryer. Close the door securely so that it does not pop open and cause an accident during the moving process.

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