The black, plastic piece that connects the timer shaft to the thermostat is broken (underneath the hood assembly). When fully assembled, the shaft doesn't fit into the broken piece to set timer and thermostat. I just need to know how I can get a new piece. Thank you.
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The best way is to reach up from underneath and pull the lever that the cable is connected to while someone pushes down on the hood. This should release it. I've seen some ppl bust a piece of the plastic grill to get to it, but there is no need. Good luck
Sounds like the turntable drive coupling is broken. In the bottom of the microwave where your turntable is, underneath that is a small drive coupling that the motor shaft pushes into. if the motor doesn't turn or the coupling, which commonly has a D shape shaft to keep it from slipping, is broken, the tray will not turn. One quick test it to remove your tray and see if you can turn the coupling easily by hand, if you can you probably have a broken drive coupling. The turntable motor is very difficult to turn by its shaft. so if it turns easily it is probably a broke coupling. NEVER force your turntable around by hand or you can break that coupling.
I know exactly what happened. Look at the shifter linkage at the transmission. It's under the hood, close to the firewall, directly forward of the shifter knob. There's a black plastic bushing or connecting piece which broke and became separated from a 5-6mm diameter steel rod. You will see it clearly if you look under the hood while someone else moves the shifter knob around from inside the car. Buy a small metal hose clamp (~1 inch diameter or less, coolant hose clamp, same size as the clamp on the coolant reservoir). Slide it over the steel rod, push the rod back into the broken plastic piece firmly, and slide the clamp over the broken plastic part, and tighten it up. You should have all 5 gears back. It happened to my 1997 900SE, and this improvised repair has been holding up fine for two years now. Good Luck. Masa
At the motor? That is odd. Is the part plastic? BMW currently sells a metal thermostat cover for this car. The 6-cyl BMWs used a plastic thermostat cover which failed routinely.
The BMW thermostat cover should cost you about $50 at the dealer or $40 on line. Gasket is sold separately. You will want to replace the thermostat while you have the thermostat cover off.
Hello,It needs a drive coupler for the motor/transmission.
Unplug machine. Just lean the machine back, pop the two clips on
the pump and put it to the side. Take the two screws out of the motor
clips (usually 1/4 inch), and pop those clips off. Motor will come off.
You will see the 3 fingered white piece on the motor shaft and one on
the transmission shaft. There is a rubber coupler that connects the
two. Replace which ever white plastic piece is broken, or the rubber
piece if that is it. Make sure not to bang the white plastic piece too
far onto the shaft. The shaft should go flush with the white plastic
part facing you.
Put motor and pump back together and plug in motor.
It needs a drive coupler for the motor/transmission.
Unplug machine. Just lean the machine back, pop the two clips on the pump and put it to the side. Take the two screws out of the motor clips (usually 1/4 inch), and pop those clips off. Motor will come off. You will see the 3 fingered white piece on the motor shaft and one on the transmission shaft. There is a rubber coupler that connects the two. Replace which ever white plastic piece is broken, or the rubber piece if that is it. Make sure not to bang the white plastic piece too far onto the shaft. The shaft should go flush with the white plastic part facing you.
Put motor and pump back together and plug in motor. You should be good to go.
I just took mine apart about a week ago. If, I recall correctly, you broke the T piece. That black plastic or nylon nut that is still connected to the transmission should thread off fairly easily.
I expect you can buy the part from Nelson.
If, solution #1 is correct and you find you cannot get the part, I've done some truly amazing repairs with that epoxy product called PC7. Depending how much of the part is broken and or missing, you might find a combination of what you have plus a brass T fitting plus the PC 7 will get it working.
I think you may have the skills to make it get some plastic epoxy or , i get them from a auto parts store but you can also find them in home improvement stores, etc
make a small paper cylindrical mold that would engulf the old plastic piece, fill it with epoxy to the top, turn it upside down and place it on the plastic part where the old hook was. once solid you can cut this to size so it will hold the spring.
Assuming it has broken on the shaft then you could pry the broken bit off the shaft and take the knob and broken piece to your domestic appliance parts stockist.
The shafts are usually a standard size and there might be a similar knob that you could replace it with.