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Replacing the lamp in the microwave of a Kitchenaid KEMC378KSS01

I am trying to find out how to replace the lamp in the microwave on this built in oven/microwave. Nothing in the users manual mentions the bulb in the microwave. (They mention the bulb in the oven and that's a breeze) I checked the Kitchenaid site and found the parts manual and see that it's a halogen bulb and it's in the $30 range. Just need to know how to replace it. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    I had the same problem.  You have to take the covers off the front of the oven and get to the space below the controls and and above the roof of the microwave.  The microwave will them slide out a little and give access to the light bulb connection.  Hope this helps.
    My new problem with this microwave oven is the metal spring bars in the door.  They snapped and I replaced them but they do not have the same tension to support the door when open.  I have tried to find a detail of how the parts fit together and can not find.  Anyone with suggestions?

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    NEFF MICROWAVE CANNOY FIND ACCESS TO RELACE THE HALOGEN LAMP

  • tncnewmedia Mar 27, 2009

    I also have the same issue - the light went out AND the door springs have broken three times and each time the replacement lasts for about 3 weeks. Then you can hear a small pop (the springs breaking) and the tension is gone on the door.

    I have a Sears Master Protection Agreement (MPA) for the microwave but the techs always insist the lightbulb is not covered. IT IS. You have to call Sears Home Appliance Service (a nightmare) and convince them that if you have to take apart the microwave to replace the bulb, IT IS covered. They will eventually agree and then it's all about convincing the service tech that comes out to your home of the same thing.

    Bottom line: DON'T BUY THIS MICROWAVE/OVEN COMBO. Unfortunately it's the only model that fit into the space our old oven was in so we didn't have much of a choice.

    This is for Kitchen Aid Superba model: KEMC378KSS0

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Have work on these model, but narmaly they should be easy, to help, unplug it and open the cover to see if you can figure it out better, narmaly it's a clip on stage plastic that hold it in place, The bult could have purchse I think true gooles, with there part # back track it to see if a local shop would have it. $30 was very high.

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