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Microwave plate will not go round when it is working

It has only ways worked well but the plate inside the microwave will not go round when it is working I tried to use defrost setting but did not no how as i have not got the manual

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There is a drive motor mounted underneath the plate.This probably has failed

Posted on Dec 01, 2012

  • Elaine Chamberlain Dec 02, 2012

    Thank you so much. just worried if it's safe to use as i ave been doing Only for 3mins once a day Think i beter get anew just to be safe

  • Tom Chichester Dec 03, 2012

    I just went through that with a Sears Kenmore. You just don't get even cooking without the rotation

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you have a bad turntable motor or a bad control board.. start with the motor 9 time out of 10 this is your problem.. you can pick up this part at your local parts house or order online.. look for universal part. this will be alot cheaper then the oem.. just take the screws out of bottom panel under microwave. panel will drop down. you will see little round motor about 2in' make sure unit is unplugged.

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The Arcing is a real bad sign, and you see the "Brain" has detected a fault condition, most likely the Power Supply and or magnetron, or High Power Diode, has "Faulted" and it shuts down for Safety reasons. Due to the danger existing inside MW, I recommend that you have it serviced by a qualified person. Always get a firm "Quote" before proceeding with any work. Be careful, as often a repair may cost as much as a new one.

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YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT!

Attempt this only if you are competent.

But here is a basic method if you are mechanically minded and have electrical safety knowledge.

I am assuming the plastic coupler is not split or broken and causing the problem.

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