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GE Spacemaker XL 1800 Turntable malfunction?

We have an over the range model manufactured in 2001. In the last 2 months, the turntable seems to be breaking down. It makes quite a bit of noise while attempting to rotate (it doesn't always succeed) and the only way to stop the noise is to turn the turntable off at the control panel. If this is an easy fix, I'll do it in a heartbeat, but with a 5 year old oven, should it be fixed? Should I continue to use the microwave without the turntable function? Or, should I look at a replacement? Any assistance would be most appreciated.

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You can find helpful exploded views and buy the replacement turntable motor at http://tinyurl.com/gv383 Need safety tips? See http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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My husdand broke our plate. Did you find one yet at a resonable price? If so email me at cshalitis@comcast.net and let me know how much you paid for it.If not you can call GE at 1-866-540-2797 and they will transfer you to the parts department and then you can order a new one. I just called ther but the parts department was closed. So call there M-F 8am-9pm.Good luck!




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