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$30 Working Coppertone Lady Kenmore Dryer - Eastpointe, Michigan
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Post# 1131241   10/16/2021 at 14:56 (531 days old) by Oliger (Indianapolis, Indiana)

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Post# 1131288 , Reply# 1   10/17/2021 at 08:49 (531 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
1966-7 Lady Kenmore Gas Dryer

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These were great dryers, this one has the real modulating gas burner, 25,000 BTUs.


This dryer is so much more advanced than a DG806 its not even close, its no wonder that WP was building 10 times as many dryers as MT in the 60s.


John L.

Post# 1131300 , Reply# 2   10/17/2021 at 12:45 (531 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        
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John, if I wanted to convert my 1963 Whirlpool Imperial dryer to gas, would the 25,000 btu burner work or would it have to be the 37,000 btu burner?

Post# 1131310 , Reply# 3   10/17/2021 at 15:00 (530 days old) by Combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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Hi Sean, the 25,000 BTU burner would work, but your dryer was meant to have a two level 20,000/37,000 BTU burner 25,000 would be enough to dry clothes but would modify the dryers design a little bit but it would work.

You would need to make some modifications to the thermostats the modulating burner dryers held the exhaust temperature around 165 and relied on the tapering down of the heat because the heat never cycled off during the heat portion of the cycle


Post# 1131333 , Reply# 4   10/17/2021 at 20:25 (530 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        
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Maybe I might look into converting my 1963 Whirlpool Imperial dryer to gas one day but Ill have to see. One thing I wish I could find is a booster fan like the older Whirlpool dryers had in the early 50s but I am not sure if it would work on the newer style of Whirlpool 29 dryers from the early 60s since the fan would have to have a spindle to connect to but would be in the way of the belt tensioner and would have to have a piece cus made to the belt groove and spindle for the fan to screw on.

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