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Product Help | Whirlpool

Changing the Light Bulb in a Dryer

Changing or replacing the light bulb inside my Whirlpool dryer

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NOTE: Refer to the Owner's Manual to determine if the light bulb can be accessed and changed. 

  1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect the power.
  2. Open the dryer door. Locate the light bulb cover on the back wall of the dryer. Using a 1/4" nut driver or socket wrench, remove the screw located in the lower right-hand corner of the cover. Remove the cover.

Removal of light bulb cover on the back wall of the dryer

  1. Turn bulb counterclockwise. Replace the bulb with a 10-watt appliance bulb only. Replace the cover and secure it with the screw.
  2. Plug into a grounded outlet or reconnect power.


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