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My wife noticed a strong smell of something burning inside our home. Luckily we were home. The microwave was NOT on...and the turntable was turning and making that grinding sound. When I opened the door, the turntable kept turning....all digital lights were OFF. The microwave does not work. I am extremely angry that this unit was able to continue to grind unnoticed. If we were not home, I assure you that this would have caused a kitchen fire. The upper inside portion was extremely hot to the touch and the cabinet on top of the over-the-range microwave was also very hot. This would have easily caused ignition and a subsequent kitchen fire. I am going to report this to the UL.
Well it seems that there is some fault in the turnable motor, turntable system consists of the motor and coupler, turntable support with rollers and the tray. I have a video link to help you more on this -- how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand... please follow the below link -
If motor grinding... etc., it means you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.
It sounds like you have a jamming turntable motor.
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.
yours won't rotate
or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or
replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover
of the oven. You can usually find
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Sounds like the bottom bearing has siezed. This is then rotating on it's mountings instead of nice ball bearings.
Just check it's not simply any support wheels you can easily get to.
It is possible to access this from inside. If you wish to repair it, unplug, and remove case screws. The drive assembly is easily visable from underneath. If you can get the main bearing off, clean it in parafin or WD40 and use a little light oil on it.
Make sure you replace the case properly - with all screws before attempting to start again.
The microwave generator is only active when electricity is applied, and usually the door assembly is integral to the microwave chamber.