Asked on Sep 15, 2019

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

by Deb

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

  4 answers
  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Sep 15, 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


    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 ...

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  • William William on Sep 15, 2019

    Yep you need a specialty bulb.

  • Linda Sikut 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 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.