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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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This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint.
Part# WE05X20431 replaces these:
AP5956400, WE04X0718, WE4M305, 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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      Dryer was squeeling when running.
      I removed the two screws at the front above the drum opening (with the dryer door open). The top panel then lifts off. I removed the screw at each side that holds the front panel to the side panels, tilted the front panel forward, which disengages the front of the drum from the front drum glide bearing. I then lifted the front panel slightly, unhooking the bottom of the panel from the dryer base, and swung the front panel aside. I removed the existing top drum bearing guide, which was disintegrated, and snapped in the new bearing guide, with the nylon slide strips installed in the bearing guide. Next pulled out the old felt strip, and pressed the new one in place. I then put the bottom of the front panel back into the bottom of the dryer front, and while lifting the drum to asure it fit over the bearing guide, pushed the front panel back to a vertical position to mate with the side panels. I then replaced the side panel screws, replaced the top, and replaced the front top panel screws.
      677 of 760 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Dryer made LOUD screaching constant sound
      (1) open dryer door (2) remove screws holding door on and put door aside. Probably doesn't have to be done but I think its easier and safer so you don't accidently bend the hinges. (3) remove 2 screws holding top onto front. of dryer located in recess that door sits in (3) pull up on top and remove (from slots by the control panel) (4) remove final 2 screws holding front onto frame of dryer. You can disconnect the connectors from the front panel back to the dryer to make the job easier or work with it without disconnecting. I'd take your time and clean any lint dust, etc. (5) the Drum Bearing removes fairly easy as it is just snapped into 2 slots. insert slids into slots.... make sure you order all 4. Mine were all beat!. (6) replace with new Drum Bearing. (7) I did the lower felt seal as well. Pay attention to how you took the old one off and replace the same way. Remember it stretches to fit into the slots. Put all back together. Remember to front panel has to sit correctly into bottom slots before you screw the top screws back in. All in all.... a simple project, and no more noise!!!!! Great to have websites like this. Easy ordering, quick shipping, great diagrams.
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      Dryer would squeal when first starting and then gradually became very noisey.
      The repair was done as follows:

      1. Removed the door
      2. Removed the two screws securing the top panel then removed the panel.
      3. Removed the two screws securing the front panel then removed the panel.
      4. Removed the screws securing the left side panel then removed side panel and the two leveling feet.
      5. Tipped dryer over on its back (you will want to protect your floor, the four screws that attach the heater unit protrude through the back).
      6. Disengaged the belt tensioner and removed the belt and the drum.
      7. Removed the three Torx screws securing the drum bearing to the drum and discarded old bearing.
      8. Removed the four screws securing the bearing retainer to the heater unit.
      9. Removed the four screws securing the heater unit and two sensor wires.
      10. Lifted heater unit just high enough to remove bearing retainer. Discarded bearing retainer.

      The new drum bearing kit is supplied with self tapping screws. I installed the screws into the bearing parts to tap the holes and then removed them prior to assembly.

      11. Installed new bearing retainer to back of heater unit using the supplied screws. Install the four screws by hand, finger tight.
      12. Re-attached heater unit and tighten screws.
      13. Re-attached sensor wires.
      14. Tightened the four bearing retainer screws.
      15. Attached new drum bearing to drum using the three supplied Torx screws. I used tape to hold everything together while installing the screws.
      Tightened the Torxscrews.

      Next I used a vacuum to remove all the lint from inside the dryer. I also used a small plastic putty knife to remove the caked on lint on the impeller blades.

      16. Inserted drum bearing into bearing retainer.
      17. Installed drum belt and belt tensioner.
      18. Installed left side panel and feet.
      19. Replaced the two grey and two white slide bearings on the front panel. They just slip onto a small post and slide into a slot.
      20. Installed front panel. (Rotate drum to help with installation)
      21. Installed top panel and door

      PROBLEM SOLVED!
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      Broken belt
      Removed the top of dryer two screws behind door at top then removed top two screws top corner lift dryer tub put belt around the tub then looped belt around the pullies.
      • James from Charleston, MS
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WE12M29, WE05X20431
      51 of 81 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Noise at drum
      1 Unplug power cord. 2 Remove top and front panels. 3 Remove old bearing, slides and bulb. 4 Install new bearing slides and bulb. Reinstall front and top panels. 5 Restore power and test. Time to repair 25 minutes. Very satisfied with the parts and the time to receive them, very good parts service. Will definately use this service in the future and will highly recommend this company.
      • William from Sewell, NJ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers
      42 of 58 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Dryer squeeked badly when running.
      I've always heard it was a simple job to replace the belt and that would solve the problem. I'd defer to others online when they suggest to replace the rear bearing - they are totally right about that suggestion. My bearing basically fell apart in my hands. Not sure if I needed a belt or not, but it's worth replacing while you are tearing the thing apart. It took way longer to tear apart than to put back together. The parts and prices from PartsSelect were perfect. The parts were received in 4 business days as they said and were perfect replacement parts.
      • Craig from Castle Rock, CO
      • Difficulty Level:
        A Bit Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        1- 2 hours
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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      Blower wheel shaft hole was rounded out, lamp was out
      Removed two screws on dryer top and removed top, removed two screws holding front of cabinet and removed cabinet front to the side, disconnected wires to door switch, removed two bolts from motor mount bracket, pulled motor back to access blower wheel, removed old wheel and installed new one, reversed steps, unscrewed old light bulb and screwed in new one.

      Had pure hell getting to drum belt and putting it back onto motor pulley and idler, cussed a little, didn't really help . replaced front of cabinet and top, did test run all worked ok.

      This job was a little difficult, espicially accessing the belt and idler pulley...
      • Edwin from Eagar, AZ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
      • Parts Used:
        WE05X20431, WE16M15
      28 of 56 people found this instruction helpful.
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      blub burned out.
      I first throwed the breaker then I took the old bulb out. Put new bulb in. Turned the breaker back on.
      It worked great
      • Mary from Oak Point, TX
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        WE05X20431
      13 of 18 people found this instruction helpful.
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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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      Burned out interior dryer drum light
      Tried to replace with home-store bought 6w light. Looked the same, fit into socket, but didn't work. Actually exploded when I turned it on! Be sure to use OEM part like this one. Worked perfectly!
      • David from Plymouth, MA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        WE05X20431
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      Model Cross Reference
      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS10063224
      Manufacturer Part Number: WE05X20431
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      Description
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