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FIXED KEMC377KSS05 KitchenAid Microwave Light Bulb Replacement

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palmerj

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Hello.

I need to replace the light bulb on the microwave unit (this is a two-oven with electric convection oven on the bottom and microwave on top). The light bulb looks like a halogen with two pins. After some searching on various websites I came across a halogen light bulb part WPE10440740. But I was shocked at how expensive it was at $36 plus tax and shipping charges.

In Amazon there are several similar bulbs for a fraction of the price, but no exact match on the part number.

My question is whether anyone has a similar unit and was able to find a more reasonably priced alternate replacement.

Thank you.
 

rickgburton

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The ones on eBay and Amazon are made in china so buy at least a dozen....Lol
halogen light bulb part WPE10440740
WPW10440740
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palmerj

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I found those already. My question was whether anyone has used alternates. Now a days most things are built overseas. I wouldn’t be surprised if the original are made in n China as well.
 

palmerj

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For future reference, and for anyone with similar question. These are small 12-volt halogen bulbs, similar to those used in outdoor low voltage lights.

Home Depot carries them for around $4.00 each. I installed one and working fine.
 
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