Dryer Repair- Replacing the Lamp/Light Bulb (GE Part # WE4M305)

Uploaded by partselect on 19.08.2011

Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. Today we’re going to show you how to change the lamp on
your dryer. It’s a pretty easy job as you might expect, let me show you how we do it.
Now the first step in this repair should be to disconnect the power to the appliance;
if the dryer has a cord on it simply remove it from the receptacle, if it’s hard wired
find the breaker and turn it off.
To change the interior lamp in this dryer it’s located just about dead center at the
top, if the bulb is simply burned out it’s a matter of unscrewing the bulb and replacing
it. It’s a relatively small base so it’s going to take about three or four full turns
to get it out.
If the lamp is broken in that the glass is broken off of the bulb we’ll have to fabricate
a little tool to get the base out.
Now the bulb goes in at an angle about such, and when you screw your replacement bulb in
you can’t screw it straight up or straight in, it has to be at about roughly a 45 degree
Again if the bulb that you’re replacing has the glass broken off of it I would suggest
you take a large pencil and wrap it with some duct tape on the very bottom so that you can
jam it into the socket of the bulb and unthread it that way.
Replace it, keeping it at the angle, and you should get three or four full turns; if you
don’t then you probably got it in cross-threaded and it won’t work.
There, plug the dryer back in, open the door and the lamp should come on. And our repair
is complete.
Told you it was an easy job. Thanks for watching, and good luck with your repair.