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Possible failure of the drive belt or the turntable motor. Remove the bottom cover to confirm failure of the drive ,belt or if the motor has failed- check power to the motor when the microwave works if the motor tests OK.

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You'll need to have it looked at by a service center. Although its not that difficult to determine which of the reasons I mentioned above is the cause, it can be however, dangerous to operate a microwave oven with the cover off and with high voltage circuits exposed.

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