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PartSelect Number PS10063224
Manufacturer Part Number WE05X20431
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Light Bulb Specifications

This light bulb, also known as a drum lamp, illuminates and lights up the dryer drum when the door is open. If the light bulb in the dryer is burnt out or lighting is inconsistent, replacing it can solve this problem. No tools are required for this replacement. To repair, first locate the top section in the interior of the dryer and check the bulb. Next, unscrew the bulb by making three to four turns. Pro tip: the bulb cannot be screwed straight in, instead lean it at a 45-degree angle. Refer to the diagram provided by the manufacturer for further instruction and guidance. Remember to unplug the dryer from the power source for your safety.
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Troubleshooting
This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint.
Part# WE05X20431 replaces these:
AP5956400, WE04X0718, WE4X718
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    Susan
    February 24, 2018
    I took out the old bulb and as soon as i tried to put the new bulb in it exploded. I didn't unplug the dryer as i have never had to unplug my previous dryer to change the bulb. Why would it do that?
    For model number GTD45EASJ2WS
    Hello Susan, Thank you for your inquiry. You'd have to check with an electrician to be sure but for safety reasons, you should always unplug your dryer before changing the light bulb as there still could be an electrical charge in the circuit. Hope this helps!

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    Diana
    December 28, 2017
    My light bulb is brand new but will not go on when opening the door. How do i have to connect the cables?
    For model number dhdsr46gg1ww
    Hi Diana, Thank you for your question. For information on how to install the light bulb, there is a video listed with the part on our website that you may reference as well as installation instructions that customers have left as to how they installed the part. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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      Replacing your General Electric Dryer Light Bulb

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      Customer Repair Stories
       Average Repair Rating: 3.3 / 5.0, 15 reviews. What's this?
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      The light bulb in the dryer burned out
      The repair, from the time that the bulb burned out until it was replaced took about six months. I could have shortened the time if I had ordered the bulb sooner. It was difficult because I had to listen to a fair amount of nagging, which, thankfully, has now ceased. I also had to actually go online and finI opened the dryer door, reached in with my right hand (which happened to be holding the new bulb) and screwed the new bulb in. Tip: Screw it in counter-clock wise. This was not mentioned in the instructions. Come to think of it, no instructions were provided. The company might wish to correct that oversight.
      • Colin C. from GENEVA, IL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Very Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        More than 2 hours
      • Parts Used:
        WE05X20431
      9 of 9 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Dryer would run, but no heat.
      This is more a word of caution than instructions. The inlet control thermostat should be around 100 k ohms at room temp not 10 k ohms as I was quoted. I ordered one and after receiving it found out the "faulty" one and the new one were only 2 ohms difference.

      The center outlet thermistor should also be around 120 k ohms at room temp. The faulty one was reading about 145 k ohms. It does heat now, and hopefully after replacing the elements it will be right again.

      The drum bearing slides made a huge improvement!!

      For the first time trying to repair an appliance I'd say the whole thing went fairly well, but with my mechanical and electronics backgrounds I did have an advantage. The hardest part was figuring out how to get the thing apart to get inside in the first place.
      4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Dryer bulb burned out
      Son found out where the bulb was by using YouTube. I googled lamp for model number and your website came up. I ordered the part, it arrived promptly, and my son installed it.
      • Mary from NEW BRITAIN, CT
      • Difficulty Level:
        Very Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        WE05X20431
      3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Old dryer filter was cracked and bulb burnt out
      Easy peasey! Just Removed/Replace screw-in type bulb.
      • Michael from MEMPHIS, TN
      • Difficulty Level:
        Very Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        WE18X25101, WE05X20431
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      WOULD NOT START/ stopped in the middle of cycle
      Ordered parts and installed with YOUTUBE video.
      Model A little different than showed online, There was a Metal protector over the Door switch that need to be taken off before switch could be located.
      After detachment of dryer door, easily pushed the seal to one side to dislocate the metal protector.
      Would of took 30 minutes to complete if had not been for the Metal protector they added to cover the switch.
      • Lisa from YOAKUM, TX
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers, Socket set
      • Parts Used:
        WE04X28977, WE05X20431
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      Loud scrapping sqeaks
      Diagnostics, ordered front and back bearing. Added the belt because I was there. Parts came quickly. disassembled, shot photos of wire assemblies. Unprepared for element and lint trap housing failure as the heating element was only 1/2 functional, made followup ordered which included the green and white shims. Note, front bearing replacement does not come with wear shims, disappointing. Very inexpensive and should just be part of replacement package. Reassembled in reverse order, tricky part was the belt reinstall. New light made the repair complete.
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      Bearings completely worn out, including plastic.
      Install would have been easier if part was
      an exact
      fit. Had to make do with part not fitting exact. Let's just say the dryer works but light won't line up.
      • Ruth from GRANITE CITY, IL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      1 person found this instruction helpful.
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      Bearings worn out
      Had back in service within a hour of receiving parts
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      Had to use y tube
      After speaking with your representative and him explaining how to me how simple it would be to switch out this light socket myself. I went on y tube went through the instructions and had to go buy a new dryer. And before you jump to any conclusions I can and do repair and and all of things around my house. I will NEVER purchase anything from you company again ander the pretense that it is so simple. This should have been told to me that an election should have done the job!!!!!! Now not only am I out the money I paid your company but I’m out the money I shelled out for a whole new dryer. I am a very angry customer and I would never recommend you to anyone!!! EVER!!!
      • MARIE from SAUGUS, MA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Very Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        1- 2 hours
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WE05X20431, WE5M48
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      Dryer was making very loud squeak/Squealing sounds on a consistent basis.
      Fortunately I was able to watch the diy videos posted by your company which were very easy to understand. I took the dryer apart as instructed on the video and identified which parts required replacement. I ordered all the parts from you and as soon as I received everything I installed the parts and had the dryer back together in just about an hour. Great experience with your company!
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      Model Cross Reference
      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS10063224
      Manufacturer Part Number: WE05X20431
      Brand
      Model Number
      Description
      General Electric
      653615
      Dryer
      General Electric
      653616
      Dryer
      General Electric
      653617
      Dryer
      General Electric
      65361T0WW
      Dryer
      General Electric
      65361T3WW
      Dryer
      General Electric
      65361T5WW
      Dryer
      General Electric
      65371T0WW
      Dryer
      General Electric
      65371T3WW
      Dryer
      General Electric
      65371T5WW
      Dryer
      General Electric
      664615
      Dryer
      General Electric
      664616
      Dryer
      General Electric
      664617
      Dryer
      General Electric
      66461T0WW
      Dryer
      General Electric
      66461T2WW
      Dryer
      General Electric
      66461T3WW
      Dryer
      General Electric
      66461T5WW
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672410
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672411
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672412
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672510
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672511
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672512
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672710
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672711
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672712
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672810
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672811
      Dryer
      General Electric
      672812
      Dryer
      General Electric
      674310
      Dryer
      General Electric
      674311
      Dryer

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