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The plate is not rotating

My oven heats but the palte does not rotate

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  • Sanjay Nov 06, 2012

    this is a LG ORBIT Microwave, it is working fine only thing is now the plate does not rotate.

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Problem is likely the motor or gear drive it runs

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

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SOURCE: Plate does not rotate freely and make noice

The turntable system consists of the motor, the coupler, the turntable support with rollers, and the tray.

You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If yours is not set to be off via the control panel, and it won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven.

There should also be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

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Posted on Nov 27, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Crystal microwave oven model WP900AP23 does not heat up.

With the symptoms you have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier diode, a bad magnetron, or a bad high voltage diode.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it's not shorted, it's probably okay)

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

You can contact your manufacturer about parts by consulting the contact information in your owner's manual.

If you have no manual, I would suggest calling the dealer where you bought it to see if they have a number for the mnaufacturer.

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

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: SAMSUNG Microwave Oven Model MD800WC/SC The

my problem you cannot push the digital number what's wrong with my mocrowave, sometimes it comes the time and then as soon as you push the time to heat it stops no power?

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

localwonder
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SOURCE: My microwave oven is not heating the food

HI, you will need to replace the heating device. This device is called the Magnetron and, it will cost you about $133.00. This is a repairable issue but, you will need to call for service. I do not recommend installing this device if you are not familiar with handling this type of tech.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

localwonder
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SOURCE: microwave seems to work but doesn't heat up

HI, when the Magnetron becomes unstable, the microwave will not heat anything. simply replace the Magnetron. This device creates the heating action and it is damaged and not functional at this time.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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