Asked on Sep 16, 2019

Do dryers need a specialty lightbulb, or can I use a nightlight bulb?

Ken EricksonLinda SikutWilliam
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Answered

Or do dryers need a specialty bulb (because of the heat and vibration)? The old bulb was a 10w 120 volt bulb.

5 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    on Sep 16, 2019

    Hi Deb, sorry your light burned out in your dryer. Here is a video that shows you about replacing the bulb. Good luck and I hope this helps you. Samsung Dryer Light Bulb Replacement #4713-001199 - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJuYkCmF-4w

    1:30

    Oct 09, 2013 · This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the light bulb on a Samsung dryer. The most common reason for replacing the light bulb is when it doesn’t turn on when the door ...

    • Author: RepairClinic.com
    • Views: 10K


  • Betsy
    on Sep 16, 2019

    Hi Deb: I'd use a bulb made especially for dryers. Any other bulbs may void the warranty and/or cause a fire.


    Good luck

  • William
    on Sep 16, 2019

    Yep you need a specialty bulb.

  • Linda Sikut
    on Sep 16, 2019

    Hi Deb,

    Your dryer does need a bulb made for dryers. Others might cause a fire. Wishing you the best.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Sep 16, 2019

    They need a vibration resistant bulb. Check with appliance store. They might be expensive, but should last for years. They might even have LED replacement bulb that will last longer than the dryer's life.

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