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Bulb replacement for KEMS308GSS1

In another thread in these forums, I have found how to replace my own microwave's bulb. But I can't confirm whether this part number is right for MY microwave. Brand: KitchenAid Model: kems308gss1 Possible bulb part number: #4375348 How do I confirm that this is the one I need?

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  • neerav162 May 12, 2009

    microwavesvc and psptech,

    Thank you. The exploding diagram was exactly what I needed to give myself peace of mind that I'm at least going in the right direction. I will end up taking the bulb for matching, but wanted to avoid that because simply removing the bulb is a complicated affair in this model (Sears wasn't particularly looking forward to do this repair for even the $350 they were charging!). And I don't want the microwave to be unusable for a day or two just because I'm too lazy to take apart and close the microwave twice!

    I've taken apart way too many things in my life, but kinda nervous and not looking forward to this one! I'll report back soon with the results of this adventure.


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Yes. According to the part list here, there are two in this unit, and they are both small halogen types:

ref # 12 part # 4452164 oven light bulb

ref # 75 part # 4375348 microwave lamp

You can also find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number kems308gss1 here.

Or if you can, remove the bad bulb and take it to a local home improvement center like Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.

They have a huge variety of bulbs and I've never failed to find what I needed there.

You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

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    We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.


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Take the sample they will match one for you.

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