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Light Bulb – Part Number: WE05X20431
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Light Bulb

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 brands:

General Electric, Hotpoint.

Part # WE05X20431 replaces these:

WE04X0718, WE4X718.
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Replacing your General Electric Dryer Light Bulb

Customer Repair Stories
Average Repair Rating: 3.4 / 5.0, 13 reviews What's this?
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Colin C. from GENEVA, IL
Difficulty Level:
Very Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Parts Used:
WE05X20431
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.
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Lisa from YOAKUM, TX
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WE04X28977, WE05X20431
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.
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Michael from MEMPHIS, TN
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WE18X25101, WE05X20431
Old dryer filter was cracked and bulb burnt out
Easy peasey! Just Removed/Replace screw-in type bulb.
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Jason from JERRY CITY, OH
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE05X20431, WE1M1067, WE4M398, WE04X20685, WE1M504
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.
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Mary from NEW BRITAIN, CT
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WE05X20431
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.
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Wayne from KERNERSVILLE, NC
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE05X20431, WE09X20441, WE1M1067, WE14M124, WE1M504
Bearings worn out
Had back in service within a hour of receiving parts
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MARIE from SAUGUS, MA
Difficulty Level:
Very Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE05X20431, WE5M48
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!!!
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Chris from WHITE HALL, MD
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE05X20431, WE09X20441, WE1M1067, WE14M124, WE1M504
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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Pete from CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WE05X20431
Bulb burned out
Unscrewed the old bulb using the lefty loosey method. Installed the new bulb by turning it clockwise or righty tighty.
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Jacqueline from FARMINGTON, ME
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE05X20431, WE09X20441, WE1M1067, WE14M124, WE1M504
The felt seal came out, and drum slides were cracked
We watched the YouTUbe video of Steve from this site and followed his instructions for how to replace the top bearing on the dryer, and the seal. It went quickly and easily, and his instructions were perfect. It helped that the model in the video matched ours almost exactly.
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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